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Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head

B&H # RERP1 Mfr # RP-1
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Single-Lever Pan & Tilt Locking
  • Extremely Strong Ball Locking
  • Supports Loads Up to 22 lb
  • Weighs Just 6.0 oz

The Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head is a simple, very lightweight ball head. Thanks to its extremely strong ball locking, you can attach just about any camera to its 1/4"-20 stud – or install a quick-release assembly (not included). The RP-1 head is rated to support loads up to 22 lb, and it's been tested to have a 99 lb locking force.

A single lever engages both the pan & tilt locking of the head. There's a 90° slot for easy tilting to portrait orientation. The RP-1 head connects to a tripod via either a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 stud – a reducer bushing is included to convert the larger thread for 1/4"-20 connections.

Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 0.98" (25mm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Height 2.8" (7.0 cm)
Width 1.6" (4.2 cm)
Weight 6.0 oz (170 g)
Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    RedgedRP-1 Professional Ball Head
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (3)
    • Stable (3)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Everything I hoped it would be...

        By Lawrence Bishop

        from Sweden

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Lightweight
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head:

          I use this on a Redged monopod and could not be happier. It works smoothly and easily holds my cameras, which range from my E-3 with 50-200mm zoom (the most substantial body/lens combindation) and FL-50 flash, to various micro four-thirds bodies and lenses, to even my Lumix LX5 with wide-angle adapter.In all cases, I feel it holds my gear solidly and securely, yet allows me to easily release and reposition my equipment.This was my first good monopod and first ball head. After lots of reading and hands-on evaluation, I decided that Redged was an up-and-coming vendor, with high-quality materials and products at a fair price and had models that met my requirements.I received advice to watch weight and size, which I am glad I did. The monopod allows for the head to remain attached, even while it collapses to fit in my backpack or carry-on bag, which is vital for me, since I frequently fly RyanAir in Europe and they only allow a small carry-on, when purchasing their tickets.The teflon coating of the ball promises trouble-free and long-lasting performance and the size/weight, as I mentioned above, is excellent compared to most other ball heads I considered, without commanding a high price.I use a larger RP ball head model on my travel tripod and am equally satisfied.

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          4.0

          Great for a monopod

          By morrowd

          from Acton, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head:

              I would have liked to have given the Redged RP-1 ball head five stars because it is perfect for my intended use—light, strong, smooth, and inexpensive. I use it to support a 500 mm lens on a monopod, and it functions exactly as I intended. However, I would have reservations about using it as a general purpose tripod ball head. There are situations in which I would want to pan without affecting tilt, and that would require separate controls for each function.

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              5.0

              A Quality Product. Strong and smooth.

              By orangehill

              from Calgary, AB

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Quality materials
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Video

                Comments about Redged RP-1 Professional Ball Head:

                Redged products must be new to B&H, because at this time I cannot find any reviews for their products.

                Despite the lack of reviews, I thought I'd give the RP-1 a try because it appeared to be better quality than similar ball heads in its price range.

                I'm pleased to report that Redged did not disappoint. Upon inspection, the RP-1's quality craftsmanship is immediately apparent. The lock is extremely strong, the ball head tilts and pans smoothly, and the materials & finish are clearly a step above those found on cheaper ball heads.

                When it comes time to purchase a new tripod or another ball head, I will definitely keep Redged in mind.

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