Originally Posted by dogfish
I'm not a great fan of the Gitzo, mine is far from smooth when tilting and panning. I use it with a Swaro ATS 65 HD so wonder if Alexis's heavier scope might help improve the action.
Mine is smooth with a light scope as well. I think the problem, as Kimmo noted, is inconsistent manufacturing of these small "fluid" heads. I've noticed a lot of variation among individual units of various Manfrotto and some Gitzo models.