You requested it, and we've delivered! Acratechs' new Video Ballhead is a sturdy, lightweight tripod head that functions as both a fluid dampened pan and tilt head for video, with all of the range of motion you love in a still photography ballhead. It can even act as a long lens head, or a panoramic head. With this ballhead you can shoot both video and still on the same lightweight tripod head setup - the perfect all-in-one solution for the landscape photographer-videographer who wants to travel light.
Video Ballhead Details:
Weighs 1.5lb (0.68kg)
Works as a Video Head, Still Photography Ballhead, Long Lens Head, Pan Tilt Head and a Panoramic Head.
Fully adjustable ball tension control
Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16)
Ball will not shift once tightened
Compatible with Arca-Swiss type quick release plates
Removable video handle
Oil free and greaseless ball will not attract dirt and debris
Made in the USA
Posted by Charles on 23rd Feb 2017
I gave this 4 stars because I found the panning knobs to be awkward to adjust quickly when I frame the shot. That may change when I have more time with the head.
The quality is amazingly awesome as all of their products I have purchased are.
Posted by Randy Dickinson on 17th Jan 2017
I bought this mainly to replace a cheaper video head, which worked but not nearly so pleasantly and smoothly for my Kowa spotting scope. I have used it for normal photography as well for which it works quite well. It just makes you feel good when using it, a nice smooth precision instrument.
One of the best features is the lever quick release clamp. It just works and I almost never have to adjust it with clamps are not quite swiss acra specification, such as RRS.
I also have a GPS head with a lever quick clamp for my lightweight tripod. I love the Acratech heads and quick clamps.
One minor point is that the handle needs to be removed from the fluid head to put it into the tripod bag, it does come on and off quickly and easily.
Posted by Vic Wright on 11th Jan 2017
The ballhead part works just like my original Ultimate ball head. Steady, solid and easy. The fluid parts are very fluid. Panning horizontally and vertically is very easy and smooth. It is exactly what I expected from Acratech.