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 kg / 44.00 lb
Thread Size 3/8"


673g / 1.48 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
    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.

  • 5
    Couldn't have just one!!!

    Posted by Greg Rumsey on 17th May 2018

    I purchased one of these already and couldn't do without a second one for my other tripod. So, I purchased another one! I highly recommend if you buy a tripod from these guys you will want a FB-52 to complete the assembly it's the only way to go.

  • 5

    Posted by Ed Taul on 25th Apr 2018

    Had to wait a few weeks to get this Ball head, but boy, was it worth the wait. Very functional, very smooth and very very well made. Highly recommend!

  • 5

    Posted by John Woods on 6th Mar 2018

    As it was recommended by Shadow Tech on the website, this ball head is the best bang for your buck! And works well with the Hog saddle and the 0311 Tripod. So I bought the whole setup, and I'm really pleased with the quality of all 3 components! The FB-52 itself is very high quality and simple to use. The clamping force on it is strong as well and you don't really have to crank on the nob to lock it down, a couple of twists of the nob and it is rock steady even with a 20lb rifle! I also like that it moves really smooth up and down or panning left to right even with some tension on the ball. I recommend this ball head to anyone looking for a good tripod setup for hunting, competition, or whatever!!!

  • 5
    fantastic product and at a great price

    Posted by lawrence Nowicki on 7th Feb 2018

    Customer service is outstanding ! And the innovation of the system is affordable for anyone ! Ball head adjustments are supper fine and strong!

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