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BOGEN 3265 GRIP ACTION BALL HEAD WITH QUICK RELEASE PLATE


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  • Versatile, quick and easy to use. Just grip the handle and you can position your camera anywhere within 180? sphere
  • Supplied with a quick-release camera plate and a secondary safety lock, built-in bubble level and tension adjustment
  • Made of cast aluminum - lighteight yet sturdy
  • Ideal for 35mm SLR cameras with short or medium focal length lenses


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00006I533
  • Item model number: 3265
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2002

Product Description

Head only for use with a tripod / 180-Degree smooth positioning / Quick-Release camera plate / Secondary Safety Lock

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This is a fantastic tripod head.
E. N. Solomont
It has traveled all around the country with me and has been dropped, dragged, tossed, crushed and gotten wet more times than I can count.
surfingump
My first one still works as new and it is eighteen years old.
R. H. Reese

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

45 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 2003
I have had the tripod head over a year and really liked it.
I used it with my digital camera.
Now that I have started using longer lenses with it have noticed that it is no longer rock steady when I release the grip. Especially a problem when I have it tilted when taking vertical shots with long lenses. I have tried tightening everything I could tighten with no apparent effect.
If you want a great tripod head for use with a light camera this is the one to get. For people taking verticals or using longer lenses it just will not support the weight.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By S. Seymour on January 5, 2008
This has been a great camera head for me for the past 5-8 years. I ran into the, "Can't hold weight" problem too the moment I went to larger lenses.
Let me give you a heads-up. Tighten the small screw on the backside of the handle, towards the bottom of the grip. It is a very small, allan head screw. Then back the tension off on the handle setting and your good for more than 5.5 lbs. Good luck.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Brian Koch VINE VOICE on April 28, 2006
Being from the video game generation, it seemed like a great idea. I must admit it is very easy to use if you are used to using a PC joystick. If you only want to use a small point and shoot or very small SLR without flash, battery grip, or lenses over 100mm, this is an acceptable solution.

I now only use this head for holding my flash unit. The problem is that as a general rule your head should support about 2 times the weight of your system, which only allows for about 3 lbs and I have lenses that weigh more than that. If you have flash units and/or heavy lenses that you will be using you will notice this head creep as gravity pulls on it.

A better alternative is the 468MGRC2 head which is very smooth and easy to use with the added benefit of being rated for about 35 lbs. instead of 5.5. Of course it comes at a price, but for something you will be using regularly it is nice to have something you are comfortable with and trust.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Lovejoy on June 26, 2005
I have had this head for several years and recently only used it rarely. The concept behind this is sound, though the execution is lacking. If you want to support even a moderate weight camera and lens the tension has to be set nearly to the maximum. When it's set this way repositioning the head is very difficult. Even when tightened down all the way, if the head is set at an angle it tends to fall forward. It worked pretty well for the first year or so but is essentially useless now.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By bestrt on May 29, 2012
There is a little known set screw on this head to tighten the head. The drag tension wheel is not a substitute. This head will loosen over time causing most users to tighten the wheel to the maximum to prevent droop or sag. If the silver hexagonal set screw is tightened (adjusted) the wheel tension can and should be reset at its middle position. This will solve most of the complaints posted about this head.

I gave this head a 4 star because of the head placing the camera/lens off center to the tripod when in the portrait position; solved by the 322rc2. I still prefer the 3265/222 for where the control is placed. I just use an autodolly for the tripod and place one leg of the tripod directly over the overhang of the head.

Note: The 322rc2 also has the same tightening set screw.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ron ford on October 18, 2003
I couldn't get over the way this head is like a video game joy stick! Once I got it and started to use it I was amazed! I'll never buy a head that requires you to turn knobs, handles or screws again. So easy to manuver even a child can frame up an excellent shot. This head is great if shooting nature photos and your subject decides to run before you get the shot. Just grip the stick and move the camera to where the subject is.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. H. Reese on April 5, 2008
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This is the second 3265 (222) that I have purchased. My first one still works as new and it is eighteen years old. For me it does all I want it to do on either my tripod or my monopod. I have never had any slippage and use up to my 100-400 Canon on it. I also use an XTi. I did pay about twice as much this time around--but things have changed it twenty years as well!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By surfingump on March 25, 2012
This review is for the 3265 tripod head which is the model sold in the U.S. but is identical to the model 222 joystick.

My 3265 just turned FIFTEEN years old and has proven to be one of the best tripod heads I have ever used!!! It has traveled all around the country with me and has been dropped, dragged, tossed, crushed and gotten wet more times than I can count. It is STILL going strong and holding fast. The quick-release plate and mechanism work perfectly and are still compatible with other, newer, heads from Manfrotto.

The 3265 takes the concept of a standard ball head and makes it much quicker. I have used it for every single type of photograph; from portraits to architecture and (of course) sports. This ball head has never left my tripod until just recently after purchasing a new monopod. And speaking of use on a monopod, I believe the 3265 has the benefit of extending the overall height of the camera. Which means you can use a shorter monopod. The downside to this is if the monopod is taller to begin with, then the added height of the 3265 could possibly be a negative result - depending on the intended use and your personal preference.

And, unlike the 322/327 joystick heads, the 3265 can be used just as effectively with either the left or right hand. I've tried using the 322/327 heads backwards so I could use my right hand to release the shutter button, but it just didn't seem natural. I really dislike the 322/327 models having the grip on the right side.

As far as weight holding capacity, the 3265 is only rated at around 5 pounds. It does allow both the trigger and ball head tension to be adjusted separately which is very nice.
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