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

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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 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Fits well (12)
    • Improves tripod function (12)
    • Solid/sturdy (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video (11)
      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Travel (5)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

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      4.0

      Everything I dreamed it was.

      By Lee C.

      from Lexington, KY

      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:

        A lovely, solid piece of machined aluminum, with small set screws in a triangle around the center 3/8". Adapts my 501 back to a bowl beautifully. I'm only giving it four stars because the screw for the handle is about an inch longer than it needs to be.

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        5.0

        A must have

        By Popcornbrain

        from Mexico City

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

        I like flat based heads because of the flexibility, you can easily use them on sliders or minijibs, while half bowl heads are nice for fast precise adjustment without touching the legs or columns. With this accessory I get the best of both worlds.

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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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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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