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Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)

You Pay: $44.97

The Sunpak Medium Ballhead is for use with most 35mm, digital & light medium format cameras.  It features a large padded camera stage for stability, and an easy to grip locking hinge which loosens both the ball sphere and the panning base in one touch.

Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Height 3.2" (8.1cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 8.1 oz (230g)
Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)
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    SunpakMedium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)
     
    4.5

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (23)
    • Stable (23)
    • Large range of motion (14)
    • Strong clamp (12)
    • Improves tripod function (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (11)
      • Portraits (11)
      • Stabilization (11)
      • Long exposures (10)
      • Photography (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (20), Enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Light on weight, Heavy on load

      I got this ballhead as a kit for Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom.
      This is the cheapest among other ballheads with similar capacity in the market.
      So far it holds my setup Pentax...Read complete review

      I got this ballhead as a kit for Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom.
      This is the cheapest among other ballheads with similar capacity in the market.
      So far it holds my setup Pentax K20D + FA*80-200/2.8 zoom and AF540-FGZ flash.

      This is a very light ballhead that match with the Joby Gorillapod so well.
      Since it's a small ballhead, it only uses the 1/4" screwmount like the ones we usually find under our cameras.

      I don't know how long the twist lock will last.
      So far so good but I only had it for a couple weeks. To secure your ballhead you need to really tighten the lock all the way to avoid creeping.

      I wish it has a panning lock separately so I don't have to hold the camera with my hand and re-adjust it when I need to pan with the ballhead.
      It's because the only lock is the twist lock as seen on the picture. If you want to pan, you need to loosen the twist lock to the left a little bit but that also actually loosen the ball head. So you need to hold your camera with your hand from falling.

      Btw, there is no quick release for this ballhead.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not bad for the price

      Not bad for the price....I bought this with a package with the medium size Gorillapod.

      I figure the head will outlast the gorillapod; and for a compact, inexpensive ballhead...Read complete review

      Not bad for the price....I bought this with a package with the medium size Gorillapod.

      I figure the head will outlast the gorillapod; and for a compact, inexpensive ballhead its pretty decent. I'd like to have a quick release plate, but it would make it bigger, heavier and more expensive. For a small compact camera and situations where speed is not an issue, this is fine.

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      5.0

      Good design, holds well

      By Jim in CNY

      from Central New York

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Metal
      • SImple to use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

        Other small and medium ball heads I've had would never get tight enough because they used a screw and cam that pushed up on the ball from underneath. This Sunpak is probably a better design because its two halves squeeze together like a clamp around the ball, which also seems to give the screw a good mechanical advantage. It holds fairly well. I bought it for a monopod but might use it as a replacement head on a medium sized portable tripod. I shoot still not video so don't need XYZ adjustments, just an easy to set ball.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Sunpak medium ballhead

        By Lucky Lindy

        from Maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

          This ballhead fits on a tripod or monopod. I use it on a monopod for stabilizing my binoculars. It does not fit SLR cameras. That use requires the compact ballhead.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid and Functional

          By StarGazer

          from Colorado Springs, CO

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

              I'm using this Sunpak ballhead for barndoor astrophotography. Its just the right size and strength for my Canon T3 and 28-135mm lens.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just Right

              By Old Baldy

              from Virginia Beach, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Perfect for small tripod

              Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

              Bought this ballhead to put on a small Gorilla tripod I received as a gift. Strong enough to easily hold my Nikon DSLR with the standard zoom lenses. The "one lever" operation is perfect with a small tripod. When the head is flipped to 90 degrees, the Gorillla and head fit easily in my camera bag.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Exactly as expected

              By ERP Pics

              from San Juan, PR

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                Added to monopod to mount my Canon 40D and 70-200 lens; works great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Satisfied Consumer

                By UPSman

                from White Lake, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                  Suits my purposes at this time.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Works great for me.

                  By Robert

                  from Paducah, KY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp
                  • Well Made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action

                    Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                    I used this to mount a digital camcorder for recording practice sets for competition waterskiing. It adjusts and holds the camera exactly how I want it and stays where you set it. Great product for the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Nice accessory for the Gorillapod

                    By stonecutter

                    from Israel

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Extremely flexible
                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Night Shots
                    • Video

                    Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                    Allows for full use of Gorillapod

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    quick tripod use

                    By Boston Bill

                    from Boston

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                      Should have purchased one of these long ago. This ballhead makes setup a snap; less than a minute to set up tripod mount camera and frame. This inexpensive unit holds my d40 quickly and securely. A real value for the buck.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fits GorillaPod SLR Zoom Perfectly

                      By Onlyjus

                      from Morgantown, WV

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                          I bought this specifically for my GorillaPod, to provide a couple more degrees of freedom. Has enough bite to hold my Nikon D3000 and a 18-55mm lens, I haven't tried a zoom lens yet.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Sturdy, Strong, takes strong hands

                          By Billy Billions

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                            I bought this as a replacement for my Sunpack monopod, and it works great. The only issue I have with it is that the adjustment lever is very tough to move, sometimes it makes me question my own strength!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            This product is all pros no cons!!

                            By The doc.

                            from Thief River Falls Mn

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                            The medium ballhead is a great product. It locks firm with just a quick flick of the lever.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            great attachment

                            By Photos by Julianna

                            from norwood,ma

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                            attaches well to the gorillapod

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Adds new dimension to Gorilla Pod

                            By sBqOuMaBd

                            from Spokane Washington

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                              Love how this just screws on and instead of being required to take a veritcal picture or a landscape due to the gorilla pod setup, you add a new dimension of being able to rotate the camera into the exact position you want.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good value

                              By BrianLR

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • With GorillaPod

                                Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                Inexpensive and good value

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                                4.0

                                Gr8!

                                By Oti

                                from San Jose, ca

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                  It allows the camcorder to move in every direction, with a little push and tug. I am a C6/C7-POOR HAND MOVEMENT- SCI disabled person...and I have not invested in other products due to my budget, SSI. Comparisons are therefore not what I'm talking about.

                                  In general I try to not have it fixed too hard or else my fragile atrophied hands cannot adjust it.

                                  Great Price! Thanks!

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                                  5.0

                                  Works well

                                  By Necole

                                  from Temecula, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Large Range of Motion
                                  • Strong Clamp

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                    I used this with the Gorilla tripod and my D90 and it worked great.

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                                    3.0

                                    Not bad for the price

                                    By jeff

                                    from E.B., NJ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                        Not bad for the price....I bought this with a package with the medium size Gorillapod.

                                        I figure the head will outlast the gorillapod; and for a compact, inexpensive ballhead its pretty decent. I'd like to have a quick release plate, but it would make it bigger, heavier and more expensive. For a small compact camera and situations where speed is not an issue, this is fine.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this product

                                        By Matt the Astronomer

                                        from Milwaukee, WI

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Firmly
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Large Range of Motion
                                        • Strong Clamp

                                        Cons

                                        • Heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots

                                        Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                        I use the product for the barn door tracker that I made. (astrophotography device). It does everything I wanted it to do and more.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good quality

                                        By Shutterbug

                                        from Iowa

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attaches Firmly
                                        • Large Range of Motion

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Sunpak Medium Ballhead - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg):

                                          Heavier duty, feels strong

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