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A smaller version of our GXP Ball-Head, but it still has a robust 35 lb. (15.87kg) capacity, and the ability to function as a Ball-Head, gimbal head, and a panorama head. The GXP-SS has a shorter quick release clamp, and a smaller base diameter than the GXP. It is perfect for travel tripods.

All Acratech Ball-Heads 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 plate.

  • Compact size is perfect for travel tripods.

  • Solidly supports an impressive 35lbs (15.87kg). 
  • The GXP-SS only weighs .85lbs bearing a 40:1 load ratio. 
  • Large, easy to tighten, high torque lock knob is easy to tighten even with heavy winter gloves on. 

  • Open structure allows dirt and debris to fall through instead of getting trapped inside.
  • New extra fine tension adjustment.  
  • The quick release clamp has deep side notches for more clearance with other manufacturers stop screws. 
  • The level on the quick release clamp is clearly visible even with your camera attached to the clamp. 
  • Our quick release clamp jaws are more pointed to be more compatible with some manufactures quick release plates with less pointed dovetails. 
  • The locking lever clamp has a safety zone so the first 25% of the levers motion will not allow your camera to release.
Max Weight Load 35lbs 15.87kg) Ball Diameter 1.5" (38mm) Tripod Thread 3/8-16, includes 1/4-20 reducer bushing Height 3.7" (95mm) Length 3.42" (90mm) including knobs Width 2.98" (76mm) including knobs Base Diameter 2.08" (53mm) Weight .85 lbs. (.38kg) Warranty: All Acratech products are fully guaranteed for 10 years to the original purchaser. This covers all manufacturing and material defects.

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  • 3
    I was expecting better quality for this price

    Posted by Jermaine on 1st Jan 2024

    I received mine weeks ago. I'm not sure about yours, but mine has a tiny blemish dot on the ball. When it rolled to the edge, the ball lagged, I had to polish it myself. Aside from that, this is the smoothest ball head I've ever used.

  • 3

    Posted by PeterB on 2nd Jul 2023

    I rarely use tripods unless shooting macro or the sky. I use Leofoto and manfrotto ballheads and geared heads. This GXP-SS compared to my Leofoto and manfrotto ballheads is disappointing. The ball grates when moved. When the large knob is slightly closed and the smaller knob closed till there is noticeable ball motion, I find that the ball resistance reduces markedly resulting in severe ball loosening. I will add some lubricant and reassess but thus far the GXP-SS is disappointing.

  • 5
    Excellent Design and Quality

    Posted by Nelson Tello on 18th May 2023

    Almost Perfect! However using it 8-10 Hours a day makes me wish the main knob was different. I also have minor concern with the longevity of the plastic inserts that rub against the ball.

  • 5
    Perfect and light

    Posted by Josef Schmee on 16th Aug 2022

    This very light and multifunctional head is perfect for a travel tripod or even a heavier one. The operation of the head feels entirely natural from the first use on. No need for getting adjusted to it. It feels like one always used only this tripod head, easy, smooth, purposeful. It's perfect.

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by michelle on 21st Jun 2022

    Absolutely love this ball head! Light weight, great design and build. Love the open ball so that I can keep it clean and operational all the time.

  • 5
    Excellent compact ball head

    Posted by Matt M on 20th Apr 2022

    Couldn't be simpler to use and is a great size for keeping your kit lighter and smaller.