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288 pages

Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide

Creator: Wiley, Thomas | Photography - 2010-11-11

Obviously, the more a tripod costs, the more features and stability it's likely to have. Features. There are dozens of different features available in any given tripod. Some tripods have a quickrelease plate, some have a ball head, some are small, ...

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
A 14.2 megapixel camera with full 1080p video capabilities, the Nikon D3100 camera is both powerful and yet, accessible to first-time dSLR users. The "Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide" will teach you how to get the most out of the advanced dSLR features of the Nikon D3100 as well as improve your basic photography skills.Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D3100. - This chapter covers the key components of the Nikon D3100 including basic layout, dials, switches, buttons, and navigation of the viewfinder screen.Chapter 2: Nikon D3100 Essentials. - Learn the various modes for exposures, auto focus, white balance, and picture controls.Chapter 3: Exploring the Nikon D3100 Menus. - Learn to use the playback, shooting, setup and retouch menus to get the most out of the Nikon D3100's photographic potential.Chapter 4: Essential Photography Concepts. - Understand the basics of exposure, depth of field, and composition on your Nikon D3100 to take your photography to the next level.Chapter 5: Selecting and Using Lenses. - Learn lens basics and which lens to use to get the exact type of photos that you want.Chapter 6: Working With Light. - Create natural and beautiful photographs with your D3100 and this chapter's tips on soft light, hard light, natural light, and the use of flash to get the best possible photos.Chapter 7: Working With Live View and Video. - Learn the various video modes of the Nikon D3100 camera, and find tips and tricks for getting the best video possible with your dSLR.Chapter 8: Real World Applications. - Get professional pointers for capturing still-life, action, and abstract photos, as well as landscapes, sports, and architectural subjects with your Nikon D3100.Chapter 9: Viewing and In-Camera Editing. - Learn to view, download, and re-touch images with the Nikon D3100's easy to use editing interface.Appendix A: Accessories. - This Appendix brings together information about remote controls, tripods, monopods, and other accessories that will help you get the most out of your Nikon D3100.Appendix B: How to Use the Grey Card and Color Checker. - Learn how to produce photos with accurate white balance and color with these free-inside-the-book tools.This go-anywhere, full-color guide includes a free grey/color checker card to help you achieve accurate white balance and color in any situation. With the "Nikon D3100 Digital Field Guide, " you will gain a thorough understanding not only of the Nikon D3100, but also the basic fundamentals of capturing the best possible photos.


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304 pages

Looking Closer 3, Classic Writings on Graphic Design

Creator: Michael Bierut | 1999-08-01

Gitzo makes the world's best tripods in a huge variety of sizes. I have two, a lightweight Tota-Luxe model and a taller Studex model. I use Gitzo's sturdy, easy- leveling #2 ballhead. A tripod should extend to your eye-level to minimize fatigue ...

Publisher: Allworth Pr

About this book
Rare and difficult-to-find essays provide fascinating reading in this third anthology in the Looking Closer series, a matchless resource tracing the continuum of critical thought from graphic designıs earliest days as a viable art and craft. Looking Closer 3 brings back into discourse more than thirty seminal essays by such distinguished figures as William Morris, Aldous Huxley, Alvin Lustig, and Paul Rand, reviving ideas of form and content as well as arguments over manner and style that have been lost for decades. For professionals, teachers, and students alike, this pivotal collection is an invaluable compliment to any design library. Michael Bierut is a partner of Pentagram, the international design consultancy. He lives in New York. Jessica Helfand is a partner of William Drenttel/ Jessica Helfand, a multimedia and print media company. She lives in Falls Village, CT. Steven Heller is a senior art director at The New York Times, editor of the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, and the author or editor of more than seventy books on graphic design. Rick Poynor is the founding editor of Eye magazine and the author of six books on graphic design. He lives in Twickenham, England.


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Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head
Dolica's 62" Aluminum Proline Tripod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography. It is perfect for events, sports activity, capturing that one amazing shot.

The Best Tripods & Ball Heads - Improve Photography
I purchased the AT-413 tripod (for additional height) and Sirui K10X ball head this past January (2014). I’m absolutely thrilled with the purchase.

