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Benro B0 Ball Head
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Benro B0 Ball Head
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Benro B1 Ball Head
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Benro B1 Ball Head
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£99.00 £92.90

Benro B2 Ball Head
Benro B2 Ball Head
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Benro B3 Ball Head
Benro B3 Ball Head
Benro B3 Ball HeadBenro B-Series 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.360 Degree Panning AccuratePanoramas can be achieved using the graduated panning scale which facilitates accurate image alignment.Locking and Drag ControlsThe Series B Head...

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Benro B4 Ball Head
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Hahnel BH-40 Ball Head
Hahnel BH-40 Ball Head
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£39.90

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Hama Ball and Socket Head, large, 50mm
Hama Ball and Socket Head, large, 50mm
One year UK Warranty# 5014, 30mm diameter. Fits any tripod, or monopod (or absolutely anything else) with a 1/4 inch Whitworth screw thread

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£24.90
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Hama Ball and Socket Head, small, 38mm
Hama Ball and Socket Head, small, 38mm
One year UK Warranty#5011, 20mm diameter. Fits any tripod, or monopod (or absolutely anything else) with a 1/4 inch Whitworth screw thread

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£19.90

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Manfrotto 324RC2 Light Duty Grip Action Ball Head
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Manfrotto 324RC2 Light Duty Grip Action Ball Head
£20.00 July Saving subject to availability One year UK Warranty# MN324RC2, up to 3.5kg

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Manfrotto 327RC2 Grip Action Ball Head
Manfrotto 327RC2 Grip Action Ball Head
One year UK Warranty# MN327RC2, up to 5.5kg

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£186.90

Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 quick release plate
Manfrotto 496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 quick release plate
One year UK Warranty# MN496RC2 - Ball and Socket head with QR plate

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£84.90
Manfrotto Befree Twist lock Carbon Fibre Tripod Kit, ball headManfrotto Befree Twist lock Carbon Fibre Tripod Kit, ball head
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Manfrotto Centre Ball HeadManfrotto Centre Ball Head
Manfrotto Centre Ball Head
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Manfrotto Micro Ball HeadManfrotto Micro Ball Head
Manfrotto Micro Ball Head
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Manfrotto Micro Ball Head with Shoe MountManfrotto Micro Ball Head with Shoe Mount

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£57.90
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Manfrotto Mini Ball Head
Manfrotto Mini Ball Head
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£57.90

Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL plate
£20.00 Discount One year UK WarrantyLightweight Magnesium ball headWeights 0.5kg, takes 10kg90deg lock plus polymer rings for a super-smooth 360deg panTwin spirit levels

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Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with Top Lock

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£139.00

Sirui C-10S Ball & Socket Head
£10.00 Discount Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeEnd of line - available while stocks last

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Sirui G-10KX Ball Head
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Sirui G-10KX Ball Head
£30.00 July Saving subject to availability Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeCalibrated Panorama baseTwin spirit levelsSmooth 29mm ball with large lock knob and friction control90mm highWeights 310gm90mm highSupports 18KgIncludes TY-50X Quick Release plate and soft pouch

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£89.00 £59.00

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Sirui G-20KX Ball Head
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£30.00 July Saving subject to availability Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 25Kg - uses QR plate TY-50

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£99.00 £69.00
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Sirui K-10X Ball Head
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£30.00 July Saving subject to availability Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 20Kg - uses QR plate TY-50

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£109.00 £79.00

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Sirui K-20X Ball Head
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£20.00 July Saving subject to availability Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 25Kg - uses QR plate TY-60

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£119.90 £99.90
Sirui K-30X Ball Head
Sirui K-30X Ball Head
Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 30kg - uses QR plate TY-70S

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£136.90

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Sirui K-40X Ball Head
Sirui K-40X Ball Head
Six Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 35Kg - uses QR plate TY-70S

