Tripod Heads for Still Photography

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Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head

Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head

B&H # BEGD3WH MFR # GD3WH
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.6 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
$22495
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edelkrone FlexTILT Head v3

edelkrone FlexTILT Head v3

B&H # ED81655 MFR # EDGBX
Key Features
  • Flexible, Dual-Jointed Pan & Tilt Device
  • Supports up to 5.5 lb Camera Rig
  • Knob-Free Constant Friction Lock Design
  • Use with Tripod or on Flat Surface
$9900
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Magnus GH-M1 Gimbal Head

B&H # MAGHM1 MFR # GH-M1
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 30 lb
  • Height: 8.3"
  • Weight: 2 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
$6995
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Oben BE-117 Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release

B&H # OBBE117 MFR # BE-117
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Height: 3.7"
  • Weight: 13.4 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Set
$8495
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Oben BD-02 Mini Ball Head

B&H # OBBD02 MFR # BD-02
Key Features
  • Single-Lever Adjustment
  • Supports Loads Up to 6.6 lb
  • 90° Tilt
  • Accepts 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Studs
$1399
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Oben BA-126 Single Lever Ball Head

B&H # OBBA126 MFR # BA-126
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.4 lb
  • Max Height: 3.8"
  • Weight: 1.1 lb
  • One Locking Lever for All Movement
$7995
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Manfrotto XPRO Magnesium Ball Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMHXPROBHQ2 MFR # MHXPRO-BHQ2
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 33.1 lb
  • Magnesium-Alloy Construction
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
  • Independent 360° Rotation with Lock
$19995
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Manfrotto 410 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head with 410PL Quick Release Plate

B&H # MA410 MFR # 410
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11.0 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • Snap-Lock Controls for Fast Movements
  • Integrated Incremental, Geared Movements
$34900
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Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head

B&H # OBGH30 MFR # GH-30
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44 lb
  • Height: 9"
  • Weight: 3.2 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
$24995
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Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base

B&H # WITHQRQ MFR # WH-200
Key Features
  • Gimbal-Type Tripod Head
  • Supports Wide, Medium & Telephoto Lenses
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Base
  • Required QR Plate Available Separately
$59500
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Oben BE-108 Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release

B&H # OBBE108 MFR # BE-108
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Height: 3.2"
  • Weight: 10.6 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Set
$6995
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Vanguard BBH-100 Ballhead

B&H # VABBH100 MFR # BBH-100
Key Features
  • Magnesium Ballhead
  • Supports Up to 22 lbs
  • Rapid Level System
  • Two Bubble Levels
$8999
Reg. $169.99
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Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMHXPRO3WG MFR # MHXPRO-3WG
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • Spring-Clamp Controls for Fast Movements
  • Integrated Incremental, Geared Movements
$24995
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Oben MBH-11 Dual-Action Mini Ball Head with Arca-Style Quick Release Plate

B&H # OBMBH11 MFR # MBH-11
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Height: 2.9"
  • Weight: 5.35 oz
  • Arca-Style Quick Release System
$3999
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Oben PD-117 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

B&H # OBPD117 MFR # PD-117
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • 360° Panning
  • Quick-Release System with Safety Lock
  • 5 x Bubble Levels
$7995
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Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with 200PL-14 Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMHXPRO3W MFR # MHXPRO-3W
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • 90° Forwards and 30° Backwards Tilt
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
$19900
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Ulanzi U-80L Side Cold Shoe Mount Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release

B&H # ULU80L MFR # 2235
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Height: 2.6"
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Rotating Accessory Cold Shoe
$2495
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Oben BE-126 Ball Head with Arca-Type Quick Release

B&H # OBBE126 MFR # BE-126
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.4 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Set
$10995
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Robus RTH-1030 Triple Action Ball Head

B&H # RORTH1030 MFR # RTH-1030
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 35 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Clamp
$27995
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

B&H # REBH40LRII MFR # BH-40 LR II
Key Features
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.0"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
$48500
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Robus RTH-1050 Triple Action Ball Head

