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Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform

You Pay: $37.49

When you need to clamp onto a support at odd angles, the Double Ball Joint Head provides the solution.
Twin swiveling 5/8" spigots and single lever lock. Height: 5.7" (14.5 cm) without camera mount plate.

Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform
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    Manfrotto155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large range of motion (9)
    • Stable (9)
    • Attaches firmly (8)
    • Strong clamp (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (5)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Travel (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Must have item

      By Black River

      from Interlochen, MI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

      Awesome for softboxes, or any other lighting need. Can hit any angle with ease and locks securely.

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      5.0

      Very stable

      By Stanley

      from Pittsburgh Pa.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

        I use this product added to one additional double joint. It gives me full and complete range to adjust my camera. It is very stable and once tightened does not move at all. I have used various other articulated arms but this is locks and the most stable I have used. Great product.

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        5.0

        Good studio accessory

        By Rusty

        from Dallas Fort Worth Texas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

          I have a pile of these in use. If you want to hand a second backdrop pole from a single light stand, this gizmo, inserted into a Manfrotto 035 Super Clamp without Stud and turned 90 degrees will give you a dual top light stand.

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          5.0

          Flexible and sturdy

          By André

          from Québec, QC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

            It does exactly what it's designed for. It increase the possibility of angle to what you have attached it to. In my case, I attach umbrella adapter or a Four square to it so I have lots of flexibility for the angle I shoot the light to my model.

            This item seems indestructible. Very nice.

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            5.0

            Versatile joint

            By Casephoto.ca

            from Montreal, QC.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Multi-use

            Cons

            • Low Max Weight Capacity
            • Two male ends
            • Unweildy if left unlocked

            Best Uses

            • Studio

            Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

            I am using this as a top end connector on a Boom to allow easy changes in orientation of the strobe & modifier combo when used overhead.

            I am Locking down the joints only slightly past the friction point, this allows me to easily change the angles and have it stay that way without having to unlock/relock anything.

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            4.0

            Incredibly flexible

            By DNoceti

            from Turlock CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls

            Best Uses

            • Portraits
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

            This takes a little while to get used to since you now have two points of articulation and they're both ball joints. In essence, you have to support the weight of the light modifier as you articulate it. Possible improvements would be to have one end equipped with a mount and maybe keep the bottom joint fixed in place, but that would limit its range a bit. I've attached a regular head on top of this. With that much extra height from the bottom joint to the soft box it now allows me to more easily table top my larger softbox while on location.

            Oh, and this is super sturdy once you crank down on it.

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            5.0

            Must have!

            By Sunil

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

              I bought this to attach my modified 3 flash mount, and then use it with the Manfrotto super clamp. This is an awesome set up! I have been using this set up at my sons indoor baskeball games, to attach to handrailing on the bleachers. Extremely well built - how could it not be - it's Manfrotto ;) Get this along with a super clamp. A must have in you gear bag!

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              5.0

              Position - Tighten - Stays in Position

              By CWM

              from Nashville, TN

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

                I hang my studio light from an overhead system and this has been an irreplaceable tool to allow the positioning of light units. Love the flat part of the stud so when you tighten down on the flat part your instruments don't slowly slide out of place

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                5.0

                Sturdy and well built!

                By KylesTR

                from Corncord, CA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Exposures
                  • Photography

                  Comments about Manfrotto 155BKL Double Ball Joint without Camera Platform:

                  I use this with suction cups and superclamps for camera rigging. Sturdy clamp!

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