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Metal or Plastic?

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Plastic.

According to this table the PH-159Q head is used among other on the CX-560 tripod. You can find some information for example here, where it says that major components is made out of plastic.

There are some pretty good pictures in this review.

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Seems the "made out plastic" applies to the tripod, in that link, not the head. BUT the photos... –  sebastien.b Nov 22 '10 at 3:34
    
@sebastien.b: As the head is non-removable, I think that it is meant to apply to the head also. –  Guffa Nov 22 '10 at 16:02

You would think Googling or looking up Velbon.co.uk would help, but not so much. The closest I could get was the specs of the PH-157Q, which is likely to be similar, and "All die-cast metal construction". http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/proheads.html

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The PH-159Q is a non-removalbe head used on the inexpensive range of tripods, so it's actually very different from the pro-series PH-157Q, despite the similarities in the name. –  Guffa Nov 22 '10 at 16:05

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