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Novoflex Magic Ball 50 with Socket Head

BH #NOMB50 • MFR #MB-50
Novoflex Magic Ball 50 with Socket Head
Key Features
  • Supports 16.5 lb
The Novoflex Magic Ball 50 with Socket Head gives you instant access to 85% of a sphere, making this far and away the quickest way to position the ball head. There is no vertical notch necessary. The surface is coated with a scratch-resistant, smooth shell which reduces vibration transmission while allowing the user to move the gear with ease and expedience. There is no independent panning capacity, however. This can be solved by using the Novoflex Universal Panorama Plate. Together these two pieces provide quicker use than all other ball heads.
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Novoflex MagicBall 50 Overview

The Novoflex Magic Ball 50 with Socket Head gives you instant access to 85% of a sphere, making this far and away the quickest way to position the ball head. There is no vertical notch necessary. The surface is coated with a scratch-resistant, smooth shell which reduces vibration transmission while allowing the user to move the gear with ease and expedience. There is no independent panning capacity, however. This can be solved by using the Novoflex Universal Panorama Plate. Together these two pieces provide quicker use than all other ball heads.

Novoflex MagicBall 50 Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
No
Head Type
Ball Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
16 lb / 7.3 kg
Weight
1.3 lb / 610 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
No
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
No
Vertical Tilt
No
Lateral Tilt
No
General
Load Capacity
16 lb / 7.3 kg
Bubble Level
No
Weight
1.3 lb / 610 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.675 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 5.6 x 4.35"

Novoflex MagicBall 50 Reviews

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I asked on a RE page on FB if anyone had ...

I asked on a RE page on FB if anyone had experience using the MagicBall. I was told that a gear head would be what is needed for RE photography. Does anyone use it for RE work?
Asked by: Vivienne
It all depends on how precise you wish to be with your RE photography. If just a then/now, you can shoot with this marvelous head in roughly the same spot of the original photography. Being honest, you could just handhold the camera for causal RE photography. On the other hand, If you are contracted to analyse soil erosion, then a more precise head will likely be necessary. Here is a selection of gear heads that B&H sells. https://bhpho.to/2WuDB3i
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2021-07-13

Can lever clamps from Really Right Stuff be used ...

Can lever clamps from Really Right Stuff be used with this head?
Asked by: Matt
Yes, the Novoflex Magic Ball 50 with Socket Head accepts the Really Right Stuff B2-LR-II Lever-Release Clamp (60mm). You will need this bushing adapter to connect one to the other though. https://bit.ly/487EyPx
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2024-02-07

question

I heard that it's hard to detach camera from it. Is it true?
Asked by: Adam
Untrue. I have a D750 and its a piece of cake to put it on and take it off. The trick is to leave your camera offset from the final position you want to set it too. Tighten down the knob until you can't turn it anymore, then physically twist the camera the last 45 to the final position. This makes it extra tight. To remove, just reverse the order. Very very simple. This is an awesome ball head. Don't give it a second thought, you will not be disappointed.
Answered by: Tim R.
Date published: 2022-11-09

question

This ball head looks like it can go easily in landscape position, what about portrait position?
Asked by: david
Basic answer is that I could discard all my other tripods and keep this one. It's THAT good in any position even with a heavy camera and I use D4s and D3s bodies. Camera position is very fast and simple in every dimension.
Answered by: Charles W.
Date published: 2022-11-09
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