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Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head

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The UltraMount Universal Ball Head is a double jointed arm with a 1/4"-20 socket at its base, and a mini ballhead with a 1/4"-20 screw at the top.

Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head
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    PedcoUltraMount Universal Ball Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Durable (10)
    • Reliable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Macro photography (6)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Studio (5)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Semi-professional (6), Professional (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      As handy a bit of gear as you could want

      I got this to help control the position of my flash as well as have my Canon 430EX II Flash reach the end of my Sigma 180mm Macro Lens when mounted on my Strobofram Stroboflip...Read complete review

      I got this to help control the position of my flash as well as have my Canon 430EX II Flash reach the end of my Sigma 180mm Macro Lens when mounted on my Strobofram Stroboflip Flash Bracket.

      This gives mount gives two points of adjustment, a mini-ball adjustment on top and a tilt adjustment at the base of the mount. With a Giottos MH-1001 head mounted to the top of this mount I can position my flash in just the right position for the coverage and lighting effect I want...

      ONE CON: it can take a bit of practice to become accustom to both points of adjustment being controlled by one center knob. But eventually you notice the bottom requires more turns to fully loosen which allows just a slight turn or so to move only the mini-ball at the top. This is a MINOR thing and just needs some practice...

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Limited Usefulness

      It's made mostly of plastic and is not suitable for anything more than a lightweight point-and-shoot camera. The catalog product description exaggerates its quality and usefulness.

      It's made mostly of plastic and is not suitable for anything more than a lightweight point-and-shoot camera. The catalog product description exaggerates its quality and usefulness.

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      5.0

      superb

      By quantumrider

      from New York, NY

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

            got more than 6 of these, they are super useful and lock tight

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Does the job

            By Her Husband

            from Belpre, OH

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                A very affordable solution to give direction control to lightweight items.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great design, robust construction

                By Masters skier

                from Montreal Canada

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mounting Photointerruptor

                  Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                  This product was purchased in order to mount a custom made sport timing light beam on a wooden stake sunk into the hardpack snow of a ski slope. In this application, we need to allign two such electro-optical devices aimed at each other and seperated by over 25 feet. As we will be working in the winter cold and we need to achieve an alignment within a few degrees, the Pedco Ball Head is perfect with its easy to grab handle and its generously sized ball and socket clamp design. And the price beats most camera mini-tripods having a much harder to achieve adjustment.

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                  5.0

                  Does the job!

                  By JohnnyB

                  from Minnetrista, MN

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                    I attach a couple of these in series to give me all the 'degrees of freedom' which equates to an extension complete with camera angles!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic!

                    By Zane

                    from Rome, GA

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                        I was weary about getting this at first because it was so inexpensive, but it's been great! It's sturdy and easy to use. I'll probably be buying another one of these around for various projects.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great Device at a great price

                        By npn

                        from La Crescenta

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                          For the price this is worth it. Why spend 200.00 for a ball head is this can work

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          FOR THE PRICE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT

                          By PLOT

                          from NYC,NY

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                              USE IT ON MY DSLR AND IT LOCKS UP PRETTY DECENTLY.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Tough little mount

                              By Joe

                              from Winfield, Pennsylvania

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                  Very happy with this device.
                                  It's larger than the mount on the original Ultrapod, which I have used for years.
                                  The 3-spoke tightening nut allows you to apply plenty of clamping force on the ball, without making it difficult to release later. The round knob on the original Ultrapod can be hard to loosen because of its size and shape.
                                  I'm using this mostly for my GoPro POV camera for some creative camera angles for action shots. So far so good!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Cheap, efficient

                                  By TJ

                                  from Tennessee

                                  About Me Professional

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                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Plastic camera platform

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                  I needed a cheap ball head for a light weight monopod, and this fills that need nicely. The camera platform isn't padded, but a 30 cent rubber washer solved that problem.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Light weight head

                                  By WCoyote

                                  from Claxton TN

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                    Small light weight head. Ball mount on one end, faceted joint on the other. Thumb wheel tightens both. Works well with Joby or similar tripods.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Just as avertised

                                    By Hunter

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                      I purchased this mount to use as a swivel mount on a set of Primos Trigger Sticks to mount a Nikon spotting scope. Works well, however the base screw depth is somewhat shallow, but we think we can add a nylon bushing or two and it should would work just fine. I wish that the manufacturer would have listed a weight limit.

