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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great bit of kit especially for the money, 26 July 2013
I was initially a bit sceptical about this ball head as the prior reviews are not amazing, and I needed it to support a fairly big load at some strange angles, but I am pleased to say it seems to have absolutely no problem doing so. It can support my 600D with a 70-300mm lens with no problem whatsoever, and even if you push with some force on that load the ball stays locked in position. I was also concerned that the knobs being round would mean you couldn't get much purchase on them to tighten it, but even slightly tightening it is enough to hold my gear solidly in place.
It feels nicely made, and the knobs all do what they should, with the drag knob being a nice addition. All in all a great buy for under £20, where a Manfrotto equivalent would likely be close to £80.
Oh and the bit in the description which is creatively worded as "the Velbon's tripod need an extra part to fit the tripod amount" means it has a 3/8 inch thread so if your tripod or whatever has a 1/4 inch mount then you need to buy a converter for a couple of quid, no problem.