The Sirui C-10x Ball Head is an extremely sturdy head with separate control knobs for pan, tilt and tension, plus an Arca-style clamp for the included quick-release plate. The head tilts 90deg. for portrait orientation and the quick-release plate features two pop-up pins that prevent camera twist when it's tilted 90deg. There's also a video pin on the plate to keep camcorders from twisting.
The ball locking of the C-10x head is extremely strong thanks to the double-bevel locking system, which helps yield a high load capacity of 33 lb. The quick-release clamp features a secondary release button that prevents any inadvertent disengagement of the camera/plate from the clamp, thereby adding to the head's overall security and stability.
The three separate controls allow a photographer to exercise extremely fine control over the orientation of the camera, whether it's a DSLR, medium-format camera or a camcorder. Pan, for instance, can be adjusted while the tilt stays locked, enabling precise movement that's measurable - there are degree markers at the panning base for panoramic photography.
The C-10x is CNC-machined from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and anodized with an oxidation treatment that ensures a durable, high-quality finish.
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I use this on SIRUI T-1205X 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod. This combo has worked great for when I need to pack light but still have a very stable platform. It was works flawlessly with SL1 and a Sigma 17-50 f2.8 or a 6D and a 300mm f4 attached at all angles. The only con IMO is that the range of motion is lacking somewhat, but this is a compact tripod head...