BH-55 Ballhead

SKU: BH-55 Ballhead
$380.00 to $640.00

In Stock

The BH-55 is the culmination of years of iterative development based on first-hand experience and abundant input from seasoned professionals and enthusiasts. Our goal was to build the perfect general-purpose ballhead. Our premise was that aesthetics needn't have to play second fiddle to functionality, that operation should be intuitive and predictable, and that your investment should be rewarded with years of satisfaction. The BH-55 offers up to 45 degrees of tilt in all directions, and up to 90-degrees in the two drop-notches. The knurled main lock knob independently controls the tension of the main ball joint. The midsize knurled knob features independent control of the panning base, which features laser engraved degree markers every 2.5 degrees. The smaller spade knob works in concert with the main lock knob to set a minimum amount of resistance on the ball joint at all times, independent of the main lock knob being fully loosened or not. Extensive field use has proven the utility of our innovative design. The BH-55 delivers solid performance in all weather and temperature ranges. Its low profile, precision control knobs, and rugged housing make our BH-55 the ballhead of choice for both seasoned professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.
  • Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
  • Lowest height profile in its class
  • Large main locking knob incorporates stainless steel ball bearings for a lifetime of silky smooth control
  • Dual drop-notches allow maximum flexibility for positioning the camera for portrait-orientation or extreme angle shots
  • Micrometer drag tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable
  • Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5 degree intervals and features our unique drum & brake design for effortless locking
  • BH-55 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • BH-55 Ballhead
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" Flathead mounting screw


  • BH-55 LR:
  • BH-55 Ballhead
  • B2-AS-II lever-release style quick-release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-55 PCLR:
  • BH-55 Ballhead
  • PC-LR lever-release panning clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-55 PCPro:
  • BH-55 Ballhead
  • PC-PRO screw knob style release panning clamp (installed)
  • 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-55 PF:
  • BH-55 Ballhead
  • BH-PF 55 flat platform with ¼"-20 stud
  • Reducer Bushing
  • (3) 1/4"-20 Set Screws
  • 1/4"-20 Jam Nut
  • 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-55 Pro:
  • BH-55 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)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • BH-55 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23 kg
  • Height: 3.5" / 89 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 74mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 1.6 lb / 726g


  • BH-55 LR:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23 kg
  • Height: 3.7" / 94 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 73mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 1.96 lb / 890g


  • BH-55 PCLR:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23 kg
  • Height: 4.6" / 119 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 74mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 2.3 lb / 1042g


  • BH-55 PCPro:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23 kg
  • Height: 4.6" / 119 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 74mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 2.3 lb / 1042g


  • BH-55 PF:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23 kg
  • Height: 3.5" / 89 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 74mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 1.7 lb / 771g


  • BH-55 Pro:
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb / 23kg
  • Height: 3.8" / 97mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.9" / 73mm
  • Ball Diameter: 2.2" / 55mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 1.9 lb / 859g