As some of you know, I have recently bought the Canon 300 f4. Now a friend gave me a tripod last year that says on one of the legs: 'Saba Video Stativ' and the number ST50. The name Manfrotto is also on the tripod with the number 190. I haven't used it until now, but I have tried it out with my new lens and I find it is pretty sturdy and I feel my new gear is much safer on this tripod than on my much lighter Gitzo.
The question is what head do I want with that? The head that came with this tripod is the Manfrotto 128LP. It's a video head but it works surprisingly well, much better than I had thought it would. Even for BIFs. It is very smooth. Or is it a bad idea for bird photography? And if so, what would be a better alternative?
Thanks very much for any input.