I use a Kirk Ball Head, and have a Manfroto horizontal joystick for my light table (bolted to the table). I've had a couple of the Manfroto vertical joystick units, they had a lot of play, the more expensive pro models have no play. Our local Pro Camera shop has a different brand of vertical joysticks that are low priced. I played with them in the store, and they were worlds better than Manfroto, too bad I already have the expensive pro model.
I also have two Benro Ball Heads, total junk, they won't hold even a ordinary camera and lens still unless you really reef on the lock.