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MFG# GH5C
Samy's Part# S-073004

Essential for long, heavy lenses, the Benro GH5C Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head with PL100LW Plate supports up to 66.0 lb (30.0 kg) and weighs only 2.4 lb (1.1 kg). The GH5C gimbal is ideal for live sports photography, wildlife photography and bird watching. The camera plate clamp is Arca-Swiss compatible
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MFG# BH40LR
Samy's Part# S-062441

A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control.
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MFG# 410
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Extremely compact, the Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Tripod Head with RC4 Rapid Connect Plate offers gear movement in three directions, pan, tilt and side to side tilt. The head incorporates a quick release camera plate system and is suitable for 35mm SLR and medium format cameras.

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MFG# GD3WH
Samy's Part# S-056980

The Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head is designed to offer precision control of camera movement and is ideal for studio still life photographers as well as those landscape photographers chasing golden hours at sunrise and sunset. The GD3WH delivers separate, precision movement in three directions.
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MFG# MHXPRO-3W
Samy's Part# S-032983

The MHXPRO-3W 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is Manfrotto’s most compact, precise and reliable 3-way tripod head.

The compact closed size that makes the X-PRO so easy to pack and carry is down to its retractable levers that can be extended when needed. With the levers retracted and folded for transport, the space occupied by the head...
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MFG# K30II
Samy's Part# S-062469

The 
Sirui K-30II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-compatible...
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MFG# MH496BHUS
Samy's Part# S-057784

For all 
photographers looking for a portable yet powerful ball head, the Manfrotto 496 Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate enables smooth and precise camera positioning. The 496 Center ball head is ideal for anyone looking for a quick and reliable solution that helps frame shots precisely. This tripod head is made of highly...
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MFG# MH492LCDBHUS
Samy's Part# S-059834

For all videographers looking for a fully portable yet realiable ball head, the Manfrotto 492 LCD Micro Ball Head with Cold Shoe is the ideal way to pair your camcorder with a monitor This tripod head is made of highly resistant, lightweight aluminium, so it is both portable and strong enough...
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MFG# BAWM
Samy's Part# S-077305

The Sirui BA-WM Window Mount with 2-Way Head
makes it possible to mount a spotting scope, binoculars, or lightweight camera onto the edge of a car window for safely and discreetly viewing wildlife. The clamp mechanism is lined with rubber padding for a secure grip that won't scratch the window...
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MFG# IN00
Samy's Part# S-039528

The IN collection is the entry-level aluminum ball head for those beginning to explore photography. These double action ball heads are extremely intuitive and easy to use. The Benro IN00 Single Action Ball Head can hold up to 11 lb at 3" height, and weighs only 7. oz. The head has an Arca-type...
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MFG# B00K
Samy's Part# S-059477

The Sirui 
B-00 Series Mini Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible, anodized aluminum head that weighs 7.2 oz and has a load capacity of 11 lb. The 2.76" tall ball head has a portrait notch on the side of the head that allows an attached camera to move in 90° angle, for vertical shooting. At the base,...
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MFG# MH1302655
Samy's Part# GIOTMH1302655

The Giottos MH-1302 Pro Series II Ballhead with MH-655 Quick Release System is a "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.

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MFG# BR203
Samy's Part# S-075549

The Benro Polaris Timelapse Edition 2-Axis Smart Tripod Head
 is an electric tripod head with an integrated camera interface controller. It allows adjusting the composition of a photo and enables users to program the head to capture a series of photographs, easily track and take long exposures...
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MFG# 405
Samy's Part# MANF405

Speed and digital precision are paramount in the latest 405 Pro Digital Geared Tripod Head from Manfrotto. The 405 provides ideal support and fast, pinpoint positioning for professional medium format cameras with conventional or digital backs.

