The sound you hear from me after I make a big purchase from B&H. Well big for me anyway. I'm stepping up my game and buying a "real" tripod and ball head, courtesy of Manfrotto. (Not sure I should say courtesy, since I am paying a pretty penny for them!) I've had the items in my cart for several days, reading every single review. I bit the bullet half an hour ago and clicked the "place order" button. Just do it, the famous slogan said. Everyone has their toys...mine come from the photography mecca up on I-95.