Bogen Manfrotto 410 Geared Tripod head. This head permits extremely precise positioning of the camera by means of turning three knobs. Quick movements are also possible with the release levers. This is ideal for macro, architecture, landscapes, product, or astrophotography.
Unlike ballheads, there is no "settling" effect because it's always locked in place. There is literally no play whatsoever. This head is a 2.7lb beast and will support a significant amount of weight. Also functions as rather dangerous weapon.