That BIN price is very good and reflects that the C414 is no longer in production, replaced by the CT414. There's no major difference, so saving over $100 is excellent.
My head is overkill. I use the Arca-Swiss Z1 ballhead and combine it with the Wimberley Sidekick when I use it with the 500mm. That's about a $700 rig.
I've tried the Manfrotto pistol grip and found it very handy. Induro now has ballheads (a new line for them) but I haven't tried them or seen a review.
Last edited by dcstep; 05-24-2012 at 12:49 PM.