Professional Mini Ball Head Camera Mount
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- Detachable platform with camera mounting thread 1/4"
- Base with interchangeable mounting thread 1/4" and 3/8"
- Height: 51 mm 2.00 Inch
- Weight: 50 g 1.76 ounces
- Load capacity: 2 kg 4.41 lbs
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|Item Dimensions||2 x 2 x 3 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.1 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.2 pounds|
|Tripod Head Type||ball head|
Simply loosen the knob, and rotate, tilt and pan your camera or camcorder with complete fluidity. And when a 90-degree angle is desired, simply lower the platform into the notch. Best of all, this head weighs less than two ounces (50g) and is just two inches long (51mm), which makes it easy to carry and add to any tripod system.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm using it on a Targus Mono-Pod, with a Quick release adapter screwed onto the top of this swivel.
I use it with a Sony Camcorder and Canon Rebel camera with no problems. Once I tighten the swivel, I don't have to worry about it drooping or otherwise shifting position.
From top to bottom:
No rough edges from machining. The movement was very smooth.
It even includes a rubber screw cap, to keep the top camera mount screw from marring anything when it's not attached to something.
It's all metal, except for the thumbscrew tabs and screw-on camera seat.
The camera seat has an additional rubber pad for firmer gripping of the camera when it's screwed on.
The curve of the inside socket opening exactly matches the curve of the ball. This means no play or movement whatever once it's tightened.
It's designed so that the thumbscrew does NOT take much effort at all to lock the swivel and ball into whatever position I want. (you won't have to use a pair of pliers)
It has a set screw on the opposite side from the thumbscrew. It's purpose seems to be to keep the inside in position, while the thumbscrew is loosened. (The set screw should not be tightened fully. The only change I'd make is to apply some Loctite to the set-screw to prevent the possibility of it's falling out due to vibration.)
When the Thumbscrew is loose, the Outer part will swivel around the base insert, instead of loosening the nut that mounts it to the tripod. (it can swivel easily, both at the ball itself, and at the base.)
The base insert has an additional threaded insert to let it accept two different tripod screw sizes.
A Nickel coin matches the inserts slot width, for easy tightening or removal.
I purchased this to put on top of the Remington Multi Functional Shooter's Rest, a small, light-weight monopod, for use with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 14.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera with 4.6x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 2.7-Inch LCD (Blue).
This is a perfect combination for someone who wants additional stability for their small camera, with light-weight being a prime consideration. This combination provides me with a good camera for hiking/biking/canoeing/beach, at very low cost.
Again, this ball head will NOT support a DSLR and contrary to the weight claims, should not be purchased for this purpose. If you want a ball head that is small and will support a DSLR, look at the Manfrotto 494 Ball Head Replaces Manfrotto 484 - big jump in price but very well worth the extra dollars.
By the way, the threads exposed are a function of the adjustable ring that moves up and down the threads - if you need more threads, just turn the adjustable ring downward to expose them.
Using the Giotto's 3/8 inch socket by taking out the 1/4 inch bushing, mounting this diminutive head on my Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs (Black) gives me just barely under 2 turns of threading, which is solid enough for most point-n-shoots on this, admittedly, overkill tripod for such a purpose.
Mounting the head to my Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ4K 8.1MP Digital Camera with 10x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black) gives me almost exactly 2 turns; to my Fujifilm Finepix F70EXR 10MP Super CCD Digital Camera with 10x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7 inch LCD, over 2 1/2 turns; and, in a pinch, to my Nikon D60 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera Black Gold Special Edition (Body Only), just over 2 1/4 turns. I have no idea how long the threads will last, but all of these connections are well within the sturdy range.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are wonderful, but definitely a bit pricey. I'm glad I got these ones though. Got them to use on tripods for Vive, but they actually work wonderfully supplementing the Vive's... Read morePublished 16 days ago by M. Diehl
First off, it is bigger and a nicer build quality than what I thought. It also does 90 degree tilt! Nice heavy feel made with mostly metal. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Lynn
Tiny, cheap, not very smooth, but then one doesn't use this for cameras. I use it with a cold shoe for positioning remote speedlights, and for that it's great.Published 27 days ago by Anger Problem
For what I needed, this mount fit the bill. The swivel ball seems to be rugged and not likely to slip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ross McDowell
This is a must-have for turning a relatively cheap monopod trekking pole into a useful piece of photographic equipment.Published 1 month ago by DPS
I bought 2 of these and mounted to this apparatus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FCL1FC/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0 I use these to mount the base stations for my HTC Vive and it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Minase Taki
These work perfectly with the HTC Vive base stations. They are simple and clean, have 3/8" and 1/8" fittings (with included nested adapter). Read morePublished 1 month ago by At Home