- Item Weight: 454 g
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Item model number: OPTTH10
- ASIN: B003V4VHV8
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 1 2013
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Opteka TH10 Ball Head with Quick Release Plate for Tripods and Monopods
|Price:||CDN$ 48.69 FREE SHIPPING.|
- Supports up to 6.6 pounds
- Ideal for all 35mm and digital cameras
- Quick release plate with safety lock and bubble level
- Tripod mount thread: 3/8"-16
- Weight: 15.4 oz, Height: 4.13"
34.4% less weight and 20% smaller than the Opteka TH20 ball head! The Opteka TH10 features smooth operational movement and positive locking. The quick release plate's receiver has a safety lock to prevent accidental release of the quick release plate. This additional safety system prevents the accidental detaching of the camera from the head.This ball head is strong enough to hold a digital SLR camera with medium weight lenses and all point and shoot cameras weighting up to 6.6 lbs. This head is ideal for both tripods and monopods.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Thanks to Amazon for promptly processing the return and providing me a refund.
Regarding the mounting threads... this unit uses the standard 3/8"-16 common to all tripods and monopods that expect a HEAD. 1/4" is the standard CAMERA thread. Many monopods are meant to hold the camera directly without a head. If your camera mounts directly to your monopod then you'll need an adapter bushing as mentioned by other reviewers. Even if you need to add the bushing, this is still a great head for the price.
I just needed a tripod mount that was cheap and had a removable plate to make removing and replacing the camera a snap. It has a 3/8" thread on the bottom, and screws that size are easily found at a local hardware store. The little yellow bubble level is a nice addition, and the ball lock holds even a Canon T1i with a medium-sized lens perfectly stable for anything. I'm not worried about the build quality of the mount, it appears to be solid metal and certainly has a little heft to it. This mount was a great purchase and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who needs to mount a camera to something quickly and easily. The quick-release plate locks securely but still is easy to take off and replace, too. But keep in mind if you're using it with a video camera that it's entirely unsuitable for any sort of pan/tilt camera movement. You have to set it before taking a shot, moving the camera will look kind of silly. I would imagine it's perfect for photography, though.
If you're mounting this on a fig rig or shoulder mount or something and don't need the head to articulate it's a great purchase and will handle a DSLR!