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£153.90
Slik Ball Head PBH-535ASSlik Ball Head PBH-535AS
Slik Ball Head PBH-535AS
Height: 9.8cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8 and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"Maximum suggested load: 5kgArca-Swiss compatible quick-release system""p>Height: 9.8cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8" and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"Maximum suggested load: 5kgArca-Swiss compatibl"">Height: 9.8cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8" and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"M""Height: 9.8cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8" ""l

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£84.90

Slik Ball Head PBH-635ASSlik Ball Head PBH-635AS
Slik Ball Head PBH-635AS
Height: 10.2cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8 and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"Maximum suggested load: 6kgArca-Swiss compatible quick-release system""p>Height: 10.2cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8" and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"Maximum suggested load: 6kgArca-Swiss compatib"">Height: 10.2cmTripod mounting socket: 3/8" and 1/4"Camera mounting screw: 1/4"

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Velbon QHD-53D Ball Head with Quick Release plate
£20.00 Discount Height: 99mmWeight: 300gRecommended Loading Weight: 3kgTripod Attachment Size: UNC 1/4” (also 3/8” via removable screw adapter)Q/R Plate: QB-62End of line - available while stocks last

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£88.90 £68.90

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Velbon QHD-63Q B&S Head
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Velbon QHD-63Q B&S Head
£25.00 July Saving subject to availability Supplier's demo model available at 20% discountLast one! Brand new, unmarked, no box or packagingUse code DEMO20 when you check outOne year UK WarrantyEnd of line - available while stocks last

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£99.90 £74.90
Benro GH2 Gimbal Head, Magnesium, PL100 plateBenro GH2 Gimbal Head, Magnesium, PL100 plate

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£269.00

Benro GH5C Gimbal Head Carbon FibreBenro GH5C Gimbal Head Carbon Fibre
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Manfrotto 393 Long lens support
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Manfrotto 393 Long lens support
£35.00 July Saving subject to availability One year UK WarrantyDeveloped for using long lenses on a monopod. Friction base and rubber protected side arms and base

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£193.90 £158.90

Manfrotto X-Pro Geared Head
Manfrotto X-Pro Geared Head
One year UK WarrantyTechnopolymer Adapto bodyGeared micro adjustment on all axesWeighs 0.75kgSupports 4kg

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£169.00
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Sirui LE-60 leveling base
Sirui LE-60 leveling base
Six Year Warranty from Sirui Europe

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£119.90

Sirui PA-20 panorama base with Arca-clamping
Sirui PA-20 panorama base with Arca-clamping
Six Year Warranty from Sirui Europe

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Sirui PH-10 Gimbal headSirui PH-10 Gimbal head
Sirui PH-10 Gimbal head
One year UK WarrantyTen Layer Carbon Fibre Gimbal HeadThe ten layer construction enables lower weight, Reduced Vibration and improved temperature tolerance compared to a cast metal headSlimmed down for mirrorless - Only 980 grams High performance, supports 15 kgArca-Swiss Compatible Quick Release Plate with twin screw fixingTilts From +150 to -60 Degrees360 degree panning base with click stops.Universal 3/8 inch tripod mountThe suspended plate eliminates the possibility of a heavy lense tipping over and upsetting the tripod

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£279.00

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Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head, Carbon
Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head, Carbon
Supplier's demo model available at 20% discountShowing signs of some use Use code DEMO20 when you check outSix Year Warranty from Sirui EuropeSupports 20KG - uses QR plate PH-120

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£339.00
Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fibre Gimbal Head
Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fibre Gimbal Head
Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fibre Gimbal HeadThe 9.8' tall Sirui PH-30 Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head can tilt and rotate a camera and a large telephoto lens that weighs up to 55.1 lb with ease and smoothness, so it can track fast-moving subjects such as in sports or bird photography. Moreover, the head tilts from -60 to 150° and pans a full 360°, while the platform adjusts 90° in height. Both the tilt...

