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MFG# MH494-BHUS
Samy's Part# S-054831
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For all amatuer photographers looking for a small yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 494 Aluminum Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate enables fast and precise camera positioning. Lightweight and compact, the 494 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and easy solution...
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MFG# PHOTB3001
Samy's Part# S-027220
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The new Dot Line Corp. SMARTbracket for iPad pads on the top and bottom of the jaws not only protect the iPad's surface, but also ensure that the smartphone is held securely. The mount features a Screw Lock System for opening and adjusting the mount to grip your smartphone. The mount allows the...
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MFG# 234RC
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The Manfrotto 234RC Swivel Tilt Tripod Head is a simple tilt head that allows a camera on a monopod to be turned 90° to provide either vertical or horizontal format. Includes a quick release camera plate (200PL14) and secondary safety lock.

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MFG# DJ90
Samy's Part# S-039508
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The Benro DJ90 Monopod Tilt Head with PU60 Plate provides a perfect camera platform for virtually any monopod. A snap-in style quick release plate system with dual locks offers rapid mounting and dismounting of any camera or lens while a single locking knob provides front-rear axis tilt control....
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MFG# DL0611P
Samy's Part# S-024507
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The Dot Line Corp. Medium Ball Head is a metal ball head that is exceptionally suitable for DSLR cameras. A standard 1/4-20 bolt gives easiness to mount camera on head, and a kip handle tightens and loosens the ball joint so you can precisely orient the camera. The ball head measures 2.25 In.

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MFG# Dl3100
Samy's Part# S-062333
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Designed to support light to medium weight cameras, the Dot Line Ball Head with 5/8 in. Receiver for Light Stand
is a handy accessory that can turn your light stand into a tripod. Made of aluminum and stainless steel, the ball can be rotated 180 degrees and has a 90-degree notch in its wall for...
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MFG# 2235
Samy's Part# S-071448
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The Ulanzi U-80L Side Cold Shoe Mount Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release is a compact ball head with an integrated rotating accessory shoe, ideal for adding a microphone, LED light, or other accessory for vlog- or webcam-based recording. This durable magnesium and aluminum head may be easily...
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MFG# U60
Samy's Part# S-073893
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The Ulanzi U-60 Dual Cold Shoe Ball Head
is designed to be mounted on a tripod or monopod and features a 360° rotatable base with a single knob for fast adjustment. Top and side shoe mounts allow for the attachment of photo and video accessories, and the top shoe mount can be removed for directly...
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MFG# DL0606
Samy's Part# S-062332
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The
Dot Line Medium Metal Ball Head has a single-locking lever that controls the movement of the ball, and the ball head can mount to a bracket, camera rig, or tabletop tripod via the female 1/4"-20 thread. Furthermore, small accessories like a microphone, a video light, or a small camera can...
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MFG# DL0613
Samy's Part# S-007077
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The DLC Ball Head features single lever control for rotation and tilt and secure position locking. The Ball head mounts to monopods or light stands via a 1/4-20 female tread on the bottom. Cameras and accessories mount to the top via the 1/4-20 male threaded post.
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MFG# K40XII
Samy's Part# S-062471
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The Sirui K-40II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-compatible...
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MFG# 509HD
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The Manfrotto 509HD Professional Video Head supports professional video camera systems weighing up to 29 lb (13.1 kg). A 4-step counterbalance mechanism ensures optimum balance and helps for quick setup. The tripod head features ergonomic adjustments, easy-link connectors and uses light-weight PVC...
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MFG# 870104
Samy's Part# S-052293
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The Arca-Swiss d4 Tripod Head with a FlipLock Lever Quick Release (Geared) is a symbiosis between a spherical head and a 3D tilt head. The head is very small, even compact and the levers that otherwise get in the way have been consigned to history. On a tripod, the D4 can be used like a normal...
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MFG# 405
Samy's Part# MANF405
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Speed and digital precision are paramount in the latest 405 Pro Digital Geared Tripod Head from Manfrotto. The 405 provides ideal support and fast, pinpoint positioning for professional medium format cameras with conventional or digital backs.

