I have kind of a weird situation. I've been shooting digital as well as 35mm and medium format for several years, and for most of that I've gotten used to ballheads. However, I'm now starting to shoot 4x5 using an Intrepid, and my ballhead is not a good match for shooting large format. In case anyone here isn't familiar with it, the Intrepid 4x5 weighs only about 2 pounds (maybe 5 or so with a lens on it), so it does just fine on my compact travel tripod. The legs are fine, but the ballhead just doesn't give me the kind of precision that I really want for this shooting style. So what I'm looking for is a small, lightweight geared head if possible. Lightweight is on my list because I backpack this camera around with me. Manfrotto has this offering: https://www.amazon.com/MANFROTTO-MHXPRO-3WG-GEARED-QUICK-RELEASE/dp/B00URXUC9O/ But the reviews indicate that the head is plasticky and not very precise. I'll probably try one out in person at my camera store and make my own judgments before I write that one off, but in the mean time I'd like to get suggestions, since I can't seem to find geared heads made by other manufacturers at all. If there are no good lightweight geared heads (I realize that sounds like an oxymoron), I would like to get a solid 2- or 3-way pan with a handle. The Intrepid has a rotating back, so I really don't need more than 2 axis functionality. I just want the head to be solidly built and lightweight, and a quick release system is a must. No real brand preference. Vanguard, Manfrotto, Feisol, whatever. Anyone have a pan head that they absolutely love? Price range is up to around $150.