Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
Worst thing ever invented with respect to view camera is a ball head, esp outdoors. Given the
laws of physics and vibration, it's the weakest link to the support system.
This reminds me of Fred Picker's comment regarding ball heads "flopping around like a rag doll".

Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
I don't use any head, just plop the view camera right atop a nice large tripod platform, just like surveyers did for decades.
This is what I use most of the time except when I need to tilt the whole contraption way up or down.

Alan