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Opteka TH10 Ball Head with Quick Release Plate for Tripods and Monopods

Price: CDN$ 48.69 FREE SHIPPING.
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Ships from and sold by 47th Street Photo (Canada).
  • 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"
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 454 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: OPTTH10
  • ASIN: B003V4VHV8
  • Date first available at July 1 2013
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Product Description

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.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x99aa3684) out of 5 stars 15 reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99a9f54c) out of 5 stars Can't beat this for the price. Needs a bushing to fit my mono/tripod. Nov. 13 2010
By Stevio - Published on
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When shopping for a ball head for my monopod I found this on super discount - less than twenty bucks. It's solid and all the important parts are metal. The only problem was that it requires a bushing to make the screw thread smaller so it can fit my monopod. Samys Camera had a brass one for $7 so I didn't return the ball head or try to get a bushing online. So for twenty-five bucks I've got a solid metal ball head which is strong enough to easily hold my Nikon D5000 or a video camera. Samys didn't have anything comparible for this price.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a093258) out of 5 stars Did not work properly. Returned after a couple of weeks. May 1 2011
By windriver12 - Published on
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As much as I loved the price and size of this ball head, I returned it because the metal cylinder that comes out of the ball head and attaches to the quick release plate was loose. So even if the ball head was fully tightened, the metal cylinder attaching the ball head to the quick release plate would rotate. It didn't rotate much, but more than enough to ruin your composition.

Thanks to Amazon for promptly processing the return and providing me a refund.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99dcaf30) out of 5 stars Great Value !! Feb. 13 2011
By T. Kohn - Published on
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This is a fine ball head, and a great value for the price. It's well made, and includes a circular bubble level on the plane of the mounting plate - a rarity for anything in this price range. The mounting plate is equivalent to the standard Manfrotto RC2, so if you use the RC2 it will fit right into this ball head. (Note: a spare RC2 costs just a few pennies less than this entire ball head. Buy this head and you get a spare "RC2" included.) The ball head also includes the typical Manfrotto-style safety lock (a retractable pin that keeps you from accidentally releasing the plate-holding lever) and the spring-loaded lever lock (that keeps the lever in the OPEN position allowing you to quickly attach the camera/plate without having to hold the lock open). I love the Manfrotto products, but this unit has all the features you could desire in a small ball head at 1/3rd the price.

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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a090054) out of 5 stars Update - Extra Quick Release Plate for TH10 Ball Head Oct. 27 2011
By neveo - Published on
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This ball head is good value at the Amazon price of $19 (it costs an additional $10 on the Optheka site). It is professional quallity and functions well. However, buyers need to be aware of two potential "gotchas" when considering this item. First, the thread will not fit the standard consumer tripod or monopod 1/4" thread - it is too big at 3/8". Since there are cheap adapters for sale on Amazon that will convert or reduce the thread so that the ball head will fit a 1/4" tripod screw, this first "gotcha" can be easily overcome (just add $2 to $3 to the price to account for this and add the adapter to your order). However, the second "gotcha" is more of an issue. An extra release plate is not an option that that is available to include with your Amazon order. Having at least one other release plate is essential if, like me, you have an additional camera body or a camcorder that you also want to use with the ball head on a single tripod. An extra release plate allows one to quickly transfer use of the tripod between two cameras or between a camera and a camcorder. In a prompt response to an email request, Optheka customer support provided this link, [...] where you can select the TH10 from the drop down list and order a replacement release plate. However, at $12.95 shipping included, that becomes an expensive accessory relative to the bargain $19 price for the original ball head and release plate on Amazon. I did spring for the additional release plate because overall this is still a pretty good value and so the three star rating. Certainly, if you plan on using the ball head only with one camera, then it is a great value even including the purchase of a thread reducing adapter and my rating would have been a four in this case.
HASH(0x99c79a44) out of 5 stars Good budget head for a fig rig! Aug. 20 2011
By Tom - Published on
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As an independent filmmaker I purchased this tripod head to mount it on a homemade "fig rig" camera stabilizer made out of PVC pipe. Imagine one of the steering wheels on an eighteen wheeler with a camera mounted in the middle, and that's pretty much a fig rig! It is held with both hands as if you were holding a real steering wheel and is leaps and bounds more stable than holding the camera directly.

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!

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