I'm looking to buy a professional ballhead. I realise that the defacto best ballhead of choice is the Arca Swiss.
I did notice however that the new kangrinpoche heads are cheap and seem to function as well. I'm particularly interested in the SD-3A as it is small and light, and yet is able to hold around 16kgs (which appears to be more than I ever need).
A search on the web shows that the Arca Swiss has incorporated a new fliplock type of head, which appears to make mounting easier (and more used to the Manfrotto quick releases that I'm used to). One problem of arca swiss style plates is that the screw in and out seems to be slow (never actually used one though).
Just wondering if this flip head thing can be fitted onto a kangrinpoche head - then I'd have the best of both worlds...
Lastly, is warranty an issue with the Kangrinpoche heads? Getting from China seems cheaper but no warranty.
Would appreciate any thoughts or comments.