To save bulk I have been interested in the Acratech GP-ss ballhead lately. It takes a quick-release plate which has to be selected according to the camera. This is problematic for me because I use 5 ...
I have a Pentax K5 with its default lens, and a ball-mount tripod that can hold 17 lbs max. I need to take two shots in two different locations, and have the camera in the same spatial orientation ...