B&H # RORTH1050 MFR # RTH-1050
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 55 lb
  • Height: 5.0"
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Clamp
$39995
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Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Chrome)

B&H # REBH55LR MFR # BH-55 LR
Key Features
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
$56000
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Platypod Platyball Elite Ball Head

B&H # PLELITEBH MFR # 1016
Key Features
  • Inverted Design with Pan Section on Top
  • Electronic Leveling Indicator
  • Arca-Type Top / 3/8"-16 Female Bottom
  • 22 Payload lb
$26900
Reg. $385.00
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Manfrotto 496 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMH496BHUS MFR # MH496-BHUS
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 26.5 lb
  • Height: 4.5"
  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
$12488
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Oben BC-126 Ball Head

B&H # OBBC126 MFR # BC-126
Key Features
  • 26.4 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Tension Control
  • Separate Panning Lock
$12995
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Oben BA-108 Single Lever Ball Head

B&H # OBBA108 MFR # BA-108
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 3.0"
  • Weight: 8.5 oz
  • One Locking Lever for All Movement
$4295
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Manfrotto 490 Center Ball Head

B&H # MAMH490BH MFR # MH490-BH
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Height: 3.5"
  • Weight: 7.1 oz
  • RC2 Quick Release System
$5988
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Sirui K-40X Ball Head

B&H # SISUK40X MFR # K40X
Key Features
  • Knobs for Pan, Tilt & Tension
  • 77 lb Load Capacity
  • Quick-Release Plate with Anti-Twist Pins
  • Arca-Style Clamp for Quick Release
$11999
$109.99 after a$10.00 mail-in rebate. Offer ends March 31, 2024
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Tripod Heads to Enhance Your Camera's Functions

You already know that tripod stabilizers support your camera for improved clarity, but perhaps you're just discovering how you can improve focus even more with wise use of tripod heads that work to let you get a better shot.


Why Do I Need a Separate Tripod Head?

The head that came with your camera may fit most everyday shots, but advanced heads can match your photography type to the proper technique. For example, a landscape portrait needs a wider angle, so match that to a corresponding geared tripod head.

When choosing tripod heads, be sure to consider the picture subject as well as the desired degree of motion and focus.


Camera Ball Heads

The most common type of camera head, and the best accessory head for a beginner, is a ball and socket system. Camera ball heads are the most intuitive of the head types due to their easy and smooth motions. You can pan over an area with little effort and then adjust the tension knob to lock the ball when you have your desired position. Some models include a tension knob for easy panning of the area. You may need multiple heads to achieve the proper composition, so invest in professional tripod cases that can carry them, too.


Pan and Tilt Tripod Models

Pan and tilt camera heads, also known as three-way heads, have separately-adjustable control levers to change the front and lateral tilts and scanning. These geared tripod heads permit precise adjustments of your digital still camera to maintain an accurate focus, allowing you to capture macro shots such as blades of grass. Adjustments with the panning feature let you capture landscapes on a large scale using panoramic and time lapse heads that rotate 360 degrees and zone in at the no-parallax point so you just need to dial in the tension to lock it in place.


Gimbal Tripod Heads

Large telephoto lenses and general tripod accessories, along with a weighted still camera body, need support to maintain smooth operation. Gimbal tripod heads operate similar to camera ball heads, except the ball is filled with fluid that levels and lubricates the movement. It often sits within a rotating mount collar attached to the mount. The whole camera needs balance to pan easily, so make sure the tripod legs can maintain the support of heavy gear. If you want to get gimbal quality without the cost of a new separate head, gimbal tripod head conversion kits can fill that need.


Pistol Grip Heads

This simple head packs a punch with one-hand control. Simply squeeze the trigger to unlock the head and rotate it using only your hand. This allows precise control over the camera focus. For added stability, the position can be locked in after you've found the right coordinates.


Capturing your desired shots becomes easier when you have tools to match the necessary techniques. Trust a tripod to provide support, and employ the versatility of the various top-name tripod heads available at B&H Photo and Video to maximize your efficiency in creating memorable photographs.