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Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head

B&H # OBBD0 MFR # BD-0
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Product Highlights

  • Single-Lever Adjustment
  • Supports Loads Up to 6.6 lb
  • 90° Tilt
  • Accepts 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Studs
  • All Aluminum Construction
  • Perfect for Table-Top Tripods
  • Weighs Just 1.8 oz
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The Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head is the perfect topper for a miniature or table-top tripod model. Constructed of aluminum, the BD-0 functions like most full-sized ball heads but features a supremely low-profile design. A single-action lever loosens the ball and allows it to move freely in all directions, and in addition, a groove allows it to tilt 90° in one direction.


The BD-0 head can serve as a replacement head for an Oben TT-100, TT-200, or TT-300 table-top tripod. Or it can allow you to properly orient your camera on any other tripod model, whether it has a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 stud – the head has a 3/8" thread and comes with a reducer bushing to make it compatible with the 1/4"-type stud.

Low-profile yet strong for its size – supports up to 6.6 lb
Supports most 35mm and DSLR cameras, as well as point & shoot models
Ball platform tilts 90°
3/8"-16 mounting thread
1/4"-20 reducer bushing
UPC: 847628014466
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 0.62" (16mm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Height 2.0" (52mm)
Base Diameter 0.94" (24mm)
Weight 1.8 oz (52 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.8 x 2.5 x 0.2"
Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head
  • Reducer Bushing for 1/4"-20 Studs
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    ObenBD-0 Mini Ball Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (58)
    • Easy to use (48)
    • Lightweight (44)
    • Durable (35)
    • Attaches firmly (20)

    Cons

    • Weak clamp (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (34)
    • Video (24)
    • Landscape/scenery (21)
    • Sports/action (13)
    • Family photos (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (36), Pro photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (4), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (78)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works with Gorillapod SLR Zoom

    I bought this for my Jobi Gorillapod SLR Zoom because I didn't ant to spend $30+ for a ballhead from Jobi. This is compact, works well, and sturdy enough to hold my heavy...Read complete review

    I bought this for my Jobi Gorillapod SLR Zoom because I didn't ant to spend $30+ for a ballhead from Jobi. This is compact, works well, and sturdy enough to hold my heavy camera equipment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Ballhead for my purpsoes

    It is very companct, a high priority for me, because I have to carry the equipment.For when I change from landscape(horizontal) to portrait(vertical), the head was unable to hold my...Read complete review

    It is very companct, a high priority for me, because I have to carry the equipment.For when I change from landscape(horizontal) to portrait(vertical), the head was unable to hold my Nikon D5200 and Nkion 18-200mm lens in a locked position no matter how tight I cinch down the knob. So It will be in landscape(horizontal) only.Also the ball head tightening knob is too long to clear the metal wheel used to tighten my monopaod to my camera, so I had to remove the metal wheel which leaves enough clearance.Overall, I really didn't expect too much from this inexpensive and little ball head, it is a good value for me though.

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    5.0

    Small and Durable

    By Timoteo

    from Accra, Ghana

    Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

    Good build quality. Carries my Dracast LED200 well. Great value in a small body.

    I will buy again.

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    5.0

    Oben quality mini!

    By Roger Valdes

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

      I use these mini ball heads to mount my speedlites on light stands. They do that job wonderfully, they let me point them in any direction that I may need. I have an oben tripod and it is great quality as well!

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      5.0

      Great To Hold A Speedlight

      By Howard G

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

          Bought it to hold a speedlight and it works great for that. Small and lightweight as well as inexpensive. I wouldn't plan on using it for anything heavy though. It is n't designed or priced for that!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Compact and Stout

          By DR

          from Connecticut

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

            Use it with a small telescoping tripod in low-light situations, holds an OM-2/50mm no problem and wouldn't be against putting a light MF camera on there in a stabil location.

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            5.0

            Does the job

            By J

            from ATL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

              I needed a cheap and simple ball head to attach a mic to a mic boom stand. This along with an adapter did the job perfectly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              3.0

              Great little head - But

              By PJM

              from Baltimore

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Flimsy Plastic Parts

              Best Uses

                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                I like this head because of it's size and quality of it's metal parts. The plastic however. The little tightening ring snapped off on a previous one which was treated quite gently. Old one is still useful without it... So buy it but beware.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Reasonable Value

                By BDBaer

                from Lansing, MI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                    Needed a small head to put on my monopod to support a small point and shoot calendar. And for the most part this inexpensive head filled the bill.