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Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog: Tripod Ball Heads ...
Best in class is shown in green, and worst in class is shown in red. Heads in blue are my recommendations for reasons discussed in the previous section.


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  • AmazonBasics

    AmazonBasics 62-Inch Aluminum Ball Head Tripod

    Photography (AmazonBasics)

    Rating (68 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    AmazonBasics

    A fairly rugged, lightweight and adaptable tripod, that works great with small to medium-sized cameras

    Amazon basics has been developing a fairly solid lineup of fairly inexpensive basic equipment for photographers and videographers over the past few years. This tripod is one of their latest products and I have to say I am fairly impressed. It's not top-of-the-line and it doesn't compete with Manfrotto but it isn't meant to. It's meant to be a reliable piece of equipment, that's not cheap like the entry-level gear you find in the camera department of the big retail giants, but that's nevertheless affordable.This one is designed exclusively for photographers - you could shoot video on it, but only if you aren't planning to move the camera, as there's no pan/tilt handle to assist with smooth movements. It is, however, very adjustable so that you can put the camera in exactly the position you like.There is a quick release plate, so that you can quickly unmount the camera or move it between mounts - although it seems to be proprietary, so likely you can only move it... 4/5 Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S... (Florida) - See all my reviews, October 11, 2013

    Excellent, well-designed product, especially in the price range

    I'm not a professional photographer, but I do a fair amount of photography with cameras. And this product is not designed for professionals, but it's an excellent choice for amateurs.It's clear that this tripod is designed by someone who gave thought to what would be helpful for taking pictures with a camera. That might sound obvious to some, but I have bought products that seemed designed by someone who never used that item, and did not understand what would be worthwhile. So, this tripod has:* Convenient carrying case (22" x 4") designed to hold exactly this tripod. Case has over-shoulder carrying strap, padding, moisture barrier and zippered compartment for the manual and included allen wrenches (apparently these remove the legs, but it is unclear why you would need to do that)* Legs that both swing and telescope, allowing quick setup and then quick release buttons to collapse to compact size that fits in the case.* Bubble Level,... 5/5 Kenneth Stuart (Central California Coast) - See all my reviews, October 9, 2013

    Great Tripod

    My old tripod was a monstrosity! It was heavy, clunky and had lock levers that were very hard to click in place. The AmazonBasics 62 Inch Aluminum Ball Head Tripod is an absolute joy to use!The first thing you notice after you take the tripod out of its padded carrying bag is how light it is. Thanks to its aluminum construction it comes in under 4 lbs. Secondly, with the legs folded up, the tripod is only 21 in. long. The legs fold out easily and lock into place. They can even fold flat. There are plastic button locks that control the angle of the legs. You get 62 inches of height when the center column is fully extended. It felt very stable with my Canon DSLR connected at its maximum height. The leg locks open easily with a counterclockwise twist and lock with a clockwise one. It does not take a full turn to open or close them so it can be easily done with just one hand. Rubber feet on the base of the legs cover spikes that can used when on rugged ground. The bullseye... 5/5 Amazon Deity (Western New York) - See all my reviews, October 8, 2013
    List Price: $39.49
    Ball head, quick release plate and built in bubble level
    Supports up to 8.8 lbs
    Includes carrying case
    Twist release knobs to extend and lock legs quickly
    Aluminum tripod with 62-inch maximum operating height


  • XCSOURCE

    XCSOURCE® Pro All Metal Camera Tripod Ballhead with Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D mark II III 550d 50d 600d 1000d 1100d 650d 700d Nikon D7100 D7000 D5200 D5100 D3200 D3100 D3000 LF023

    Photography (XCSOURCE)

