So you have got a quality tripod but would like to have more control when capturing your shots. Pistol Grip Ball Heads may not be ideal for every situation but they do give you more control over your camera and let you change its angles quickly. You do want to make sure you try different models to get the one that works the best for your setting. Here are 3 Pistol Grip Ball Heads that stand out:
VANGUARD GH-300T Pistol Grip Ball Head: one of the best we have tested. It is quite versatile and can handle standard and large zoom lenses. Some folks find the GH-100 model easier to use but this one is built to last and has a locking force rated for over 17.5 lbs. It has two bubble levels.
Manfrotto Heavy Duty Grip Ball Head: gives you a more ergonomic control over your camera and its position. You can lock your camera with one hand. This ball head is made from magnesium and designed to keep the weight of your kit as close as possible to the tripod’s centre of gravity.
Opteka TS-1 TacShot Pistol Grip: provides you with fast, one-handed positioning, so you can capture videos and photos more conveniently. Unlike the others we have listed here, this one is pretty affordable.
There are other expensive and cheap ball heads available for your tripod. You should always do your research to make sure you pick one that works the best for your setting. You may be able to save some money if you buy a tripod bundled with one of these.