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Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head

B&H # OBBA108 MFR # BA-108
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • One Locking Lever for All Movement
  • Bubble Levels for All Axes
  • Quick-Release System with Safety Lock

You Pay: $42.95

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The BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head from Oben is a simple ball head with one locking knob to control all motion. The knob allows you to unlock the ball so that you can quickly orient your camera properly, retighten the knob, and return to shooting. This enables fast setup changes, and frees you to keep a finger on the trigger while you're making a quick adjustment to the head's orientation. The head has a 90° notch which facilitates shooting in portrait orientation. One bull's eye and three tubular bubble levels ensure your camera is level on both the horizontal and vertical axes.

The included quick-release plate has a retractable video pin, and attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw. With your camera attached to the quick-release plate, it easily snaps and locks into place on the ball head, and a safety lock on the release lever prevents it from being accidentally released.

Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 24 mm
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level 1 x Bull's Eye
3 x Tubular
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Height 3.0" (7.6 cm)
Maximum Diameter 1.5in/ 3.8cm
Weight 8.5 oz (240.0 g)
Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head
  • RP-10 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenBA-108 Single Lever Ball Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Compact (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (8)
      • Family photos (7)
      • Travel (7)
      • Wildlife photos (6)
      • Weddings (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Pro photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Decent for Macro

      I purchased this to go with my Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT 4-Section Aluminum Tripod for use in macro photography. I wanted something that I could easily manipulate, close to the ground with the...Read complete review

      I purchased this to go with my Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT 4-Section Aluminum Tripod for use in macro photography. I wanted something that I could easily manipulate, close to the ground with the camera inverted. I also wanted something that would be relatively small. This head does a pretty good job meeting my requirements, although I have found that it does sag just a little after tightening down. I am happy enough that I ordered a second one to go on my monopod.

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      Easy to use ball head

      It is easy to move from tripod to monopod. The notch for portrait orientation is right on. The degree markings on the base aren't very useful as the camera is loose as you pan...Read complete review

      It is easy to move from tripod to monopod. The notch for portrait orientation is right on. The degree markings on the base aren't very useful as the camera is loose as you pan using that dial markings. If the tripod has a pan action below the head, that is easier to use. I haven't found a way to loosen the head to pan without dumping the camera off level. I had hoped for a 2-way lever for locking.

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      4.0

      A low cost good ball head

      By KOP

      from Morristown, NJ

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not Do Panoramic Shots

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

      The ball head holds tightly when the camera is attached. I do wish The head can rotate for panning/panoramic shots without having to loosen up the ball head.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Light weight, compact, simple to use

      By Swedish pilot

      from Camarillo, ca

      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

      Well made and a good size for my monopod and my smaller tripod. Adjusting the camera (Nikon 810 with a 35-70, 2.8) is quick and secure. Not to keen on using this setup with a longer zoom.

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      3.0

      Easy to use ball head

      By dave

      from Massillon OH

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

        It is easy to move from tripod to monopod. The notch for portrait orientation is right on. The degree markings on the base aren't very useful as the camera is loose as you pan using that dial markings. If the tripod has a pan action below the head, that is easier to use. I haven't found a way to loosen the head to pan without dumping the camera off level. I had hoped for a 2-way lever for locking.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Ball Head

        By Kd7flc

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

              works great with binoculars

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              great lever ball

              By Ty C.

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                Works great and easy to use.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Love it

                By craigman

                from tennessee

                Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                A very functional and well designed ball head , very easy and simple to use

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Decent for Macro

                By Lovely Lizards Photography

                from Gulf Shores, AL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Macro

                  Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                  I purchased this to go with my Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT 4-Section Aluminum Tripod for use in macro photography. I wanted something that I could easily manipulate, close to the ground with the camera inverted. I also wanted something that would be relatively small. This head does a pretty good job meeting my requirements, although I have found that it does sag just a little after tightening down. I am happy enough that I ordered a second one to go on my monopod.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good quality

                  By Jim

                  from Williamstown, NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                    I have used it serveral times so far and it make useing my tripod a breeze. It is very easy to put my camera on and off the tripod. I take mostly wildlife photo's while I drive around different place so my camera is in and out of the case a lot. When I make a day of shooting it is not as important. But when I'm in and out of the car it is. I'm very satified with my purchase.
                    Jim

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy to use

                    By Goechan

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                      This is a very easy to use ball head when you are full of things to take picturesThis is light in weight as well, yet well-built.

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                      5.0

                      Tightens Easily, Holds Strong!

                      By After 2

                      from Bay Area, California

                      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                      This head tightens easily and holds strong. The quick release plate is useful and convenient.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Feature packed ballhead

                      By Jon

                      from El Paso, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                            Good quick release, secure and fast, useful levels. Overall good Ballhead.

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                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Simple Design

                            By Iceman

                            from Livermore, CA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                              Bought this ball head to mount my DSLR onto my slider. I like the simplicity of its design; single lever that adjusts everything I need, lock it in place and I'm ready to shoot. It also has a quick-release feature that comes very handy. It has bubble levelers in every corner you might need it. It's mostly made of metal which I expect to last a long time. It is compact that makes it a breeze to install and fits easily in my bag. Everything is good about this product.

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                              • No

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very solid

                              By Juan C

                              from Woodhaven, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                Excellent product it keeps my camera very steady

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                real good

                                By eric

                                from montreal

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                Solid parts, all metal construction ,nice finish,unlocking lever feel durable,Bulb levels are off when compared with a contractor lever.
                                I recommend.

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                "I would buy this product again and agai

                                By sangpo

                                from new york

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Good Audio Quality
                                • Good Video Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Construction

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                great love it..

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect Addition

                                By Flash 101

                                from Minneapolis MN

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to install
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                    Updated my Bogen monopod to handle the new gear, just like the other tripod. It came with the step down screw adapter so I did not need to order it separately. Otherwise, just as ordered.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Why didn't I get one of these sooner

                                    By chicoryman

                                    from New Bern,NC

                                    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
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                      I have an older Bogen tripod & it works fine. The head has 4 different knobs to losen or tighten to make adjustments. So it takes time to set the shot. Wow, the customer rep who talked to me on the phone told me how easy it is to use a ball head & that I'm going to love how fast I can set up shots. He was right. If you are still using the reg. style head you owe it to get one to try out. If you don't like it just return it.(but I know you won't)

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                                      • No

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Well made

                                      By Poppy

                                      from Texas

                                      Comments about Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head:

                                      I really like this ball head. It purchased it to go on a monopod. It did come with the thread adapter to do this with. It is very functional and has smooth range of motion. The quick release is easy to use and it also locks in place very well.

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