Im looking to add panoramic ability to my tripod setup (Gitzo Systematic GT3541LS / RRS BH-55 ballhead.) And Im wondering what would be the most practical way to go. I like a leveling base because its the more stable of the two options IMO. The only time I would need the leveling capability is when Im doing panos though. And I typically wouldnt want the extra height/weight. But removing it all the time would be, well, dumb. With a panning clamp I could just throw it on when I want to shoot a landscape and swap it right back out again. But given the choice I would rather use the panning base of my ballhead. Its much larger so adjustments would be much more precise. Its kind of a toss up for me right now. Prices are fairly close for either so that wouldnt be a deciding factor. I havent had experience with either so any input, for or against, would be greatly appreciated.