    Rating (59 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    XCSOURCE

    Good value Ball Head

    0 4/5 Laura Laffitte - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: XCSOURCE® Pro All Metal Camera Tripod Ballhead with Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D mark II III 550d 50d 600d 1000d 1100d 650d 700d Nikon D7100 D7000 D5200 D5100 D3200 D3100 D3000 LF023 (Electronics) I purchased this product to put on the top of a monopod for quick and easy removal of my camera while out hiking. I use it with a Manfrotto MM294A4 294 and a Canon 60d. I usually have a Canon 70-200 or a Tamron 70-300 attached to the 60d. It does work and is built well. The cost us much less than the name brands. I can't say if it is as good as the name brands as I don't own any of them. it works for what I wanted and I will also use it on my tripod once I get a thread adapter. This is larger than what is on my tripod. My monopod will accept either size threads. One small thing; the part that you turn to tighten the plate to the camera is a little finicky. What I am talking about is on the bottom of the plate. It is sometimes a little hard to fold down if you don't have fingernails, and sometimes it falls down and hits when you are trying to mount the plate on the rest of the ball head. All-in-all I am happy with this purchase. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 3, 2013

    Great quality product!!!!!

    0 5/5 Paul A. Vincent - See all my reviews, December 8, 2013

    Wanted a cheep strong ball head

    0 5/5 Travis W - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: XCSOURCE® Pro All Metal Camera Tripod Ballhead with Quick Release Plate for Canon 5D mark II III 550d 50d 600d 1000d 1100d 650d 700d Nikon D7100 D7000 D5200 D5100 D3200 D3100 D3000 LF023 (Electronics) ...And I got a cheep strong ball head. I am super happy with this purchase. I wanted something that would support a D800 with a 70-200 f2.8 and this does that without a problem.The only improvement would be a panning arm but for the price, and what I am planning for it, it's not needed. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 7, 2014
    List Price: $99.99
    Price: $38.99
    You Save: $61.00 (61%)
    : )Specification: Ball Diameter: 36mm (1
    42') Dimension: 85mm x 64mm x 94mm Net Weight: 413g Max
    The features independent adjustment knobs for precise locking, panning and tension controls, and each adjustment knob is intuitively positioned, positive to the touch and allows for exact camera positioning
    It's a brand New and High Quality Professional Tripod Ball Head Camera Ballhead, and it is made from black anodized aluminum and offer three operation knobs
    It's simply professional and affordable


  • Dolica

    Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head

    Photography (Dolica)
    List Price: $65.99

    Support up to 13.2 lbs
    Ballhead, quick release plate and bubble level
    62" Aluminum Proline Tripod
    Quick release leg locks and non-slip rubber feet


  • Giotto

    Professional Mini Ball Head Camera Mount

    Photography (Giotto)
    List Price: $15.99
    Price: $12.00
    You Save: $1.00 (8%)

    Detachable platform with camera mounting thread 1/4"
    Load capacity: 2 kg 4.41 lbs
    Height: 51 mm 2.00 Inch
    Weight: 50 g 1.76 ounces
    Base with interchangeable mounting thread 1/4" and 3/8"


  • Joby

    Joby BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level for Joby GP3 SLR-Zoom Gorillapods

    Photography (Joby)

    Rating (126 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Joby

    Great ball head for ANY tripod!

    I own a Velbon Carbon Fiber tripod and I instantly shaved a pound or more off that system by removing the large 3-way magnesium head and replacing it with this little gem. Ball heads are already popular tripod heads for their small size and easy maneuverability, but they typically cost a lot more than this Joby.Pros:- price point may seem high for small tripods but this is a bargain compared to name brand quality equipment used on large tripods by photo enthusiasts.- Feature rich including the quick release plate and bubble-leveler.- Works as advertised.Cons:- the coin screw attachment on the quick release plate is not easy to attach quickly unlike other systems.- only rated for 6 lbs but this is reasonable for the price range.- Even for cameras under the 6 lb rating, positioning will sag a bit after locking. This is a common problem for heads as high as $200, but the Joby sag is less than many more expensive heads.-... 4/5 Scott Chou "Scott" (San Francisco, CA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Joby BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level for Joby GP3 SLR-Zoom Gorillapods (Electronics) I own a Velbon Carbon Fiber tripod and I instantly shaved a pound or more off that system by removing the large 3-way magnesium head and replacing it with this little gem. Ball heads are already popular tripod heads for their small size and easy maneuverability, but they typically cost a lot more than this Joby.Pros:- price point may seem high for small tripods but this is a bargain compared to name brand quality equipment used on large tripods by photo enthusiasts.- Feature rich including the quick release plate and bubble-leveler.- Works as advertised.Cons:- the coin screw attachment on the quick release plate is not easy to attach quickly unlike other systems.- only rated for 6 lbs but this is reasonable for the price range.- Even for cameras under the 6 lb rating, positioning will sag a bit after locking. This is a common problem for heads as high as $200, but the Joby sag is less than many more expensive heads.-... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 27, 2009

