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JOBY Ballhead X (Black)

BH #JOBH201EN • MFR #JB00157
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JOBY Ballhead X (Black)
Key Features
  • For Use With Joby Gorillapod Focus
  • Maximum Load Up to 11.1 lb (5.3 kg)
  • Full 360° Panning
  • 90° Tilt
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.

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JOBY JB00157 Overview

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

JOBY JB00157 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threads
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Load Capacity11.1 lb / 5 kg
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Physical
DimensionsH: 3.3 x W: 2.7 x L: 2.5" / H: 83.0 x W: 68.0 x L: 63.0 mm
Weight9.3 oz / 262.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 2.8 x 2.5"
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Will this work with the safety retention pins on Arca Plates? Yes or no?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, it will not.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is the ballhead's groove the standard size in order to fit the common Arca Swiss plates, or is it proprietary?
Asked by: Pavel
Yes it fits Arca-Swiss - it's a screw adjustment so pretty flexible on plate size. It has worked on my RRS plate on my camera, and also on the Peak Design RRS compatible plate, and I would feel confident that it would work on any Arca Swss plate.
Answered by: David R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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What is the pan base diameter of this head?
Asked by: Leonid S.
Approximately 2 inches or 50mm. It will not handle a long zoom lens and may be insufficient for a heavy camera. It works all right with my Sony A7 and a 50mm macro, but it's not a top-level ball head.
Answered by: David L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will my Mefoto Arca Swiss quick release plate, like PU-60, be compatible on this ball head?
Asked by: Yufan Z.
The overall shape of the PU-60 plate will be a little different from the Joby Ballhead X plate, but the locking mechanism should be secure. The X head has an extra feature: a small retracting pin to avoid accidental sliding which may or may not work as intended with other Arca style plates. However, since it retracts fully out of the way, it won't clash and cause an incompatibility.
Answered by: Edward H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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The Overview states it's easily interchangeable. 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. Does this have a quick-release then? How does it and how fast does the thread that's attached tot he DSLR un-mounts from the GorillaPod?
Asked by: Jimmy L.
Jimmy,If I am understanding your question correctly you are asking how quickly the mounting plate attaches to the camera or lens. There is a flip-up lever on the bottom of the plate so you do not need a screwdriver and it takes three 360 degree turns to fully attach the plate. If extreme speed is desired you could just buy more than one plate. This is not a tripod system that is going to hold a long heavy lens even if the lens has a tripod mount collar.
Answered by: TIMOTHY U.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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does it work with the SLR Zoom gorillapod?
Asked by: Jaren S.
Yes. Moreover, this ball head works with any tripod that can receive a ball head with 1/4 or 3/8 screw hole. The adaptor is included. Note that the Gorilla pods have a 1/4 screw.
Answered by: Peter K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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does this bullhead X have a level?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Ballhead X does not have a built in spirit level, no.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can I use the Joby Ultraplate on this ball head
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes that plate will work on the Joby Ballhead X.
Answered by: Robert K.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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