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Oben BE-108 Ball Head

B&H # OBBE108 MFR # BE-108
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Product Highlights

  • 8.8 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • Bubble Levels

Price: $69.95

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The BE-108 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.

The BE-108's multiple knobs enable higher-precision adjustments to the head than are possible with single-lever heads. Taking panoramic photos is simple, for instance, because you can pan a specific number of degrees while keeping the head's tilt position locked. In fact, the BE-108 features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task. A notch in the ball head allows you to quickly change between portrait and landscape orientation.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and is secured in place with an Arca-type clamp. A locking knob controls the opening and closing of the aluminum clamp simply and reliably. Two safety screws on the bottom of the plate help prevent your camera from accidentally being released when adjusting the plate fore and aft. One bubble level on the clamp, and another on the locking knob, both ensure that your camera will be level with the horizon.

Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 24 mm
Quick Release Yes, Arca-type
Bubble Level 2 x bull's eye
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size Female, 3/8"-16
Height 3.2" (8.1 cm)
Base Diameter 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Weight 10.6 oz (300.0 g)
Oben BE-108 Ball Head
  • QR-10 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenBE-108 Ball Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        4.0

        Light as it gets!

        By Red

        from Nazareth, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Very Easy To Use

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Oben BE-108 Ball Head:

        I bought the Be-108 for my ultra light Oben carbon fiber tripod to use while hiking/backpacking. With its light compact shape it does the trick. Fits perfectly in all of the different bags I carry, is super light, and very compact. There are some downsides to it. The knobs can be difficult to use with a full sized DSLR body on it, especially with any type of gloves on. There is only one notch to use for vertical shots which can be a pain. The quick release takes a little to get "quick" with but once you do it is a snap. If you are going for a compact, lightweight ball head... and can deal with a couple little nuisances this is the ball head for you.

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        5.0

        Great design

        By Jan

        from Makanda, IL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Oben BE-108 Ball Head:

          I bought the BE-108 to attach to a small jib that did not have a quick release plate. The permanent plate on the jib is awkward to mount a camera-I use a Canon7D and it can take a lot of time just to get on and off the jib. The jib is designed for small cameras so I needed something that was not too heavy-plus I travel a lot.I needed something that was very light weight and had a quick release plate--this fit the requirement. It has a couple of bubble levels and I can turn the entire unit 180 degrees if needed. I have no problems with this ball head.I have yet to use it on my slider but expect will work just as well.

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          5.0

          Solid, quality construction

          By Pierre Louis

          from Toronto

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Oben BE-108 Ball Head:

              This thing is obviously built to last!

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Buck

              from North Carolina

              About Me Semi-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 BE-108 Ball Head:

                Great construction
                Easy to use and set up

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                Reducing/Enlarging Bushings

                Oben - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
                • Price: $2.49
                • Instant Savings: 15%
                • Offer ends MAR 9 '15
                • You Pay: $2.12
                 

                Quick Release Plates

                Oben - QR-10 Quick Release Plate
                • Price: $22.99
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                • Offer ends MAR 9 '15
                • You Pay: $19.54
                 
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