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144 pages

The Backpacker's Photography Handbook

Creator: Charles Campbell | Photography - 1994

Custom -fit ted quick-release plates are great for setting up the camera last and tor locking it solidly in place on the tripod. The camera can be moved quickly into any position merely bv loosening the large handle. The Foba Super Ball head is  ...

Publisher: Amphoto Books

About this book
Whether you're on an afternoon hike or scaling the Himalayas, backpacking adventures are ideal for taking spectacular pictures. This book covers all the rigors of living and photographing outdoors, from protecting equipment to shooting on the move.



230 pages

Popular Photography

1995-12

I often use a 500mm f/8 mirror ' lens and a light tripod for photographing animals and birds. The lens has no tripod socket, so I must fasten the camera itself to the tripod. If a ball head can hold this combo steady, I consider it a good ball head.



172 pages

Popular Photography

2005-07

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  • Emgreat

    Pergear®Heavy Duty Photography Camera Tripod Ball Head 360 Degree Fluid Rotation Tripod Ballhead For DSLR Camera Quick Release Plate

    Photography (Emgreat)

    Rating (70 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Emgreat

    Rebranded but a solid system

    5/5 dan - See all my reviews This review is from: Pergear®Heavy Duty Photography Camera Tripod Ball Head 360 Degree Fluid Rotation Tripod Ballhead For DSLR Camera Quick Release Plate (Electronics) I've seen this exact same tripod system re-branded with so many different names but it really is a great system. Sturdy, easy to use, portable, and you can keep the mounting plate on your camera and use the loop to attach it to a Black Rapid Strap. The loop is super solid so no need to worry that it will snap off and drop your camera. It's also pretty compatible with most other systems out there like the Arca Swiss., December 30, 2014

    Deflects and changes camera position as tightened, fails to serve intended purpose.

    A ballhead should allow you to smoothly adjust the camera in all angles when the knobs are loose, then clamp the camera firmly into the desired position when tightened. Of course different ballheads will support different equipment weight, so you do need to choose a model designed for your setup. In my case I'm using a Canon 70D with a variety of Canon, Tamron and Sigma lenses, no combination of which comes close to the Pergear's maximum 8kg weight specification.The problem with this ballhead is immediately apparent when you first mount and try adjusting the camera. When you want to adjust the camera position your choice is to loosen the main knob to the point that the camera is completely loose, or leave some tension on the main knob and wind up with gritty, jerky camera movement. Perhaps this can be forgiven in a ball head costing only $30. However, the fatal flaw is that when you try to tighten the main knob the entire ball flexes in the base causing the camera to... 1/5 Mark (Bump) (NJ) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pergear®Heavy Duty Photography Camera Tripod Ball Head 360 Degree Fluid Rotation Tripod Ballhead For DSLR Camera Quick Release Plate (Electronics) A ballhead should allow you to smoothly adjust the camera in all angles when the knobs are loose, then clamp the camera firmly into the desired position when tightened. Of course different ballheads will support different equipment weight, so you do need to choose a model designed for your setup. In my case I'm using a Canon 70D with a variety of Canon, Tamron and Sigma lenses, no combination of which comes close to the Pergear's maximum 8kg weight specification.The problem with this ballhead is immediately apparent when you first mount and try adjusting the camera. When you want to adjust the camera position your choice is to loosen the main knob to the point that the camera is completely loose, or leave some tension on the main knob and wind up with gritty, jerky camera movement. Perhaps this can be forgiven in a ball head costing only $30. However, the fatal flaw is that when you try to tighten the main knob the entire ball flexes in the base causing the camera to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 15, 2015

    The Best by far

    5/5 suzi - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Pergear®Heavy Duty Photography Camera Tripod Ball Head 360 Degree Fluid Rotation Tripod Ballhead For DSLR Camera Quick Release Plate (Electronics) Perfect in most cases you need a thread bushing to increase the size of stud on your tripod from 1/4" to 3/8" . The mount plate is small enough that you can change battery's without removing it as well. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 16, 2014
    Platform with 1/4" screw thread and 3/8" screw hole at the bottom. Ideal for outdoor travelling photographers.
    360 Degrees Swivel: 3 knobs for horizontal, vertical, and side adjustment, you are able to set your camera at any angle.
    Pergear TH3 Professional 360° Fluid Rotation Tripod Ball head For Photography.
    One smaller Quick Release Plate included help you to install the camera and change the battery quickly, Convenient to use.
    8KG/17.63lb Loading Capacity; Height: 3.7"/98mm; Base Diameter: 55mm; Weight: 14.3oz/406g.


  • VONOTO

    Mini Ball Head . VONOTO 1/4" Screw Tripod Mini Ball Head for DSLR Camera Camcorder Light Bracket Swivel

    Photography (VONOTO)

    Rating (15 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    VONOTO

    Works with htc vive lighthouses!

