I desperately need to buy a new head - I currently have the 496RC2 Manfrotto which is ok as a basic Ball head (my preference). It however doesn't have a separate knob for panning and makes it very hard to take pano shots on the tripod. I have Nikon D90 but will be upgrading to D700 so need something which can hold at least 6+kg.
I am looking into the 498RC2 which will do horizontal pano (has separate lever with angles marked); however it does not do vertical pano (don't think any ball heads will have this). So looked at the 808RC4 which is a 3 way pano and tilt head (a bot more expensive than the 498RC4 (above 200 AUD).
Can you please recommend which way I go?
1. Will the 498RC2 be suitable - it can do a horizontal pano but for verticals I have to be extra careful to tilt it in a straight line.
2. Do I go with 808RC4 although it's not a ball head which I prefer?
3. Anything else to consider?