Excerpt: I've had similar Slik heads before that were great - nice and smooth. With this model I had to return the first one since upon tightening the head for the first time the ball was being seriously scratched up. Figured it was a fluke and asked for an exchange.
Excerpt: I use this Slik ballhead with my Panasonic GX7 (micro 4/3) system on a monopod. It holds my camera and lenses (even my Panasonic 100-300mm) very steady, with no signs of creep. The quick release plate snaps into position quickly and easily, and it won't pop off unless you push the release handle all...
Excerpt: I bought this ballhead to go on a monopod. It is just the right size for an SLR with wide angle or short telephoto lens. Adding the ballhead really increases the versatility of a monopod and carrying the monopod is a lot easier than toting around a heavy tripod.
Excerpt: Slips a bit no matter how tight you go. Okay for compacts but wouldn't use for dslr. Wish it wasn't cork as it has started to wear already. Should be rubber. Reasonable quality considering the cost.