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Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead

You Pay: $29.95
Product Highlights
  • Made Entirely From Anodized Aluminium
  • Small, Stable and Flexible--Just 3 Oz
  • Adapter W/1/4" Camera Screw & Hot Shoe

This CB2.7 Mini Ballhead from Cullman is the smallest of the CB ballheads, weighing just 3 oz (85 g) with construction of anodized aluminum that provides stability and flexibility--it can support up to 2.2 lbs (1 kg). The adapter with 1/4" camera screw and hot shoe combination gives you unique opportunities--you can fit a compact camera using the camera screw, or a flash or microphone using the hot shoe.

Made entirely from anodized aluminum
Small, stable and flexible
Adapter plate with 1/4" camera screw and hot shoe
Made in Germany
Load Capacity 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"
Height 2.08" (53mm)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 3 oz (85 g)

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CullmannCB2.7 Mini Ballhead
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches firmly (11)
  • Large range of motion (9)
  • Stable (9)
  • Strong clamp (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (7)
    • Travel (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Weddings (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best inexpensive ballhead

    This is by far the best ballhead for small desktop or travel tripods. It's very heavy-duty, with beautifully machined and anodized metal parts and a rubberized locking screwhead. The diameter of the ballhead...Read complete review

    This is by far the best ballhead for small desktop or travel tripods. It's very heavy-duty, with beautifully machined and anodized metal parts and a rubberized locking screwhead. The diameter of the ballhead is perfect for the small tripods you might toss in a bag. The camera attachment can be reversed if you need to use a remote flash unit on a tripod. This ballhead is also sold together with the small Magnesit Helicopter tripod, and is better than ANY other small competing unit, including the Giottos ballheads for small tripods. The picture of the unit has one flaw - none of these have a knurled tripod mounting wheel (it is has flat sides).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I'm Striking Out!

    This is my second Cullmann Ballhead. The first being the MB Magnesit 8.5 that was advertised as being supplied with a clamp compatible with Arca-Swiss type QR plates. It does not and will not...Read complete review

    This is my second Cullmann Ballhead. The first being the MB Magnesit 8.5 that was advertised as being supplied with a clamp compatible with Arca-Swiss type QR plates. It does not and will not accept that type of quick release plate...Period! I had to buy a replacement clamp from Hejnar Photo to make my Magnesit 8.5 usable with all my Acra-Swiss style camera and lens plates.
    Now for starters, the Cullmann CB 2.7 is shown in photos with the wording "Made in Germany" yet the package it is wrapped and shipped in states that this CB 2.7 is MADE IN CHINA! False advertising! Secondly I found the threaded stud to protrude proud of the spin-on coldshoe and subsequently touches the contact pins on the bottom of the Cannon 600EX-RT Speedlites. After a trip to the bench grinder and some thread dressing with a die, it's only now, good to go.
    I so wanted to 4 or 5 star this mini ballhead but considering what I paid for this Chinese BMW and the needed alterations...1 Star!

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    5.0

    Quality Ballhead

    By DC

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

      This Ballhead is not only compact but very sturdy. I use this to connect a screen to my Glidecam HD4000. I highly recommend this product!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic small head

      By Suco

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

        Really, this is a very well built small head. I use it for my gopros or to put my led lights on stands when I do video interviews with small equipment. This is rock solid.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By atmi

        from New Mexico

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

            Works very well and is made of all metal.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            It's great!

            By J.R

            from Miami

            Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

            I use it for my on camera monitor and it's been great. It's small, sturdy and unintrusive.

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            5.0

            Great Ballhead

            By Luis

            from New York, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Glidecam
              • Monitors
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

              I use it on my Glidecam HD4000 to attach my Small HD monitor on in and it works perfectly. Get it

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              I'm Striking Out!

              By North of 49th

              from Fraser Valley British Columbia

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • As Noted

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                This is my second Cullmann Ballhead. The first being the MB Magnesit 8.5 that was advertised as being supplied with a clamp compatible with Arca-Swiss type QR plates. It does not and will not accept that type of quick release plate...Period! I had to buy a replacement clamp from Hejnar Photo to make my Magnesit 8.5 usable with all my Acra-Swiss style camera and lens plates.
                Now for starters, the Cullmann CB 2.7 is shown in photos with the wording "Made in Germany" yet the package it is wrapped and shipped in states that this CB 2.7 is MADE IN CHINA! False advertising! Secondly I found the threaded stud to protrude proud of the spin-on coldshoe and subsequently touches the contact pins on the bottom of the Cannon 600EX-RT Speedlites. After a trip to the bench grinder and some thread dressing with a die, it's only now, good to go.
                I so wanted to 4 or 5 star this mini ballhead but considering what I paid for this Chinese BMW and the needed alterations...1 Star!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Mini Ballhead by Cullmann

                By Mr. PIBB

                from Monroe, Louisiana

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                  Awesome little piece of metal. It worked perfectly for mounting my SmallHD monitor to my GlideCam.
                  Thanks B&H for great service!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  its a light ballhead and strong

                  By JC

                  from Chantilly, VA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                    I use it to hold my 5.6" LCD it does a good job. It's light and firm. I'm happy.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best inexpensive ballhead

                    By JML

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                      This is by far the best ballhead for small desktop or travel tripods. It's very heavy-duty, with beautifully machined and anodized metal parts and a rubberized locking screwhead. The diameter of the ballhead is perfect for the small tripods you might toss in a bag. The camera attachment can be reversed if you need to use a remote flash unit on a tripod. This ballhead is also sold together with the small Magnesit Helicopter tripod, and is better than ANY other small competing unit, including the Giottos ballheads for small tripods. The picture of the unit has one flaw - none of these have a knurled tripod mounting wheel (it is has flat sides).

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Tiny Package, Packs a Punch!

                      By Danno Watts

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Video

                        Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                        Bought this product to attached a monitor to my glidecam and i really love the build quality. really awesome that it can also be used to hold a hotshoe item as well. the price was amazing from B&H, the shipping was really quick.

                        I couldn't be happier!!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Beautifully made.

                        By CoLab

                        from New Zealand

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                          I now have 6 to these and they are perfect for mounting flash units onto.
                          Full directional movement, and well made.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Small but sturdy.

                          By Mo from Long Island

                          from Long Island, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Travel
                            • Video

                            Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                            Great little tripod head. Perfect with my Joby gorilla pod.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great little ballhead

                            By Photographer D

                            from Columbia, Tennessee

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                              After getting a little Midi slave flash I wanted a small ball head for mounting it. A B & H newsletter featured this little Cullman head for what seemed to be a good price. It works great with the little Midi slave. I was disappointed that I could not mount my Canon flash in the shoe on the head, but by putting the foot on the flash and then mounting it, it works just fine. Therefore I gave the head five stars.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Fine Little Ball Head for the Price

                              By Andre in Arlington

                              from Arlington, Tx

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good price
                              • Small
                              • Sturdy

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Cullmann CB2.7 Mini Ballhead:

                                  I'm using this ball head on a GorillaPod Focus. It's a good size little ball head for that application. I've only had it a week or so. It supports a Nikon D80 with a Tamron 18-270 Zoom pretty good. It will support a Speedlight very well. It has that cold shoe feature which is convenient. I like it.

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