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£426.90

Slik SGH-300 Gimbal HeadSlik SGH-300 Gimbal Head
Slik SGH-300 Gimbal Head
Tripod Mount: U1/4 inch screw socket (with U3/8 inch screw adapter)Precision made Aluminium AlloyArca-Swiss type Quick-Release Plate, with 1/4-20 camera screwCentre of gravity balance adjustment, with scaleCamera Platform Height Adjustment - allows alignment of lens optical axis with tilting axis of head

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£219.00
Swarovski Professional Tripod Head
Swarovski Professional Tripod Head
Swarovski Professional Tripod HeadThe PTH professional tripod head is absolutely ideal for extensive observation. The integrated fluid bearing ensures smooth, even movements. Once adjusted correctly, the PTH professional tripod head will keep the whole spotting scope in a stable position.

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£495.90

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£179.00 £159.00
Benro S2PRO Video Head Max Load 2.5kgBenro S2PRO Video Head Max Load 2.5kg
Benro S2PRO Video Head Max Load 2.5kg
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£99.90

Manfrotto 3D Junior Head
Manfrotto 3D Junior Head
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Manfrotto 3D Pro Head
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£199.00

Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head
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£199.00
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Manfrotto 808RC4 Standard three way Pan & Tilt Head
Manfrotto 808RC4 Standard three way Pan & Tilt Head
One year UK Warranty# MN808RC4 - Pan & Tilt Head with Quick Release

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Manfrotto MH804-3W Adapto 3 way head, RC2
Manfrotto MH804-3W Adapto 3 way head, RC2
One only! - Display model available at 10% discountBrand new, unmarked, no box or packagingUse code DEMO10 when you check outOne year UK WarrantyReplacement for the 804RC2

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£79.90
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All Tripods

Behind every good photo, there is a three-legged friend.

Maybe not every photo, but certainly a lot of them. Tripods, monopods, minipods and supports all provide much the same function for a multitude of situations. Landscape, portrait and still-life photographers will find that a set of three strong legs offer the greatest support and can open up a whole new creative world free from the constraint of holding the camera.  Sports and wildlife photographers often prefer the freedom of movement of a monopod.  A monopod allows you to move more easily in a crowd and react quickly to fast-paced action, whilst still providing that much-needed support when using a heavy lens.  Simply add two legs of your own and, as if by magic, a monopod turns into a reasonably good tripod.

Is a tripod good for photography?

These days there are all sorts of stabilisers which can eliminate the basic need for a tripod which originally was to hold the camera steady and avoid camera shake. These days a tripod remains useful to take the weight of a heavy lens, to avoid shake if you are using very long exposure times or to line up your subject accurately.

How do I choose a tripod for my camera?

The first step is to think about how you will be using it.

Tripods come in all shapes and sizes.  They all have three legs but there are some key differences.

The most obvious one is size and weight. The larger that tripod, the more stable it will be, particularly if it is supporting a heavy camera and lens. The load capacity quoted as part of the specification will give you a clue.

The subtle difference is the quality of the component parts and their construction.  The cheapest tripods are popularly knows as ‘wobblepods’, but are none the less handy for supporting a video light or a compact camera for a self-timer shot. As you go up in price, you will quickly find a selection that will hold the camera securely and give years of good service.

How do you intend to use it?  Clearly, if you are staying home or driving to a location you will have different priorities to a mountaineer.  There is no point paying more for a carbon fibre tripod if it never goes out of your front door.  Unless, of course, you need to put it back in the attic when it's not in use.

Are you looking to shoot wildlife using a big lens, say 500mm or more, at eye level? You will need a substantial tripod that extends to over five feet high.  On the other hand, taking a selphie with a pocket camera, or producing a consistent set of product shots to put on Ebay, is clearly a different bucket of mackerel.

Is a ball head tripod better?

There are four maint types of Tripod Head.  Ball and socket heads are the most popular.  They are compact, easy to aim and allow you to point and then lock your camera into position quickly. If a ball head is well made, it will lock securely. Otherwise, if asked to support a heavy lens, it can be prone to tip over and transport your expensive, and much loved, kit rapidly ground-wards. 

Pan and tilt heads are the favourite for Video and Scoping. Three way heads allow for more precise adjustment. Gimbal heads will support a heavy lens without any drama

You can read more in the tripod heads category

What should I consider when buying a tripod?

