Hello everyone, My tripod head is dead a few days ago... it's a Manfrotto joystick 322RC2 that I had (with a 190 tripod) from 10 years and I was very happy with it. The ball is too loose and can't stay still... However, recently, I began to think the joystick was not the best choice. It was great with my previous gear, but now it's quite huge with my E-M10, and not very precise. So, I was searching for a replacement, and I spotted this nice 3 way head from manfrotto: X-PRO 3-Way Head with retractable levers & friction controls (the model is MHXPRO-3G) Not very expensive and with good reviews. I mostly use my tripod for landscapes, so I think it will be a good choice. However, one of my use would be to shoot panoramas (single row, vertical orientation), so I searched ball heads with Arca Swiss plates... and I ended up reading very good reviews of the MeFoto Roadtrip tripod: www.mefoto.com/products/roadtrip.aspx It has nearly the same height than my current tripod (157 cm, head included), which is fine, is very small when folded, light, and not very expensive in its aluminum version. The ball seems quite nice (not as precise as a 3 way head though), and with an Arca Swiss compatible plate, that can be used with things like this: Amazon.com: Neewer® Black Metal Quick Release L-Plate Bracket Hand Grip Camera Grip for Olympus OM-D E-M10 Fits Arca-Swiss Standard: Camera & Photo (L plate for E-M10, so you can mount the camera also in vertical mode). And this: Amazon.com : Neewer Professional Rail Nodal Slide Metal Quick Release Clamp for Camera with Arca Swiss Compatible : Camera & Photo (a rail to adjust the nodal point, this one is maybe a bit short but this is just an example) I would use the tripod+head+plate for standard landscape pictures, and add the rail for panoramas. (for panoramas, a ball where the panning mechanism is just below the plate - not below the ball - would be preferable). Do you think this is a good set? Do some of you already have some of these tripod/head/accessories?