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Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods

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  • Replaces #3141BALL

The Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods is designed to facilitate quick leveling of 100mm bowl tripods such as the 3141, 3190, 3191, 3192 & 3193 tripods. It can also be used with the Gitzo G-1424 100mm Bowl Interface Adapter to provide an economical and low profile leveling base with any of the Gitzo Series 4 & 5 "systematic" tripods (which feature an interchangeable top plate that accepts rapid or geared center columns as well as leveling bases).

Replaces part number 3141BALL.

Weight 1.13 lbs (0.52kg)
Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods
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    Manfrotto500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Fits well (11)
    • Improves tripod function (11)
    • Solid/sturdy (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (10)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

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      5.0

      This Completes my Tripod

      By ProWerks Media Group

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

        I was given a 3193 Manfrotto tripod legs a couple years ago. It was missing all the parts I needed to mount the camera to it. I was amazed B&H had all the parts I needed to complete my tripod set. The Ball Leveler is the perfect fit, I was able to mount the Moanfrotto head I also purchased.

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        5.0

        Solid Bowl Leveler

        By nycdp

        from ny, ny

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

          Great bowl leveler that I use with RED Cameras. No complaints.

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          5.0

          Works As Expected

          By timbo762

          from Lake Havasu, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

            What's to say. Item works as intended and is typical Manfrotto quality.

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            5.0

            Does the job WELL

            By Mr Video

            from Omaha

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

              another great product from Manfrotto, keep up the good work.
              Kevin

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              5.0

              Works great for other tripods too

              By Jim

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well
              • Improves Tripod Function
              • Solid/Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Video

                Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                I got a good deal on some used tripod legs on an auction site, and needed an adapter to mount a used fluid head on it. Works great, fit perfectly! It's also a lot less expensive than other ball head adapters out there, which helps.

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                5.0

                Ball Adaptor is a Big Help

                By Blaine

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                  Even though I'm using a Manfroto 501 head (flat base) on a set of Cartoni legs, the adaptor works like a charm. No more fussing with the length of the individual legs to affect the level - one qucik twist-level-countertwist operation and I'm ready to shoot. The time savings really add up. ...and you look more professional. Since it screws on to the base of the head, you can change the product out to different heads and legs or remove it completely in a snap should you need a flat base.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Ball Leveler

                  By Robert NYC

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                  This item works perfectly with my Manfrotto tripod and Manfrotto hi-hat. The grip allows for a tight twist, locking the leveler into position. It is exactly what I was looking for.

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                  5.0

                  Good value

                  By Zan

                  from Middle Earth

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                    If you're on a budget and want to buy good tripod legs but can't quite afford an expensive pro fluid head yet (almost all are half-bowl mount), this adapter will let you mount a less expensive flat-base head like the 501/503 series on good sticks till you're ready to move up. Getting the camera or camcorder and head level with a bowl-mount tripod is so much easier than adjusting leg lengths, once you get one, you'll wonder why you wasted time with a flat mount model.

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                    5.0

                    Great way to convert a bowl tripod.

                    By DPM

                    from Silver City, NM

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                      Now I can utilize my gear head without carrying multiple tripods. Having the ability to do a final level without moving the legs is great.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Product!

                      By Bowm

                      from Monterey Park, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function
                      • Solid/Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                        This ball leveler is very easy to use and safe. It fits completely well and it was easy. It really improves Tripod function. It's light and portable to me. I love the design. Very good product.

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                        5.0

                        Very good product.

                        By Coutinho

                        from Revere - Boston

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                            I use in my 3141 tripod.
                            You don't need to open the tripod legs to level.

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                            5.0

                            Solid Product

                            By Nick Jenkins

                            from Missoula, MT

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                                I bought this separate from the tripod (a used Bogen 3192) and it works great. Smooth, sturdy and sleek. I love it.

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                                5.0

                                500 Ball Adapter

                                By Nato

                                from Sacramento, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                                Solid product.

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                                5.0

                                Great

                                By djwood

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video Production

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 500BALL 100mm Half Ball Leveler w/3/8" Screw for 100mm Bowl Tripods:

                                  I used this to connect a 501 head to 515 legs. I like that when using this you do not have to level the pod by adjusting the legs. You can just swivel this into place.

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