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Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head

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

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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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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edelkrone FlexTILT Head v3

B&H # ED81655 MFR # 81655

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
$7920
Reg. $99.00
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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
$1199
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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
$7495
Reg. $84.95
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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
$3499
Reg. $39.99
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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: 17.6 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • 90° Forwards and 30° Backwards Tilt
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
$17488
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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
$17488
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Oben GH-30C Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head

B&H # OBGH30C MFR # GH-30C

Key Features

  • Supports up to 44 lb
  • Smooth and Fluid Motion
  • 360° Panning with Independent Lock
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Plate
$24995
Reg. $349.95
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edelkrone FlexTILT Head PRO

B&H # ED81662 MFR # 81662

Key Features

  • Flexible, Dual-Jointed Pan & Tilt Device
  • Supports up to 15 lb Camera Rig
  • 2 x Easy-to-Use Locking Knobs
  • Use with Tripod or on Flat Surface
$11900
Reg. $189.00
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Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head

B&H # BEGD3WH MFR # GD3WH

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.9 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
$22495
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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
$30108
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Magnus BHSP-04 Ball Head with Built-In Smartphone Adapter

B&H # MABHSP04 MFR # BHSP-04

Key Features

  • Spring-Loaded Smartphone Clamp
  • Clamp Capacity Range: 2.4 to 3.15"
  • Load Capacity: 4.4 lb
  • Height: 3.3"
$1495
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SmallRig 3034 Aluminum Panoramic Ball Head with Quick Release Plate

B&H # SM3034 MFR # 3034

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Height: 3"
  • Weight: 5.7 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible
$3439
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Movo Photo GH800 Carbon Fiber Professional Gimbal Tripod Head

B&H # MOGH800 MFR # GH800

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 33 lb
  • Height: 10"
  • Weight: 2.75 lb
  • 4" of Height Adjustability
$19995
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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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Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with 200PL-PRO Quick Release Plate

B&H # MAMH494 MFR # MH494-BHUS

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 10.58 oz
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
$8488
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Oben BA-111 Single Lever Ball Head

B&H # OBBA111 MFR # BA-111

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 3.2"
  • Weight: 9.5 oz
  • One Locking Lever for All Movement
$3695
Reg. $46.95
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Magnus Folding Z-Head

B&H # MAZH3 MFR # ZH-3

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
  • Maximum Height: 3.8"
  • Minimum Height: 0.8"
  • Weight: 12.8 oz
$1995
Reg. $24.95
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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"
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
$29995
Reg. $399.95
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Oben BC-166 Ball Head

B&H # OBBC166 MFR # BC-166

Key Features

  • 66.1 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Tension Control
  • Separate Panning Lock
$12995
Reg. $169.95
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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
$45500
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Manfrotto 405 3-Way, Geared Pan-and-Tilt Head with 410PL Quick Release Plate

B&H # MA405 MFR # 405

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 16.5 lb
  • 3 Independent Movements with Locks
  • Snap-Lock Controls for Fast Movements
  • Integrated Incremental, Geared Movements
$63788
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Benro B2 Triple Action Ball Head

B&H # BEB2 MFR # B2

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 35.2 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 0.9 lb
  • Separate Drag Adjustment and Lock Knobs
$14495
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Vanguard Alta BH-300 Ball Head

B&H # VAALTABH300 MFR # ALTA BH-300

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 66.1 lb
  • Maximum Height: 4.6"
  • Weight: 1.3 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible with Safety Pin
$9999
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Manfrotto Befree 3-Way Live Head

B&H # MABF3WLH MFR # MH01HY-3WUS

Key Features

  • For Travel Photography and Videography
  • Hybrid Photo-Video Head
  • Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
  • Long Panoramic Handle
$11830
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Wimberley Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter

B&H # WISKA MFR # SK-100

Key Features

  • Converts Ball Head to Gimbal Head
  • Easily Reposition Big Telephoto Lenses
  • Quick and Easy to Attach
  • Ideal for 300mm, 500mm, etc. Lenses
$25000
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Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

B&H # REBH30LRII MFR # BH-30 LR II

Key Features

  • 15 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 2.9"
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
$34000
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Expected availability: 2-4 weeks

Manfrotto 494 Center Ball Head with Universal Round Disc Mount

B&H # MAMH494URD MFR # MH494

Key Features

  • Load Capacity: 19.8 lb
  • Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 10.88 oz
  • Up to 90° Portrait Angle Tilt
$7688
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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.

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