Tripod Heads & Clamps

  • The rail can be mounted directly on an ARCA clamp on your tripod or you can use the threaded hole on the bottom of the rail to attach any quick release plate. The camera or lens is mounted on the rail by means of an ARCA quick release plate (not supplied). The clamp on the top of the rail holds the quick release plate securely with no detectable play. It is also possible to attach a second iShoot focus rail perpendicularly on top of the first rail using the same clamp if you want to provide controlled side-to side movement (I have not tried this).To adjust lens distance from the subject (and thus adjust the area in focus). you twist the knob at either end of the rail. The slider moves smoothly and hold its position well. The knobs are well made from high grade aluminum and are machined to provide a very sure grip. It is a treat to watch the area in focus move along the subject as you watch through the viewfinder. For large movements, you can press the quick release lever at the side of the slider. This disengages the threaded clamp form the drive rod so that you can rapidly move the camera/lens in and out. The quick release lever can lock to avoid accidents. There is also a knob on the far side of the slider that can fix the slider in position.
  • The iShoot macro focusing rail is very well made and an excellent value for the money. It is made from high quality materials that are precision machined. There is very little play in the mechanism - which is really important in macro photography. The rail uses a worm drive design that allows precise adjustment of the distance of the lens from the subject. Even with a heavy lens on the camera (Canon MP-E 65 on an 80D body), I could not detect any slippage down hill when the lens is angled down - presumably due to the friction between the threaded rod, bearings and the threaded clamp that is mounted in the slider. All of the mechanism is exposed so cleaning and lubrication are possible if needed. I'd recommend storing the rail protected from dust to avoid the need to clean it. One issue with this design is that it is possible to touch lubricated parts of the rail so care must be taken to avoid spreading lubricants to your other photographic equipment.
  • I felt everything was worth of it when I received this package. The ball head is made of aviation aluminum for strength and lightness. I was looking to add a solid ball head to my Neewer Monopod. So I found it! Actually I have four ball head already, but what I need is a solid, strong and lightweight ball head so that I can bring it when traveling. It can be folded with my tripod without disassembling it, which is really amazing! You can add the quick release plate with any other professional RRS type plate. You can place your larger DSLR’s on this ball head with a heavy lens and the two knobs will lock it securely. The ability to pan is also nice. iShoot keeps making really solid gear.
  • Very fast delivery! Good quality, much better then other non-original. I can recommend it! Very stable, no vibration.
  • I was looking for a panoramic head like the Acratech Panoramic Head and I came across this on Amazon. I noticed that it was shipped and sold by "ishoot-uk" so I thought, might as well see if they have a re seller over here (in France) or their own website. Unfortunately, it seems like there is no warehouse in the UK and it was shipped from China, so it took 15 days.On the product itself now, this head feel solid, the top panning is nice and smooth, the locking of the Arca clamp is easy to maneuver and secure. However, the bottom pan is rather stiff, I wonder if it will get smoother over time or if I can fix that easily.Also, on the vertical adjustment, there was a small sharp spot that started to damage the Teflon washer, I easily got rid of that though.
  • This head is solid, movement is smooth.Locking of the arca plate and the rotation are well made.Mounted on my monopod, the head diameter is perfect.
  • Received on time, good quality. And I need to give more detailed comments after use.
  • It works. I think I can explore more usages, it's amazing.
  • looking very good . thanks seller for the good products .