« on: January 10, 2013, 04:40:14 AM »
I've owned 055XPROB and 498RC2 head, and have to say that 055 is very good sturdy tripod.
Two remarks: it is heavy (it could be good or bad, depends of your use) and fairly big.
Combine with the 498RC2 head and 7D I did not have to extend the central column; in some cases even it was little bit on the high side. Something I did not really like it. I'm 182 cm or 6' tall.
498RC2 is good head and, as it has been said, for 70 degrees you have to lock it about 65 degrees to obtain correct angle.
Eventually I've sold 055 and got 190CXPRO3 (smaller and lighter = portable) with photo/video MH055M8-Q5 head.
If I did not get photo/video head I'd probably go with MH055M0-Q2 head. Its cost little bit more but you have more satisfaction at the end of the day.