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Oben BC-126 Ball Head

B&H # OBBC126 Mfr # BC-126
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You Pay: $149.95
Product Highlights
  • 26.4 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Tension Control
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • Bubble Levels

The BC-126 Ball Head from Oben is a durable aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob with a tension control screw to give you maximum control of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.

The BC-126'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 BC-126 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 26.4 lb (12.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 38 mm
Quick Release Yes, Arca-type
Bubble Level 2 x bull's eye
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size Female, 3/8"-16
Height 3.9" (9.9 cm)
Base Diameter 2" (5 cm)
Weight 1.0 lb (0.5 kg)
Oben BC-126 Ball Head
  • QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenBC-126 Ball Head
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Sturdy, well-build ball head

      By Geezer

      from Covington, GA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stable
      • Well built quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Oben BC-126 Ball Head:

        I use the BC-126 on an Induro AT214 tripod to support a D7100 with a 70-300 mm lens and extension tubes. The tension adjuster helps set the camera exactly where I want it with absolutely no sag or creep even in portrait mode. The head and panning plate are light and sturdy and operate smoothly. For my amateur purposes, the BC-136 would have been overkill.

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        5.0

        Excellent Build Quality, Easy to use, ve

        By sdaniel

        from Sussex, WI

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        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 BC-126 Ball Head:

          Excellent tripod head. I bought this to go on a monopod since I recently upgraded my primary tripod head to a Arca Swiss B1. The Arca Swiss style plates fit this Oben tripod head perfectly. It's a little big for my monopod but will be just fine and will be the head going forward when I upgrade the monopod.

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          5.0

          Good ball head

          By Bill

          from Los Altos, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Birds
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Oben BC-126 Ball Head:

            I have used this for a few weeks now both clamped tight for long exposure shots and with slight friction to take the weight off my arm when tracking moving wildlife. It appears very well made. Both the ball and the pan axes move smoothly and have continuously adjustable friction.

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            2.0

            Not Steady Enough

            By Bob

            from Yardley, PA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Not Steady Enough

            Best Uses

            • Light Weight Gear Only

            Comments about Oben BC-126 Ball Head:

            I use the head to level my Gigapan EpicPro and a Nikon D800. The weight of the two components is under the specified maximum level. The head is not a steady as I would have liked and after taking a Panorama I have to readjust the setup. It is fairly easy to use; but I would chose another head for this application.

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