                    The major problem I have is that because the top of the monopod is too large I can not completely rotate the camera 90 degrees (i.e. from landscape to portrait).

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Mini Ball Head by Oben

                    By naccari Productions

                    from NYC & Westchester

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                      Works well, but it's a little small than I thought it would be.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great for the price.

                      By Dennis

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video

                        Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                        Using for quick adjustments on a 1 lb. HD camcorder.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Light and maneuverable

                        By Turboboost

                        from Albany, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Viscous

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                          Great because you can rotate the entire body after attaching it to a tripod or slider to position where you want the cut-out so it can tilt 90 degrees.

                          The lock is pretty much on of off unlike a ballhead-X where you get a sudo-viscous head for video.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Cheap Option for an Accessory Set-Up

                          By Juliet

                          from New Brunswick, NJ

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                            I use this on the slider I bought for the angle support. It works well with a lightweight camera such as the Sony a7s or any dSLR...

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Oben Mini Ball Head

                            By Lt Colonel

                            from Raleigh, NC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife Photos

                              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                              I really like these little ball heads. I use them on light stands to adjust the angle of my speedlites. It has occurred to me that using one of these on a GoPro on a light stand might just be the ticket for those events where a large camera is too much or not available.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Average Ball Head

                              By Mindbend

                              from Chicagoland

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy Construction

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                This ball head is a little wimpy for me. You really have to tighten it too much to work well. Plus, the little re-sizer piece inside the threaded area comes out to easily (sticks to 1/4" mount when you unscrew ball head from mount). The tightening crank is also a little wimpy.

                                The bigger version from Manfrotto is WAY better, but also bulkier.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Small but very effective ball head

                                By Steve of Stonehenge

                                from Raleigh, NC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                  I am trying to lighten my photography equipment load when I travel. This ball head is perfect for the Joby Gorilla tripod. The main limitation is the weight it will support. I use a full frame mirrorless and a variety of lenses up to medium telephoto. There is great support for my gear. This head will not work well with a full frame DSLR unless you really watch the lens selection. This will also work well with off camera flash.

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                                  2.0

                                  Not for DSLR use!

                                  By PhotoMan

                                  from Tampa, FL

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Very Weak

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos

                                  Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                  Just got back from a week long vacation, taking 100s of photos with this ball head and went through a lot of disappointing situations when using this with my Canon Rebel and 16-35 2.8 lens. For the horizontal shots it was barely able to hold the weight of the camera, could use it with the 2 second delay only, with hands on the camera at slower shutter speeds it was Not stable at all BUT the major Aggravation was that it was impossible to shoot anything Vertical with this head since it's absolutely not able to hold the weight of the smallest DSLR in vertical position. The 6.6 lbs description is misleading. I missed a lot of vertical slow exposure waterfall shots :(

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice small head

                                  By Acaman

                                  from Wisconsin

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                      This is a very nice small head . I purchased it to use it on top of my camera with a smartphone mounted to it . The rest of the assembly consists of a cold shoe, a Joby mount and Triggertrap

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Useful for select photos

                                      By Sonny

                                      from Falmouth, Maine

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

                                        Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                        Use with Sunpak table tripod and UltraLight underwater
                                        tripod, on land.
                                        When shooting larger subjects from ground level, this ball
                                        head allows additional tilting backward, to capture more of the shot with Rokinnon 8mm fish eye lens.
                                        Hard white metal for camera mount ,screw in slowly.
                                        For the price , very handy accessory for me.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Good Product

                                        By Eric

                                        from Owings Mills, MD

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos

                                          Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                          I use these with a cold shoe adapter to mount flash units on s flash stand. Having the ability to orient the flash any way I like, then lock it in that position is extremely useful. It's more than strong enough to hold the 600EX-RT in place.

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                                          4.0

                                          Nice compact design

                                          By TMFNC

                                          from New York, NY

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Durable
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Video

                                            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                            We use these to mount Ikan iLED6 lights on our Panasonic 170 / 270 cameras.
                                            These are nice low profile ball heads.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Simple and light

                                            By MR

                                            from Miami

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                              Inexpensive, light and simple. Great for a monopod or light tripod.

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                                              • No

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