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Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head

BH #PLELITEBH • MFR #1016
Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head
Key Features
  • Inverted Design with Pan Section on Top
  • Electronic Leveling Indicator
  • Arca-Type Top / 3/8"-16 Female Bottom
  • 22 Payload lb
The Platyball Elite Ball Head from Platypod has a different design than traditional ball heads. The Platyball Elite features an inverted design, with the panning turntable at the top rather than the bottom. It also has an electronic leveling indicator on the rear side. The LED-backlit indicator provides an unobstructed view during virtually any type of shot, and it displays everything clearly even at nighttime. The electronic indicator confirms horizontal accuracy even when the camera is tilted vertically. A 12V battery is included for powering this electronic aspect of the head.
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Platypod Platyball Elite Overview

The Platyball Elite Ball Head from Platypod has a different design than traditional ball heads. The Platyball Elite features an inverted design, with the panning turntable at the top rather than the bottom. It also has an electronic leveling indicator on the rear side. The LED-backlit indicator provides an unobstructed view during virtually any type of shot, and it displays everything clearly even at nighttime. The electronic indicator confirms horizontal accuracy even when the camera is tilted vertically. A 12V battery is included for powering this electronic aspect of the head.

The Platyball Elite provides standard 360° swivel and 90° tilt adjustment. Instead of a conventional knob for locking this ball head movement, the Elite has two buttons on the front that you can control with your index finger. One tightens and the other loosens the ball head. The front positioning of these two controls lets you easily use them even during a shot. You won't need to use a second hand. There is also a dial on the side for locking the pan rotation, and a button on top for locking and releasing the Arca-type clamp. The pan axis rotates a full 360°, and you can keep rotating it without end.

The Platyball Elite features an Arca-type clamp on top and a 3/8"-16 thread on the bottom. A 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 bushing adapter is also included for the bottom thread. Additionally, a calibration/level disc is included that allows you to convert the top from an Arca interface to a 1/4"-20 screw to which you can attach your camera directly. The calibration/level disc has a 1/4"-20 screw on top and Arca-type dovetail on the bottom. It also has a 3/8"-16 thread on the bottom. The purpose of the 3/8"-16 thread is for mounting the Elite on the various optional Platypod plates that are available sold separately.

UPC: 714983535502

Platypod Platyball Elite Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head Type
Ball Head
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 kg
Weight
1.4 lb / 624 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
90°
General
Load Capacity
22 lb / 10 kg
Weight
1.4 lb / 624 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.6 x 4.4 x 2.5"

Platypod Platyball Elite Reviews

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What is the benefit of the digital level, most ...

What is the benefit of the digital level, most current digital cameras have a built in level? Does this have any other features?
Asked by: Michael
Some of us still use film and/or older digital cameras that don't have levels built in. Also allows us to turn off the camera's level to declutter the view screen or viewfinder.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2024-05-14

Don't see a spec on height. What is the height of ...

Don't see a spec on height. What is the height of this ballhead?
Asked by: chris
The Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head is 5.1 inches tall. Full specifications is, Dimensions: 5.1x3.2x2” (130x82x50mm) Weight: 1lb 6oz (624gm) Ball Diameter: 35mm Capacity: 22lb (10kg) Mech. Operating Temp: -40° to + 170° F
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-12-11

How is the Arca clamp tightened down? I see no ...

How is the Arca clamp tightened down? I see no screw knob type arrangement,
Asked by: Steve
The Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head has a tightening lock under the clamp to open or close the clamp.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2023-09-17

Hi. Is the battery replaceable?

Hi. Is the battery replaceable?
Asked by: Bryan
Yes, the Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head uses a replaceable 12V A23 Alkaline Battery. A replacement would be the Energizer A23 12V Miniature Alkaline Battery (55mAh, 2-Pack), BH # ENA232. https://bhpho.to/3WyEPpZ
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2023-12-11
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