The Barska Compact Ball Head System is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support SLR or DSLR cameras with a medium lens and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360deg. panoramic rotation and a -90deg. tilt movement via a vertical cutout in the base. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the included quick release plate's 1/4"-20' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8" female threads with a 1/4"-20 adapter. Additionally, the quick release has a bubble level to facilitate panoramas.