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FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate

B&H # FECB50DC MFR # CB-50DC
FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate

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Product Highlights

  • Ballhead with 41 lb Capacity
  • Dual-Caliper Lock for Stability
  • Outer Layer of Carbon
  • Seamless Friction Controlled Movement
  • QP-144750 Quick Release Plate Included
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible QR System
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You Pay: $169.00

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The CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate from Feisol inherits the two-locking-system design of previous Fiesol ballhead models, with the added feature of an outer layer of carbon--20g weight advantage, the feel of carbon (even in cold weather), and an attractive carbon-weave appearance. The dual-caliper design provides one system to lock the ballhead sphere, and a second to lock the base plate for even greater stability. This allows for the added capability of rotating the base plate while maintaining a locked sphere. The quick release system is Arca-Swiss compatible.

Ballhead with 41 lb capacity
Dual-caliper lock design for greater stability
Outer layer of carbon: 20g weight advantage, pleasant carbon feel (even in cold weather), and attractive carbon-weave look
Seamless friction controlled movement
QP-144750 quick release plate included
Arca-Swiss compatible QR system
Load Capacity 41 lb (19 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.97" (50 mm)
Quick Release Yes, Arca-Swiss compatible QR system
Spirit Level Not specified by manufacturer
Tension Control Not specified by manufacturer
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"
Height 4.25" (10.8 cm)
Maximum Diameter 2.8" (70 mm)
Weight 1.25 lb (571 g)
FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate
  • QP-144750 Quick Release Plate
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    FEISOLCB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (4)
    • Stable (4)
    • Large range of motion (3)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Night shots (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Having issues with this product

      By Mannyva

      from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Unstable
        • Weak Clamp

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

        I bought this product back in May 2014... I have since then used this product only 7 times.... The 1st time it worked like a charm.... had no issues.... today when i used this product with my tripod the ball head with not stay secured and locked in place.... mind you this product is supposed to be able to to handle 41 lbs of weight... i have my nikon d7100, an extra battery pack, 28-300mm nikon lens ( or even my 85mm prime lens) with a nikon sb-800 flash all on this and i know all of this weight amounts to 23- 28 lbs because i weight it myself all mounted on my tripod.... I have also noticed that i needed pliers to loosen and tighten the ballhead friction as well... i tightened the friction as tight as i possibly could go and still can't do the job.... i can say this is probably the worst investment i have ever made.... i am not a huge fan of chinese made products but i gave in to it because my friends had them and they said they were good.... i have since then reached out to bhpahoto and they only have a 30 day policy on this product.... so they told me to reach out to feisol thru email (not a huge fan of this either since i would like to talk to a real human being).... i will give feisol the benefit of the doubt that this may be a faulty product and hopefully they can come with a resolution after 7-8 months of ownership.... but to spend $ for a product and go that quickly is outrageous.... if all goes well with feisol... i will update this in the future.... But for now i would not recommend this product....

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        5.0

        Perfect - Just what I needed!

        By Carole

        from Bellingham, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

        I was given a FEISOL Classic Tripod CT-3401 Rapid by a friend and needed to get a ball head for it. After researching a number of different brands and styles, I chose the Feisol CD-50DC. I wanted a carbon fiber one as I can't carry anything heavy due to health issues. However, I also wanted one that would hold up and be able to handle the weight of my equipment. I have a Nikon D300 with grip and the heaviest lens I own at present is the 70-300VR. This ball head is very secure and handles the combination beautifully. There is no creeping at all! I read some really fantastic reviews on this ball head. It is very well constructed and the locking mechanisms are solid. This ball head would serve you well. I am very pleased with this purchase and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this ball head to others!

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        5.0

        Quality Ballhead by Feisol

        By Left Eye Dominant

        from Dallas

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Light weight
        • Well Crafted

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Purpose
          • Portraits
          • Travel

          Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

          Smooth and well engineered. Other Arca style plates work with it. Light weight is a plus. Locks down tight. Good fit for Canon body and 70-200 zoom.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very secure and solid

          By Ziist

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

                I use it with my 5d3/6d and 70-200 2.8 IS II, it does not slip at all. The arca swiss style release plate is very secure with safety lock.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Price, Great Product

                By Motel George

                from Las Vegas, NV

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp
                • Very easy to use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Panorama Perfect
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

                  I have waited way too long to purchase an new ballhead with a quick release plate. The Feisol CB-50DC works perfectly with my Canon 5D Mark II.
                  The controls and tension knobs are first rate, and I love this ballhead. I am using it on my Vanguard Actus tripod, and it is a great match. I would definitely recommend Feisol products.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Top notch product.

                  By argonot

                  from OKC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about FEISOL CB-50DC Ballhead with QP-144750 Release Plate:

                      I normally don't write reviews, but I was a little surprised nobody has written one on this ball head yet. I was a little reluctant to try the Feisol brand, especially when everyone is always raving about gitzo and arca-swiss. I can safely say this is a comparable high quality brand, and the support from the manufacturer is great as well. So the first thing you'll notice is this ball head is tricked out in carbon fiber, obviously. The weight savings is negligible but it looks killer. More importantly, operation is as smooth as a hot knife through butter! Very little creep when locking things down(negligible IMO), and once locked down it's as solid as a brick house. My only gripe is that the panning knob is a little hard to get at if your tripod has a large base. Most ball heads are like that, though. Overall I am very happy with this purchase and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an arca-swiss style/quality ball head without breaking the bank. I attached a proper photo since the supplied one doesn't do it justice.

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