The 405 Pro Digital Geared Head was designed speci...
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MFG# GH2F
Samy's Part# S-073003
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This feature packed, sleek and slim gimbal head supports an impressive 14 pounds and is ideal for telephoto lenses and spotting scopes. The Benro GH2F Folding Gimbal Head with Arca-Type Quick Release Plate is also the perfect solution for high-quality, vertical video shooting for social media. And it folds up in a compact package for quick,
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MFG# GH1382QD
Samy's Part# S-040670
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The Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head is extremely balanced and versatile. It is engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking. GH1382QD is the medium sized head, designed for Series 0 and 1 Mountaineer tripods, and also fits between the...
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MFG# GH1382TQD
Samy's Part# S-040669
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The Gitzo Series 1 Traveler Center Ball Head is extremely balanced and versatile heads, engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking. GH1382TQD is the slimmest in the range, designed to fit between the folded legs of Series 0 and 1 Traveler...
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MFG# PH30
Samy's Part# S-059721
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The 9.8" tall 
Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head can tilt and rotate a camera and a large telephoto lens that weighs up to 55.1 lb with ease and smoothness, so it can track fast-moving subjects such as in sports or bird photography. Moreover, the head tilts from -60 to 150° and pans a full 360°,...
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MFG# BV6H
Samy's Part# S-042809
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The Benro BV6 Video Head is a lightweight video head with professional stepped controls ideal for camera setups up to 13.2 lb. The BV6H is equipped with operator side controls which are located on the left side of the head making it easy to adjust while operating the camera.

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MFG# GH2
Samy's Part# S-039517
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The Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head is ideal for long and heavy weight lens loaded cameras. The head is capable of holding up to 50 lb, stands 9.5" high, and weighs 3 lb. It features an Arca-type clamp and PL100 quick-release plate facilitates to quickly mount and remove your camera from the head....
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MFG# 229
Samy's Part# MANF229
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The Manfrotto 229 Super Pro Head is a finely machined head, designed for greater positioning precision with smooth, certain action. It features three built-in bubble levels for horizontal and vertical control, and the oversized handles have calibrated degree indicators viewed from the operator's

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MFG# 327RC2
Samy's Part# S-005245
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The Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Ball Tripod Head is constructed of magnesium, providing superior performance and durability, making it the best choice for advanced users with high-end and full frame cameras.

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MFG# 808RC4
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The Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Tripod Head with 410PL Quick Release Plate incorporates new elements while maintaining all the features you need in a 3-way Tripod Head. There are two balance springs in the vertical tilt (forward/backward) and horizontal tilt (left/right) movements. These springs enable...
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MFG# K30X
Samy's Part# S-042951
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MFG# K20X
Samy's Part# S-043188
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The Sirui K-20x Ball Head is manufactured with extreme precision and the utmost care. The high quality of the tripod heads is ensured by high-end CNC milling and a high quality surface finish. The KX series has a maximum tolerance of 0.01mm between the ball and the bearing. The K-20X works accurately...
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MFG# IB2
Samy's Part# S-039969
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BENRO BR Series single action Ball heads feature a snap-in quick release camera plate with dual locking system, a built-in bubble level, and they offer compact, light weight camera support. The Benro IB2 Triple Action Ball Head can hold up to 22 lb with seprate locking knob to control the movement...
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MFG# IB1
Samy's Part# S-039523
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B collection magnesium ball heads are for photographers requiring more control, higher-level features and functionality. These triple action ball heads have individual controls for pan lock, drag and ball lock. The Benro IB1 Triple Action Ball Head has the capacity to hold load of 17.6 lb. It is...
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MFG# L10
Samy's Part# S-039279
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For ultimate stability, nothing but a tripod will do. However, there are times when a tripod is not practical or allowed. A monopod offers excellent stability when working with long telephoto lenses and makes a difference in low-light situations. They're easy to carry, set up instantly and are...
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MFG# HD1A
Samy's Part# S-056977
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The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

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MFG# 618819
Samy's Part# S-075379
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The SLIK PBH-535AS Ball Head with 6507 Quick Release Plate is an Arca-type ball head that has a load capacity of 11 lb and can be attached to tripods or other support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount. A reducer bushing is provided, which allows this ball head to be attached to tripods or other

