- The ultimate professional ball head with the ultimate heavy-duty professional tripod in one kit
- The Ball Head features a hollowed design to make it 20% lighter than similar size heads weighing just 562g
- Extends up to 1540mm height with the ball head
- 10 layer carbon fibre build provides high strength to weight ratio
- ARCA / RSS Compatible quick release clamp
- 52mm ball diameter
- Large main adjustment knob with friction control
- 360° panning for panoramic images
- Bubble level on the ball head and tripod
- Includes the EX-60 Quick release plate
Explorer - Ascent professional tripod kit
The Explorer EX-ACPROKIT Ascent Professional Carbon Fibre Tripod with EX-XL Epic Explorer, Extra Large Ball Head, is a kit featuring our EX-ACPRO Ascent Professional Carbon Fibre Tripod and EX-XL Epic Explorer Extra Large Ball Head.
EX-ACPRO Ascent Professional Carbon Fibre Tripod
The Explorer Ascent Professional Carbon Fibre Tripod is our largest and most suitable for larger photography setups where stability is the main objective. It’s perfect for maintaining no shake in windy conditions for landscape photographers and just as ideal for impressive stability in the studio. The large load capacity of up to 26kg ensures high stability in many conditions, whether in the studio or out exploring the landscape. The 10X layer carbon fibre provides rigidity but keeps the weight low.
Each leg is attached to the tripod’s collar via an offset leg joint that helps to distribute heavy loads and maintain the tripod’s rigidity evenly. The joints and collar are constructed of lightweight anodized aluminium, which, aside from lending inherent strength to the tripod, provides it with natural wear and corrosion resistance. Each of the three leg joints also features a variable angle stop that allows multiple shooting positions.
If more height is required, the flat mount can be swapped for the EX-ACPROCC centre column (available separately). Additional weights or a camera bag can be mounted to the centre hook to add extra weight for windy conditions. 3/8″ and 1/4″ accessory ports are included on the centre junction to mount accessories such as the Explorer Sidekick magic arm. The flat mount features a 3/8″ stud that will accept most tripod heads.
Four sections extend to create a high maximum working height and collapse to ensure a portable carry. Three-leg angle selections can be made to settle the tripod on uneven terrain and also to allow for super low-angle shooting when the legs are splayed out.
EX-XL Epic Explorer Extra Large Ball Head
The Explorer EX-XL Epic Explorer, Extra Large Ball Head, is the ultimate professional ball head built for the most challenging tasks. A key feature is a hollowed-out body and ball socket designed to minimize weight at just a total of 562g, while maximizing strength, durability, and load capacity at 40kg. This makes the EX-XL Epic Explorer suitable for supporting larger telephoto lenses while being lightweight enough to carry and use with camera bodies and lens combinations of all sizes. Ball heads increase stability compared to other head types and provide faster, more accurate camera rotation for photographers. The head tilts 90° for portrait orientation quickly and easily.
The sizeable central adjustment knob features a rubber grip with friction control and a separate 360° panning clamp to assist with fast, precise adjustments so you never miss the action. The ARCA / RRS compatible quick-release clamp makes it compatible with an extensive range of quick-release plates and L-brackets and includes an Explorer EX-60 QR plate in the box. A 3/8” thread socket included 1/4”-3/8” brushing suits tripods from many manufacturers.
The clamp features the same hollowed-out design of the ball head and an extra-large release lock, so the camera does not obstruct the release. The Explorer EX-XL Epic Explorer Extra Large Ball Head is CNC-machined from an aircraft-grade aluminium alloy and anodized with an oxidation treatment that ensures a durable, high-quality finish.
Explorer EX-ACPROKIT Ascent Professional Carbon Fibre Tripod with EX-XL Epic Explorer, Extra Large Ball Head, is a kit
Combined the EX-ACPRO and EX-XL make a mighty combination. With a combined load of 25kg, height of 153cm they will handle the toughest task.