    Excellent ballhead for any tripod

    0 5/5 Chris A. De Jabet (Lincoln, NE, United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Joby BH1 Ball Head with Bubble Level for Joby GP3 SLR-Zoom Gorillapods (Electronics) This ballhead is made by Joby and marketed for Joby's line of Gorillapod tripods. I bought it for use with my Gorillapod SLR-Zoom, but this also works very well with other tripods. It is crafted out of metal and has a good bit of heft to it. Definitely doesn't have a cheap feel. Supports my 20D well. It is rated only for about 6 lbs. so watch how large of a lens you use with it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 2, 2009

    Does what it says!

    0 5/5 Scott Headberg "Lattitude 26" (West Palm Beach, FL) - See all my reviews, November 2, 2009
    List Price: $44.95
    Material: Precision-machined aluminum housing, with all-metal ball
    Max weight load: 3kg (6.6 lbs)
    Size: 68 x 45 x 63mm (2.7 x 1.8 x 2.5")
    Weight: 310g (10.9oz)
    Slim-line clip: Universal 1/4-inch camera screw, with additional 3/8-inch adapter


  • fancierstudio

    Tripod Monopod Metal BALL HEAD Quick Release Plate By Fancierstudio 002H

    Photography (fancierstudio)

    Features: 360° Ball Head, Bubble Level, Quick Release Plate
    Max Load: 4kg or 8.8 lbs.
    Socket mount thread size: 3/8"
    All Metal construction
    Fancier 002H Ball Head Light Weight And Sturdy 360°


  • Ravelli

    Ravelli APGL5 Professional 65" Ball Head Camera Video Photo Tripod with Quick Release Plate and Carry Bag

    Photography (Ravelli)

    Ball Head with Removable Plate for Camera
    Heavy Duty Carry Bag
    Height Adjustable Center Colum
    Total Tripod Weight is less than 4 LBS (3.5LBS)
    Light Weight Aluminum Legs


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

    CowboyStudio Pro Camera Tripod Ball Head Quick Release Plate With Gradienter BK-03

    Photography (Yanyee International, Inc.)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Yanyee International, Inc.

    Great deal for good support

    0 5/5 Bobby Dunn "The Cyclops" (SE KY) - See all my reviews, June 10, 2014

    Awesome, in case you didn't hear it the first time AWESOME!

    0 5/5 croe 626 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio Pro Camera Tripod Ball Head Quick Release Plate With Gradienter BK-03 (Electronics) Looked at several major specialty retailers in my area and could not find anything at the price point which compares. This is a SOLID unit and is constructed as well as ones costing 10x as much. No complaints thus far. Using it on a 70D with 70-300 mm lens and no issues. Shipping was fast (2 days to LA). 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 23, 2014

    Dolica head change

    0 4/5 Eric Pilotin - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: CowboyStudio Pro Camera Tripod Ball Head Quick Release Plate With Gradienter BK-03 (Electronics) Just change my ball head dolica tripod it fits well!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 12, 2014
    List Price: $26.00
    Price: $25.99
    You Save: $0.01 (%)
    Quick Release: Yes
    Height: 3.7" (98 mm)
    Loading Capacity: 8KG
    Weight: 14.3 oz (406 g)
    Base Diameter: 55mm


  • Dolica Corporation

    Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag (Black)

    Photography (Dolica Corporation)

