The ClassicBall 3II Ball Head from NOVOFLEX acts both as a standard ball head, and also a leveling panorama panning base. To make use of the panning base the ball head is mounted upside down so that the mounting base can be leveled using the ball, ensuring properly aligned panoramic images, confirmed by the built-in bubble level. The ClassicBall 3II can hold up to 17.6 lb, stands 3.7" high, and weighs 1.1 lb. A matte titanium finish and an all-metal design blend form and function, and three 90° notches add to the versatility of the ball head, allowing the camera to tilt 180°. Advanced Friction Control allows you to adjust the amount of tension on the ball by turning a center ring on the ball head. The grease-free ball locks securely into place, with no shift in placement once locked down.