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                                      1.0

                                      Limited Usefulness

                                      By Photo Enthusiast

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

                                      Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                      It's made mostly of plastic and is not suitable for anything more than a lightweight point-and-shoot camera. The catalog product description exaggerates its quality and usefulness.

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                                      • No

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Excellent

                                      By robert e

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Inexpensive
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable
                                      • simple
                                      • Small

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Field recording
                                        • Macro Photography
                                        • Studio
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                        I was a little skeptical of the reviews, but the price was right. It turns out the reviews were right: the UltraMount is one of those simple, unassuming designs that approach elegance.

                                        The bottom joint is single-axis and notched for rigidity. The top is a ball in a clamp. There's only one knob. Tighten it to set the bottom joint, tighten another turn or so to lock the ball. Simple and quick.

                                        A good complement to a medium or large Gorillapod, adding quicker and easier mounting and extra versatility, with little weight or bulk. I use this combo with a Zoom H4n recorder, which lets me put it anywhere and set it to an easy-to-read angle, and helps isolate it from vibrations.

                                        Might also work well with a shoe adapter to mount speedlights, and as a monopod head.

                                        I plan to get more.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Articulating Mount

                                        By Metal Bird Media

                                        from Minnesota

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Studio

                                          Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                          This is exactly what I was searching for! Actually took me quite a bit to find it tho... and at a great price compared to the alternatives I was finding!
                                          I was looking for a short articulating arm for my DSLR video rig to mount an external monitor to, on that in a way I could adjust quickly with a single hand that same way you can the monitor on a camcorder. Essentially a friction lock ball head with cold shoe mount ... and that is what this is and does! Happy I found it and couldn't ask for anything better for my use. I had to order two right away. Only had it a couple weeks so I cant report on its durability and longevity, but it seems well built.

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                                          4.0

                                          Does the Job

                                          By Hunter

                                          from Birmingham, AL

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography

                                            Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                            Great price, lightweight, works well.

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                                            5.0

                                            A Double-Jointed Head

                                            By Phil

                                            from Mountain View, CA

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Home
                                              • Landscape Photography
                                              • Macro Photography
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                              I added this to a heavy duty video tripod so I could use it with my Canon EOS 10D in a vertical position. (which the video tripod head does not do).
                                              It also goes on my unipod as a very flexible ball head.
                                              A third application is the ball head on Gorillapod.
                                              I recommend this product!

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                                              5.0

                                              Keep One or More in Your Bag

                                              By TPG

                                              from St. Louis, MO

                                              About Me Semi-Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Portraits
                                                • Studio

                                                Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                                This is great for mounting small flash units to a grip be able to get almost any angle of bounce, or to mount a camera at a specific angle if you don't have a ball head.

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                                                5.0

                                                excellent, handy, and made in USA!

                                                By Trevor

                                                from Adamant, VT

                                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Traveling

                                                  Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                                  A product this small and reasonably priced could easily end up being poorly designed or made-- but this one isn't- it's well thought out and well made. The base has a brass thread; the adjustment knob fits well and adjusts easily, and it holds well the moment it is snugged up. If you need a small adjustable camera base, this is a real find. Price is very reasonable, and it's great to buy/support something made in the USA.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Unique product...

                                                  By tonk11

                                                  from Bay Area, CA

                                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Macro Photography
                                                    • Portraits
                                                    • Studio

                                                    Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                                    There's nothing else quite like it, that I've seen. Though plastic/polycarbonate, it seems very strong and durable. I'm using it on a lightweight tripod (stand) to hold extra off camera flashes or with a clamp to hold reflectors etc. A million possible uses...

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                                                    5.0

                                                    A product that works

                                                    By Jim

                                                    from Harrisburg PA

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Fits Well

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Pedco UltraMount Universal Ball Head:

                                                        I'm blown away buy this product, I'm still finding uses for it. To be honest, I was brutal on the first one, overtighting the knob,dropped it and I couldn't destroy it. I purchased it to mount a speedlight to a lightstand, but I found you can turn it upside down, mount a small camera to it,I even used it in a clamp to mount a flag. No it's not a metal ball head and it won't hold hold your large format camera,but they are tough.

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