Summary: I prefer this type of head because of greater range of position and no long handles in the way when framing shots. I use this with a Bogen 055MF3 tripod mostly in the outdoors for nature/closeup photography and it does everything I need it to do. Light weight and rugged and easy to adjust.
Summary: Very solid, well built head. I really like the small rubber knobs. You don't have to turn them very hard to get the tight. Adjustments can be made without alot of effort. The knobs don't get in the way like my old tripod. I also love the quick release connection. Very solid connection.
Summary: This is the second 460MG I've owned. The first burned out after 4 years of very rough use, including backcountry backpacking and 6 months of very hard travel in Africa. I use it on a Manfrotto Mountaineer carbon fiber tripod. I like how compact it is. It's very versatile when trying to set up tough macro shots. And it's nice and sturdy....enough to hold a Canon 40D with 70-200 lens.
Summary: I’m using it with a Nikon D-80 with either a 105-macro lens or a 70-300 zoom and find it to be rock steady. It's lightweight and has a very smooth feel for tightening each of the adjustments. You can tell there has been quite a bit of forethought put into the design of the RC2 quick release system.
Summary: I really like the ease of use and it's ability to be position in any way I want it. The quick release is the best part of the head with it's ease of operation. The bubble level is a great resource to get the tripod leveled and visually easy to view. i would definitely recommend this tripod head to any one who is on a budget and wants to upgrade there tripod.