Joby Ballhead X (Black)

Joby Ballhead X (Black)

Joby Ballhead X (Black)

B&H # JOBH201EN MFR # JB00157

Product Highlights

  • For Use With Joby Gorillapod Focus
  • Maximum Load Up to 11.1 lb (5.3 kg)
  • Full 360° Panning
  • 90° Tilt
  • Universal Mounting Plate
  • Easy-to-Use Adjustment Knobs
  • Portable & Sturdy
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Joby JB00157 Overview

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The Joby Ballhead X allows creative camera positioning when mounted to your Gorillapod Focus. It is portable (only 9.3 oz, 262 g), compact (only 3.3", 83mm tall) and will support your equipment weighing up to 11.1 lb (5 kg). A unique feature of this device is its universal "x-shaped" mounting plate which connects to your camera and easily slides on and off the ballhead.

The Ballhead X is equipped with durable adjustment knobs which allow you to rotate your camera smoothly with full 360° panning and up to 90° tilts. Even though this ballhead is optimized for the Gorillapod Focus, it is also compatible with most tripods since it can accommodate both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threads. Additionally its durable aluminum construction has an all-black finish which minimizes reflectivity and gives it a professional look.

The Joby Ballhead X allows full 360-degree panning and 90-degree tilt allow you to position your camera equipment at virtually any angle and capture portrait or landscape shots with ease.
Its incredibly lightweight, compact, and portable form factor makes it the ideal ballhead for the photographer on-the-go. Throw one in your backpack or gear bag to archive your next adventure.
The Ballhead X is Completely compatible with any camera under 11.1b (5 kg) and nearly every standard stabilization device.
It has a universal mounting plate which stays connected to your camera and slides into the Ballhead X for easy setup and quick interchangeability; switch between cameras in an instant.
The Ballhead X has precision-machined anodized aluminum construction which delivers durability with smooth movements.
The professional all-black finish minimizes glare when photographing reflective surfaces.
The Ballhead X has durable adjustment knobs which easily lock the ballhead into place, securing it tightly.
UPC: 854630001575
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Joby Ballhead X (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Joby JB00157 Specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threads
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Load Capacity 11.1 lb / 5 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Dimensions H: 3.3 x W: 2.7 x L: 2.5" / H: 83.0 x W: 68.0 x L: 63.0 mm
    Weight 9.3 oz / 262.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.53 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 2.5"

    Joby JB00157 Reviews

    Ballhead X (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 67.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little ballhead So I bought this based on watching Gary Fong using them with Manfrotto nano stands to mount speedlites. If you put a standard speedite on a stand then you may have the ability to tilt the head, but it will be limited to the specific stops on that particular gun. If you mount this bullhead on the stand then put the flashgun on top, then you have one large easy to use screw wheel to quickly enable any angle to be set (also limiting wear on the flashgun head tilt). I'm sure there are other's like it, but these are very solid and feel exceptionally well built and the quick release plate allows you to mount and unmount speedlites very quickly. I guess you could put a camera on it too...;)
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good with Peak Design's Capture Clip Sys Nice quality and overall smooth feel. This is my first ball head unit for any tripod so I'm very happy with the quality. I love Joby tripods - I had the GP2, and now the GP3 (aka SLR Zoom) and Focus. I mainly bought this because with Peak Design's Capture Camera Clip system that uses the arca-swiss system, I wanted the ability to quickly remove my camera from my belt or backpack's strap and place directly onto this ballhead unit fast without needing to take off the plate first. It's not quite as slick as the locking system on Capture, but once on the ballhead x, you turn a knob to fully grasp it tight. Done, fast and almost easy. This ballhead x unit works on the GP3 (SLR Zoom) and the awesome strudy Focus tripod. If interested in the Focus, buy the bundle to save a bit of cash. I use this with my Sony NEX-5 camera with various sony lens and mf lens.
    Date published: 2012-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value I bought this for travel. It's compact and adequately strong to hold a 5D2 and 70-200/4 easily. It's difficult to tighten the camera quick-release plate enough to keep the camera from shifting slowly in portrait mode, but perhaps this problem will go away as the plate's rubber cushion compresses with use. I mounted the head on a Manfrotto column and found that tightening the three set screws distorts the head to the point that rotation of the head is impaired, so I don't use the set screws. Given the low price of this head, its light weight and adequate functionality, I can live with these minor problems for travel use.
    Date published: 2012-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cheap ball head for Gorillapod Focus better than expected quality, will last for years to come, simple and well-made above average metal+plastic tightening parts, attaching to camera with firm grip. I am happy to have it on top of Gorillapod Focus so you can achievechallenging/ odd angles. because the Gorillapod can be attached to solid bars or pipes you may need this to get your camera-balance to capture right angles you need. held my 5D with zoom lense 12-105 without losing grip. Good small range of motions so it doen't bother things around the range, once the ball is lose, just move your camera and then quick twist the grip to lock it in place.
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ballhead for Gorillapod I use this all of the time on a joby focus gorillapod instead of a full size tripod. The ballhead works great, very solid construction. If you buy the ballhead and tripod separate they both come with an adapter screw, you need to take one of them off so they will go together flush. It took me a while to figure this out. The mounting plate fits snug and doesn't add a lot to the camera so I just leave it on all of the time. Great product!! Only thing I would have liked is a level to help level the tripod.
    Date published: 2010-08-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good The product is really good, but I had a few problems assembling the head on the Gorilla Focus tripod. I bought them separated. Happens that the screw inside the ballhead was a little bit too much inside the piece, so the tripod could not connect to the ballhead. I even tried to use the screw size adapter, but that was not the right solution. It took me a while to understand what was going on. The solution was to put a screw driver inside the ball head in order to screw it and make the connection possible. Using the ballhead and tripod with my camera was nice and easy after that. The quick release could be a little easier, but it works just fine. It's safe.
    Date published: 2015-12-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value I use this ballhead with the Gorillapod SLR-Zoom because I want to retain compatibility with my Arca-Swiss plates, and it works beautifully. My bigger ballheads are a bit smoother, but for the money, this one is terrific. If you're planning to install this on a full-size tripod, I'd skip it and get a standard ballhead you'll find slightly better build quality and ease of use. For a lightweight Gorillapod rig, however, this is the ballhead to get.
    Date published: 2013-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I'm using this ball head on light stands to mount speed lights on while using Gary Fong products. Very simple and easy to adjust the direction of the light and is also very sturdy. Much better than traditional mounts with umbrella holders if you do not need an umbrella.
    Date published: 2016-02-07
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