The Sunwayfoto FB-36DL Ball Head With Duo-Lever Clamp is an extremely sturdy ball head with an Arca-style clamp, for compatibility with a wide variety of dovetail camera plates. The included DLC-42 Duo-Lever Clamp is an Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release clamp with a screw knob and a lever on each side. The screw knob adjusts the width of the clamp and the lever is used to lock the clamp. It also has a built-in bubble level.
Compared to the previous DB line of ball heads, the FB-36DL is 2.3 oz lighter, has a base diameter that's 0.27" smaller, and is 0.08" shorter, but, with 20% greater locking strength in the ball head ball and 50% greater locking strength in the pan base. It features separate controls for pan lock, tilt lock, and friction and has a bubble level.
Like other higher-end ball heads, the FB-36DL 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 FB-36DL supports loads up to 39.7 lb.
The control knobs of the FB-36DL are 100% metal – no plastic or rubber is used. This ensures a smooth operation as well as reliability and durability.
- The quick-release clamp is compatible with Arca-Swiss style dovetail plates
- Situated inside the pan lock knob, the friction control knob allows you to handle safely a wide range of load sizes
- Compared to previous DB series ball heads, the FB-36DL has a smaller diameter, is shorter and lighter, but has increased locking strength in the ball and in the pan base
- The included DLC-42 Duo-Lever Clamp is an Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release clamp with a screw knob and a lever on each side. The screw knob adjusts the width of the clamp and the lever is used to lock the clamp. It also has a built-in bubble level.