- Novoflex MagicBall 50 Ballhead
The Novoflex MagicBall 50 Ballhead is a unique alternative to a traditional ballhead that’s designed for telephoto use.
The Novoflex MagicBall 50 is sort of an upside-down ballhead. The base has a 3/8-inch female thread to mount to a monopod or tripod, and a 1/4-inch top screw to mount to a camera or lens’s tripod mount. It does not have a quick-release plate; the lens or camera is mounted and dismounted by the thumb wheel.
Flexible, Easy-to-Control Monopod Head
It makes a superb and extremely flexible head for a monopod, giving you a lot more flexibility than simply tilting this way and that. Its handle—which is also the friction-lock lever—makes it much easier to control on a monopod than a standard ballhead.
The surface is coated with a scratch-resistant, smooth shell which reduces vibration transmission while allowing the user to move the gear with ease and expedience.
You have instant access to 85% of a sphere, making this far and away the quickest to position ballhead. There is no vertical notch necessary. There is no independent panning capacity, however this can be solved by using the Novoflex Universal Panorama Plate. Together these two pieces provide quicker use than all other ballheads.