Reviewed by 3 customers
This item does not work with the ballhead it is suppose to. Product support told me to call Sunpak. Called Sunpak, have left messages - they never answer in Customer Service. Finally called Sunpak Operator. Cindy is Customer Service - she works out of her home. When I told them I had left several messages, her excuse was that Cindy always calls back so must be us playing phone tag - NOPE, cell phone, no missed calls, not voice mail. Bottom Line - do not waste your time ordering the 4300B Pro and expect this to work as a spare. They do not!
I ordered this item along with the SUNPAK 4300B Ballhead w/QR Platform BK (SKU# SU4300BH). It was suppose to fit. It does not fit the ballhead that I ordered nor does it fit my other tripod which is the 4300B Pro; however, the QR plates that came with the ballheads are interchangeable and work fine. The problem with this is that it is noticeably taller and therefore the locking lever will not fully engage. I believe that I could force it to close, but then again, by doing so repeatedly, I would probably end up breaking the locking lever on ballhead itself. Product support said that it is 'suppose to fit'. Got it, it does not, however fit. They asked if I wanted to order another one. No, because there is nothing to indicate that another one would fit either. They told me to call SUNPAK. I will, but really, this should be between SUNPAK and Adorama - not a customer and SUNPAK. Rnadall K Faulkner, Plein Air Photography
This platform is the correct fit for the Sunpak 4300 ball head which was(and may still be?)sold as a separate component head. The descriptions of the various Sunpak platforms are a bit confusing, so in the past I had received the incorrect item when ordering... but this one is the right part! For those who don't know, this ball head is a fairly close copy of a Manfrotto head, not quite as nice, but a very solid performer considering the price.