The H5 ballhead from 3POD is designed for ultra durability and maximum camera support.
The powerful and innovative H5 aluminum ballhead from 3POD's H series employs an advanced hydraulic damping system for silky smooth movement while securely supporting a payload of up to 55 pounds. The smooth movement of the ball itself is controlled with precise adjustment knobs, and the panning base features 360º of movement with a highly visible positioning dial, perfect for techniques like panoramic splicing where exactness is a must. The 33mm ball 'floats' in a superhard CNC forged aluminum shell.
The patented rapid locking quick release plate system, features an adjustable locking force control, universal ¼" mounting screw suitable for cameras of all sizes and snaps automatically to the body of the ballhead for a secure, protective mount, as illustrated in the photo gallery, frames 11b-11f. The quick release plate includes a hexagon wrench kit for making fine adjustments to the limiting screw, the fixing screw on the ballhead and the connecting platform.
The H5 can be fastened to a tripod body or center column for a wide variety of projects, or can be used alone as a tabletop mount for close-range photography.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I am a casual photographer and tripod camera support is essential for me. I do have a sturdy tripod but the holder is a older style with too many nobs. This product is well made and the ball clamp seems to have a good grip. My only reservation is the durability of the clamping knob. I tight it just enough but always fearful if the camera will sag. If you over tighten it then the fear of damaging it. Only time will tell, for now it seems to be working fine and I made a habit of regularly checking the knobs for looseness.
Smooth and easy to use Quick release This supports the kirk L Bracket Love this ball head