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Oben - BB-1 Ball Head
Product Highlights
  • 22 lb Load Capacity
  • Additional Knobs for Panning & Tension
  • Arca-Style Clamp for Quick Release
  • Includes Quick Release Plate
  • Lightweight Aluminum Construction
More Info

The Oben BB-1 Ball Head is a sturdy, lightweight aluminum ball head for photography that features three separate knobs: a main lockdown knob, a separate knob for tension control, and a separate panning lock. With a load capacity of 22 lb, the BB-1 head will support DSLR cameras even as they're equipped with multiple accessories and long telephoto lenses.

The BB-1's three separate rubberized knobs enable higher-precision adjustments to the head than are possible with single-lever heads. Panoramic photography is well-served, for instance, because you can pan a specific number of degrees while keeping the head's tilt position locked. In fact, the BB-1 features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task.

The additional tension-control knob accommodates the varying requirements of lighter and heavier camera setups, as well as the preferences of individual photographers as they adjust and readjust their camera's orientation. At any tension level, the locking of the head's ball is remarkably strong.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw. The BB-1 head features an Arca-Swiss-style clamp for securing the quick-release plate. A rubberized knob controls the opening and closing of the aluminum clamp simply and reliably. Two studs on the bottom of the plate help prevent the camera & plate from sliding all the way forward or backward out of the head, in case the clamp is inadvertently left loose.

The head pans a full 360°, and degree markers around its base help you properly orient your shooting
90° groove for tilting the camera to portrait orientation
Spirit level underneath the quick-release plate indicates whether your tripod and head are aligned with the horizon before you attach the camera
Rubberized quick-release plate surface
Load Capacity 22.0 lb (10 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.5" (38mm)
Quick Release Yes, with Arca-style clamp
Spirit Level Yes
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16 (1/4"-20 reducer bushing is provided)
Height 3.7" (9.5 cm)
Base Diameter 2.0" (52mm)
Weight 14.1 oz (400 g)
Oben BB-1 Ball Head
  • Reducer Bushing for Converting Thread for 1/4"-20 Mounting
  • QR-20 Quick Release Plate
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty