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UniqBall UBH 35XC Ball Head with X-Cross Clamp

BH #UNUBH35XC • MFR #UBH35XC
UniqBall UBH 35XC Ball Head with X-Cross Clamp
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Height: 3.7"
  • Weight: 1.2 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
The UBH 35XC Ball Head with X-Cross Clamp from UniqBall is a lightweight 1.2 lb, Arca-type ball head that is suitable to hold large telephoto lenses weighing up to 33 lb. The leveling base levels the horizon, and under the quick release is a lock for the second ball. Therefore, it can function like a gimbal head or pan smoothly like a video head. Releasing the lock completely allows for a pan-and-tilt movement. The bidirectional X-cross clamp has more than one entrance point, enabling lens plates or macro focusing rails to enter straight and camera plates to come in from the side without moving the clamp.
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UniqBall UBH35XC Overview

The UBH 35XC Ball Head with X-Cross Clamp from UniqBall is a lightweight 1.2 lb, Arca-type ball head that is suitable to hold large telephoto lenses weighing up to 33 lb. The leveling base levels the horizon, and under the quick release is a lock for the second ball. Therefore, it can function like a gimbal head or pan smoothly like a video head. Releasing the lock completely allows for a pan-and-tilt movement. The bidirectional X-cross clamp has more than one entrance point, enabling lens plates or macro focusing rails to enter straight and camera plates to come in from the side without moving the clamp.

UPC: 857642005487

UniqBall UBH35XC Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity33 lb / 14.97 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Base Diameter2.2" / 55.88 mm
DimensionsH: 3.7" / H: 94.0 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 0.54 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.3 x 5.3 x 4.9"

UniqBall UBH35XC Reviews

Innovative and well-built, with some small flaws

By Douglas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-19

I own both the 45xc and 35xc UniqBall tripod heads, which I mainly have used for telephoto wildlife photography. The innovation that inspired these ball heads is the double-ball design, with the outer ball serving primarily as a means to level the device so that the pan-and-tilt inner ball can operate to turn horizontally while level, or else tilt at 90 degrees (or both at the same time). This outer ball can also be used like a conventional ball head, controlled by the large lower black handle. The X-clamp is convenient inasmuch as it accommodates Arca-compatible plates for camera bodies (oriented horizontally) or long lenses (oriented at 90 degrees from a camera body). The one drawback to this design is that sometimes in removing the camera or lens there is just a bit of balkiness; one gets used to this. The ball head is beautifully made, it grips tightly, and it can certainly support any DSLR camera rig with any lens. Because the inner ball head movement is pan-and-tilt, the head can be used for video as well as for still photography. The one flaw I have found with the Uniqball heads is that in those instances where I want to lock down the pan-and-tilt inner ball, e.g., for landscape photography, there is some definite upward drift/creep as the orange front tension control is tightened. One gets used to this and can anticipate how to compose a photo in such a way that the upward creep results in the image area desired. Ideally, however, a first-rate ball head exhibits no creep at all. The smooth, pan-and-tilt mode of operation leads some people to think that the operation is very much like a gimbal head. But this is misleading, inasmuch as one cannot really set up a long lens to stay put when tilted at various up/down angles, which is something a real gimbal head can accomplish. There is indeed the danger of lens flop. But people who have used ball heads before will be used to this and will take care to prevent this. Overall, this is a high quality item that will serve the needs of most nature photographers.

Best ball head out there

By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-11

I got the larger UBH-45XC six months ago. It's big, and heavy, but perfect on a solid tripod for a large lens (I have a 600mm) and pro-body camera. I got it to take the place of both my Wimberly gimble head and another large ball head, because it does both jobs superbly, so I don't have to carry two heads. It's the only head on the market that does this. But when I bought a lighter tripod for travelling, I needed a smaller head, so I got the 35XC for that. It's solid enough to work with a large lens, so serves that purpose in a pinch, but it's better for things like landscape photography with a smaller lens. The XC head allows for both long-lens foot mounting and camera body mounting across the line of view, which is important for me. The build quality is as good as the best out there.

Very Lightweight & Versatile

By John I
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-03

This was recommended to me by two bird photographers. This model is very lightweight (1 lb.) and easy to use as both a ballhead and pan-tilt gimbal. Best to watch a YouTube video to understand operation. I've only had it one month, so long-term durability is unknown. I need to completely release lower lever to move red ballhead smoothly. The ballhead is sticky otherwise. The larger, heavier 45XC model has a higher load capacity.

Overrated

By Sze Man Eric
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-03

An overrated product

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