Siddhartha Jain wrote:
Velbon's are usually very cheaply made. They make one or two "pro" quality
sets, the rest is pretty low market. I would never buy a Velbon unless I could
handle it first to make sure it is not crap. (I do have an old cheap Velbon
that I use as a light stand).
I suggest that you look at Manfrotto products:
(At B&H these are "Bogen" with a different product number)
The head you link to looks like a re-badged Manfrotto.
I dislike ballhead grips for two reasons:
1) Strain. After 30 minutes of use, your hand is very tired.
(I've been told it's adjustable, but don't believe you can get
adequate ball-grip with lower handgrib release pressure.)
3) Parallax: bad enough with most heads, with this it is extreme
(going from landscape to portrait orientation).
Again, Manfrotto have a wide range of heads that can fit your needs. There are
better head$ available as well such as Acra-Swiss, Kirk, Arcatech, Gitzo, ...
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