    5/5 Zach Cruz - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mini Ball Head . VONOTO 1/4" Screw Tripod Mini Ball Head for DSLR Camera Camcorder Light Bracket Swivel (Electronics) These are fantastic I paired these up with a couple of tripods and attached the lighthouses for my HTC Vive. Works flawlessly and I have 1 to 1 tracking all the time great product! Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 6, 2016

    Great little ball head for lighter applications.

    5/5 Colin W. Feldhaus - See all my reviews, July 14, 2015

    Just what I needed.

    5/5 Freeman P Thurston - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Mini Ball Head . VONOTO 1/4" Screw Tripod Mini Ball Head for DSLR Camera Camcorder Light Bracket Swivel (Electronics) This is a decent quality ball head that I used to replace a cheap one that wouldn't support my camera., April 11, 2016
    This ball heads can withstand heavy loads, lock solidly, and move smoothly
    Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control.
    Screw Mount: 1/4
    Design to fit all Camera. A variety of lighthouse. Tripod


  • EXMAX

    EXMAX Tripod Mini Ball Head for DSLR Camera Camcorder Light Bracket Swivel 1/4" Screw

    Photography (EXMAX)

    Screw Mount: 1/4" , 3/8" thread
    This ball heads can withstand heavy loads, lock solidly, and move smoothly
    Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control.
    360 Degree Swivel Mini Tripod Ball Head with 1/4" Screw Thread Base for DSLR Camera Camcorder
    Design to fit all Camera. A variety of lighthouse. Tripod


  • Ravelli

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

    Photography (Ravelli)

    Legs: Allows the tripod to fold to a mere 18.5" without the head and 21" with the head, making it easy to carry and store when not in use.
    Single Twist Leg Locks: Twist leg locks only require a single-handed 270° twist to open and a single-handed 270° twist to close. With one hand and a quick turn of the wrist, the tripod is ready.
    Monopod Option: All 3 legs are removable and each can be used as a monopod. Simply unscrew any one of the legs and the ball head from the tripod, then screw the ball head directly onto the top of the leg. The standard 3/8" adapter at the top of the legs allow other standard 3/8" tripod heads to fit as well.
    Center Column Height Reduction: The bottom part of the center column is removable. The center column is still reversible to achieve low angle shots, but is not necessary.
    Panning Handle for Video: The handle allows for smooth panning for video. The handle replaces the photo panning lock knob for smoother panning. Reversible


  • Dolica

    Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head

    Photography (Dolica)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Dolica

    feature rich tripod!

    5/5 Krk161321 (IL, USA) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head (Camera) It is made out of aluminum. Light enough to carry around the whole day yet still very sturdy. The aluminum ball head actually performs well. Once you've got the desired angle and lock it in place, the camera will stay on that angle until you release the lock unlike my 20 usd tripod. Im using a d80 with 18-270mm lens attached. That's about 1.2kg weight. The tripod is rated by the manufacturer to handle up to 13 lbs of equipment. Other features are a quick release plate, 2 bubble levels ( one on the head and the other on the legs), user replaceable aluminum tripod head, a threaded weight hook and spiked feet. The tripod can also converted so you can take macro shots. The legs can be locked in position independent of one another. With all these features plus great performance, this tripod is a steal!One minor hiccup, the plastic on the leg clamps, while not cheap, isnt top of the line. But they get the job done so it a no issue for me Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 26, 2009

    Great Tripod for the Price

    If you're a professional photographer, go look at Manfrotto or some of the other high end brands. If you're an amateur photographer looking for a good tripod that won't cut into your lens budget, then look no further.The ball head is nice, but is sometimes a bit unwieldy, and difficult to set. Sometimes you have to crank down the tightening nut a lot to get it to stay. The snaps that extend the legs are plastic feel cheap, but what can you expect from such an inexpensive tripod?On the good side, you are getting a ball head tripod, with legs that can be extended past their typical angle. They also have nice padding on them which is great in the Northern climates when you have to work without gloves. The tips of the legs can be rotated to reveal spikes for difficult terrain, and there's two bubble levels: one on the legs of the tripod, and one on the actual ball head. There's also a compass, if you need that utility. Even with all that, you still get a pretty... 4/5 R. Kanzig - See all my reviews, April 12, 2009

    Excellent Tripod for the Money!

