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Oben BC-139 Ball Head

B&H # OBBC139 Mfr # BC-139
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You Pay: $164.95
Product Highlights
  • 39.6 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Tension Control
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • Bubble Levels

The BC-139 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-139'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-139 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 39.6 lb (18.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 44 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 4.2" (10.6 cm)
Base Diameter 2.3" (5.8 cm)
Weight 1.4 lb (0.6 kg)
Oben BC-139 Ball Head
  • QR-30 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

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    Excellent Ballhead

    By Jack

    from Red Feather Lakes, CO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Fully Arca-compatible
    • Very Smooth Action


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    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Oben BC-139 Ball Head:

    Current tripod: Manfrotto 055CXPro3. Heaviest camera/lens combination: Nikon D610 with Kirk L-bracket and Nikon 80-400 (new) with Kirk collar. I bought this ballhead wanting an Arca-Swiss-type clamp/release system but not quite ready for more expensive ventures into this arena. I am very happy with this selection. The instructions are brief but clear. It works with the Kirk accessories. The movements are smooth as can be whether panning or re-positioning the ball. Locking the ball down does not move the focus point of the camera. With proper settings, this ballhead can be manipulated without loosening or tightening the adjustment knobs. So far, I am extremely pleased with this Oben product.

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