A tripod head that gives you the feeling of HAND HELD Left hand on the grip, and right hand on the shutter button. Squeeze the trigger to move the camera freely, and let go to lock in. Panoramic shots are easy. Push the little grey switch up, and the camera platform rotates freely. Push down and it's locked. Vertical shots are easy. Just tilt the cut out towards the center ball axis. Winner, Japan Ministry Trade and Industry "Good Design" (G-Mark) award and also, "Long Life" award.