This is the workhorse of the industry; a simple, durable, smooth panning head that, through ever-improving iterations has been serving birders for more than twenty-five years. Two adjustable knobs adjust the tension for easy motion, no matter what the temperature. One handle controls all movement: No-muss, no-fuss, no skips or jerks. It is just what birders want from a pan head. It can find and follow birds on the ground or in the air with ease that borders on afterthought. The locking, quick-release plate makes it easy to attach and detach your scope. Comes with the plate included. NOTE: Swarovski ATS/STS and ATX/STX scope bases, and the latest Leica APO Televid (black armored) bases fit directly into this head without the quick-release plate.
Considerations: The head has a small brass locking-lever; remember to use it! Forget to flip it and scopes that hit the ground have been known to detach.