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MFG# JB01514
Samy's Part# S-054603
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The Joby BallHead 5K is a professional-grade ball head with independent pan and tilt functionality, Arca-Swiss system compatible quick release plate and capacity to support pro-level DSLRs and devices weighing up to 11 lbs (5 kg). The Joby Ballhead 5K features independent pan and tilt functionality...
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MFG# MH492BHUS
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For all amateur photographers looking for a small and reliable head to perfectly match their compact camera or to support the ideal accessory to enrich the shot the Manfrotto 492 Micro Ball Head is the head for taking it to the next level. Versatile, user-friendly, and made to last, this multi...
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MFG# JB01512
Samy's Part# S-054601
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Precision engineered Joby BallHead 1K featuring a bubble level, 1/4"-20 quick release clip and the strength to support mirrorless cameras and devices weighing up to 2.2 lbs. Mini ballhead features separate pan joint for precise positioning. At only 1.8 oz and with a height of 2.4", the BallHead...
MFG# DL0614
Samy's Part# S-010807
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The Dot Line Ball Head with Accessory Foot and Accessory Shoe is an adjustable flash shoe mount. The unit features a removable standard accessory shoe mounted to the ball head via a standard 1/4-20 thread. The head tilts 90 degree, rotates 360 degree and is secured with a single knob on the side....
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A very small ballhead with a 1/4" opening suitable for point and shoot cameras or to attach to a flash bracket for more precise flash placement. Ball diameter is 38mm.
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Regardless of what you're shooting, investing in quality tripod heads is key for professional-looking shots. While the tripod legs provide stability, it's the specialized heads like tripod ball heads or geared tripod heads that provide the exact angle for that perfect shot. Whether you're capturing long exposures or low-light shots, or need stability for sharper photos, a Manfrotto tripod head or one from our other other premium brands can make a massive difference.

Tripod heads are modular, attaching to most quality bases, with different styles like a fluid head for smooth video movements, or gimbal head for steadiness with heavy equipment. Manfrotto fluid head options offer exceptional quality, and geared tripod heads provide precise adjustments. Trusted brands like Manfrotto, Really Right Stuff, Benro, and others cover all your tripod head needs.

Investing in the right tripod head, be it a fluid head, tripod ball head, or gimbal head, can lead to improved results and a more satisfying shooting experience. These options ensure quality, flexibility, and adaptability in various scenarios, a worthwhile investment for photographers at all levels.

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What Are the Differences Between a Tripod Ball Head and a Geared Tripod Head?

A tripod ball head offers total flexibility and quick adjustments, while a geared tripod head allows for precise, incremental changes in camera positioning.

Can I Use Different Types of Tripod Heads on the Same Tripod Base?

YYes, most tripod heads are modular and can be attached to quality tripod bases, allowing flexibility in choosing the right head for your needs. The tripod heads attach to the legs with standardized fittings, with some exceptions with less expensive legs.

What Is the Best Tripod Head for Both Photo and Video?

The best tripod head for both photo and video would most likely be a fluid head, such as a Manfrotto fluid head. They provide smooth and controlled movements, ideal for video, while offering the stability and precision needed for photography. Some hybrid heads are also designed specifically to cater to both photo and video needs.

Can I Use a Tripod Ball Head for Videography?

A tripod ball head can be used for videography, but the freedom of motion can be difficult to control for video. For smoother motions, a fluid head is typically preferred. A tripod ball head may be suitable for static shots or simple pans.

Is a Gimbal Head Suitable for Portrait Photography?

While gimbal heads are primarily designed for heavy camera lenses and fast-moving subjects, they can be used for portrait photography when stability and precise positioning are required.

Are There Tripod Heads Specifically Designed for Smartphones?

Yes, there are tripod heads with adapters specifically designed to hold smartphones securely. These are great for mobile photography and videography, offering stability and adjustable positioning.

Can I Use My Tripod Head on a Monopod or Slider?

Many tripod heads can be used on monopods or sliders, but it's essential to check compatibility, especially considering weight capacities and mounting systems.

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