SunwayFoto FB-Series FB-28i Classic Ballhead with Screw-Knob Clamp, 26.45lbs Capacity
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- SUNWAYFOTO® brand Arca-Swiss compatible
- Accepts QR's from RRS Wimberley, Jobu, Arca Swiss, Kirk, Markins, etc.
- 26lb Max load
- Bottom thread: 3/8" with 1/4" adapter.
- Includes Independent Ball Lock
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|Package Height||2.91 x 3.39 x 4.8 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.79 pounds|
SUNWAYFOTO® brand Arca compatible Tripod Ballhead FB-28i. Very versatile Jaw opening range of 37.25mm to 41.5mm will accommodate any Arca style plate from various makers including: Really right stuff (RRS), Wimberley, Jobu Design, Arca-Swiss, Kirk Enterprises, Markins, etc. 26lb Max load Includes independent ball Lock. Single notch design. Super strong shell. All Metal knobs. For long term durability. 37mm clamp with Bubble level. (offset bubble level LB-01 can be added to 3 mounting points, but is not included) Bottom thread: 3/8" with 1/4" adapter. Ball Diameter: 28mm. Base: 40mm. Height: 70mm. Weight: 207g (7.3 oz). Max load: 12kg (26 lbs). 1 year Warranty.
Top Customer Reviews
What I can see is FB-28i is nicely made and as strong as BH-25 if not better. It also has a separate knob for pano plate. I never know why BH-25 has a pano plate but cannot be locked, which seems to me completely useless.
While FB-28i has more features, its price is considerably lower than BH-25. I am quite happy with my purchase. I hope this competition goes and RRS can bring up better products!
The FB-28i has a standard 3/8" socket for tripod mounting but a 1/4" adapter is included for tripods with the smaller bolt. I installed it on a Gitzo G1028 Mountaineer and ran it through its paces. The bundled 37mm clamp, i.e., DDC-37 Sunwayfoto 37mm Screw Knob Mini Clamp, accepted my 6D/24-105 4L with Sunwayfoto Arca plate (PC-6D) and snugged up tight. The metal clamp lock knob is tiny, making gripping and tightening more difficult than larger clamps. I pointed the rig upwards, torqued the ball tension knob and was greeted with a rock solid lock. There's a wee bit of settle but no drifting. Well done the second time around!
Grooves on both sides of the clamp allow the use of safety stop screws. The screws catch in the grooves if the jaws are not fully tightened. Clamp jaws are tiny and delicate and can be damaged if dropped while open. I store the clamp closed just in case. I wouldn't mind a little larger clamp, e.g., 50mm, as 37mm is tiny.
Ball movements are silky smooth and precise. Drag and lock are controlled with a single large knob, making for fast tweaks. There's plenty of adjustment nuance from loose-as-a-goose to locked tight. It's easy to dial in just enough resistance so it doesn't flop but still moves smoothly. A quick twist and the ball locks solid. A significant improvement over the wimpy lock in the old FB-28. Another improvement is the addition of a pan lock. Loosen to pan smoothly with slight dampening. Tighten slightly for a little drag. Firmly tighten, and it locks albeit can still be moved if you muscle it.
The FB-28i comes with illustrated instructions in English and Chinese. And the English--unlike most Chinese instructions--is clear and thoughtfully written.
Workmanship and appearance are gorgeous. I wish the clamp knob was larger but the FB-28i is designed as a micro (table top) tripod head so I can't fault Sunwayfoto much. Obviously, the FB-28i is not a good choice for pro DSLRs or big lenses. However the FB-28i is ideal for mirrorless or small DSLRs and tops off a travel tripod, table top tripod or monopod nicely. And, I'm almost ashamed to admit, works great for selfies on a Traveller monopod!
-Strong enough to hold most DSLRs and lens combos.
-Small-ish knobs. (I only list this as a con because I have pretty large hands)
-Short clamp - I generally feel the longer the clamp, the better the engagement. I have had zero problems in two months of use with this clamp, but that was my first impression.
I've been recently using this with the Sunwayfoto DPG-39 clamp and the combo has worked perfect. It's also completely Arca plate compatible, so anything you already have will match up.
See photos from the field and a photo created with the ballhead here: [...]