    Rating (34 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Dolica Corporation

    good priced decent carbon fiber tripod

    I got this tripod as a gift and wanted to try it out before reviewing it. I've had it for a couple months now and i really like it. My other tripod is a Manfrotto 3001BPro and it is a bit heavy, i also have an inexpensive mono-pod with a sunpack pistol-grip head. One of first rules of having a tripod is you have to use it for it to be any good and the Manfrotto was a bit heavy to pack around Seattle or hiking. I did bring the mono-pod hiking, but it too, is heavy. I have trudged around for hours in the city with the Dolica and my camera gear and forgot i was even carrying it, it is that light.Not really a big fan of the twist legs, but i haven't had any trouble with them......just have to remember not to tighten them too much or you will strip the threads. The tripod sets up quick, the included ballhead is very light, moves smoothly and easy to set up and the spring-loaded hook is a must. I've used this tripod on the Seattle pier (very windy) with my camera bag(not... 5/5 Ivan's girl (seattle WA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag (Black) (Electronics) I got this tripod as a gift and wanted to try it out before reviewing it. I've had it for a couple months now and i really like it. My other tripod is a Manfrotto 3001BPro and it is a bit heavy, i also have an inexpensive mono-pod with a sunpack pistol-grip head. One of first rules of having a tripod is you have to use it for it to be any good and the Manfrotto was a bit heavy to pack around Seattle or hiking. I did bring the mono-pod hiking, but it too, is heavy. I have trudged around for hours in the city with the Dolica and my camera gear and forgot i was even carrying it, it is that light.Not really a big fan of the twist legs, but i haven't had any trouble with them......just have to remember not to tighten them too much or you will strip the threads. The tripod sets up quick, the included ballhead is very light, moves smoothly and easy to set up and the spring-loaded hook is a must. I've used this tripod on the Seattle pier (very windy) with my camera bag(not... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 30, 2012

    Light, compact and sturdy with convenient grip-twist telescoping feet

    Why I love it:Given that I have to carry around anywhere from three to five things when doing a photo shoot for a project, this tripod barely makes a dent on the load. The main shaft is the only major metallic component aside from the bolts, joints and screws - very light and is true to its specified weight of 3.5 lbs. The carrying case that comes with it is not needlessly bulky either, and it tucks under the arm onto the shoulders very nicely without wobbling. The carbon fiber may look deceptively fragile, but trying to bend any part of the legs, even the thinnest segments didn't feel even a tiny bit like PVC or aluminium in its tensile strength - it far surpasses both, so you really get what you pay for in this tripod's durability. Lastly, the tripod leg release is not in clip form as in most other tripods I've used, but uses grips that you can loosen and tighten. When unpacking this tripod, you can grip all three segments and release them in three motions instead of nine... 5/5 Omar M. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag (Black) (Electronics) Why I love it:Given that I have to carry around anywhere from three to five things when doing a photo shoot for a project, this tripod barely makes a dent on the load. The main shaft is the only major metallic component aside from the bolts, joints and screws - very light and is true to its specified weight of 3.5 lbs. The carrying case that comes with it is not needlessly bulky either, and it tucks under the arm onto the shoulders very nicely without wobbling. The carbon fiber may look deceptively fragile, but trying to bend any part of the legs, even the thinnest segments didn't feel even a tiny bit like PVC or aluminium in its tensile strength - it far surpasses both, so you really get what you pay for in this tripod's durability. Lastly, the tripod leg release is not in clip form as in most other tripods I've used, but uses grips that you can loosen and tighten. When unpacking this tripod, you can grip all three segments and release them in three motions instead of nine... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 23, 2013

    Dolica 60" Carbon Fiber Tripod ZX600B103

    0 5/5 NAK - See all my reviews This review is from: Dolica ZX600B103 Professional 60-Inch ZX Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head and Carry Bag (Black) (Electronics) I bought it from Costco with good price $79.99. Wonderful Tripod it's so light,strong and good looking. very easy to expand legs. you can not beat this type of quality with this rate. Very usefull for tarvell. love the ball head. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 3, 2012
    List Price: $109.99
    Traditional ball head design with separate control for pan and tilt. Ball head is removable and has quick release plate with convenient flip locking screw
    Carbon fiber tripod is lightweight - only 3.5 lbs. - and provides greater torsional stability compared to aluminum
    Carry bag with shoulder strap included
    Maximum 60 inch operating height. Minimum 22 inch operating height
    Bubble level and compass on tripod


  • Fancier

    DMKFoto Heavy Duty Ball Head with Quick Release Plate

    Photography (Fancier)

    Rating (169 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Fancier

    Excellent!

