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Oben BE-117T Ball Head

B&H # OBBE117T MFR # BE-117T
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Product Highlights

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

You Pay: $79.95

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The BE-117T 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-117T'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-117T features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task.

This travel ball head has a trim profile, making it ideal for compact travel tripods that have reversible folding legs. 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 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 32 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 3.7" (9.3 cm)
Base Diameter 1.6" (4.0 cm)
Weight 13.4 oz (380.0 g)
Oben BE-117T Ball Head
  • QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    ObenBE-117T Ball Head
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

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    Best Uses

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    5.0

    Works like a charm, QR screw is great

    By Canon-Guy

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video

    Comments about Oben BE-117T Ball Head:

    Bought this to replace a cheaper head on a perfectly good tripod. I like this "T" version because it does not have the tapered base and perfectly fits any tripod. Could not have asked for a better fit and finish. The report about the QR screw being a problem is silly. Mine has a flip-out wing nut that allows me to tighten the screw very tightly. Don't even need a allen wrench. Although it is supplied also. The panning lock is perfect. The ball head is very very smooth and tightens with little effort to a point my camera would never move with any lens. Does not interfere with the battery door, at least on a Canon 70D. Light weight and quality manufacturing. A++ Oben!

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    5.0

    The best Ball Head

    By Welding

    from Fair Lawn, NJ

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Audio Quality
    • Good Video Quality
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Oben BE-117T Ball Head:

      I used this ball head for Canon T5i. this product is gread for panning.

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      2.0

      HEX WRENCH REQUIRED TO ATTACH PLATE

      By Left Eye Dom

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Hex Key Required

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Oben BE-117T Ball Head:

      A decent ballhead, I like the fact that it has a panning lock. That's why I bought it. But the hex screw requiring a Allen wrench to allow attachment of plate to camera body is a deal breaker.
      Considering that my cameras' compartment door for battery and SD card slot is located right next to the tripod female socket, so the plate must be removed to gain access. I'm not carrying a hex wrench around in my pocket.
      I removed the hex 1/4 -20 from the plate, and replaced it with a screw that is a straight slot (you can use a quarter) and it also has a flip up hog ring that I took from another head that came with my travel tripod. (Benro).
      What is Oben thinking?

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      Reducing/Enlarging Bushings

      Oben - 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
      • You Pay: $2.49
       

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      Oben - QR-20 Quick Release Plate
      • You Pay: $23.99
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