    PROSLooks very nice (not cheap).The ball head allows the camera to be tilted into many positions and angles. And it stays in place once it's secured (my camera weighs 10 oz.). And the head is made of metal (I saw some more expensive tripods at Best Buy with heads made of plastic) and can be removed.The tripod can be tilted to a full 90 degrees for portrait shots.It feels sturdy and stable, yet it's light enough to carry around.The legs extend by flipping a tab, instead of having to unscrew something. This makes extending and retracting the legs quick and easy.The legs adjust to three different angles (with the last angle, the legs are almost perpendicular to the center pole) and each leg can be adjusted individually to a different angle.The legs have retractable spiked feet for greater stability on softer ground.There's a hook at the end of the center pole for hanging a weight if more... 5/5 Karen - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head (Camera) PROSLooks very nice (not cheap).The ball head allows the camera to be tilted into many positions and angles. And it stays in place once it's secured (my camera weighs 10 oz.). And the head is made of metal (I saw some more expensive tripods at Best Buy with heads made of plastic) and can be removed.The tripod can be tilted to a full 90 degrees for portrait shots.It feels sturdy and stable, yet it's light enough to carry around.The legs extend by flipping a tab, instead of having to unscrew something. This makes extending and retracting the legs quick and easy.The legs adjust to three different angles (with the last angle, the legs are almost perpendicular to the center pole) and each leg can be adjusted individually to a different angle.The legs have retractable spiked feet for greater stability on softer ground.There's a hook at the end of the center pole for hanging a weight if more... Read more, September 15, 2009
    List Price: $65.99
    Quick release leg locks and non-slip rubber feet
    Ballhead, quick release plate and bubble level
    Support up to 13.2 lbs
    62" Aluminum Proline Tripod


  • 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 (187 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    XCSOURCE

    Smooth moving ball mechanism, Fluid-head like base, with a small setback

    I purchased this with the intention of using it with this slider My first ball head was a piece of junk and fell apart (literally) after only a few days. So after a speedy return I purchased the XSOURCE unit and man is it a night and day difference.First it has separate knobs for base pan control and ball head control (which is obvious, but not all manufacturers have that figured out). The small, lower knob controls whether the unit can pan on it's base. The other two knobs opposite each other both control the movement of the ball. Both are... 4/5 David S. (CA, USA) - 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 (Camera) I purchased this with the intention of using it with this slider StudioFX 32" Pro DSLR Camera Slider Dolly Track Video StabilizerMy first ball head Opteka TH20 Ball Head with Quick Release Plate for Tripods and Monopods was a piece of junk and fell apart (literally) after only a few days. So after a speedy return I purchased the XSOURCE unit and man is it a night and day difference.First it has separate knobs for base pan control and ball head control (which is obvious, but not all manufacturers have that figured out). The small, lower knob controls whether the unit can pan on it's base. The other two knobs opposite each other both control the movement of the ball. Both are... Read more, June 11, 2014

    Good Budget Ballhead

    4/5 Salomon Pena - 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 (Camera) The Mefoto Road Trip Arca Swiss quick release plate works great on this ballhead. I got an adapter to place this on my Gorillapod SLR zoom tripod and it works well. When the pan knob is all the way opened the pan works smooth. The ball head grinds a little and in certain spots when there is little tension on the pan knob. It holds solid with a GH4 and a 17mm Olympus lens attached. It comes with one quick release plate that has a D-ring Screw. Which is really nice. I would recommend this ballhead to anyone looking for a good budget ballhead.I hope this was helpful., December 7, 2014

    Good value Ball Head

    4/5 Laura - 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 (Camera) 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. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 3, 2013
    : )Specification: Ball Diameter: 36mm (1
    It's simply professional and affordable
    42') Dimension: 85mm x 64mm x 94mm Net Weight: 413g Max
    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
    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


  • Dolica

    Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo for DSLR

    Photography (Dolica)

    Integrated tripod bubble level
    Durable flip leg locks
    Rapid stability center column
    Reversible locking center column
    3-Position leg angle adjustment locks (for macro lens)


  • Yanyee International, Inc.

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

    Photography (Yanyee International, Inc.)
    List Price: $26.00

    Base Diameter: 55mm
    Weight: 14.3 oz (406 g)
    Height: 3.7" (98 mm)
    Loading Capacity: 8KG
    Quick Release: Yes


  • AmazonBasics

    AmazonBasics 62-Inch Aluminum Ball Head Tripod with Bag

    Photography (AmazonBasics)

    Rating (155 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    AmazonBasics

    Loved/hated it.

