Off Center Ball Heads have been completely revised for improved performance and weight reduction. The look and design of the magnesium outer shell is unchanged, but the internal components and mechanisms are fully re engineered. The weight has been reduced by 15-17% depending on the model and the sphere is now PTFE treated for a greater smoothness and precision. The small amount of play present in the previous versions have been completely removed. The knobs have a different design that improves ergonomics, allows for a better operation and contributes to the weight reduction. The internal locking mechanism is the key innovation. First of all the panoramic lock, developed with a new concept, is now 3 times stronger than before.
The center SADL (Spring Assisted Double Lock) is a patent pending system that combines two locking systems in one, that maximizes both locking power and ball smoothness. A high friction metal guarantees a high efficiency lock, the PTFE bushing controlled by a pre loaded spring maximizes smoothness and control.
Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release plates and in applications where the camera equipment is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and twisting.
When using a ball head, the ability to lock and unlock the panoramic movement independent of front-back or lateral tilt movements is convenient for panoramic photography and when a high level of control is required.
The leveling system made of three independent leveling bubbles on the quick release plate and one in the ball stem, always guarantee perfectly leveled images. The problem that affects many high quality heads in the market regarding drift angle is absolutely minimized with an outstanding value of 0,03°.
Height: 11 cm.
Load Capacity: 5 kg.
Plate Type: Quick release - with 1/4-20" and 3/8" screws.
Weight: 0.5 kg.