Quality

The next step is to decide how much use you intend to give the tripod, how the cost sits on your overall photo budget and so how much quality you want to pay for.  A more expensive model will be a pleasure to set up.  The legs and centre column will unlock and move smoothly.  Your camera will glide into position as you adjust the head. 

Like any tool, a quality product will give years of satisfaction, extended by the availability of spare parts.  A mass-produced item will wobble and quickly start to shake, rattle and head for the wheelie bin.

As you move up the price scale you may find that you can save some money by choosing a kit that includes the legs and head in one box.

Portability

Will you be carrying your tripod around more than using it? Travel tripods, like the Hahnel Triad C5, fold back on themselves and so pack into a smaller space for easy transportation either in a backpack or on a plane. It's ball head takes up less space than either a pan and tilt or a three way head.

A light, compact tripod with snap locks and a ball head could be easily added to your kit on a casual walk or bike ride whereas a heavy one that is fiddly to set up would be left at home.

A heavier, more robust, tripod comes into its own when using a large, heavy lens for sports or wildlife photography.

You may well decide that you need more than one, eg a heavy studio tripod for domestic use plus a lighter travel tripod for trips and days out.

Height

A tripod that does not extend high enough for you to use it comfortably without bending will soon have you aching for a taller one. 

A tripod with four or five leg sections will extend more than one with just three. The last section can be left un-extended for extra stability and only brought into use when the extra height is needed.

A shorter tripod will not deapatch you to the chiropractor if you are sensible and can be used comfortably when using a camera with a tilt screen, a separate monitor, a waist level finder or a spotting scope with an angle finder. It puts the camera at a better height for social or fashion photography. 

Versatility

Do you like to get out among the snowdrops and bugs? Look for legs that splay right out for low-level work or a reversing column that drops the camera right down to ground level.

Many tripods offer a monopod option by separating either the centre column or one leg to be used alone. It can be handy in situations where using all three legs might be an encumbrance.

If you are out on a walk with a lightweight tripod, a hook for a stone bag, or pochette, is useful to keep all three feet on the ground.

A head with a Quick-Release plate is essential if you are swopping lenses or just setting up in a hurry to catch a fleeting sunset.

Do you need a tripod for landscape photography?

Wherever your photography takes you, a tripod is useful for framing the subject accurately.

You will also find a tripod invaluable if you are using a graduated filter, lining it up with the horizon to darken the sky. 

It is essential if you are using long exposure times for effect, taking the camera beyond the ability of any in-built stabilisation to avoid movement and unwanted blur.

Operation

Set up speed

Twist locks allow you to screw the leg sections together tightly to provide a solid base for your photography.  Snap leg locks are quicker but can work loose and require adjustment over time. Velbon one-touch twist legs are the fastest of all. Travel tripods, with reverse folding legs, are the best tripod for carrying around and not using but take a few seconds longer to set up. 

Whichever type you choose, it will pay to pick a good one. A poorly made head will fail to move smoothly when you adjust it.  This will be frustrating when setting up your camera for a still shot but seriously counter-productive if you are filming or vlogging.

Can I use different heads on a tripod?

Yes.  The screw fittings have remained unchanged since time immemoriable and are the same across all brands of tripod.  The first cameras used glass plates around a foot square to capture the image.  By necessity they were large and heavy and adopted a 3/8 inch (around 10mm) screw fitting to attach them securely to a tripod.  Around the start of the 20th century, cameras became more portable and adopted the 1/4inch British Cycle (UNC) Thread as standard.  Almost all tripod heads have the original 3/8 thread in the base to fit on to the legs and a 1/4inch bolt on top that screws into the base of your camera. Very often this includes a 'Quickly Removable' plate which you can leave attached to each camera or lens so that they can be easily taken on and off the tripod. The screw threads are standard across all the brands but there is a plethora of different QR plates for individual tripod models.   The 'Arca Swiss' QR plate, made popular by Manfrotto, is thankfully becoming something of standard fitting at last.