Christmas came early
My new Manfrotto 468MGRC0 Hydrostatic Ballhead with RC0 Quick Release.
I was using a three-way Manfrotto 229 Super Pro Head also with RC0 Quick Release, which weighed 4 1/2 lbs., was solid as a rock, but was too heavy to carry around long.
It was killing me on the recent long beach walks to get the sunset shots.
I like the Manfrotto Hexagonal Plates and Quick Release best as they lock in place solidly, release quickly and can take a lot of weight.
The 468MGRC0 Ballhead is rated to 35.2 lbs. / 16 kg, and as Phillip Normanton astutely pointed out, it has a huge knob.
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