3Pod H2 Magnesium Alloy BallHead with Quick Release Plate,(Capacity 25 lbs)

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About 3Pod H2

The 3Pod H2 professional ballhead is an elegantly profiled camera support head whose modern physic gives superior handling and rock solid reliability. The scratch-resistant hardened magnesium body employs advanced CNC forging technology and a hard protective finish for a wear-free appearance. Enhanced hydraulic damping brings a mastery of control to camera movement with precision.

2 bubble levels built into the quick release clamp facilitates angle adjustment independent of tripod tilt or uneven shooting environments. Ribbed control knobsallow for separate control of quick release locking, panning adjustment, and wide / fine adjustment of the ballhead. Positioning indication demarcations are painted directly onto the panning base.

The H2 can support camera weights up to 25 lbs.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Attaches firmly (3),Large range of motion (3),Stable (3)

3Pod H2 Features

  • Wear-resistant carbon construction with advanced forging technology and natural matte-black finish
  • Load Capacity 25 lbs.
  • Forged Magnesium with hard anodized finish
  • Dynamic hydraulic damping for fluid, accurate movement
  • Professional safe-spring quick release plate with universal 1/4" mounting screw, suitable for a wide range of point-and-shoot, DSLR, and digital video cameras
  • Unique internal structure with floating ballhead and effortless locking mechanism
  • Separate control knobs for panning, locking, and large angle adjustment of ball plate. Ball adjustment knob includes clear positioning indicators
  • 360º panoramic rotation with convenient positioning dial at panning base
  • Bubble / Spirit levels
  • Curved body optimizes distribution of payload weight
  • Flashpoint 3 year Warranty

3Pod H2 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Freed from the tyranny of knobs


from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've recently made the switch to ball heads and like them so much better. I also really like the plate style on this--much more useable than the old manfrotto/bogen plates. So far this has met all my expectations. I've used it on the 100-400 lens and find it up to the task.


Fills a real need.


from Wrightstown Township, Pennsylvania, usa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use a Canon 5d on an old studio camera stand. The stand lets me adjust height and positioning instantly, unlike a tripod. The 3Pod H2 makes composing the shot smooth, quick, and easy...unlike any head I've ever used. And I use the dual controls, one for the ball itself and one for panning, far more than I thought I would. I use an older camera for composing on a large video screen. The 5d shuts off automatically when I take too long. The quick release plate lets me mount an older camera that stays on forever...and then just instantly switch in the 5d when I'm ready to make the shot.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Not worth the money


from Lindenhurst, IL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this for use with a monopod. Their "quick release" system means you have to hold the ball head (or monopod in my case), then another hand unscrews the knob that holds the quick release head, and a third hand holds the camera. What? No 3rd hand? there goes your camera! If you had a tripod that would eliminate the need for 1 hand (so maybe it would work-- still a pain). Returned it to Adorama. They really have an excellent return policy. Bought a manfrotto ball head instead-- with a real quick release (no screw to loosen the plate). And re-mounting the camera you just push into place! Yes, the Manfrotto cost more but you get what you pay for.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


3 Pod Magnesium Alloy Tripod Ball Head


from Neosho, MO  -  Photo Enthusiast

A very smooth ball head with a very nice and secure quick release. It will work great on my monpod or tripod. With no handles to contend with it will make it much easier to use with my spotting scope or camera. A quality product.


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GABRIEL S  What is the weight of the head? is the quick release plate compatible with manfrotto heads?
RUDY F  best ballhead for the money, It works great I would recommend to everyone. I use it on my Nikon d800 without any issues.
CHRISTOPHER H  What are the base diameters of the H1, H2, and H3 ball heads?
Shopper  What are the specs for this ball head?
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