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MFG# WH15
Samy's Part# S-075175


The Benro WH15 Long Lens Wildlife Head is a newly developed 8-stop counterbalance two-way video tripod head that enables 8-stop counterbalance and tilt adjustment. It features a dual panoramic function that will realise panoramic splicing even if the ground is not flat. The 3-section handle enables

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MFG# BH55LR
Samy's Part# S-062438

The Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Chrome) is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the best ball head out there. Our premise
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MFG# GH5CMINI
Samy's Part# S-073167

With the Benro GH5CMINI Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head with PL100N QR Plate, balancing long lenses with a lightweight head has never been easier. Combining high-quality materials, with advanced functionality, and precision, these specialized heads are perfect for dynamic sport, or wildlife photography.


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MFG# 330707
Samy's Part# FOBA330707

The Superball M-1 ballhead provides a high clamping force. One large locking lever locks all and ensures simple and rapid operation. It locks down firmly with just a twist. A panning base allows for easy and fast positioning.

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MFG# 330700
Samy's Part# FOBA330700
The Superball M-1 is one of the strongest fixation devices on the market today. One large lever locks all and ensures simple and rapid operation. It locks down with just a twist. A panning base allows for easy and fast positioning.
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MFG# BALLNQ
Samy's Part# S-015094


The Novoflex Ball NQ Ball Head is a precision ball-and-socket head that's manufactured in Germany and designed for ultimate precision and stability. The Ball NQ is intended for studio or outdoor photography – its corrosion-free materials ensure that it will survive any elemental rigors. The lo...
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MFG# MHXPRO-3WG
Samy's Part# S-037700

For passionate photographers looking for portable supports with extremely precise framing control. Specifically designed for outdoor use, this head by Manfrotto weighs a mere 0,75 kg (1.65 lbs) but can support a payload of up to 4 kg / 8.8 lbs. Its Adapto body, a strong and rigid technopolymer,...
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MFG# PH10
Samy's Part# S-068926


The Sirui PH-10 Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head is a great solution to the problem of shooting moving subjects with a long telephoto lens. Ball heads and 3-way heads can be cumbersome in fast-moving situations, but the gimbal head make a camera and heavy lens seemingly weightless and offers smooth and

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MFG# BH25LR
Samy's Part# S-062440

A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As
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MFG# GX35
Samy's Part# S-069231

A perfect companion for your next shoot, the Benro GX35 Two Series Arca-Type Low Profile Aluminum Ball Head
delivers uncompromising strength, functionality, and value. This head features an intuitive design with a dual panoramic pan head for precise movements, and rounded operation knobs enable...
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MFG# MHXPRO-2W
Samy's Part# S-035084
The Manfrotto MHXPRO-2W is a standard 2-way pan/tilt head with the added feature of dual fluidity levels. This means you can choose between hard and soft fluidity when tilting your camera or scope. Hard fluidity will provide a slower tilt movement, while soft fluidity allows you to more quickly re...
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MFG# MHXPRO-BHQ2
Samy's Part# S-042242

The Manfrotto MHXPRO-BHQ2 XPRO Ball Head with 200PL Quick-Release System is the perfect union between innovative technical solutions and design. XPRO Ball Head features a new triple locking system which guarantees camera position stability, avoiding drifting thanks to three wedges which enclose...
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MFG# BR205
Samy's Part# S-075550

The Benro Polaris Astro Module Add-On for Timelapse 2-Axis Tripod Head
expands the 2-axis Polaris Timelapse edition intelligent tripod head to perform like the 3-axis Astro Edition version. The Astro Module fits in the quick release clamp of the Polaris and features a rotating Arca-type clamp...
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MFG# B3
Samy's Part# S-039489

With 360-degree Panning, accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment. The Built-in Bubble Level allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements. Separate Locking and Drag Control adjustment knobs help to avoid confusion...
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MFG# GX25
Samy's Part# S-069230

A perfect companion for your next shoot, the Benro GX25 Two Series Arca-Type Low Profile Aluminum Ball Head
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MFG# 484004
Samy's Part# S-033907

The Induro TH4 Tilt Head for Monopods is is simple to operate and strong enough to support up to 39.7 lb. Each Tilthead comes with a matching Arca-Swiss compatible Lens Plate which incorporates a 2mm end lip to lock and prevent mounted long lenses from twisting. A single locking knob controls...
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MFG# HD3A
Samy's Part# S-056979


