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|Load Capacity||33 lb (15 kg)|
|Separate Panning Lock||Yes|
Lateral tilt: -103° / +40° head tilt
|Tripod Mount Thread Size||1/4"-20 and 3/8"|
|Height||5.75" (14.6 cm)|
|Weight||3.0 lb (1.35 kg)|
Great ball head for heavy duty use. Smooth action. Quick release plate good for my 600mm lens but I would choose the ball head that gives you the choice that allows the attachment of quick release you already own for smaller lenses.
Strong. Excellent build quality. Takes my excessive use very well
If you're a professional photographer, you'll have at least $ of equipment in your hands at any given time. Why take a chance and purchase cheap equipment when you can easily invest $ on the 057 Ball Head and save yourself a headache.
I liked the stability of this head but I did not like that the lowest tension could not give it free wiggling room and was still rather tight. Mainly the plate locking mechanism with was uncomfortable to attach and moreso to remove the camera.
This is a very well made ball head that can handle large DSLR camera configurations. It's quite large, but easy to use (very easy to adjust drag). I can fully recommend this ball head without reservation.
One thing common to all magazine and advertising photography is that images have to be sharp, and more and more clients want you in and out quickly. This ball head sets the camera as quickly as can be done. It is a real nice experience using this head.
Put this ball head on my old Manfrotto tripod because of the ability to hold 33 lbs. With my 180 - 600mm lens it is rock stable! So far, I love this ball head.
I use this tripod head primarily for nature and low light/night photography This tripod head is ROCK SOLID!It is silky smooth... but completely and totally secure when the ball is tightened. I love this product!It is a bit heavy but I don't care...
Very well made and easy to use for positioning the camera; a bit of a heavy side but this is no problem for me as I use it in a studio environment. It provide a sense of security that your expensive camera/lens are not going anywhere, will definitely recommend to a friend.
I was searching for an upgrade of my ball head and I found this. I wanted something strong but at the same time, not as heavy.First I though this ball head would be kind of light and compact, and I was not expecting good quality out of it, although it is a manfrotto (the photos of the product make...