>I just received my tripod and ballhead and the quality seems >to be real good.The only issue I have is with the >ballhead.Turning it seems to be a chore even when I loosen the >locking knob.The turning action is rough but someone else said >its because of the ball design.Anyway with these problems I >was wondering if anyone else had one and was having the same >issues?
I had not even heard of a horusbennu tripod & fx-45q ballhead until your post. That said, from what I could find appears the fx-45q ball head is a knock off of the Markins Q10. Try loosening the Torque Limit Dial on the Friction Control Knob. If that doesn't work, I suspect the root cause of the problem is a result of one or more of the following: Poor Materials and workmanship, Cutting corners to minimize the price, etc.... Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!