My favorite new piece of cool photo gear is this super-slick Acratech GP Ballhead. It’s great design maximizes function while minimizing weight. Unlike in other ballheads, the Acratech ballheads have no excess metal so no excess weight and no place for dirt or sand to get trapped. Scott Dordick and the guys at Acratech are always coming up with great designs and this one is not just highly functional engineering, it’s Positively a Work of Art!
The Acratech quick-release works nicely will all Arca-style QR Plates even those with slightly rounded dove tails from Really Right Stuff.