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Photo Clam PC-30NS Ball Head With 3/8" Socket, Without Friction Screw


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Product Highlights
  • 66.1 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Style Quick Release
  • Separate Pan Base and Ball-Locking Knobs
  • 90° Tilt
  • Weighs Just 0.65 lb

The Photo Clam PC-30NS Ball Head With 3/8" Socket, Without Friction Screw features extremely strong ball-locking for a very high 66.1 lb load capacity. The head features separate knobs for locking the ball and the pan base, enabling you to keep the orientation of your framing locked while you pan. This makes it appropriate for panoramic photography.

The head features a slot for tilting 90° to portrait orientation. Bubble levels allow you to ensure that your framing hews to the horizon in either landscape or portrait orientation. A spirit level is integrated into the Arca-style quick-release platform, which is compatible with camera plates (sold separately) from Photo Clam as well as other manufacturers such as Kirk, Arca-Swiss, and Really Right Stuff.

Attaches to tripod via its 3/8"-16 threaded mount
Weighs just 0.65 lb
Load Capacity 66.1 lb (30 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.2" (30mm)
Quick Release Arca-style (plate sold separately)
Spirit Level Yes
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Pan 360°
Tilt 90°
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Height 3.4" (8.7 cm)
Maximum Diameter 1.9" (4.8 cm)
Weight 0.65 lb (295 g)
Photo Clam PC-30NS Ball Head With 3/8" Socket, Without Friction Screw
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    Photo ClamPC-30NS Ball Head With 3/8" Socket, Without Friction Screw

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    Ball won't lock

    By BJ the DJ

    from Colorado

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      • Unstable
      • Weak Clamp

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife

      Comments about Photo Clam PC-30NS Ball Head With 3/8" Socket, Without Friction Screw:

      I love the PT024 Pro Gold tripod, but not this ball head! It won't support a Nikon D-300 with a 105 mm macro lens. That equipment should be well within its weight specs, but this ball will not hold the camera without the lens sagging. This ball has no max-tightness adjustment, although the product instructions (probably not updated) show such a screw.

      Such a beautiful system, but the ball head is constant frustration.

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