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Manfrotto 500BALLSH 100mm Half-Ball with Short Locking Handle

BH #MA500BSH • MFR #500BALLSH
Manfrotto 500BALLSH 100mm Half-Ball with Short Locking Handle
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Manfrotto 500BALLSH Overview

The Manfrotto 500BALLSH comes complete with a short locking handle to mount all Manfrotto flat-base heads to the 529B Hi-Hat.

UPC: 719821246916

Manfrotto 500BALLSH Specs

Weight0.98 lb (445 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.215 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 5 x 4.15"

Manfrotto 500BALLSH Reviews

Great solid product

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-16

Using this half-ball to mount a MRMC head. The half-ball does a solid job in securing the head and a Sony FS7 to the tripod.

Sweet

By Alejandro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-20

Great build quality as all Manfrotto products I've owned. Glad I went with the short handle as it's not a hindrance to adjust quickly and out of the way. On my Induro Stealth GIT504L there's a smidge of clearance at it's lowest setting and all legs retracted. Enough of a smidge so I can get an adjustment. Not that I shoot that low but if I have to nice to know it's an option available.

small and very profissional for the price

By francisley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-29

work with my Benro 100mm hi-hat, very good

Inexpensive Device with Big Results

By Lance
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-10

Very well built! Strong, sturdy, great construction. I am using this at the end of my jib. When our jib is fully loaded and we move it from spot to spot...sometimes use lose being level. The only way to level it would be to take most of it apart and re-level the tripod...not very practical. With this half-ball, all I have to do is re-level at the point of the camera with takes about 20 seconds tops!

Solid replacment part.

By Steve
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-17

It does what I need it to do... Replace an old and damaged 100 half-ball. The change out was simple and the new piece is very solid. No concerns that it can handle the higher weight loads I shoot with. Only reason its not a 5 star is the tiedown handle. At times it can be difficult to grip and tighten compared to the models that have fingers. But that is very minor overall.

Quick setup for 50mm Trost slider

By Ray
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-28

The half ball works perfect, short handle keeps things compact. I would recommend. Cheers1

Works Great

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-30

Does exactly what its supposed to do at a reasonable price.  I have their 75mm half-balls as well.  Good stuff.

Fantastic 100 MM Ball Head

By Vigil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-28

This ball head is the perfect size for our Dana Dolly. Highly recommend it.

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The Manfrotto 500BALL has three small screws ...

The Manfrotto 500BALL has three small screws around the center, main screw. What's the size/type of these smaller screws?
Asked by: Luis
See BH #MAR3.0020 MFR #R3,0020 for the replacement grub screws.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-09

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Will this work with an older Gitzo 100mm half ball interface (G1424)?
Asked by: Beverly P.
This should work as just fine in the Gitzo Systematic 100mm Half-Bowl Video Head Adapter Series 5 B&H # GIGS5321V100.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Hi, what size/type is the screw on the very top of the half-ball? Thanks!
Asked by: Lawrence
The thread on the top of this half ball it 3/8 -16. This is the world-wide standard for the large camera mounting thread. 1/4 -20 is the world-wide standard for the smaller tripod thread.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-03-21

I want to make the screw thread longer on top, ...

I want to make the screw thread longer on top, but there doesn't seem to be a way to loosen either nut, and the three grub screws don't seem to serve any purpose, so...what do I do?
Asked by: gabriel
If the screw is fully engaged, then it will hold any camera. There is no user adjustability to this tie-down.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-12-22

I want to make the thread a bit longer on the top ...

I want to make the thread a bit longer on the top part for a more secure fit. There seems to be no way to loosen either nut, and the three grub screws don't seem to serve any purpose...so...what do I do?
Asked by: gabriel
Sorry, there is no user adjustability with this.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2020-12-22
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