    Let me start by saying I was extremely surprised at how good this tripod was when I got it. It's easy to use, has some great features and cosmetically looks great. The ball head was probably my favourite feature. It's a light weight small tripod, that's great for traveling and carrying around when exploring. And It comes with a padded shoulder strap bag that's great.Here's what I didn't like.. The twist release knobs on the legs require too much work. If this tripod had snap release extenders it would have been the perfect compact tripod. The tripod, as well as the twist release knobs are plastic, so don't expect it to last you years. After the first week, one of the legs wouldn't tighten properly so I wasn't able to have all the legs the same length. Upon trying to screw it, to get the legs even again, the threading stripped, not allowing me to tighten the leg, then that leg came out of place, and I wasn't able to get it back in.This isn't a bad tripod, but... 3/5 Frankie - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AmazonBasics 62-Inch Aluminum Ball Head Tripod with Bag (Camera) Let me start by saying I was extremely surprised at how good this tripod was when I got it. It's easy to use, has some great features and cosmetically looks great. The ball head was probably my favourite feature. It's a light weight small tripod, that's great for traveling and carrying around when exploring. And It comes with a padded shoulder strap bag that's great.Here's what I didn't like.. The twist release knobs on the legs require too much work. If this tripod had snap release extenders it would have been the perfect compact tripod. The tripod, as well as the twist release knobs are plastic, so don't expect it to last you years. After the first week, one of the legs wouldn't tighten properly so I wasn't able to have all the legs the same length. Upon trying to screw it, to get the legs even again, the threading stripped, not allowing me to tighten the leg, then that leg came out of place, and I wasn't able to get it back in.This isn't a bad tripod, but... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 5, 2014

    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 Nate - See all my reviews, October 11, 2013

    You can not go wrong with this one

    I've been an amateur photographer for more than 20 years. I have used bulky tripods that cost 3 times as much as this one, yet do not provide the flexibility of a ball head tripod. In the last few years, I used ball head tripods such as Vanguard and Manfrotto. Both cost more than 3 times as this one, and, although I prefer those to this one (they are after all sturdier and accept heavier cameras/lenses), I believe they are overpriced when looking at what Amazon was able to accomplish for $40. Other than it could be a little taller, I would give... 5/5 Ardeal (Atlanta, GA United States) - See all my reviews, November 12, 2013
    List Price: $45.99
    Weighs 3.6 lbs; Extends from 20 inches to 62 inches; Carrying case included
    Invertible center column for low-angle shots; Includes panoramic dial for 360 degree panning
    Lightweight aluminum tripod with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet with retractable metal spikes for outdoor use
    Recommended max load weight is 8.8 lbs (4kg) for optimal performance
    Built-in bubble level and quick release mounting plate; Ball-head design for 360 degree rotation and 90-degree tilt


  • Manfrotto

    Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head With 200PL Plate

    Photography (Manfrotto)

    Rating (14 reviews):
    (4.8/5)
    Manfrotto

    Quality and Ergonomic design

    Only had this a very short time, my initial impressions - Solid build, a bit heavier than I expected, but feels likes it will hold up to some punishment. Really like how easily and securely the camera snaps into place, I think I'll be able to get the camera on in the dark. Panning works beautifully, the levers seem to be ergonomically designed and you can really feel when it locks down. I don't get the friction knob I can't seem to find a setting where it would be useful, but that could just be me not understanding.If you're reading this and its before 9/30/2015 I also purchased and found there is a rebate of $50/$25 off when you buy this ball head and also one of the 055/190 series tripod legs. If you go to manfrotto.rebateaccess the offer number is... 5/5 Photo Bug - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) Only had this a very short time, my initial impressions - Solid build, a bit heavier than I expected, but feels likes it will hold up to some punishment. Really like how easily and securely the camera snaps into place, I think I'll be able to get the camera on in the dark. Panning works beautifully, the levers seem to be ergonomically designed and you can really feel when it locks down. I don't get the friction knob I can't seem to find a setting where it would be useful, but that could just be me not understanding.If you're reading this and its before 9/30/2015 I also purchased Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black) and found there is a rebate of $50/$25 off when you buy this ball head and also one of the 055/190 series tripod legs. If you go to manfrotto.rebateaccess the offer number is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 24, 2015

    Good replacement for older gear

    5/5 Jw - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) So far so good. This unit replaced my pistol grip head I used for over 15 years which supported my 6x6 and 6x7 medium format cameras. With these cameras there wasn't much need to lay the camera 90 degrees to the left for portrait shots. On the old head, my DSLR Nikon cameras with grips drifted south too much for my use, thus the purchase of the new head.Holds my D700 w/grip and 28-70 2.8 afs rock solid at 90 deg. (5 1/2 #) Haven't added a hot shoe flash for I usually remote trigger anyway.Mounted atop a good set of tripod legs, the XPRO should do just fine for my use. Takes a little getting used to coming from a one handed head.Drag set is easy and the resistance is smooth. The pan swing is smooth also. Very little torque needed on the lever for solid lockdown. Makes squaring up the viewfinder for interior and architectural shots easy vs going to geared head. ( which I don't have) Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 4, 2016

    Super sturdy - but only ships with 1 mounting plate

    5/5 Geekier than thou - See all my reviews, February 1, 2016
    2 Leveling Bubbles - for fine adjustments with the locking knobs open
    Triple Locking System - 3 wedges enclose the sphere to guarantee camera position & stability
    Polymer Rings - no more messy grease while maintaining smooth and accurate movement
    Includes - Manfrotto 200 PL Plate
    Magnesium Body - Lightweight & Extremely Portable


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