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Sirui K-20x Ball Head

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Product Highlights
  • Knobs for Pan, Tilt & Tension
  • 55 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-20x 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-20x 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 55 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-20x 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 55 lb (25 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.50" (38mm)
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 Mounting 1/4"-20 Male
Height 3.86" (9.8 cm)
Maximum Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 0.88 lb (0.4 kg)
Sirui K-20x Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Pouch
  • Allen Key
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    SiruiK-20x Ball Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (31)
    • Attaches firmly (28)
    • Strong clamp (27)
    • Large range of motion (21)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (30)
      • Travel (25)
      • Night shots (22)
      • Wildlife (21)
      • Portraits (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (14), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (33)

      Reviewed by 36 customers

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      5.0

      smooth, sturdy, beautifully made

      By PeterWashHghts

      from New York, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Finish
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

        I recently bought this ball head with the Sirui T-2205X 5-section carbon fiber tripod. Beside its beautiful finish and silky-smooth operation, I like how it helps me set up a shot quicker. You release the knob, adjust the camera position, increase the tension and make micro-adjustments if necessary. The quick-release plate is forged, rather than cast, as are the other metal parts. The ballhead has a release knob and degree markings for panorama shots. The supplied allen wrenches can be used to tighten the head to the tripod column, something I recommend doing for extra stability. Multiple bubble level help with keeping the horizon level and for distortion free shots.

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        4.0

        Like this Gear

        By Canon User

        from Naples fl

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

          Solid product. Supports Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 100 - 400 MM lens.

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          5.0

          K-20x Ball Head by Sirui

          By Miracle Worker

          from NYC

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Great price
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp
          • Strong-solid
          • Ultra Light Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Nature
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

            Super light weight, one of the lightest on the market. Great design and functionality.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Ball Head!

            By Ely

            from New York City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

              Was very impressed with how well engineered and manufactured this ball head is. Everything is incredibly smooth, and despite it being relatively small (considering that it's rated for 44 lbs), it feels incredibly solid. The Arca Swiss plate is great and should be compatible with L-brackets etc. Pros: -Smooth Panning and micro-adjustment -Smooth and pleasant finish-Looks nice! - Very portable (fine-adjustment cleverly built into main locking knob instead of being a separate knob). Cons: -None really, except main locking knob was over-lubricated upon arrival, but I wiped it off and it wasn't an issue (still is just as silky smooth functioning). Couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.

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              5.0

              ball head

              By Dawnphotogal

              from NE MI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                I prefer its head to one that has all those adjustors that get in the way of one another.
                this is much faster and easier to use. Should have bought it years ago!

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Terry

                from Spokane Valley, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                No comments are needed on the finer points of these ball heads except to whole heartedly agree with those already made by others.I spent a lot of time reading ball head reviews before this purchase and found a few concerns about my likely choices drifting off target as they were tightened down. There were few reviews on Sirui, but nearly everyone thought very highly of them and there was no mention of a drifting problem so I bought the K-20X. Specs indicated the K-10X, but these little jewels aren't very large, so for $[$]more I decided on the K-20X and would do so again.The first thing I checked was drift when locking the camera on target. Numerous attempts did not detect any drift. There were several reviews indicating an inability to view the round leveling bubble with the camera mounted and a video proving it, and to my embarrassment I verified it; but mounting the rapid release plate with the notation," TY-50X," at the rear of the camera and the clamp knob at the front gives an unrestricted view of the bubble and good acess to the clamp knob. When the camera is tipped vertically to the left the tubular bubbles are facing up with the camera in your left hand and the main locking knob pointing at your chest. It's an ideal arrangement.One other item, and I almost discovered this the hard way because I hadn't read the instructions. There are 2 ways to detach the camera. You can loosen the clamp and slide it off or turn the clamp knob out far enough to tip the camera off the clamp. At 1 1/2 revolutions the camera wouldn't tip off and at 2 it would. The camera will slide out of the clamp easily by loosening the knob less than 1/2 a revolution.It's a beautifully designed and manufactured piece of equipment. Very smooth operation and requires little force to tighten the plate clamp, ball lock and pan lock. If it continues to perform as well as it does now I'll be very pleased, and If priced comparable to the others I considered, which were significantly more expensive, it's still the one I'd buy.

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                5.0

                perfect companion for my tripod

                By William of Wilmington

                from Savannah, GA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                  fitted on my Induro CT314 tripod providing a stable, easy to use support system.

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy ballhead

                  By Bill

                  from Tulsa, OK

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                    I needed this ballhead to support a heavy lens combination for a macrophotgraphy setup. It is well built and supports all securely. Good price and smooth functions. I would buy it again.

