FYI. I was trolling Ebay on Sunday for tripods etc. and came across this site and decided to order on of their Monopods with Ballhead at under $30 delivered it was worth the risk. It arrived this morning and at first look the monopod is almost identical to the ones I bought over 2 years ago except for the std 1/4" screw thread top instead of the clamped on pan/tilt head, this has had a lot of heavy use with my 7D and 150-500 Sigma mounted. The ballhead provided differed slightly to the one pictured on the site in that the ball lock screw has a longer single arm instead of the wingnut (an improvement IMO). The simply constructed basic ballhead is well machined and locks the 7D/150-500 combination solidly. I have just returned from a short walk and am very happy with my purchase, the locks on the leg showed no sign of slipping and were simple to operate one handed, the ballhead was smooth and easy to lock. I don’t see the point on laying out a lot of dollars on what is basically a stick to help support a heavy camera/lens combination I am also looking at their trigger action ballhead for my tripod.