GNN FB-52 Ball Head

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GNN FB-52 Ball Head

GNN FB-52 Ball Head

The best bang for the buck, 44 lbs load rating & 1.48 lbs overall weight.

*Includes One free DP-60R Quick Detach Plate, $16.95 value. The dual mounting bolt design is a superior, zero twist connection point.

The Sunwayfoto GNN FB-52 is the strongest model of the FB series ball heads. It exemplifies the customary principle of simplicity. It's easy-to-carry, easy-to-operate, and provides customers with a stable and smooth user experience. This ball head is exquisitely machined from T6061 aerospace grade aluminum alloy, with Type-III hard-anodized finish. Compared with other models of the same series, the GNN FB-52 has the highest load rating and largest ball joint diameter for extended service life. We made the FB-52 even shorter by machining off the neck of the ball head (creating the GNN series). This reduces damaging stress/leverage to internal parts, increases stability, & still allows for 22° of elevation adjustment. Approximately 46° of total vertical travel.




  • Arca-Swiss QD plate compatible 38mm/1.5"
  • 52mm Ball Joint
  • 44lb Max Load
  • Bottom Thread:UNC 3/8”- 16
  • Side Tilt:22°
  • Material:Aluminum Alloy.
  • Clamp Type: Screw-knob Clamp.
  • Bottom Thread Hole Depth:12mm.
  • Super Strong aluminum housing.
  • Machined aluminum knobs for long term durability.


Ball Diameter 52 mm / 2.05 in
Base Diameter 70 mm / 2.8 in
Height 96 mm / 3.77 in
Maximum Load Capacity 20.00 kg44.00 lb
Thread Size 3/8"


673g1.48 lb


*Compatible with any 38mm/1.5" Arca style plate such as :RRS, Wimberley, Arca Swiss, Kirk Enterprises, Markins, etc. 

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  • 5
    A must have!!

    Posted by Bobby on 25th Aug 2021

    best ball head in the market, it’s a must have. These guys definitely know what there doing. It locks everything in a rock solid position without having to use “channel locks”, great product!!.

  • 4
    Ball head

    Posted by Matt on 15th Dec 2020

    Shipped fast and seems well built. Have not had a chance to use it yet but expect it to work well.

  • 5
    Perfect in so many ways....

    Posted by Neil Fernandes on 15th Oct 2020

    This is not my first rodeo with professional grade gear.... One of my biggest complaints of this sort of gear is they pack so much "functionality" into them that they become impractical and and unwieldly in the field. And in high pressure shoots or active moving situations to complex to functionally use. This unit is just not that type of unit. It is simple.... straight forward, rock solid, locks as it should, how it should, and when it should, and unlocks in like manner. The ability to quickly attach and remove a firearm or any piece of equipment is essential to me and is a deal breaker for most heads i have used. this simple twist knob is just that... simple.... i prefer the knob over a quick release in these situations most times due to to the difficulty of operation with quick release in adverse conditions, its dark, or when gloves are in use. Highly recommend this unit for many reasons and thankful for the money spend.

  • 5

    Posted by Eric Ziegler on 9th Oct 2020

    My PRS rig is heavy, 24 lbs. This ball head handled the load without issue.

  • 5
    Awesome product

    Posted by Chuck on 18th Nov 2019

    This ball head is about as bomb proof as you can get. You won't be disappointed. Thank you

  • 5
    no complaints so far

    Posted by Edwin Hastings on 2nd May 2019

    Just recently received this product, so far it has been performing to expectations. Haven't used a saddle on it yet for shooting, mostly optics.

  • 5
    The GNN-FB-52 ball head compliments this tripod system.

    Posted by Jim Mann on 29th Apr 2019

    The GNN-FB-52 is a great and well built addition for this system. It's actually built like a tank and it's rated to support 44 pounds. It's a very stable ball head platform to shoot from too. While you're at it, buy a few extra DP-60R quick release plates which are a perfect match for this system.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Unknown on 18th Oct 2018

    This is a great product and performs flawlessly with either the Hog Saddle or Pig Saddle

  • 5
    Excellent quality ball head

    Posted by Eric Spear on 12th Jul 2018

    I purchased this ball head as it appeared to be the best choice between built sturdy and price. I can't comment on durability because I just received it two days ago and haven't had a chance to use it. Upon inspections though, the ball moves super-smoothly and locks up tight with minimal friction applied. I choice this ball head as I was looking for something to mount my AR-50 on and this one will handle that task. Very nice. Will definitely by again if I need another.

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