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                    5.0

                    awesome!!

                    By gifred

                    from sherman,ct

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                      i use this on my giottos vgr9254 tripod. its great in its simplicity.

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                      5.0

                      Sirui K-20x

                      By JHP

                      from Salt Lake City, Ut

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                        This ball head is well built. I mostly like the ergonomics of it. Multiple variations of tension make it very useful for the way I want to use it. Good price point as well.

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                        4.0

                        Well constructed

                        By jtang2

                        from Novi, MI

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                          Bought this for travel purposes. Appears to be well made. Will be taking this on a trip and will see how that goes.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Ball Head!!

                          By Zack Photo

                          from NSW, Australia

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                            I paired this head with the Sirui N-2004KX tripod. It's solidly made, all the knobs work as advertised and seem to lock very tightly in place when the knobs are tightened. Quick release plate works well and the secondary safety lock is a great feature!! The panorama pan (left to right horizontal) is very smooth and can be slightly tightened or loosened depending on the damp you're after.

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                            5.0

                            well built and smooth

                            By Jonas Mortensen

                            from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                              Very good ballhead.it is solidly built, smooth ball and panorama movement.i use it in a very cold environment and it is just as smooth as indoors.it is built in very good and solid aluminium.the plate is very nice too. i use it with a Sirui t-2205x tripod, a match made in heaven.only downside is that you can't really use the spirit levels with a camera mounted on the head, as they are placed under the camera.but a very nicely built ballhead that handles very well.

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                              5.0

                              My first Ball Head and I hit a home run.

                              By Ski King

                              from Jacksonville, FL

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                It is very smooth and is easy to adjust the tension to hold the heavier telephoto lenses. I am a Product Design Engineer (not for Sirui) and would recommend the K-20x Ball Head to anyone looking for a quality product for a great price.No wonder the have such a great warranty.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent Design and Workmanship

                                By Liang

                                from Tallahassee, Florida

                                About Me Semi-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
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                  This ball head works very smoothly with my Canon 5D Mark III and 24-105 lens.The desigh and workmanship of this product make very stable photograph processes. The final pictures are amazingly sharp and beautiful.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great New Ball Head for me!

                                  By Melin

                                  from Denver, Co.

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                    I am a landscape/cityscape photographer and travel a lot to Europe as well as the States and I needed a new head, to replace my old Novoflex, to use on my also new Sirui N2204x tripod. I could have use the K-10 but wanted more substance and so I purchased the K-20x. Both tripod and head are a great match and very solid. It took me a while to get use to the 3 knobs vs. the single knob on my Novoflex but they work very well requiring no excessive tightening. The actions are very smooth and reliable causing no concern over movement. I like to carry my camera on the tripod when on location and I have no worry over loosing the camera. The safety lock is easy on and off providing a extra level of security. Only the test of time will tell the long life of this head.

                                    After over 25 years with B&H I have never had a problem with them or their merchandise and delivery has always been on time.

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                                    5.0

                                    very good quality for the price

                                    By Dmitriy

                                    from Ukraine

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                      At first I was looking at more reputed brands like Manfrotto or Gitzo, but then decided to get this one: it was cheaper, smaller and I was totally satisfied with the quality: the movement is very smooth and the quick release plate is well-done. I'm using it with 190CXPRO4 Manfrotto tripod, and they work together pretty well.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great head

                                      By David

                                      from Pittsburgh

                                      Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                      Everythig advertised. Nice adjustments, solid and good craftsmanship. The price is very low for this item.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great head!

                                      By rlstolz

                                      from Keene, NY

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                          I bought this head to use with my new Sirui 2205 carbon fiber legs. I own several tripods and heads including much beefier models by Gitzo, Giottos and Manfrotto plus several lighter ones from Slyk. I needed something in the middle.

                                          With the 2205 legs, this ball head is pretty much ideal for my Micro 4/3 System. After several thousand exposures I am confident it can deliver critically sharp photos consistently. The KX-20 ball head is actually a bit bigger than needed for the 2205 legs but that extra size makes it surprisingly smooth, as well as very sturdy. The craftsmanship and thoughtful design of this head are impressive. It can be compared to any brand, including those costing much more. This is NOT a cheap knock-off!

                                          This head and the 2205 is an ideal lightweight combo for any small or medium DSLR or similar camera and it is a great value.

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                                          4.0

                                          Nice

                                          By Ukhan

                                          from Birmingham, AL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Attaches Firmly
                                          • Good Stability

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home
                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Sirui K-20x Ball Head:

                                            Love the fluidity of the movement.

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