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JOBY GorillaPod Ballhead X For Focus. Quick Release Ballhead for Tripods, Videos Cameras, and Pro DSLR Cameras w/Zoom Lenses up to 5kg (11.1lbs)
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- QUICK RELEASE. This JOBY quick release ballhead with an attached bubble level, means you’ll get clearer shots and straighter lines with less effort. The quick release design allows to transition seamlessly as you capture every image.
- CAPTURE SUPERIOR PERSPECTIVES. Position your camera at virtually any angle with the JOBY Ballhead for SLR-Zoom Tripods. Easy maneuverability and precise positioning with a 360 panning and 90 tilt for those flawless portrait or landscape shots.
- LOCKING ADJUSTMENT KNOB. Easily lock the ballhead into place with the locking adjustment knob. Be confident that your equipment will stay secure and sturdy as you step up your standard with JOBY.
- USE WITH ANY TRIPOD. Hold on tight with the 1/4” screw and 3/8” adapter, so you can use this with almost any tripod and a wide range of other products. The compact and versatile ballhead is a must have for any photographer.
- MADE TO LAST. Made of durable stainless steel, aluminum, it’s made for the wear and tear of everyday life, or the rigor of your favorite adventure. Get the tools you needs, for the photos you want with the JOBY Ballhead for SLR-Zoom Tripod.
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CRISPER PHOTOS, SMOOTHER VIDEOS. Line up your shot, and capture crisper videos and smoother videos with the JOBY Ballhead X for GorillaPod Focus. The Arca-Swiss compatible, quick release plate allows for easy and seamless transitions between shots. You can spend more time in the moment, and less time fussing with equipment. This lightweight, professional ballhead is designed for use with you DSLR, mirrorless DSLR, Pro DSLR, external flash and camcorders, all up to 11lbs. (5kg.), you can stabilize your images, for a crisper, clearer click. A NEW POINT OF VIEW. Make the once impossible photograph, possible. The locking adjustment knob easily locks the ballhead into place as you position your camera in virtually any angle. The 360 pan and 90 tilt knobs tighten allow extra-versatility as you capture your image or pan your video footage flawlessly. COMPATIBILITY OPTIONS. Made out of durable, yet lightweight stainless steel and anodized aluminum, the JOBY Ballhead X will secure your equipment time and time again. Designed for SLR cameras with zoom, weighing up to 11lbs. (5kg.), you’ll get the sturdy structure you need, for the images you want. With a ¼”-20 thread standard tripod mount and 3/8” adapter, you can easily use it with other JOBY tripods and stands. Give yourself the tools you need to take better photos and smoother videos
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I bought this ball head to replace the rather crummy one that comes with the otherwise-excellent Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head. That tripod is probably the best value for money you can get if you want a lightweight tripod for travel and hiking, but the supplied ball head is pretty meh. This one is excellent! Here's why:
This ball head offers the best of both worlds between a standard ball head and a pan head. The conventional wisdom is that ball heads are great for simplicity and flexibility, whereas pan heads are better for precision but a bit clumsy to use. Specifically, a pan head makes you move your camera one axis at a time, whereas a ball head allows you to move the camera in all axes simultaneously but has no way of locking one axis while moving another. Neither is better, both types have their pros and cons. Ball heads for flexibility, pan heads for precision.
Most ball heads have one knob, which you loosen to let the camera move and then tighten to lock it. Very easy and intuitive, but what if you want to do something like take a multi-shot panorama? There's no way to turn the camera horizontally while ensuring that it remains level; you just have to be careful and re-adjust as necessary, which is doable but a pain. This ball head, though, has *two* knobs. The big one works like normal, but the little one allows you to turn the ball head horizontally at the base while keeping the main ball joint securely locked. Brilliant! It works just like it should. One of those forehead-smacking, "Why didn't *I* think of that?" innovations.
Also, importantly, this is a quality ball head. The quick-release plate is secure and easy to use with no fiddling, and the screw has a nice big flange on it for easy tool-less tightening. The ball joint has just the right adjustability on the tension, so that you can easily get it into that "moves smoothly when I push it and then stays" mode while you're making your adjustments, instead of having to choose between totally-floppy and totally-locked. It has degree markings on the base to help you with your panning. You get the full range of motion that you'd expect from a ball head, including the ability to flop the camera over 90° for vertically-oriented shots. The metal bits are solid and well-machined, the rubbery bits are nice and grippy. It is compatible with both 3/8" and 1/4" tripod screws. Nothing crazy, just a well-made, well-thought-out, moderately-priced ball head with a killer extra feature. The one thing it lacks is a level, but my tripod has a level and my camera has a level so that doesn't matter to me.
This is the best ball head I know of—period—at a mid-range price. Yes, it costs about as much as the entire Dolica tripod-plus-ball head that I linked above, but you can *easily* pay more to get less. The panning feature alone is worth the price of admission. If you want the flexibility of a ball head with the control of a pan head, this is what you want. It's a quality product from a well-known brand and it works, with no flaws. Highly recommended.
The Ballhead X is smooth in its repositioning and holds securely even when not fully tightened down. The pan base is a nice addition over the SLR Zoom ballhead and allows you to pan easily. This is not an option with the SLR Zoom ballhead. The included Arca-Swiss compatible mounting plate is aluminum and includes a flip out half ring on the mounting screw to tighten the plate securely to your camera. This is a big improvement over mounting screws that have a coin slot in the base. I was able to tighten the plate on the camera with no issues and no movement. There is a spring mounted safety "button" built into the mounting clamp that prevents your camera from sliding out of the clamp if you forget to tighten it.
The Ballhead X is not the be-all, end-all of ballheads. It is not a ReallyRightStuff BH55 and probably won't support a 400mm f2.8 so be realistic with your expectations. For what it is I am very satisfied. It is smooth, reliable, and strong enough for my camera and lens's. The addition of the Arca-Swiss compatible mounting clamp really is what makes the difference at this price point and opens it to a much wider realm of options like camera mount L-plates and camera specific mount plates.
While this review isn't specifically about the Gorillapod Focus its fitting to add a bit in here about it as many people will buy the Ballhead X and Gorillapod Focus to complement each other. In short, the Focus does what the SLR Zoom couldn't: Support my camera. The Focus does the job without breaking a sweat. Is it the perfect tripod? Nope. But then again its not trying to be. It is a small, lightweight, flexible support compromise. As of the time I write this, I feel like I can trust my camera on this product. Thats something I could never do with the SLR Zoom.