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Sirui C-10 Ball Head

B&H # SIBSRC10 Mfr # BSRC10
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You Pay: $79.95
Product Highlights
  • 33 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 C-10 Ball Head is an extremely sturdy head with separate control knobs for pan, tilt, and tension, plus an Arca-style clamp for the included quick-release plate. 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 ball locking of the C-10 head is extremely strong thanks to the double-bevel locking system, which helps yield a high load capacity of 33 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 and stability.

The three separate controls allow a photographer to exercise extremely fine control over the orientation of the camera, whether it's a DSLR, medium-format camera or 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 C-10 is CNC-machined from an aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and anodized with an oxidation treatment that ensures a durable, high-quality finish.

CAM Produced
Each assembled component of Sirui Ball Heads is produced by CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) - the ultimate in precision manufacturing techniques.
Aviation Grade Aluminum Alloy
Sirui ball heads are made of aviation quality aluminum alloy 7075-T6 and 6067-T6 for long life and maximum strength.
Sirui Precision Manufacturing - 0.01mm Tolerances
Sirui uses a special manufacturing technique that produces the support ball with tolerances to within 0.01 mm of a perfect sphere. This uncompromising precision guarantees superior performance and smooth operation for any type of 35 mm DLSR, medium or large format camera system.
Sirui Designed Dual Bevel Ball Head Locks
The interior locking system in Sirui Ball Heads uses SIRUI designed double bevel locks for superior locking performance and reliability. Most ball heads only use a single, less efficient interior locking system.
Patented Safety Lock
The patented safety lock design of Sirui quick release plates effectively prevents the camera from accidentally sliding off of the ball head. Although most brands of Arca-style quick release plates can be used on Sirui ball heads, the safety lock feature is limited to Sirui plates.
Custom Anodized Surface Treatment
All Sirui products undergo a special anodized surface treatment that makes all metal surfaces highly resistant to wear and increases durability and weather resistance. Anodizing is an environmentally safe electrochemical process.
Quick Release Yes, with Arca-style plate
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Pan 360°
Tilt 90°
Bubble Level No
Ball Sphere Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Load Capacity 33 lb (15 kg)
Height 3.3" (83 mm)
Ball Diameter 29 mm
Base Diameter 44 mm
Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 Male
Weight 0.44 lb (0.2 kg)
Sirui C-10 Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Pouch
  • Allen Key
  • Limited 6-Year Warranty
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    SiruiC-10 Ball Head
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Priced just right!

        By Norwin

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Sirui C-10 Ball Head:

        Was going for cheaper but reliable ball head. This fits the bill. Got this to go along my Sirui T1205X tripod. Goal was for travel portability and light weight. Both products delivers on these. Got both at B&H for lower prices compared to competitors.

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        5.0

        first ball head

        By thebutterknife

        from maryland

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Sirui C-10 Ball Head:

          I'm no expert, but this ball head works well for me. I have an e-pm2 and the oly 40-150mm tele zoom. This ball head is plenty strong enough for that combo and i'm sure would work for even heavier combos.

          If you put the screw all the way to the side you can still open the battery door, and gently pull it off to switch the battery and SD card if needed. Comes with allen key to really lock it on.

          There are only two control knobs. one is for pan locking, the other handles tension/locking. I think B&H messed up their description. However, the combo tension/lock knob works well enough. I can easily set it to a tension that holds the camera still, yet still allows me to re-position it easily. I wanted a small and lightweight ball head more than 3 knobs anyway.

          The screw to release the camera operates very quickly. three good turns should do it.

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          1.0

          The cheap ball head is no good!

          By Lou

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sirui C-10 Ball Head:

            I bought the Sirus C-10 ball head to fit my Oben tripod because it is very light and claimed to support 33 lb load capacity. As soon as I received the item, I found this ball head was very skinny and made with cheaper materials. When I mounted my Nikon D800 and a 24-70mm lens on the tripod with this ball head, I found that it was very unstable. There is an engineering fault with this ball head because the quick release plate goes vertically into the track position with only 2 mm in contact in the lock position. I paid shipping cost to return this item back to B&H before I could drop my expensive camera and lens by using this cheap ball head.

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            5.0

            High quality in a small frame

            By Jan Francois

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • High Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Lightweight Travel

            Comments about Sirui C-10 Ball Head:

            Excellent choice for smaller ILC's or SLR's
            On small to med tripods. Quality product made with state of the art machines. Function, fit and finish are excellent. Very good match with my Olympus E-M5 and Sirui T-2005X (for travel) tripod.

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