The Sunwayfoto DB-36TR Ball Head is an extremely sturdy ball head based on the DB-36L ball head, designed in a compact form factor especially for travel. It features separate controls for pan lock, tilt lock, and friction, and there are dual tilt grooves to accommodate switching to portrait orientation as well as full 90° front-to-back tilt without needing to alter the head's pan position. The panning base has been reduced from 54mm to 45mm for greater portability.
Like other higher-end ball heads, the DB-36TR features an ellipsoidal ball that helps it better handle off-center loads – this shape introduces progressive resistance to reduce accidents. But for smoother operation, the aspherical nature of the ball is subtler than that of other heads – the y-axis diameter is only 0.03mm longer than the x-axis diameter (other similar heads typically have a disparity of 0.07mm). The DB-36TR supports loads up to 40 lb.
Rigorous testing has resulted in a very strong shell. The control knobs of the DB-36TR are 100% metal – no plastic or rubber is used. This ensures a smooth operation as well as reliability and durability.
Well-marked components facilitate precise positioning. The tilt lock knob is laser-engraved with marks from 1 to 12, and the pan base features laser-engraved degree markers in increments of 5°.
DB-36TR Ball Head
1 Year Limited Warranty + Additional 18 Months with Online Registration