3 Legged Thing Equinox AirHed Switch Ball Head (Blue, Orange, Gray)

3 Legged Thing Equinox AirHed Switch Ball Head (Blue, Orange, Gray)

3 Legged Thing Equinox AirHed Switch Ball Head (Blue, Orange, Gray)

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 88 lb
  • 360° Pan with Independent Lock
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Clamp
  • Cam Lock Lever with Safety Switch
  • Engraved, Dual 40mm Center Finder Rulers
  • Built-In Bubble Level
  • QR3P-EQ Quick Release Plate
  • 1/4"-20 Mount, Non-Slip Surface
  • Aluminum-Alloy Construction
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Color: Blue, Orange, Gray

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3 Legged Thing AHSW overview

  • 1Description

This Equinox (Blue, Orange, Gray) AirHed 360 Switch Head from 3 Legged Thing includes an Arca-type compatible quick release Switch Clamp with a QR3P-EQ Quick Release Plate. Arca-type, quick release plates can be attached or removed from the Switch Clamp by using its push-and-pull cam lock lever which features a safety catch to prevent the QR3P-EQ, or another compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting. To adjust the force applied by the lever while it is closed, an included 2mm hex key can be applied to a screw along the lever's joint. When that screw is sufficiently loosened, the joint can be rotated and flipped over so that when used to lock the clamp, the direction of the lever's motion best suits either a right or left-handed user.

The AirHed Switch is compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount and has a load capacity of 88 lb. By loosening the AirHed Switch's primary locking knob, its ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the AirHed Switch's base is a secondary locking knob that controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.

Cameras, lenses, sport optics, or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QR3P-EQ Quick Release Plate, which measures 1.5 x 1.5", and has a rubberized, anti-slip surface.

AirHed Switch Ball Head
  • 88 lb load capacity
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Large, primary locking knob with knurled surface allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob with knurled surface allows head to rotate 360°
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Switch Clamp
  • Push-and-pull cam lock lever to secure compatible Arca-type quick release plates
  • Lever features a safety catch to prevent a compatible quick release plate from accidentally disconnecting
  • Force applied by lever while it is closed can be adjusted using the 2mm hex key on the screw along the lever's joint
  • Joint can be rotated and flipped over so that when used to lock the clamp, the direction of the lever's motion best suits either a right or left-handed user
  • 40mm center finder rulers that are engraved on two sides to maintain visibility for precise positioning of camera plates
  • Built-in bubble level
QR3P-EQ Quick Release Plate
  • Compatible with Arca-type quick release clamps or Peak Design Capture Clip
  • Measures 1.5 x 1.5" long with rubberized, anti-slip surface
  • 1/4"-20 mount
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
In the Box
3 Legged Thing Equinox AirHed Switch Ball Head (Blue, Orange, Gray)
  • Switch Clamp
  • QR3P-EQ Quick Release Plate
  • Hex Key
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    3 Legged Thing AHSW specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Load Capacity 88 lb / 40 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control No
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.2" / 30 mm
    Dimensions : 1.5 x H: 3.5" / : 37.0 x H: 89.0 mm
    Weight 0.7 lb / 0.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 4.2 x 3.8"

    3 Legged Thing AHSW reviews

    Equinox AirHed Switch Ball Head (Blue, Orange, Gray) is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight but super strong and sturdy I wanted something with a quick release plus lightweight and sturdy. Check out on a few options, but came across this and I wasn't disappointment. It pretty easy to operate plus you have the option to widen/tighten your plate (i.e. if you have different type of plate at different size). You can also switch the quick release to suit your need like if you are right or left handed, which I thought was pretty cool. The only downside I will say is plate where it doesn't have the D-Ring to tighten it. It does however come with the screw, but it will be nice if you don't have to carry another thing. Otherwise, very happy with the product.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk. I dont know where / how they are rating these things to hold its maximum weight but let me tell you that it doesn't hold it. 88lbs is a joke when it cannot even hold 8lbs properly. Forget even turning the head vertically, better use an L bracket. With a 70-200mm f4 -- F4!! -- its light but it tends to droop, no matter how tight i try to make it. panning is not smooth and level which will result you a blurry long exposure.
    Date published: 2017-06-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not as advertised Was so excited to get this ball head looked at the manufacturers website did my homework so I thought. Everywhere you looked it stated the ball head supported up to 88lbs. NOT TRUE. This ball head could not support my 1DX Mark II with 300mm f2.8 lens. Dont waste your time or money. B & H needs to correct the specs on their site to the correct max supported weight 8.8lbs in my opinion.
    Date published: 2018-11-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from NO WAY IT WILL HANDLE 88 LBS Head is fairly well made but I would say its weight limit is closer to 10 lbs not 88. It will not hold 15 lbs unless it is fairly well balanced. The Manfrotto 322rc2 grip head will though at a rating of 11 lbs.
    Date published: 2017-05-16
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