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Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System

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Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System

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  • Quick Release Plate
  • Built-in Bubble Level

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The AF11602 Compact Ball Head System by BARSKA is constructed of die-cast aluminum, strong enough to support SLR or DSLR cameras with a medium lens, and light medium format cameras. It has a single repositionable locking lever for 360° panoramic rotation and a -90° tilt movement via a vertical cutout in the base. Cameras are attached to the ball head with the included quick release plate's 1/4"-20' male threads. The head to tripod attachment has 3/8" female threads with a 1/4"-20 adapter. Additionally, the quick release has a bubble level to facilitate panoramas.

Quick-release plate makes attaching and removing the camera easy
Built-in bubble level allows you to quickly find the horizon
Head Type Ballhead
Quick Release Yes
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3.0 kg)
Adjustments 360 degree rotation
-90 degree vertical
Spirit Level Yes
Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    BarskaAF11602 Compact Ball Head System
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (7)
    • Stable (7)
    • Large range of motion (6)
    • Strong clamp (6)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Weddings (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Video (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3), Enthusiast (3), Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great value for the $

      I attach these to the Manfrotto MA175 as POV camera mounts. Attached one to a pole at a dance performance and it held securely. I'm sure you can find many uses owning a couple...Read complete review

      I attach these to the Manfrotto MA175 as POV camera mounts. Attached one to a pole at a dance performance and it held securely. I'm sure you can find many uses owning a couple of these. The only thing I noticed is the tiny square Barska sticker that covers an access port to tighten or loosen the swivel mechanism immediately falls off. If you want to keep them then remove or they will get lost in the abyss. A quality product at a great value.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cheap way to try a ball head

      I didn't see the need for a ball head until I saw some friends birding with them. Aha! I got this head because it was cheap and had a level bubble. I really...Read complete review

      I didn't see the need for a ball head until I saw some friends birding with them. Aha! I got this head because it was cheap and had a level bubble. I really like having only 1 lever to flip so I can move in any direction. The little locking pin is nice, though I hope it doesn't fall out, and the quick release is good too. However, after only 2 or 3 uses, I already notice when I set a spot, lock it and let go of the camera, it droops some. And this is with a 55-300mm lens that isn't very long. I was doing macro work so the droop was exaggerated. I hope it doesn't get worse. I may put my old 3 point head back on unless I'm going birding. Not bad for an experiment though

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      3.0

      Cheap way to try a ball head

      By Jean Tree

      from Missouri

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Doesn't Grip Tight Enough

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Traveling

      Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

      I didn't see the need for a ball head until I saw some friends birding with them. Aha! I got this head because it was cheap and had a level bubble. I really like having only 1 lever to flip so I can move in any direction. The little locking pin is nice, though I hope it doesn't fall out, and the quick release is good too. However, after only 2 or 3 uses, I already notice when I set a spot, lock it and let go of the camera, it droops some. And this is with a 55-300mm lens that isn't very long. I was doing macro work so the droop was exaggerated. I hope it doesn't get worse. I may put my old 3 point head back on unless I'm going birding. Not bad for an experiment though

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice ball head

      By bhuser

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

      I was looking for a ball head with a removable top. Barska is just what I needed. Great quality, heavy enough and feels very steady.

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      5.0

      Great Buy

      By photog

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

          Sturdy, and less expensive than similar products. A great buy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Well built and holds large DSLR

          By Doc

          from NY, NY

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                Liked it so much I bought another one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Nice but heavy

                By bjourtra

                from san francisco, ca

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                I got this head to replace a larger Gitzo ball head that was designed to hold 22lbs vs the capacity for this Barska head. I like the levers on this Barska, but it is heavier than the Gitzo so I'm not very pleased. For the low weight capacity that it can hold, i'm surprised that it weighs so much.Otherwise, it's a nice head.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great value for the $

                By Naples_vidiot

                from Naples, Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Barska Sticker Falls Off
                • Small Leveling Bubble

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                I attach these to the Manfrotto MA175 as POV camera mounts. Attached one to a pole at a dance performance and it held securely. I'm sure you can find many uses owning a couple of these. The only thing I noticed is the tiny square Barska sticker that covers an access port to tighten or loosen the swivel mechanism immediately falls off. If you want to keep them then remove or they will get lost in the abyss. A quality product at a great value.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pro quality @ a low price

                By Acumax

                from Oceanside, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                  It has a nice feel, solid and in control. It has the option to put the camera at just about any angle I need. It has the bubble level to ensure proper alignment. It has the cork platform for a nice connection to the camera without damages.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Value

                  By Guerilla Cameras & Gear

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Quirky Latch

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Home
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Slanted Slider Shots

                  Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                  This is a great value for us. We needed several ballheads that could go 90 degrees and could tilt to keep a camera level on an inclined slider & jib. We were worried about how much it would cost us to get something decent. This is a solid piece of equipment made from heavy metal. The latch for securing the rapid connect plate can be a little funky to work with. I haven't figured out why it is that way, but once it decides to go along with you the camera gets securely locked into place. I'm happy that we found this Ball Head.

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Compact Ball Head

                  By - JJ

                  from Bismarck, ND

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • Set Screw Can Be Lost

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                  An affordable and realiable ball head for tripod

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Cheap and handy

                  By Oze

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cheap

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                      For its price, it is very good. The locking lever was not that smooth initially. But after I sanded some metal off a curve and tightened a screw, it works very well. It is also a more-or-less greaseless design, which I prefer.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great sturdy ball head

                      By cnagappa

                      from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                      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
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                        I am using this ball head system with my Manfrotto MMC3-02 compact monopod. The size is perfect for that monopod.This ball head system is pretty strudy and stable. I like the fact that it includes a leveler and a quick release. The quick release works great once you get the hang of it.I used this ball head system on a recent trip to Tofino, British Columbia and was able to achieve pretty spectacular results with my Canon Vixia R300 camcorder on full zoom.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Mounted to a manfrotto super clamp.

                        By Corey

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                          Super simply stuff, works well, integrates well with the super clamp.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          High Quality Product

                          By Make.Think

                          from New Mexico

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                              I bought this head system to mount on my home-made counterbalance steady cam for shooting video with a DSLR. The BARSKA was one of the cheapest ones on this site which is why I bought it. It turned out to be a fantastic product. The build is all-metal and very high quality. The snap-in plate is quite helpful for quick attachment and detachment and the ball system is solid and stable allowing me to get previously impossible shots. This is exactly what I needed.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              It's a need

                              By Bernie or Claroben01

                              from Quebec Canada

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Small Range

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Barska AF11602 Compact Ball Head System:

                              Used with my two different RigWheels dolly.It is exactly what I needed to complete my shootsEasy of use for camcorder adjustment with the Compact Ball Head System by BARSKA. I definitely recommand.

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                              • No

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