I use camera in cold winter with gloves. What is the ease of operation with gloves and frozen fingers? are u happy with the ease to switch from horizontal to vertical and various angles would u recommend to a friend?
I like the F-1228 Carbon Fiber Tripod. It is sturdy and strong and although I haven't had to wear gloves when using it, the locking rings are probably large enough to operate if gloves are worn. I returned the FPTH2 Magnesium Alloy F2 Quick release Ball Head because the quick release mechanism did not work correctly. The ball head did not hold the camera, with a 70-200 F2.8 lens attached, when used in the portrait mode. I did not get a replacement of the same make, I chose to order a different make, which has turned out to be much better. I would recommend the tripod, but not the ballhead.