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.
The T-lever on the BH-30 is longer on one end to help you lock the ball down solidly. It is spring loaded; simply pull it out to reposition the lever to allow it to clear wider tripod platforms. The BH-30 ballhead has a beefy T-lever to lock ball articulation and a pan knob to control the panning base. The main lock knob can be used independently or in conjunction with the pan lock knob for full articulation.
The BH-30 LR features our patented B2-40 LR lever-release style quick-release clamp for optimum speed and security. The three positions of the lever offer fully closed, fully open and half-open positions for adjusting the plate within the clamp. When closed, the clamp offers 50lbs of no-slip grip on the plate and the lever hugs the clamp body, keeping it secure against accidental snags. The B2-40 LR clamp also features laser-engraved reference marks.
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.
Patented lever-release clamp for fast & easy mounting
Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
¼-inch tapped stem
30mm diameter ball is hollow
Single drop notch
Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
Main locking lever is spring-loaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments. Lever freely clears tripod platform.
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
What's in the Box?
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
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
Light-weight photography set-ups, no heavier than 70-200mm lens with a pro camera body.
Great for travel and hiking.
Ideal for mirrorless and bridge cameras.
What else do I need?
Quick-release plates for your cameras and lenses are required to mount to the BH-30. Really Right Stuff plates are custom-designed for each camera/lens model for optimum ergonomics and performance. Our LR clamps are also compatible with some other brands of Arca-style plates, such as Wimberley, Kirk, Markins, Acratech, & Arca-Swiss. Read more about our quick-release system here and contact us if you have additional compatibility concerns.
A list of Really Right Stuff camera plates can be found HERE.
A list of Really Right Stuff lens plates and replacement feet can be found HERE.
A sturdy tripod is recommended to support the BH-30 ballhead. We offer support packages that pair the BH-30 with our TQC-14 Carbon-fiber Tripods, and can also offer custom combinations with other models. The BH-30 mounts to a tripod platform with an industry-standard 3/8"-16 stud.
A list of Really Right Stuff tripods can be found HERE.