The Kirk MPA-2 Monopod Head provides you with both good quality construction and budget-friendly value. All of the external components are crafted from tough 6061-T aircraft aluminum - including the solid, captive-design knobs. However, in order to avoid corrosion, the internal metal parts are all stainless steel.
The bearings are made from self-lubricating Delrin composite and the tripod socket is compatible with any 3/8" threads. The MPA-2 has a locking nut design that allows you to conveniently operate it even while wearing gloves. The design is also strong enough to hold 80 lb of camera and lens gear.