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  • Acratech Ultimate Ballhead with left controls, all rubber knobs and detent pin on clamp.  Open ball design, lightweight and rugged tripod head. Arca Swiss style quick release clamp. Preferred by Macro Photographers.

Ultimate Ballhead QR with detent

0.90 LBS
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Product Description

Like all of our Acratech Ballheads the Ultimate Ballhead weighs less than 1lb (.45kg) and will hold 25 lbs. (5.4kg) and features an open structure so dirt and debris cannot get trapped inside.

The difference between the Ultimate Ballhead and other ballheads is that the angle of the clamps that hold the ball.  The Ultimate Ballhead clamps are at a 45-degree angle and other ballheads they are horizontal. The angle of the ball clamps affects the range of motion

The range motion is at the front and there is no need to locate a slot to drop it into the portrait position. Macro photographers prefer the Ultimate Ballhead because they are shooting forwards and down.  

You can also rotate the Ultimate Ballhead 180 degrees and then the range of motion is from forwards to straight up which is excellent for night sky photography.


  • Weighs less than 1 lb. (.45kg) with quick release clamp
  • Lever Clamp is easily adjusted to fit all Arca-Swiss compatible QR plat
  • Easily holds over 25 lbs. (11.4kg) at any angle
  • Shown with left side controls (right side available)
  • Compatible with Kirk, Arca, and many other QR plates
  • Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads)
  • Ball will not shift when tightened
  • Oil less and greaseless ball will not attract or hold dirt and debris
  • Detent Pin
  • Double speed quick release knob

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Will hold 25 pounds.
Weight .89 pounds
Tripod Thread 3/8-16" (But we include a 1/4-20 reducer with all of our heads)
Height 4.1"
Length 3.1"
Width 3.06
Base diameter 2 3/8"

Warranty Info:
All Acratech products are fully guaranteed for 10 years to the original purchaser. This covers all manufacturing and material defects.
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  1. my 2nd and last ballhead 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2015

    I should have heeded the advice of more experienced photographers who say get the best equipment first time out and you will not be throwing money away trying to replace it with something better. Yes, I did just that. The head is versatile and moves easily from horizontal to vertical or visa versa. The positions hold rightly yet
    It's easy enough to reposition. You will be very well served by this ballhead.

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