Sunpak Pistol Grip Ball Head with Quick Release, Supports 6 lbs.

Sunpak

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About Sunpak

• The Sunpak Pistol Grip Ballhead is a compact and convenient trigger-style ballhead, designed for lightweight video or still photography. Simply squeeze the trigger, set your camera to the desired position and release the trigger; your camera is immediately locked right where you want it.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (29),Stable (25),Strong clamp (23),Large range of motion (22)
Cons:
Heavy (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (20),Portraits (18),Night shots (17),Travel (17),Wildlife (14),Home (11),Video (11),Weddings (9),Sports/action (7)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (16),Semi-pro photographer (10),Pro photographer (3)

Sunpak Features

  • Bubble Level

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.2

(based on 31 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Value

This is a great value. I shot a wedding with it this weekend. It worked great. I know other companies make similar products for considerably more. This product does exactly what I expect. The only changes I would make would be to the quick release. Those type of plates are difficult to mount. I'd prefer that ones that slide into place. I knew this when I bought it. Seems to be very stable and easy to use. The clamp is almost perfect. The only times it slips is when I have a long lens that is ...

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This is a great value. I shot a wedding with it this weekend. It worked great. I know other companies make similar products for considerably more. This product does exactly what I expect. The only changes I would make would be to the quick release. Those type of plates are difficult to mount. I'd prefer that ones that slide into place. I knew this when I bought it. Seems to be very stable and easy to use. The clamp is almost perfect. The only times it slips is when I have a long lens that is extended completely and the mount is almost completely on it's side. That would be the weakest place on any grip of this sort. The bubble level is also great. It can set my camera position with a release of a grip. I no longer have to adjust the tripod legs worrying if my camera is level. I just release the grip when the bubble is in the middle. Nikon D90 Sigma 18-200 lens Nikon 55mm 1.4 Nikon SB-600

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good product but flawed

It was a good product right up until the locking lever broke only a couple of weeks after I bought it.

Reviewed by 31 customers

 
4.0

Great product

By

from Anaheim california  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This pistol grip ballhead is used with my Sony A57 and 28 75 lenses and so far it has worked very good. Holds position very well and is easy to use. Like the quick release feature and is an excellent accessory for the money. Very pleased with the purchase.

 
1.0

Poor quality product

By

from North Augusta, SC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Being my first Ball Tripod Head I was really happy about it at the start. Has a wide range of motion and easy to use. However, after only to months of light to normal usage the clamp that holds the platform on has already broken. Adorama informed me to contact the company directly about repair or replacement, but after phone calls and emails I have not heard anything back from them. If a company cannot stand behind the poor quality product they put out, I will no longer use them. I recommend avoiding this and any other product put out by SUNPAK.

 
5.0

A solid camera mount

By

from Hobe Sound FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Sunpak Pistol Grip Ball Head is a very solid camera mount. I was especially pleased with its ease of use: Squeeze and hold the trigger to position the camera; release the trigger and the camera locks rigidly in position. It will securely hold my Pentax K-5 with a heavy Sigma 120-400mm lens. This is a very good ballhead at an attractive price. Highly recommended.

 
5.0

Love this pistol grip

By

from Morganton, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the first pistol grip I have owned. I mounted it on an old tripod and it's like it gave it new life. So simple to use, just press the trigger and move it anywhere you want.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well designed.

By

from L.A.,CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought it to use other than intended.

 
3.0

Good enough but not sure how long will i

By

from Chicago  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This works as intended, the one issue i find is attaching and removeing the plate is rather difficult. also the craftsmanship appear rathre poor and im not sure how long it will last. For the price i paid [$] I'm happy with the purchase.

 
5.0

nice pistol grip. works as expected

By

from Exeter, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

the pistol grip allows ease of use. Move it, lock it. Stays in place.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sunpak gets the job done

By

from GLENWOOD FL  -  Pro Photographer

"I have been a published professional photographer since 1972. Took a hiatus for 7 years because of sickness. I am now hopefully better and I am updating to digital. This has to be one of THE most "MUST HAVES" in your photo equipment. I photograph artwork at times, so therefore I use a tripod with the Sunpak Pistol Grip Ball Head. It makes my life easier. It is extremely sturdy and very good quality as I would expect from Sunpak. It has a good weight to it and it is easy to operate. If there was a rating page I would give it all 10 out of 10 stars. I used the Sunpak to do the attached photo. Because of the muliti debth of the artwork, I have to be able to position the camera just so and do time lapsed photography for her. That is the way the artist can get the colors she wants!"

 
4.0

great quick releasefor on the go photos

By

from hanover,pa  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use the sunpack on a mono pod for sports photography

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good product but flawed

By

from Las Vegas, NV  -  Pro Photographer

It was a good product right up until the locking lever broke only a couple of weeks after I bought it.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN I  Good reviews, ease of use, and low cost compared to the alternatives (e.g. Manfrotto at $140-$200).
Shopper  will this work with veldon 480 tripod too?
DREW C  I'm not personally familiar with that specific tripod. If it is standardized, which I assume it is, it should work with no problem. It's a solid grip, well worth thel
Shopper  will this work on the Sunpak Compact Mono Pod 2 ?
KAREN C  "I have been a professional photographer since 1972. Took a hiatus for 7 years because of sickness. I am now hopefully better and I am updating to digital. This has to be one of THE most "MUST HAVES" in your photo equipment. I photograph artwork at times, so therefore I use a tripod with the Sunpak Pistol Grip Ball Head. It makes my life easier. It is extremely sturdy and very good quality as I would expect from Sunpak. It has a good weight to it and it is easy to operate. If there was a rating page I would give it all 10 out of 10 stars." My avatar is one of the Marilyn Catlow Fused Glass Reefs that I photograph. I used the Sunpak to do this photo. Because of the muliti debth of the artwork, I have to be able to position the camera just so and do time lapsed photography for her. That is the way the artist can get the colors she wants!
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