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Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head

You Pay: $12.95
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

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
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)
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
     
    4.4

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (20)
    • Compact (19)
    • Large range of motion (18)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Stable (17)

    Cons

    • Weak clamp (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (21)
    • Video (14)
    • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Sports/action (7)
    • Family photos (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (12), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    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.

    Reviewed by 53 customers

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    5.0

    Sturdy little Ball Head

    By Crow

    from LA, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

      I bought them to replace the ball heads that came with my Video lights.These little heads are amazingly sturdy for their size. Whether on camera, or on stands, there is absolutely no play or movement. Solid and well made!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Price and quality

      By Leo

      from Brooklyn

      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

      Great value
      I'm using it with video pico projector
      Works perfercly well

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      4.0

      Well built

      By practicalboy

      from orange county, ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

          It is a small ball head, but well built one.If there is a scale level on it, it would be much better.Overall, it is light weight and durable.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Used for Slider

          By Joel

          from Palmer Lake, Co

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Video

            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

            This is a pretty strong ball head for the size. I used it for a 5d on a slider. You could probably push it to hold a mid size camera as well (c300 size) but overall a great tool to have.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Nice little piece of equipment

            By Artie

            from Los Angeles. CA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video

              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

              I purchased this mini ball for my camera dolly. It works perfect. Nice and sturdy unlike the cheap plastic ones that are not made for the weight of a Canon t3i.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Steady Head

              By DzCactusBus

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Good Audio Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                A very sturdy head. Just used it on a shoot with a Canon 5DMKII and it worked splendidly. Solid.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect small mount

                By JimbeauPhoteau

                from Nashville TN

                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                I needed a stronger mount for a mini tripod.

                Perfect size and holds 3x the weight of the OEM mount.

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                5.0

                works well for my application

                By Monsieur Canon

                from Vancouver

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                    using as part of a setup to hold a speedlight on a boom arm.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    quick fix

                    By richard mallett

                    from sc

                    Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                    forgot my original tripod head after leaving for a two week vacation. this replacement head got the job done. there is no quick detachable head

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                    4.0

                    For small cameras

                    By Dao Jim

                    from Blaine, WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos

                      Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                      I tried to use this with my Fujifilm X-E1: was not strong enough.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Good Ballhead for my purpsoes

                      By RonL

                      from Los Angeles, Calif USA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video

                        Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                        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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Simple Tripod Head that Works

                        By Katie

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Kind Of Small

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                          If you want a small, reliable, budget-friendly, and sturdy tripod head, this is it. I snagged this to help mount a smartphone on a tripod, and it did a great job. It has a notch to allow you to mount something vertically and comes with a 3/8 to 1/4 inch screw adapter. It wasn't too expensive, so I'm pretty happy with its bang for the buck.

                          My only complaint would be that it's a lot smaller than I expected. Granted, it still does the trick just fine for what I got it for, but if you're expecting a large head, look elsewhere.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very convenient

                          By Tension Studios

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                            Solid little guy that stays put at the angle you need. I use this on a monopod when hiking so I don't have to bring my heavier Manfrotto ball head.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Cheap but does what it's supposed to

                            By Newjack

                            from Columbia, MD

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Flimsy Construction

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                            I needed a tripod head for a flexible tripod I've had. This was the most affordable option, so I wasn't expecting much, but it does what it's supposed to, and it has shown no major issues in the three times I've used it. You really can't go wrong with it for the price it is.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Little Ball Head

                            By Kathy

                            from Florida

                            Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                            I use this with a video light to help set it's position whether on camera, light stand or monopod (which I hope to have soon). Works great with flashes too.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for Small LED Lights

                            By jimagine

                            from VT

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                              Great small setup with Giotto stands and LED panels

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Shoot awesome angles with reassurance.

                              By KMS

                              from Naugatuck, CT

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                              Very well made. I use this with my Magnus MegaGrip Flexible tripod and my Nikon Coolpix P520. The ball head allows you to swivel the camera and adjust angles easily. The screw-in locking system works beautifully so you can trust it to take care of your camera while you take care of the shots you want.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By Jadoucb

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                Perfect for your camera to make a 90 degrees turn

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                surprisingly good buy

                                By ha

                                from Illinois

                                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                impressive build for the price very compact I use them to hold my speed lights off camera

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                                5.0

                                Great Balls of Video Jerry!

                                By The TroutDoc

                                from San Jose, CA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel
                                • Video

                                Comments about Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head:

                                This is a good value and a real good head

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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