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Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts

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Product Highlights

  • 2 lb Load Capacity
  • Mounts Monitors and Lights to DSLR
  • 90º Vertical Articulation
  • Single Adjustment Knob
  • Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts
  • 1/4"-20 Screws On Top & Bottom
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The Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts can mount directly to a camcorder or camera's shoe mount or rig, and allows for the attachment of a full array of video accessories. Specifically meant to attach monitors or small lights to your camcorder or camera while shooting video, this ball head has a single locking knob for fast and safe operation, and is easily removable.

This head features removable shoe mounts at both ends to each reveal 1/4"-20 screws, making this a truly Multi-Function Ball Head. The head itself allows for 90º vertical articulation.

Removable shoe mounts on top and bottom and 1/4"-20 screws underneath allow for multiple applications
Single locking knob for safe and fast operation
Fits most standard shoe mounts (except for Sony DSLR flash shoe)
UPC: 847628538689
Load Capacity 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
Dimensions 2.8 x 1.6 x 1.2" (7 x 4 x 3 cm)
Weight 3.2 oz (90 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.5 x 4.8 x 1.2"
Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts
  • Cold Shoe Mount with 1/4" Thread
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    VelloMulti-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts
     
    4.5

    (based on 57 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (43)
    • Compact (40)
    • Durable (30)
    • Lightweight (30)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (34)
    • Weddings (19)
    • Family photos (11)
    • Travel (9)
    • Landscape/scenery (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (25), Semi-pro photographer (14), Photo enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (47)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A solid Ball Head

    I was hesitant to buy a brand I did not know at first & for the price I thought I'd give it a try. I am glad I gave it a shot &...Read complete review

    I was hesitant to buy a brand I did not know at first & for the price I thought I'd give it a try. I am glad I gave it a shot & have since bought another Vello Ball Head & Vello Triple Shoe V-bracket. First thing I noticed was that it looks professional w/ a durable black finish & has a nice weight to it. I've only had this for a few weeks & could not imagine it breaking any time soon & if it did I'd probably buy another one. I am using it with a ROTOLIGHT on a light stand & with a shock-mount on-camera shoe so I can not verify how much weight it can hold but the knob on the side seems able to tighten well enough to hold some weight when tilted. It says it can hold 2.2 lbs. & it feels like it can. A great feature the Ball-Head has is that it has a shoe mount at the bottom that can be removed to reveal a female 1/4"-20 screw hole & the top is a 1/4"-20 male screw, both w/ plastic tightening wheels. I tried to find a con so far such as the Ball-Head itself reflects light but it was not an issue for me. If so a little Gaff tape would solve that. The only plastic parts are the 2 tightening wheels & knob & they seem very durable to last a while. Just as good as more expensive Ball-Heads.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not worth a cent !

    This could be a great product but: Purchased it recently from BH, no complain about fast delivery etc... Took it to a regular wedding shoot where at reception I use LED mounted...Read complete review

    This could be a great product but: Purchased it recently from BH, no complain about fast delivery etc... Took it to a regular wedding shoot where at reception I use LED mounted to my hot shot on regular bases... I have attached it and mounted a light on it. Within an hour of shooting a tiny screw which adjust the tension of the ball-head fell off, never found it. The whole head got shaky and was about to loose the falling LED couple time trough that evening. Also the hot shoe adapter is made from plastic which is very smooth and even if you tie it pretty hard it easily slips out of the Nikon hot shoe. Common BH, you selling this kind of gear at your store? Are you joking. I am not even sending it back to you! Just garbage can helps it !!! Really disappointed! I wanted to replace cheap looking plastic ones which came with my LED lights but you know what, even though they are plastic vs this metal one, they do a better work for me. Time to got through your quality control what products you want to offer clients, before you make them upset about it. My 50 cents to this as a working photographer who does not want to have his expensive gear broken due to a bad product it is attached to ! Good luck to the others who purchased it.

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    5.0

    Good Light Ball Head

    By Tony O

    from Los Angeles, CA.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Audio Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

      Works well with holding a flash unit.

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      • No

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      5.0

      For LED lights

      By Dspmpls

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

          Perfect for mounting LED lights to stands or even cameras.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for the Atomos Ninja 2

          By Soundgoo

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

            I use this mount on my cold shoe to hold my Atomos Ninja 2 while it's hooked up to my LUMIX fz1000. It works well and hold tight even when I move around to shoot.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Jigglea

            By Good guy dan

            from Usa

            Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

            needs tightening

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            5.0

            Great product

            By The Syndicate Entertainment

            from New York - New Jersey - Philly

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

              I brought this to replace the one that I lost, it works just as good as the one that came with my light set. I is a great product and well built.

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              • No

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              3.0

              Is what it is...

              By brando

              from Miami Beach

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

              So, i bought this thinking it would be somewhat better quality than the mount supplied by Lilliput and if it wasn't I'd have a spare. I use a multi tool to tighten it down to hot shoe etc etc, however a 7" monitor is too much weight as I well expected.

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              1.0

              Not worth a cent !

