I do remember that I need to update this. It took me a little time as I was actually testing two ball heads. The Mefoto comes with a ball head. I just figured, it's just a little weight since it came with the tripod. But, no, it turns out to be one heck of a ball head. It looks like Jim's, a little. So, I wonder if they are made by the same folks. I'm setting up for the milky way shot for tonight, so can't take pictures just yet. But, this little feller works really well. I will update, with pictures when I can.
I got the new one, because my old ball head, a Kaiser ball head, and much abuse from my hiking and traveling with it, it got damaged. I was taking a shot at the Garden of the gods park, and just took my D200 off the tripod to put into m,y backpack, when this guy (or maybe gal) on a bike came sailing between me and the tripod. they hit it and it went flying off the rock ledge I was near and landed on some rocks below, like maybe 5 feet or so. At first it looked ok, just a gash looking thing. With the D200 and a light lens, all seemed fine. When I put the D4 on it with the same light lens, it would no longer hold it, no matter how tight I made it. And with the 80-200/2.8, even balanced with the tripod collar, it could not hold any more. So, I started saving for a light weight, but better head. I was saving for the RRS one, when Charles told me about this one, and I found that review that compared all the tops ones to it. On sale, I got; the ball head, the new hiking tripod and a L bracket that ius made by the same company as the ball head, all with the money I saved up (plus a little bit) for the one RRS. Right now, I'm overly happy, as it seems I may not need to transfer the ball heads around, and the sunwayfoto head is working beyond my expectation.
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