Excerpt: I am having a difficult time removing this head from the tripod. It works well but I can't seem to remove it. I'm sure it is something simple but anyone with tips of how to take this head off my tripod would help. Great product and value. Only disappointed with the plastic clamp.
Summary: I use the 391RC2 head on both my tripod and Manfrotto Car Window Mount and am thrilled with how smoothly it pivots in all directions. For my field research I have to use a window-mounted scope hundreds of times a day to read color bands of shorebirds.
Excerpt: I paired this with my 190CXPRO4 tripod. I chose this head because I wanted to take stills and shoot video with my D-SLR. It offers plenty of motion for smooth panning and you can adjust the friction control. The lateral tilt goes 90 degrees to the left and 60 degrees to the right.
Excerpt: I purchased this head for my daughter to use with her Nikon D40. We mounted it on a Manfrotto 190XB, and it provides decent enough stability. I was disappointed to see that some parts, including the clamp that holds the quick release are made of plastic.
Summary: I have owned the 391rc2 head for several years and have been very pleased with not only the smooth panning, but the durability of the product. Being a hard core western hunter, I put optics and associated equipment to the test while glassing for elk and deer.