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.
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Posted by arlene 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.