UniqBall UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp

UniqBall UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp

UniqBall UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp

UniqBall UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 88.2 lb
  • Max Height: 4.1"
  • Weight: 1.6 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Built-In Leveling Base
  • Bubble Level
  • Case Included
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Model: UBH 45X

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The UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp from Uniqball is a combination leveling base, pan/tilt head, and ball head. It has a unique design that incorporates an outer ball with a bubble to level the clamp, and an inner ball for panning and tilting. Once the outer ball has been leveled and locked, the inner ball will only move on the Y-axis, maintaining level pans. The head can also be used as a conventional ball head with a full range of movement by locking the inner ball and only using the outer ball.

The UBH 45X stands 4.1" high, and can hold up to 88.2 lb. It has an Arca-type compatible clamp that works with quick-release plates, as well as most other Arca-type plates. The head's clamp is oriented on the Y-axis so that you can slide the plate front-to-back to balance your camera when using a long lens. A hex key is included to allow you rotate the clamp 90°. The head comes with a carrying case to protect the head when it is not in use.

UPC: 857642005258
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UniqBall UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp
  • UC45X Dovetail Clamp for UBH 35 Ball Head
  • Soft Case
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2-Years with Product Registration
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    UniqBall UBH45X specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 88.2 lb / 40 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Base Diameter 2.7" / 69 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.1" / H: 10.5 cm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 724.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.3 x 5.4 x 4.9"

    UniqBall UBH45X reviews

    UBH 45X Ball Head with Bidirectional Clamp is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ball Head I bought this ball head to keep the camera level when doing panoramic stitched images. It's turned out to be much more useful than that. The design to keep the camera level is so quick and easy to use that I am now using this ball head full time. Set the bubble level on the red base, lock it, and then you're done. Any recomposition of the scene during shooting keeps the camera level without having to recheck your horizon. This saves time. It can be used without the leveling function as a regular ball head. It seems quite well made, but I can't vouch for it long term. I spent one full week on a photography shoot using it daily, and it functioned without problems.
    Date published: 2015-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exellent Product I use this uniqball head for my 500mm canon lens and work very well steady & leveled , i recomonded this product.
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durability update Since my review in August of 2015 (it's now mid November 2016), I have used only this ball head. It has functioned flawlessly on all my photography trips. No complaints. Love the product ... it's fantastic.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awkward and Cumbersome I find this tripod head to be somewhat awkward to use and the instructions are poorly written. Pointing the lens in the direction recommended makes the inner-ball adjusting lock very awkward to use. You can't use an L bracket to rotate the camera for vertical images without re-configuring the head in a way that is not recommended. All-in-all I don't see a significant improvement over single-ball heads. The head is WAY over-priced.
    Date published: 2017-02-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Stiff Nice solid ball head and the leveling function works beautifully. However, once red ball has been leveled and locked down, panning the inner ball within the red ball is extremely stiff even when the locking screw is completely loosened. When I pan to the left, I find the entire unit unscrewing from the tripod. I find it interesting that two alan wrenches were supplied with the unit, but the instructions don't mention any use for them. If I had it to do over again, I would not buy this unit.
    Date published: 2017-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Exactly as Described This is a solid, smooth, well designed head. Once level, panning side to side or up and down without having to readjust is a HUGE time saver. Only three adjustment knobs = Simple. I really like the small plate provided as it has a rubber grip on top and holds my camera in place. I also purchased a long Uniqball UPL125 plate (no rubber grip) and the camera turns no matter how hard I tighten the bottom screw. I would not recommend the UPL125 plate. Also, when tightening the red top ball knob my camera tends to rise ever so slightly. Once the knobs are tightened though my camera is solid. One thing to keep in mind. As it says in the description, it takes MOST Arca type plates. Even tightened down completely, my Gitzo quick release plate and my Arca Swiss L bracket are still very loose. It does work very well though on my Really Right Stuff L bracket and dovetail plates. It does come, however, with a good plate.
    Date published: 2017-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. Good product.
    Date published: 2016-11-16
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