works but smells bad 02/13/2014
good range of motion, tilts about 50 degrees in any direction
heavy duty metal construction
doesn't have as smooth of motion as a high quality ball head would have. it goes from tight to loose when you turn the adjustment screw, but there is no in-between, so getting a precise adjustment isn't as easy as it would be with a higher quality ball-head. A higher quality ball head mount would present some minimal resistance to motion even when the adjustment screw is loose, so that once you get it adjusted how you want it, it will be easier for you to clamp it down with the adjustment screw without the slightest muscle twitch throwing off the adjustment again.
gives off a strong smell of what I guess is poorly cured rubber. This smell is nauseating and is much stronger than the typical 'new product smell' that you can get with new products. In my experience when a product has this lousy rubber smell, the smell does not go away or get weaker with time. Not everyone responds to chemical smells the same so this might not bother all users of this product.
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