BH-55 Ball Head

SKU BH-55 Ballhead
$380.00 to $640.00
2 Reviews

Details

BH-55 Ball Head

Overview

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.

Features

  • 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

    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

    Ratings & Reviews

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    Stands the test of time!

    by Bruce Colman - | 8/9/2019 5:06 pm

    I bought the BH-55 ball head with lever clamp 6 years ago with the T34L tripod, really glad I did. Back then it carried heavy Nikon super-telephoto lenses, today it tames my GFX100 medium format camera. It has never needed servicing, easy to use, very positive lockup with the tapered knob. No regrets on this investment, it has outlasted many cameras and lenses!

    A perfect piece of photography equipment

    by Greg - | 9/28/2019 10:51 am

    I purchased the BH-55 Ball Head with panning head and screw knob many years ago. During those years I have had this ball head out in rain, fog, snow, swelting heat and it has never failed me. When I return home I wipe it off let it air dry and it is ready for another day of photography. Without a doubt, I can say this ball head is one of the most perfect items I have ever purchased.