Vanguard GH300T Pistol Grip Ballhead
Vanguard's GH300T Pistol Grip Ballhead is one of the most innovative of the bunch, with a shutter release button and bulb switch built right into the handle that allows for operating both the tripod and camera with one hand. The included cables make the shutter release comparable with about 80 percent of DSLRs, though some users may have to purchase a separate cable. With two panoramic axis, the ballhead adjusts to a variety of different positions. Additional features include eight handle positions, two levels, several screw adapters and a 17.5 pound capacity. The product was originally recalled, but Vanguard resolved the issues midway through 2013. There's a little too much resistance in the panning, but the integrated shutter release button still makes it a good option for consideration.