The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

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MFG# MH804-3WUS
Samy's Part# S-044220

The Manfrotto MH804-3W 3-Way Pan Tilt Head is a 3-way photo head constructed of ultra durable and lightweight technical polymer, the new 804 is now even compact thanks to the new retractable levers, with ergonomics handle provided with rubber. The new patented 804 has a unique spring feature to...
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MFG# L20S
Samy's Part# S-041624

Tilt heads are a perfect solution for levelling the camera, and are especially effective as a partner to a monopod. The Sirui L-20S 2-Way Pan/Tilt Head can be tilted by 90 degrees in two directions, with an etched scale to help with positioning. A built-in spirit level helps with camera alignment....
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MFG# B1
Samy's Part# S-010850

The BENRO B1 Double Action Ballheads feature dual independent manual drag and locking controls, a Universal Arca-Swiss style Quick Release mounting plate system, and smooth panning control - all with positive locking knobs. Supports up to a 26.4lb Load.
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MFG# K20II
Samy's Part# S-062397

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Sirui K-20II Ball Head unique locking mechanism for guaranteed precision and safety. Separate control knobs for panning and locking. Friction knob is conveniently located on the main locking knob. 3 bubble levels allow precise horizontal leveling for critical shooting situations. Arca-compatible...
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MFG# HD2A
Samy's Part# S-056978


The popular HD series of 3-Way tripod heads provide more precise camera movement and positioning than ball heads, and now the Benro HD series has been refined, remodeled and offers greater versatility than before.

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Regardless of what you're shooting, investing in quality tripod heads is key for professional-looking shots. While the tripod legs provide stability, it's the specialized heads like tripod ball heads or geared tripod heads that provide the exact angle for that perfect shot. Whether you're capturing long exposures or low-light shots, or need stability for sharper photos, a Manfrotto tripod head or one from our other other premium brands can make a massive difference.

Tripod heads are modular, attaching to most quality bases, with different styles like a fluid head for smooth video movements, or gimbal head for steadiness with heavy equipment. Manfrotto fluid head options offer exceptional quality, and geared tripod heads provide precise adjustments. Trusted brands like Manfrotto, Really Right Stuff, Benro, and others cover all your tripod head needs.

Investing in the right tripod head, be it a fluid head, tripod ball head, or gimbal head, can lead to improved results and a more satisfying shooting experience. These options ensure quality, flexibility, and adaptability in various scenarios, a worthwhile investment for photographers at all levels.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What Are the Differences Between a Tripod Ball Head and a Geared Tripod Head?

A tripod ball head offers total flexibility and quick adjustments, while a geared tripod head allows for precise, incremental changes in camera positioning.

Can I Use Different Types of Tripod Heads on the Same Tripod Base?

YYes, most tripod heads are modular and can be attached to quality tripod bases, allowing flexibility in choosing the right head for your needs. The tripod heads attach to the legs with standardized fittings, with some exceptions with less expensive legs.

What Is the Best Tripod Head for Both Photo and Video?

The best tripod head for both photo and video would most likely be a fluid head, such as a Manfrotto fluid head. They provide smooth and controlled movements, ideal for video, while offering the stability and precision needed for photography. Some hybrid heads are also designed specifically to cater to both photo and video needs.

Can I Use a Tripod Ball Head for Videography?

A tripod ball head can be used for videography, but the freedom of motion can be difficult to control for video. For smoother motions, a fluid head is typically preferred. A tripod ball head may be suitable for static shots or simple pans.

Is a Gimbal Head Suitable for Portrait Photography?

While gimbal heads are primarily designed for heavy camera lenses and fast-moving subjects, they can be used for portrait photography when stability and precise positioning are required.

Are There Tripod Heads Specifically Designed for Smartphones?

Yes, there are tripod heads with adapters specifically designed to hold smartphones securely. These are great for mobile photography and videography, offering stability and adjustable positioning.

Can I Use My Tripod Head on a Monopod or Slider?

Many tripod heads can be used on monopods or sliders, but it's essential to check compatibility, especially considering weight capacities and mounting systems.

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