360Texas, new head?I was wondering if you got that new Bogen magnesium head you ordered and how its working out for you.
Ain't nothing friendlier in the world than a muddy wet dog.
Ah true, I finally bought [local photoshop] a Manfrotto 488RC2 with the camera quick release.
Works great.. no weight issues with the 488RC2 ball head, Agno's TCPshort and the Canon 5d. Ball head stays firmly in place.
I find the Ball-Head drops to the weighted side when you loosen the tension knob. This is why I prefer the pistol grip Manfrotto versions better. (as you have the full hand grip to control).
Still, I use my 486RC2 when shooting with my lighter set ups and also with my video camera. The one thing they all have in common is the quick release plate that allows to to pick and choose without the need for a different plate.