I have a ball head with a handle and I love this way more than the three way. the three way might be easier to make minor adjustments as it can only move in one direction. that being said, the new Gitzo ball head with handle is supposed to be great - a friend of mine has the newer version of what I have and she says it is so much easier to adjust. They also have a friction control which allows you to tighten or loosen how tight the grip is on the ball so if you have this too tight, it makes it more difficult to adjust the ball head.
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