"The 3POD PISTOL GRIP BALLHEAD is a favorite of professional photographers. Portrait Shooters, Landscape Artists, Still Life Photographers, and even Product Photographers love the ease of use and adjustment afforded by a grip-head. The 3POD Orbit Tripod is a full service photo and video tripod, featuring fully adjustable legs and shaft, as well as the Orbit Overhead Shot System, which allows the shaft to rotate outwards from the legs, for low angle, overhead, and other specialty shots. Grip-heads allow photographers to easily yet precisely compose an image, even with a heavy camera and lens combination. Simply squeeze the grip to allow the ballhead to be adjusted, and when you have your desired composition, release the grip, to firmly lock the ballhead in place. Since the gripping and adjusting are all done with the same hand, it leaves the other hand free to zoom, focus, balance the camera, or make other adjustments. The speed of one handed adjustment makes the grip head a favorite of photographers with time constraints, like wedding and portrait photographers, and the ease of use makes it the choice of photographers who want to focus on their subject, not their equipment. The 3POD Pistol Grip Ballhead has some great advantages and features that make it a winning choice. Traditional grip heads came in the ""joystick"" configuration, with the ball on the tripod, the grip straight up in the air, and the camera mounted on top of that. The problems with t|Ballhead Features: |Fastest one-hand adjustments possible, simply squeeze to adjust, and release to lock position|No annoying knobs!|3 adjustable mounting styles: Righty, Lefty, and Joystick|3 tilt locations for each mounting point|Fast 360 degree rotation|-20 to 90 degrees tilt|Industry standard quick release system|Quick release safety lock|Adjustable friction and release tension|Bubble level|Keeps gravity centered even for vertical shots when used in right or left hand positions, reducing the probability of tripod tipping|Tripod Features: |Orbit Overhead Shot System: center column can easily be tilted or oriented horizontally for overhead or low angle shooting|Super lightweight and sturdy design|For photo and video use|Quick adjustment flip locks|Padded grip|Reversible 3/8 and 1/4-20 mounting screw|Retractable foot spikes with rubber covers|Bubble level on top plate|3 Leg Spread angle settings"