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Sirui K-10x Ball Head

B&H # SIBSRK10 Mfr # BSRK10
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You Pay: $113.99
Product Highlights
  • Knobs for Pan, Tilt & Tension
  • 44 lb Load Capacity
  • Quick-Release Plate with Anti-Twist Pins
  • Arca-Style Clamp for Quick Release
  • 90° Tilt, 360° Pan
  • CNC-Machined Aluminum Alloy

The Sirui K-10x Ball Head is an extremely sturdy head with control knobs for pan, tilt, and tension, plus an Arca-style clamp for the included quick-release plate. The pan, tilt, and quick-release knobs are all separate, while the tension knob is integrated into the ball-locking (tilt) knob. The head tilts 90° for portrait orientation, and the quick-release plate features two pop-up pins that prevent camera twist when it's tilted 90°. There's also a video pin on the plate to keep camcorders from twisting.

The interior ball locking of the K-10x head has a sphere tolerance of 0.01mm, and it's equipped with an orientation-memory locking dial. This helps yield a high load capacity of 44 lb. The quick-release clamp features a secondary release button that prevents any inadvertent disengagement of the camera/plate from the clamp, thereby adding to the head's overall security & stability. The Arca-style platform conforms to standard sizes, so you can use compatible plates from other manufacturers.

The three control knobs allow a photographer to exercise extremely fine control over the orientation of the camera, whether it's a DSLR, 35mm, medium-format camera, or even a camcorder. Pan, for instance, can be adjusted while the tilt stays locked, enabling precise movement that's measurable – there are degree markers at the panning base for panoramic photography.

The K-10x is CNC-machined from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and anodized with an oxidation treatment that ensures a durable, high-quality finish.

Arca-style quick-release clamp with secondary safety lock
Two bubble levels (horizontal and vertical) on the quick-release platform ensure that your framing hews to the horizon in either portrait or landscape orientation
The friction-control knob, integrated into the ball-locking knob, allows the operator to adjust the resistance of the ball's movement
Quick-release plate is aluminum alloy with a rubberized surface
Stainless steel camera screw
Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.30" (33 mm)
Quick Release Yes, with Arca-style plate
Spirit Level Yes, 2
Tension Control Yes, integrated into tilt-control knob
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Pan 360°
Tilt 90°
Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mount 1/4"-20 Male
Height 3.46" (8.8 cm)
Maximum Diameter 3/8"
Weight 0.77 lb (0.35 kg)
Sirui K-10x Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Pouch
  • Allen Key
  • 6 Year Limited Warranty
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    SiruiK-10x Ball Head
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (10)
    • Attaches firmly (9)
    • Large range of motion (9)
    • Strong clamp (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (11)
      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Night shots (8)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Weddings (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Great Ball Head

      By Kevin

      from IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

        This is a great, light weight ball head. It is precision made. All operations are very smooth and precise. I pair it with Sirui T-1005x leg. The whole thing weights about 3 lb and is surprising sturdy for such a light weight.I did notice that if I set the locking screw (that locks the ball head to the leg) too tight, the panning motion becomes gritty. I loosen the screw a bit, the panning motion becomes smooth as butter.

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        5.0

        I love it.

        By Mike

        from Orlando, Fl

        Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

        The Sirui K-10X is a great head, easy to maneuver and quick to adjust. The head is made very well out of metal. I am extremely pleased with this ball head and had read many reviews before making the purchase. As always B&H shipped out my products very quickly.

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        5.0

        Great Ball Head

        By Nancy

        from Connecticut

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

            Good for travel

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            • No

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            4.0

            Good product

            By GIGI

            from New Jersey

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

            Used on Sirui T-1205X tripod. Strong and stable. But not quick enough to remove the camera from the ball head.

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            4.0

            Terrific Head for the Price

            By At Jay

            from Phildaelphia, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

              I've wanted a ball head for awhile to make using the tripod a bit more like holding the camera in my hand. I also didn't want to spend a fortune or need something that would hold tons of weight. This fits the bill nicely. Saw it recommended online and am happy I tried it. Still getting used to the tension (it's not as loose as I'd imagined, which is probably a good thing), but that will work itself out over time.

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              5.0

              Lovin it

              By RY

              from Springfield, IL

              Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

              Using Nikon D600 w/70-200 2.8vrIl lense. Bought for Monfrotto monopod. Nice camera support, very smooth with no creeping. Quite happy with this item. Fair pricing for this item.

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              5.0

              Excellent functionality

              By Tundra's friend

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                  I use this ball head primarily to support a Nikon D7100 with an Nikon DX 18-300 lens. The previous head did not have adequate clamping strength -- this one does. All knobs are sufficiently large to avoid over-stressing one's fingers, and the controls are well thought out. All this, and yet the head is not excessively heavy. I saw other heads in a local camera store. Many cost more, but none shared all the benefits of the Sirui K-10x.

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                  5.0

                  Better than expectation

                  By Frank

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                    At first I thought it was a little stiff, but when loaded with camera and telephoto lens I appreciated the stiffness. Using the factory settings for now. Well made product.

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                    4.0

                    Nice product

                    By Just4fun

                    from Gredce

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Really Small

                    Cons

                    • Costly

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                    Very small

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Ball Head for a Reasonable Price!

                    By JoBob

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                      It might not be the best ball head out there, but for the money I don't think it can be beat! Goes well with a light weight tripod.

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                      4.0

                      Pretty Nice

                      By Jan Francois

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Value High Quality

                      Cons

                      • None-see Notes

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                        Very nice ballhead. Panning fixing screw a bit grabby (panning action gets 'gritty' when the screw is slightly tightened, something I found objectionable). I guess panning is supposed to be either loose ot tight only, so anyways.....
                        Its an extremely well made compact ballhead. However, I ended up with the even more compact C-10 ballhead for my Sirui 2005 legset and the K-30X for my Sirui 3004 Legset. Camera is the E-M5.

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                        5.0

                        Quality head

                        By Ben

                        from Frederick, MD

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                            I havnt yet been able to put this head through a full test, but so far i am certainly impressed. Love the double lock feature. Panning ability is great. And overall build quality is top notch. Will update my review once I get back from my next photo-trek

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                            5.0

                            Rock of ages

                            By Cappy

                            from Boca Raton, Florida

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                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Easy to set up
                            • Extreme Control
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • Nope

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                            Perfect placement of controls. Smooth as silk. Rock solid. Used in combination with 50d canon with 1.4 converter and 70-200 2.8 IS II. NO PROBLEM!!

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                            5.0

                            compact and well made

                            By Paul C from Boston

                            from Boston

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                            Great for use with the small Sirui carbon fiber tripod. Compact, light and strong. Well made product. Holds my D800 and a 16-35 lens very securely. Haven't tried it with a heavier lens. A great addition to my travel kit.

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                            4.0

                            excellent

                            By Tia Inca

                            from Glen Cove, NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                              excellent quality and value

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              nice item

                              By Lexolon

                              from San Juan,PR

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                              great

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                              4.0

                              Great Ball Head at a Great Price!

                              By lreyvelasco

                              from San Francisco

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Sirui K-10x Ball Head:

                                I used this Ball head on a Berlbach wood tripod. The head was supporting a Pentax 67II. It worked great with a 45MM lens, but would not use any telephoto lenses on this head. I was using the Ball Head in very cold snowy weather conditions. At first the head was a little stiff, but once it got moving the friction loosened. The head was steady once locked and remained still. My camera was not going anywhere.

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