I am looking for a new ball head and up to yet I have always frustrated by the lack of precision movement they have.
I want to be able to tighten to the point that the camera is not moving by it's own weight then be able to make small adjustments to my composition by a little more exertion of force in any direction. Up until now both the Manfrotto 486rc2 and the Gitzo GH1780 has failed to live up to my expectations. It's either jerky movements or too loose for precision with no point in between.
Surely this is not too much to ask? Isn't this a requirement of any serious photographer?
I don't really have to the Arcaswiss silly prices to have this kind of control in a ballhead do I?
Geared heads are to slow and heavy.
I have looked seriously at the Kirk BH-3 which is more than I would like to pay to be honest. Would this head live up to my expectations?