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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

0.90 LBS
Ships within 24 hours with the exception of weekends.
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

The Ultimate Ballhead is the choice of macro photographers who want a Ballhead that has all of its range of motion at the front. Some photographers will use the Ultimate Ballhead for general photography but, our other Ballheads are preferred because of their range of motion.

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

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.

All Acratech Ballheads are designed to be lightweight and rugged for the active outdoor photographer. The open structure lets moisture, dirt and debris fall through instead of being trapped inside a socket. 

Available with our Arca Swiss style, knob or locking lever quick release clamp.

Camera quick release plates sold separately.  Find your camera or lens plate. 

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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.

Acratech Inc
2502 Supply St
Pomona, California 91767
United States

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