              By workingman

              from canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction
                • Poor Assembly
                • Weak Materials

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                  This could be a great product but: Purchased it recently from BH, no complain about fast delivery etc... Took it to a regular wedding shoot where at reception I use LED mounted to my hot shot on regular bases... I have attached it and mounted a light on it. Within an hour of shooting a tiny screw which adjust the tension of the ball-head fell off, never found it. The whole head got shaky and was about to loose the falling LED couple time trough that evening. Also the hot shoe adapter is made from plastic which is very smooth and even if you tie it pretty hard it easily slips out of the Nikon hot shoe. Common BH, you selling this kind of gear at your store? Are you joking. I am not even sending it back to you! Just garbage can helps it !!! Really disappointed! I wanted to replace cheap looking plastic ones which came with my LED lights but you know what, even though they are plastic vs this metal one, they do a better work for me. Time to got through your quality control what products you want to offer clients, before you make them upset about it. My 50 cents to this as a working photographer who does not want to have his expensive gear broken due to a bad product it is attached to ! Good luck to the others who purchased it.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Where I need it

                  By Gryphus

                  from Northern New Jersey

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Interviews
                    • Video

                    Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                    Use this with a Shoe V mount so I can mount my Zoom H6 on one shoe and wireless receiver on the other. Originally just have a shoe to 1/4, but had to keep looking up and over to see the Zoom unit, now with the Ball Head I can tilt and place the unit for the best viewing angle for my current need.

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                    4.0

                    Good item

                    By greg fatbert

                    from portland or

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Wobble-wobble

                    Best Uses

                    • Putting Thing On Camera

                    Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                    It has a little wobble in it that's impossible to get rid of no matter how hard you tighten it down. Other than that it's super.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Simple and Reliable

                    By drager

                    from Tampa, Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                        Nice to have a few of these in the toolbag. I used mine with the Tether Tools 8" Rock Solid Accessory Extension Bar (Black)

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Effect for what I need it for

                        By Flyingnikon

                        from Chicago, Illinois

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                          Product is small and of descent quality. I use it for mounting a Zoom H1 on my Sony A6000 for additional audio during video's and it works quite well. I wouldn't put anything too heavy on it, but for the Zoom and smaller additional microphones, it will work well.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          This allowed me to have room for more accessories

                          By ST

                          from Allbuquerque, NM

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustible
                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                            With this, I can raise my light up high enough to keep the lavalier receiver mounted at the same time.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            good little ball head

                            By 007aja

                            from aja,NYC

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Valuequality
                            • Good Value - Quality
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                              I always have a couple of these in my kit.

                              whenever I need to hang a little camera in an odd spot...
                              at the top of a C-stand, or on the end of a boom pole, to get an unusual angle
                              I pull this little ball head out of my bag.

                              It's not meant to hold a lot of weight, but I can hang a "lipstick cam", a GoPro, or even my micro 4/3 LUMIX ...and set it at the angle I need.

                              I also use them for a camera mounted mic or LED light.

                              not really what it's meant for, but it works well!

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              durable, easy to use

                              By jinius

                              from plymouth,ma

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                cheap and it does its job well

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                versatile

                                By Dave

                                from Long Island, NY

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                I use this with Sunpack Led light which only weighs 4.1 oz so this ball head works great, I can attach it to my camera shoe or tripod.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Really need to crank it

                                By PatBaum - PhotoVideo

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                For $14.95 I can't really complain too much. I got what I paid for, and it does work, but it fails to instill confidence. Attaching a rather lightweight Metz 44-AF1 flash to this ball head I really have to crank the cheap plastic handle down hard if I want it to hold position other than perfectly vertical or horizontal. I'm wary of snapping the plastic, but the alternative is under tightening and having my flash flop around. It's worth the price it if you are not planning much in the way of adjustment once your position is dialed in.

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                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice little ball head

                                By Rich

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                    I use it with my smallHD AC7. It holds it fairly well. I wouldn't attached anything heavier than it tho. Nicely built. No complaints.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Not bad

                                    By Eelont

                                    from Ontario, Ca.

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                    I needed this to mount on a Manfrotto clamp to complete the "Justin Clamp" set-up. If I wasn't being so cheap I would have just bought a real Justin Clamp. But this appears to have done the trick for now.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Night Shoot!

                                    By Vinnie

                                    from Chicago, IL/ Lexington, KY

                                    Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                    Me and a friend purchased the lights around the same time for a night photo shoot for cosplay. We didn't think it would be as strong and bright as it was. The ball joint also madthings so much simpler. This product far surprassed our expectation!

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                                    5.0

                                    Just what I needed for my macro setup

                                    By InPhotoVeritas

                                    from Columbia, MD

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & Bottom Shoe Mounts:

                                        I put together a ground pod with a double-handled pan I had laying around but wanted to find a good way to mount flashes for macro work. I bought two of these ball heads and a couple of Kupo mini clamps to attach the heads to the handles of the pan. I now have close-range and articulated lighting solutions for ground level macro work when spring arrives and the plants start to burst forth again.

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