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Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform

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The Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint head is an extremely versatile camera support for compact and 35mm cameras, and was designed to be used in conjunction with the Super Clamp system. The head comes with the standard stud connection used for the Super Clamp system, and the camera platform comes supplied with a 1/4-20" screw.

Load Capacity 11 lb (5.0 kg)
Height 5.71" (14.5 cm)
Weight 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform
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    Manfrotto155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform
     
    4.8

    (based on 38 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Reliable (18)
    • Consistent (12)
    • Durable (10)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Photography (14)
    • Artificial lighting (9)
    • Portraits (6)
    • Strobe lighting (6)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (11), Pro photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for creative shooting!

    This works great. I had my Canon XSi mounted to my mountain bike. I mounted onto the handlebar and even low onto the suspension fork. I was apprehensive because I didn't want to...Read complete review

    This works great. I had my Canon XSi mounted to my mountain bike. I mounted onto the handlebar and even low onto the suspension fork. I was apprehensive because I didn't want to damage my camera incase it came loose. It was rock solid the entire time. I never did any aggressive trail riding and after each series of shots I would alway check to make sure everything was tight. Only twice one of the bolts loosened slightly and the mount still held the camera up. I did find the long handle to interfere with some of the setups I tried. I liked the length because it provided more leverage to make sure it was tight. However, I wouldn't mind if it was slightly shorter so it wouldn't hit the camera platform. You can work around it, but you'd be compromising the kind of shot you're looking for. I'm planning on getting an extension rod so that I can get a wider shot from the bike.

    I also used this on another shoot where I used this clamp to mount it onto an 8 foot ladder so that I could shoot from a high angle. I'm just starting to discover the uses for this and I can't wait to try some more creative uses for it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works as advertised, except for sticker

    Works as advertised, but after 2 days in my camera bag the padded sticker (for buffer between mount & camera) fell off and stuck to my flash. Now I have sticker...Read complete review

    Works as advertised, but after 2 days in my camera bag the padded sticker (for buffer between mount & camera) fell off and stuck to my flash. Now I have sticker residue on my flash, and can't trust that it'll stay on without having to glue it in place. Not well thought out... Only other complaint is that this combo is very heavy. Carrying this with a superclamp is not much of an advantage over simply carrying a tripod.

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    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Mike

    from Mississauga, Ontario

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artificial Lighting
      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Strobe Lighting
      • Weddings

      Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

      Sturdy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Universal

      By PhotoJim

      from Newnan, GA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Weddings

          Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

          Capable of moving in any direction
          Strong
          Adjustable and versatile

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this item again.

          By WJDorsten

          from Franklin, TN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

            Easy to use and is solid when tightened down. Holds a 5D III with a 24-70 lense with no problem.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By Paul

            from Scottsdale, AZ

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artificial Lighting
              • Photography

              Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

              Sturdy build, works great and does not move out of position once setup.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              handy

              By bailey

              from TN

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

              versatile positioning device

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              3.0

              Works as advertised, except for sticker

              By jwalsh151

              from Greenville, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Falls Apart
              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                Works as advertised, but after 2 days in my camera bag the padded sticker (for buffer between mount & camera) fell off and stuck to my flash. Now I have sticker residue on my flash, and can't trust that it'll stay on without having to glue it in place. Not well thought out... Only other complaint is that this combo is very heavy. Carrying this with a superclamp is not much of an advantage over simply carrying a tripod.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Well built, but bigger than expected

                By Tundracamper

                from Southeast, US

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                  As noted in the other reivews, this unit was bigger than I expected. Still, well built and sturdy.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  High quality

                  By Lindy

                  from Los Anageles

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                    Functioned as anticipated. High quality. Don't settle for less: This an excelled piece of equipment at a reasonable price for what you get.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great mount for gopro

                    By Mark

                    from West Virginia

                    Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                    Very good I use it with my gopro camera

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                    5.0

                    works grest

                    By e

                    from pueblo co

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                    Just as described

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                    5.0

                    I waited way too long to get this!!!!!

                    By burnmasterg

                    from Modesto, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                      Super easy and versatile. I can't believe I waited so long to get one of these. First time using it with the Super Clamp for some overheads paid it off completely. Got a remote to fire it from a distance and ended up being able to control it from over 500 feet away. Can't wait to get more accessories for this awesome clamp and platform system.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tough enough to survive college!

                      By Nemimi

                      from Emeryville, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Monitor Stand

                        Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                        We bought this for one of our first courses at our art school. If a piece of gear can survive new students it can survive anything.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Heavy Duty

                        By disabledveterangoarmy

                        from Frisco City, Alabama

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting
                          • Weddings

                          Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                          Heavy Duty

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Works great

                          By Ken

                          from Colorado

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                              I use mine to support a Marshall 7" monitor on my tripod. It is smaller, lighter, and works better than the articulating arms i was using before.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Easy, portable solution

                              By Robinson Crusoe

                              from Melbourne, FL

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography

                                Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                Used with T2i, 430ex2 and 15-85(or 10-22 as my heaviest lenses). Sturdy and reliable.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Love This

                                By RL

                                from Philly, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Artificial Lighting
                                  • Camera
                                  • Videography

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                  Another solid platform, many uses if you know what you are trying to accom

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Will make a second purchase

                                  By Ernie

                                  from Brentwood CA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artificial Lighting
                                    • Photography
                                    • Strobe Lighting

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                    This product is very versatile along with the heavy duty clamp... possibilities are endless. Will make a second purchase

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Essential

                                    By The Roeder

                                    from Santa Rosa CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artificial Lighting
                                      • Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Strobe Lighting
                                      • Weddings

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                      This ball head mount is well made, easy to adjust and rock solid. Combined with a Super Clamp and you can make most any stationary object into a camera platform.

                                      Bonus: can also be used as a speedlight/umbrella mount.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Heavy Duty, Professional Grade

                                      By SeaDog Publications

                                      from Belfair, WA

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Heavy Duty
                                      • Professional quality

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Studio and Table Photo

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                      Very well made and performs exactly as advertised

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      A must have for every camera kit.

                                      By Mike Weber

                                      from St. Petersburg, FL

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 155 Double Ball Joint Head with Camera Platform:

                                          We have several of these for time lapse camera installations at construction sites. Matched with the Super Clamp you get a rock solid camera platform that can be attached in any number of places. The ball swivel gives you infinite opportunity to level the shot.

                                          If you're out in the field shooting with still or video cameras you need this.

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                                          • No

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