Excerpt: Changed the three way head for this one for more convenience.<br />I am using a Nikon D40, one of the smaller cameras.<br />Haven't had any problems with the head.<br />Though it is sometimes tricky to position the camera and the clamp when trying for a portrait frame.
Excerpt: When I nest the quick-release plate that automatically trips the cam lock, the camera is retained but with a little play. Further snugging the cam lock removes the play. Not sure if this is by design but it's not real a problem - especially for the price. Very smooth articulation for an inexpensive ball head.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Monopod function, Solid/Sturdy
Excerpt: This is a very nice, inexpensive but sturdy ball head. I really like the quick release. I leave the plate on my camera all the time, as it's small and doesn't get in the way. I have this ball head on my Slik monopod as well as my table-top tripod. I use the bigger ball head (SBH-120DQ) on my full-size tripod.
Excerpt: Got it to use on my Leki Walking stick that can double as a monopod. Supports my FZ35 well when I zoom the lens all out. Wish it has 3/8" mounting, but for the price, its OK. Very lightweight compared to Manfrotto 482 ballhead on my table tripod. How reliable it is, time will tell.
Excerpt: Let's say I'm frugal ("cheap" sounds so tacky), so this little ball head let me convert a really inexpensive (<$20) video tripod into a fully functional light-weight still-photography tripod; video tripods don't let you change platform orientation. My Nikon D70 weighs 2.5#, so the ball-head's 3.5# limit is just fine. I highly recommend this ball head for other frugal photographers. The 1/4-20 female thread allows it to be adapted to any tripod..