What is a ball head tripod? Tripod Ball Heads are small, compact and versatile. Our Powerball Series are our best ball heads (or ballhead) allowing you to better track the action, even a good ball head makes a great addition to your travel kit, you can easily replace a pan/tilt type head. For outdoor photography or sports video shooting adjust the control knobs tension to quickly track the action. The Arca-Swiss® compatible quick release plate is perfect for macro photography. Built in notch makes going from horizontal to vertical camera positioning easy. With a quick release plate, built-in horizontal and vertical bubble levels, calibrated base with standard 3/8-16 inch threaded opening and 360 degree panning you’ve converted your tripod into a more versatile stabilizer. Ball heads and monopods are also a great combination. Here’s a tip for photographing birds, when using a ball head on a monopod, keep the monopod short and prop it into your waist area, (inserting into a flashlight holder attached to your belt works great) your monopod ball head will track the action more easily than walking around or tripping over tripod legs.
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