The BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Chrome) from Really Right Stuff is a 1.96 lb ball head that will support large camera/long lens combinations weighing up to 50 lb. Crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, the BH-55 has all of the features you'd expect from a professional-level head. An over-sized, ergonomic locking knob allows 45-degree tilting in all directions and dual 90-degree drop-notches facilitate quick and accurate switching from the horizontal landscape position to vertical portrait orientation. A separate tension knob is provided to apply the appropriate pressure that safely corresponds to the weight of your camera. A third knob loosens and locks the panning base which is laser-engraved with markers every 2.5 degrees from 0 to 360 degrees.
- 50 lb Load Capacity
- Max Height: 3.7"
- Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
- Separate Tension Control Knob
Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Full-Size Lever... Overview
Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Full-Size Lever... Specs
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Female|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Quick Release Plate Type||Arca-Type|
|Number of Bubble Levels||1|
|Independent Pan Lock||Yes|
|Ball Sphere Diameter||2.2" / 55.88 mm|
|Lateral Tilt||-45° to +45°|
|Vertical Tilt||+90° to 0°|
|Load Capacity||50 lb / 23 kg|
|Weight||2 lb / 0.91 kg|
|Package Weight||2.42 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||6 x 5.85 x 5.3"|
Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Full-Size Lever... Reviews
This Ball Head is amazing! Rock solid!!! My ONLY regret is I didn't buy one sooner! You really get what you pay for, they are EXPENSIVE up front, but good equipment is an investment. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!
This is my second BH-55 ball head from RRS. Outfitting a second tripod and quite frankly, never even considered something else. Large knobs allow easy use with gloves. Smooth motion even has fine tension adjust. 2 drop outs for portrait orientation if needed. Clamp version is quick and easy. Only slight knock is weight but wouldn't trade it.
It's only been a short time, but really great ball head. Very smooth action.
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Rele
Best Ball Head I ever had
Very sturdy built ball head - highly recommended!
Right Stuff is RIGHT
Easy to install. Really upgraded my ball head. Made very well. Now I can do panorama with confidence. Great Product
I was tired of getting soft images with long exposures. After much research online, I reluctantly pulled the trigger on the most expensive ball head I have ever purchased. Now, I'm glad I did, wether I'm shooting wide or tele, the softness from my photos is gone.
Excellent Ball Head
Excellent ball head. Have two 55's and one 40. My preferred head for general photography other than a gimbal used for moving wildlife. Appreciate the low profile of these heads shortening the overall length of the head/tripod assembly. Very well made and smooth operation. And beautifully designed and finished. The one exception is macro photography using focusing rails that cantilever away from the center tripod axis. These heads tend to droop slightly. A friend who also uses the 55 experienced the same and he called RSS who refuted the problem. But it exists. The droop requires to aim the camera high allowing for the very slight drop. We both bought a different brand to use with macro. All of my units use the lever-release feature having no issues with a standard ARCA plate. Rather than rely on a thumb turn, the lever position tells me the camera us secure without looking. Especially useful at night when feel is king. But that said, I highly recommend the 55 for general photography preferring them to my Gitzo heads. I'll soon be purchasing a third 55 for an additional tripod. A professional recommended RSS products and I've never been disappointed.
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