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I use a Leica M240 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 so I wanted something better than the usual mini ball heads that come with ...
1 August 2014
I bought this small ball head for use with a robust tabletop tripod. I use a Leica M240 and an Olympus OM-D E-M1 so I wanted something better than the usual mini ball heads that come with TT tripods. According to the specification this Beike head has a maximum load of up to 5kg - more than I need. I was a bit sceptical of how good a ball head costing only £15 would be but I was pleasantly surprised when I removed it from its rather basic cardboard box and found a solid well finished product. In use it behaves as it should. Movements are smooth enough and once the ball head is fixed in position, a two handed job, there is no movement or slippage. The supplied QR plate is Arco-Swiss compatible which is handy as it works well with the QR plates I normally use. The only minor point is that the socket in the base for screwing in the tripod in 1/4" and most tripods these days have 3/8" screws. Not a major problem as conversion stud adapters are cheap and readily available.