You should be able to mount your camera on a tripod and look thru the viewfinder. Thats without any elevated center column. Never raise the center column, you might as well hand hold the camera, the shaking will be similar.
I've noticed nobody here discussed this brand. There's a topic on other forum http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1017625
It might be interesting for someone, someone like me as well.
I considerd on buying FX 8442TT and FX 34QL. I'm 6.3. Do you thing this will be too short for me?
C-3540V is sizewise better, but it might be overkill and I guess I'll be needing a bigger ball head for it.
They seam quite affordable, esspecially after I saw RRS prices.
I found there was only one remark on LX-3 ballhead's clamp up to now everybody else seems to love it.