Excerpt: Changed the three way head for this one for more convenience.I am using a Nikon D40, one of the smaller cameras.Haven't had any problems with the head.Though it is sometimes tricky to position the camera and the clamp when trying for a portrait frame.
Excerpt: When I nest the quick-release plate that automatically trips the cam lock, the camera is retained but with a little play. Further snugging the cam lock removes the play. Not sure if this is by design but it's not real a problem - especially for the price. Very smooth articulation for an inexpensive ball head.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Monopod function, Solid/Sturdy
Excerpt: This is a very nice, inexpensive but sturdy ball head. I really like the quick release. I leave the plate on my camera all the time, as it's small and doesn't get in the way. I have this ball head on my Slik monopod as well as my table-top tripod. I use the bigger ball head (SBH-120DQ) on my full-size tripod.
Excerpt: Got it to use on my Leki Walking stick that can double as a monopod. Supports my FZ35 well when I zoom the lens all out. Wish it has 3/8" mounting, but for the price, its OK. Very lightweight compared to Manfrotto 482 ballhead on my table tripod. How reliable it is, time will tell.
Excerpt: Let's say I'm frugal ("cheap" sounds so tacky), so this little ball head let me convert a really inexpensive (<$20) video tripod into a fully functional light-weight still-photography tripod; video tripods don't let you change platform orientation. My Nikon D70 weighs 2.5#, so the ball-head's 3.5# limit is just fine. I highly recommend this ball head for other frugal photographers. The 1/4-20 female thread allows it to be adapted to any tripod...inexpensive or otherwise.
Kugelkopf auf Slik Sprint PRO II GM Stativ gekauft
3 April 2013
Summary: Wird auch auf dem Slik Sprint PRO II GM Stativ mitgeliefert. Bin mit dem Kugelkopf zufrieden,da er meine EOS500D immer hält. Die Schnellwechselplatte ist ideal mit den kleinen Abmessungen. Steht nur 6mm von der Kamera ab.