A RRS ball head is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As a result, our ball heads are faster to use and inherently more stable than 3-axis pan-tilt tripod heads. Since the ball head profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack. These are no-nonsense heads with robust capacity, offering minimal weight and elegant simplicity. They excel as ground-level macro tools, but also as super light heads for backpacking, travel, and table top use. Comes packed in its own padded Cordura protective draw-string pouch. Use the pouch to cover and protect the ball head when mounted to the tripod, for carrying the ball head in your carry-on luggage when traveling, or when the ball head and tripod are strapped to a photo backpack.