Has anyone used the Feisol CB-30 ballhead?
I'm interested in the CT-3441SB package for backpacking & traveling, which is $379 and includes the CT-3441S tripod, center column, bag, CB-30 ballhead & plate.
They sell just the CT-3441S tripod, center column, & bag for $299.
The CT-3441S version holds 22 LBS & is more beefed up & sturdy than the previous CT-3441 (13 LBS max load).
At 2.2LBS it seems like a light enough setup (2.63LBS w/CB-30 ballhead).
The CB-30 ballhead looks very compact & nests well within the tripod when the legs are folded up (16.9" length). If I pass on the CB-30, I was thinking about picking up an Acratech GV2 Ballhead instead. I suspect though, that the Acratech won't be able to remain on the tripod if you fold the legs up for storage. (legs fold 180-degrees up & over the tripod so the feet rest against the head, see pic below)
Will I run into problems constantly removing the head; or do you mainly install the head & leave it be?
In the alternative, I suppose I could pick up both the CB-30 & Acratech ballheads & use the Acratech when I don't need to tightly fold up the tripod & swap out the CB-30 for a compact travel package.
This will be my first "real" tripod, as I've wasted enough on the cheap ones I currently use, thus for the time being, I'd prefer to use the CT-3441S as both my every-day & travel tripod and change out the ballheads accordingly if need be.