BH-30 Compact Ballhead

SKU: BH-30 Ballhead
$210.00 to $310.00

In Stock

A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As a result, our ballheads are faster to use and inherently more stable than 3-axis pan-tilt tripod heads. Since the ballhead profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack. These are no-nonsense heads with robust capacity, offering minimal weight and elegant simplicity. They excel as ground-level macro tools, but also as super light heads for backpacking, travel, and table top use. Comes packed in its own padded Cordura protective draw-string pouch. Use the pouch to cover and protect the ballhead when mounted to the tripod, for carrying the ballhead in your carry-on luggage when traveling, or when the ballhead & tripod are strapped to a photo backpack.
  • Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
  • 1/4-inch tapped stem
  • 30mm diameter ball is hollow
  • Single drop notch
  • Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
  • Exclusive drum & symmetrical progressive band brake securely locks panning base
  • Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5 degrees intervals, zero to 360-degrees
  • All components are either anodized aluminum or stainless steel for years of corrosion-free performance
  • Spring-loaded lock knob can be repositioned
  • BH-30 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) ¼"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-30 LR:
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • B2-40 LR lever release style quick release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • (1) ¼"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-30 LR II:
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • B2-AS II 60mm lever style quick release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • (1) ¼"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-30 PF:
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • Platform with 1/4"-20 stud
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key tool (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-30 Pro:
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • B2 mAS screw knob style quick release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • (1) ¼"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-30 Pro II
  • BH-30 Ballhead
  • B2-PRO II screw knob style quick release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • (1) ¼"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • BH-30 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 2.9" / 75 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 7.7 oz / 218 g


  • BH-30 LR:
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 3.0" / 75 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 11.2 oz / 318 g


  • BH-30 LR II:
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 2.9" / 75 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 13.0 oz / 369 g


  • BH-30 PF:
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 2.9" / 75 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 8.7 oz / 248 g


  • BH-30 Pro:
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 2.9" / 74 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 10.0 oz / 280 g


  • BH-30 Pro II
  • Load Capacity: 15 lb / 6.8 kg
  • Height: 2.9" / 75 mm
  • Base Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.2" / 30 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 12.1 oz / 383 g