I use a Bogen 3205 - I don't know if that is "like" the one you have. It is light and inexpensive. It worked ok with my Calumet monorail and it works ok with my Tachihara field camera (4x5). IF THERE IS NO BREEZE. If I am careful. If I look at it and am sure it is not vibrating. I don't have negatives with motion blur and I shoot at 1 sec more often than 60th. Since I have to carry it and "more stable" is heavier, I'll use it - It is always a comprimise. (I think) .... Maybe .... Unless someone has a magic answer .... anyone? .... -Frank