Uniqball UBH 35 & 45

Solid heads that keep your hori­zons level

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Th­ese two-in-one Arca Swiss-com­pat­i­ble ball heads en­able you to level your cam­era and lock it in one plane while still al­low­ing the lens to be tilted or panned. This al­lows you to follow a mov­ing sub­ject with­out the hori­zon tilt­ing.

Both heads are ma­chined from aero­space-in­dus­try alu­minium al­loy, and the ten­sion can be ad­justed via a small knob. The UBH 45 weighs 700 grams and is de­signed to support a heavy­weight lens like an 800mm f/5.6 on a pro-level SLR, although of course it can also be used with smaller cam­eras lenses. Mean­while the smaller, 500-gram, UBH 35 can cope with stan­dard lenses like a 70-200mm f/2.8.

Get­ting the heads level at the out­set takes prac­tice, but you will get the hang of it. Once it’s done you can tip and pan the cam­era with­out wor­ry­ing about the hori­zon tilt­ing. Fit­ting an L-plate to your SLR be­fore at­tach­ing it to a UBH head gives you the same de­gree of con­trol when shoot­ing up­right images.

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