Originally Posted by thedarkknight
Good point...what kind of ball head would you suggest? I want this thing to be no more than $250...
I highly recommend photoclam ballheads within you're budget. I've had a Photoclam PC-44NS for the better part of an year and holding up just like day one even with the abuse i put it thru. I like them better then Markins ballhead which is very highly regarded in the community. The best thing is that they're Arca-Swiss compatible.
You can order them from Kerry from Really Big Cameras here.
A PC-40NS will fit your budget nicely.
It's been thru alot and still working great.
Holds heavy gear with absolutely no creep at all. I think i had a gripped 50D back then with a 100-400L mounted and also a 580EXII flash