BH-55 Ball Head

SKU BH-55 Ballhead
$420.00 to $705.00


BH-55 Ball Head


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 best ball head out there. Our premise was that aesthetics didn't have to suffer for the sake of functionality - that operation should be intuitive and predictable. We also had you, the photographer, in mind in that we believe 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 ball head 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 and brake design for effortless locking
  • Specs

    Country of Origin: USA
    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
  • In the Box

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