Photographers are always struggling with tripod heads because they take too much time to get in the right position or level, require lots of screwing and unscrewing which is extremely time-consuming and frustrating. Furthermore, photographers have to give so much attention to all those adjustments that they sometimes miss that perfect shot.
So this might be the most innovative tripod head ever created, meant to solve those issues.
Platypod is a company that is trying to revolutionize the world of camera gear. They have created an extra slim tripod that is awesome to have especially as a travel photographer because space always matters (Patypod Ultra Flat Tripod).
Now they are going a step further and they have created a product meant to transform tripod heads forever. The tripod heads they have prepared have an inverted design which means that the ball knob is tided to the tripod while the whole tripod head on which the camera is mounted on moves on it.
Patyball is so easy to use and convenient that you will never want to see a conventional one after you try this. It can be mounted on any kind of tripod and it has a quick-release mechanism so you can install and uninstall the camera rapidly. Also, it has a panning lock and two buttons that lock and unlock the ball mount. The whole idea of the design was to create a tripod head that is single head operated, and it works perfectly. Now you can adjust the tripod with one hand and use the other one to change the camera settings, which makes the whole process of taking a picture flowless.
This incredible device comes in two versions, Elite and Ergo. The Elite model is equipped with an electronic leveling system (powered by standard A3 battery) that is meant to replace the old bubble leveling that is so hard to get right and can't even be seen at night, while the Ergo, as the name suggests is slimmer but misses this system and you will have to rely on the camera's leveling software. So we strongly suggest that you go for the Elite model if you want to buy this product.
In terms of build quality, both tripod heads are made of forged and machined aluminum, they have internal steel components and long-lasting polymer brake pads. Moreover, they are compact and weatherproof.
We are so excited to show you this awesome product and there are more incredible ones to come soon on the website so stay tuned.