Excerpt: I love this little thing. It actually is only 6" when broken down so you can stick it in a small bag with your micro 4/3 camera for example, as I do. I take mostly pictures of dogs so this is great for steadying the camera at their level. If you want to do landscapes, well...look elsewhere.
Excerpt: I've owned this for less than a year and used it fewer than six times and it's already broken. It's already failed me on a location shoot when I needed it most. The ball head no longer locks in place as one of the internal components is broken (don't know how, I've never dropped it).
Excerpt: I have a Nikon d7100 and this ball head will barely hold it in position. Works fine and is easy to use, but, for a DSLR, I'd recommend getting a sturdier ball head. This would work perfectly with a mirror less or compact camera.
Excerpt: The first time you tighten it you feel the quality. Have used it effectively with a Canon EX600 on top of a Pocket Wizard. Currently supporting a 7" LCD monitor on top of a sony HXR-NX5U video camera. This is a good example of value: not inexpensive but worth the investment.
Excerpt: I got this mount head to use with Manfrotto 190 XB tripod and man, I'm impressed with it.
This mount head is really tough and robust, and by the look and feel of it, I think it will last long. This mount head has a screw on top to attach your camera.