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Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead

B&H # PHPG2EPQR Mfr # PCBH-PG2EPQR
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You Pay: $354.99
Product Highlights
  • Lever-Operated Arca-Style Quick Release
  • Supports up to 77 Pounds
  • Separate Pan Base and Ball Locking Knobs
  • Bi-Axial Progressive Friction Control
  • Only Weighs 1 lb
  • Fits Standard 3/8" - 16 UNC Tripods
  • Adjustable Clamp Size
  • 360 Degree Pan & 90 Degree Tilt

The Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead from Photo Clam utilizes an Arca-style clamp with lever release, and features an adjustable clamp plate that is compatible with a myriad of other manufacturers. This professional ballhead provides high stability, fine adjustments, and vibration free operation.

With a separate base and ball panning mechanism, the ball can stay locked during panning allowing the camera to stay level, so you won't need to carry a separate leveling base to take accurate panoramic images. Weighing only 1 lb, the PQR supports loads up to 77 pounds, which also makes it a great choice for secure portability. So if you are looking for a stable and easy to level head, look no further.

360 degree panning and 90 degree tilt with separate pan base and ball locks to ensure level panning when shooting panoramic images
Weighs only 1 pound including clamp
Supports up to 77 pounds
Thanks to an adjustable quick release clamp, the PQR is compatible with Kirk, Arcatech, RRS, Novaflex, Arca-Swiss and other quick release plates. It also features a lever operation for easy release. 1
Utilizes 3 spirit levels for easy and convenient leveling
Black satin finish
Fits standard tripod mounts 3/8" - 16 UNC
Load Capacity 77 lb / 35 kg
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.4" / 38 mm
Quick Release Yes, Arca-style quick shoe
Compatibility Arca-Swiss-style plates
Spirit Level Yes, 3 different levels
Friction Control Yes, Bi-Axial Progressive
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8" - 16 UNC
Height 4.2" / 107 mm
Housing Diameter 1.9" / 50 mm
Base Diameter 2.1" / 54 mm
Weight 1 lb / 0.47 kg
Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead
  • Clamp Adjustment Tool
  • 8 Year Limited Warranty
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    Photo ClamPro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
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      5.0

      Took a chance

      By Happy ball head owner

      from Asheboro

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead:

      Sometimes I try different brands/photo products and am either disappointed or pleasantly surprised. This is one of those pleasant surprises! In fact had a Manfrotto ball head I was using and decided to switch to Arca Swiss style plates for better stability with longer lenses. Was not overly happy with the manfrotto, but absolutely happy with this photoclam ball head. Lever release is solid and positive action, the ball and tension smooth as velvet. Find this to be a heavy duty head that am now trusting with safety and stability of my Nikon equipment.

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      4.0

      A wise decision

      By R.M.

      from Kansas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead:

      I chose this model to use for general tripod use, having timed exposures, as well as panoramic landscapes in mind. To me, it was a fairly expensive purchase. But the overall design, build quality, fit & finish seem to be excellent, so I'm satisfied my cash was well-spent.

      It took some time to adjust the lever-action Arca jaw to fit my camera's Arca base. And the directions could have been written a little more explicitly. But once I got it figured out and finished, the system locks up tight and secure. I'm glad I went for the lever-action jaw.

      In addition to being heavy (it weighs a full pound) it's also tall, thanks to the extra panoramic head on this particular model. I stand a little over 5'-10" tall. Mounted on the tripod I chose to use as a travel tripod, with its legs fully extended, I can't read the tiny circular spirit level that Photo Clam included on the top surface of the mounting plate. I can get around that by packing an extra gadget in my kit bag, but the weight makes me think I might want to get a second, lighter head to pack along when I'm not specifically planning on doing large panoramic shots.

      And large, panoramic shots was the chief deciding factor. In addition to the graduated 360-degree swivel base that can be used for horizontal pano's, the mounting plate is attached to a second graduated panoramic swivel. Put the ball head in its 90-degree position, and you can use this thing to take sets of vertical, as well as horizontal panoramas and stitch them all together later.

      As Martha Stewart would say, 'It's a good thing.'

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really good ballhead

      By Norm

      from Toronto 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
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Photo Clam Pro Gold II Easy PQR Ballhead:

        This ballhead replaces my Manfrotto 498RC2 head. It is half the weight of the 498RC2 and supports several times the weight. It is smooth and the panorama swivel being above the ball part is realy good for panos. I really like the quick release.
        The adjustable drag works very well also

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