Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp

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Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp

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  • 15 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3"
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
  • Weight: 11.2 oz
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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Really Right Stuff BH-30 overview

  • 1Description

At just 3" in height with a 1.2" ball, the BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a great support solution in a small form factor. With a load capacity of 15 lb, the BH-30 is a great match for pro cameras with lenses up to 70-200mm and mirrorless and bridge cameras alike. The head features an oversized spring-loaded locking T-lever that can be conveniently pulled out and repositioned in 60-degree increments. The panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability.

Benefits
  • 1/4" tapped stem
  • 30mm diameter ball is hollow
  • Single drop notch
  • Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
  • Main locking lever is spring-loaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments
  • Lever freely clears tripod platform
  • Exclusive drum and symmetrical progressive band brake securely locks panning base
  • Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5-degree intervals, zero to 360-degrees
  • All components are either anodized aluminum or stainless steel for years of corrosion-free performance
  • Use with lenses up to 70-200mm and pro camera body
  • Ideal for travel and hiking and mirrorless cameras
  • UPC: 818413022300
    In the Box
    Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp
  • Padded Cordura Pouch
  • 5/32" Hex Key to Remove/Replace Clamp
  • 1/4"-20 x 3/4" Stainless Steel Flat Head Mounting Screw
  • User Guide
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control No
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.2" / 30 mm
    Base Diameter 1.6" / 40 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.0" / H: 75.0 mm
    Weight 11.2 oz / 318.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.9 x 4.5"

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 reviews

    BH-30 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight yet solid I use the BH-30 with Gitzo 1555 and 2542L tripod legs. Just took the BH-30/1555 combo to Australia and New Zealand for a month of shooting and couldn't be happier. I used that combination to support a Nikon D810 with 16-35mm f4and 70-200mm f4nikon lenses. The pictures don't betray the slightest evidence of vibration despite moderate winds in some instances and exposures as long as 30 seconds. I really like the Lever-release clamp, which closes giving a positive feel that the camera and lens are secure when clamped in place. I shot some at night, and this gave me confidence the system was secure despite not being able to see it clearly.
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit with Gitzo Traveler Series 1 I opted to go with this ball head instead of the one that comes with the Gitzo Traveler Series 1 tripod I purchased. I'm very happy that I did. It is beautifully build, smooth as silk, and the quick release lever clamp is so much better than the knob-type clamp. I'd certainly recommend this setup for travel and hiking.�� It fully supports my Fuji XT-2 with the 100-400mm lens easily without slipping. It could probably support my Canon 7D with the Canon 100-400mm as well but I wouldn't recommend that much weight for this size ball head routinely.
    Date published: 2018-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great Stuff A gem of a ball head right out of the box. Smooth, well designed, light, and tight locking. It holds my Sony A7rii with Sony Zeiss 50mm 1.4/f rock solid. The large locking lever has a much needed feature in that it can be rotated into different positions to always clear the upper plate as needed. My only disappointment was that the ball head didn't come with a quick release plate. For the price, it seems like it should have been included. I ordered the Really Right Stuff B9 Multi-Use Bi-Directional Plate which works beautifully with the ball head.
    Date published: 2018-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy use it It is light, simply and easy use. I use it with Gitzo 1545t.
    Date published: 2017-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A truly exceptional ball head & clamp I bought this in Feb. 2013 (direct from RRS since B&H didnt at that time sell RRS gear) and have used it with a Canon 40D, then a 7D, then a 5D Mk III and most recently a Nikon D810; Ive used RRS L-brackets with all the FX-sized bodies.  The largest bodies (the 5D-III and the D810) were used on this head extensively with heavy pro-grade 70-200 f/2.8 glass with absolutely no problem (and I did so without using a lens collar/foot; just the L-bracket on the body coupled to this head).   Nearly 5 years and going strong - without the least problem, ever - and now itll be the platform for my new Nikon Z7 (though Im likely to upgrade my decent Feisol CT-3441T tripod with the exceptional RRS TVC-24 Mk 2).   Ive used various heads from various manufacturers over many years, but once I began using this little ballhead, I know I will not likely ever again buy any head other than RRS.  Expensive, but VERY much worth every penny.  If I do ever decide to replace this ballhead, itll be an upgrade to a BH-40 with the lever-release panning clamp but, frankly, it would only be to better facilitate panning since I have no other reason to replace this given the reliability and stability of this little champ.
    Date published: 2018-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic piece of kit Like all Really Right Stuff hardware, this is the best of its kind, If you seek a smaller ball head and are willing to pay what it’s worth, look no further. If you’re only an occasional tripod user, this may be more than you need — but if your tripod is like a third arm, you’re soon going to wonder why every piece of camera kit you possess doesn’t measure up.
    Date published: 2018-05-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great but certainly not the best I bought this to go along with a RRS travel tripod so I could be as lightweight as possible on an Iceland/Switzerland trip this summer. This certainly fits the lightweight bill and it is quite steady without creep when holding my Sony A7rii w/ 70-200 f/2.8. The only reason I would give it a 4/5 stars is that it feels much less stable than my BH-55 I use when not travelling. I reserve the right to change that if it does well on my big trip, but just from feel alone, it's certainly not as solidly built.
    Date published: 2018-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right stuff Smooth, solid (locks tight) and beautiful. Also seems robust and surprisingly light. I replaced my Gitzo travel� ballhead (GH1382TQD) because on the side/horizontal setting the Gitzo head was not smooth. This RRS is also more compact. Loving it so far.
    Date published: 2018-06-01
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