Advice needed on tripod/head choice.

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Advice needed on tripod/head choice.
Sep 24, 2012

I am on the verge of buying my first decent tripod/head combo after messing about thinking I could get away with cheapo's. The one I am interested in is the Manfrotto 055cxpro3 & 498rc2 ball head. The heaviest load will be a 7D with Sigma 120-400 OS. I believe it will be suitable for the task, my question is, do these ball heads keep their grip over time especially with a pretty heavy cam/lens combo? I am pretty happy with the choice of legs, it's the head that I would appreciate advice with. Hope you can help.
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