Giotto 1300-657 Ball Head
I have this ballhead I use on a Manfrotto 055 tripod and can recommend it , I particularly like the variable friction control of the ball so the camera doesn't crash down if you let it go, and the choice of quick relese platforms that fit on the ball so you can buy one that is most suitable for the type of camera you want to use at the time .
Originally Posted by Graham.b
I used to use a manfrotto Super Junior three way head but found it slow and fiddly to use, and decent geared heads are not only usually more expensive than either, but IMHO more suitable for large format cameras.
I use both 35mm SLRs and Mamiya TLRs, and find that this B/S head to be excellent.