3Pod H5 Ball Head with Quick Release Plate, Max Support 55 Lbs.

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About 3Pod H5

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.

3Pod H5 Features

  • CNC forged aluminum construction
  • Separate knobs for directional control and locking
  • Safe-spring quick release plate
  • 33mm diameter floating ballhead
  • State of the art hydraulic dampening
  • Exceptionally high load-bearing capacity to 55lbs.
  • Positioning dial included on base
  • 1.5 pounds of precision
  • Patented Rapid Lock System
  • Versatile exclusive QR Plate with buckle loop

3Pod H5 Specifications

Aluminum Alloy
Ball Diameter
Ballhead Height

3Pod H5 Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers


H5 Ball Head with quick release Plate.


from Tracy, Ca  -  Casual Photographer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


I would Buy this product again


from Columbus Indiana  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Smooth and easy to use Quick release This supports the kirk L Bracket Love this ball head


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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Is this compatible with Kirk Enterprise quick release plates? Used on Canon Body.
MARTIN M  I do not have a Kirk Enterprise to compare. Clearly, if the Kirk plate attaches with thread to the camera body, then the 3Pod plate would also. If the Kirk plate is required to fit Kirk accessories, L-bracket etc., then this may not work out for you. As far as the 3Pod H5 Ball Head is concerned, it is well built, strong and operates smoothly.
Cindy M  Will the flashpod 3 pod fit any tripod?
Andrew R  I believe that this ballhead should work a variety of different tripods from various manufacturers.
RICK (  Is this new 3pod head compatible with Arca Swiss plates/L-brackets?
Harvey K  yes
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