Excerpt: I mostly use this when shooting stills because getting a good tilt movement is almost impossible without so slight panning, even if you don't want it. There are no separate tension for pan and tilt, turning the handle tightens the tension.
Excerpt: Purchased this product in November of 2011 and the pan feature has siezed completely. It literally won't pan at all without loosening the head from the tripod. Currently awaiting customer service resolution from B&H
Excerpt: I use the Panhead for my birding spotting scope and for my digital camera with telephoto lenses. It is great for both uses, up to abut 300mm,with tele-convertors on the camera.. It is light and easy to use. Only one handle. There is a little play in the head sometimes, but it is not a problem.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
Excerpt: I purchsed this product to use binoculars and a spotting scope while hunting. I had looked at other pan heads that were much more expensive and was pleased to find the Velbon PH-157Q. After attachment to my SLIK tripod, I headed out to the wild to look for deer. The head panned nice and smooth.
Excerpt: Happy? You bet! Nice metal construction, the head locks down tight at an angle and the head still pivots nicely. Granted a more expensive fluid head would probably be better, but for the price I can make it work. BONUS surprise !!
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Strong Clamp