    0 5/5 Leslie Green - See all my reviews, May 26, 2009

    For the price, excellent!

    VERY inexpensive, yet high quality. I would trust it with my DSLR, but not my 4X5. It can handle the weight, but moving the ball under slight tension would be a little difficult with something around the 8lb range.CONS (let's get them out of the way..):* The head, under slight tension isn't very smooth for fine adjustments, but still works well.* The bubble level sits under the lens..? If you want to get everything level, THEN put the camera on the head, it will be functional.. yet, the point of a ballhead is ease of adjustment on the fly, isn't it? Just ignore it.PROS (if the opening line didn't sell you already):* Price (or lack there of)* Build quality* Ease of use* Quick release plate that actually works! (& is tight)* What you get is what you should've paid double for!THINGS TO KNOW:* The quick release plate is ALMOST the same as the Bogen / Manfrotto 200PL-14, but doesn't have the notches cut out of the... 5/5 Dustin (Centerville, UT United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: DMKFoto Heavy Duty Ball Head with Quick Release Plate (Electronics) VERY inexpensive, yet high quality. I would trust it with my DSLR, but not my 4X5. It can handle the weight, but moving the ball under slight tension would be a little difficult with something around the 8lb range.CONS (let's get them out of the way..):* The head, under slight tension isn't very smooth for fine adjustments, but still works well.* The bubble level sits under the lens..? If you want to get everything level, THEN put the camera on the head, it will be functional.. yet, the point of a ballhead is ease of adjustment on the fly, isn't it? Just ignore it.PROS (if the opening line didn't sell you already):* Price (or lack there of)* Build quality* Ease of use* Quick release plate that actually works! (& is tight)* What you get is what you should've paid double for!THINGS TO KNOW:* The quick release plate is ALMOST the same as the Bogen / Manfrotto 200PL-14, but doesn't have the notches cut out of the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 9, 2012

    Worked fine after tightening set screws

    This seems to be a fairly good ball head, although because of my inexperience with ball heads I'm not sure it can be described as "heavy duty". I had some initial problems with it because one of the hex head set screws became loose fairly soon after I started using it, but that problem was solved with a drop of lock-tite and an allen-head wrench. It was scary before I fixed the problem because my camera almost came off while hiking with it attached to the ball head and tripod. Another screw, a phillips head set screw also became loose. Again, after tightening this screw all was ok. But, these screws should never have come loose in ordinary use. They are meant to be tight and to remain tight.One other minor problem is in regard to the quick release plate. There is a very tiny amount of play (almost imperceptible) between the QR plate and the ball head. It doesn't seem to affect picture taking, but I plan to do something to eliminate the play. I like the way the QR plate... 4/5 Amazon Customer (Georgia, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: DMKFoto Heavy Duty Ball Head with Quick Release Plate (Electronics) This seems to be a fairly good ball head, although because of my inexperience with ball heads I'm not sure it can be described as "heavy duty". I had some initial problems with it because one of the hex head set screws became loose fairly soon after I started using it, but that problem was solved with a drop of lock-tite and an allen-head wrench. It was scary before I fixed the problem because my camera almost came off while hiking with it attached to the ball head and tripod. Another screw, a phillips head set screw also became loose. Again, after tightening this screw all was ok. But, these screws should never have come loose in ordinary use. They are meant to be tight and to remain tight.One other minor problem is in regard to the quick release plate. There is a very tiny amount of play (almost imperceptible) between the QR plate and the ball head. It doesn't seem to affect picture taking, but I plan to do something to eliminate the play. I like the way the QR plate... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 16, 2009
    List Price: $39.99
    Professional ball head with quick release
    Smooth 360 degree movement
    Single lever control for quick action
    Load capacity: 9 lbs


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