Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 2.9", Ball Diameter 2.2"
  • Weight: 1.96 lb
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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Really Right Stuff BH-55 overview

  • 1Description

The BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp 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.

Benefits
  • Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
  • Lowest height profile in its class
  • Knobs are captive and uniquely shaped, making operation by feel very intuitive
  • Dual 90-Degree drop-notches allow maximum flexibility for positioning the camera for portrait-orientation or extreme angle shots
  • Micrometer drag tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable
  • Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5-degree intervals and features unique drum and brake design for effortless locking
  • Laser-engraved millimeter scale offers precise centering and positioning within the clamp jaw
  • All components are machined from solid aircraft aluminum or stainless steel for maximum durability and minimum weight
  • UPC: 818413022508
    In the Box
    Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size 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-55 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 50 lb / 23 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 2.2" / 55 mm
    Base Diameter 2.9" / 73 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.7" / H: 94.0 mm
    Weight 2.0 lb / 890.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 5.7 x 5.4"

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 reviews

    BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 60.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look no further. This is the one you want! This is by far the best ball head. This lives up to the outstanding quality and finish one comes to expect from RRS.� Every piece of equipment I've purchased by RRS has been absolutely top of the line. Their craftsmanship is outstanding.� Each of their products exude quality and precision.� If you have a question about a product, you can call them directly and their representatives are absolutely delighted to here from you.� I once even received a thank you note from Joe Johnson, the CEO of RRS.� It's always nice when the CEO of the company shoots with and uses the very products I too am using.� �You cannot go wrong with anything RRS makes.
    Date published: 2018-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy duty ball head This ball head is really well built and easy to use, when you set it up and tighten it down it stays put with no slip what so ever.
    Date published: 2018-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Right Stuff I bought this to replace an identical, 10 year old RRS BH-55 Ball Head, which I sold easily online for a fair price. RRS makes beautiful gear, but the Lever Release Clamp on this head was so tight it almost took two hands to unlock it from the camera plate. I emailed customer service at RRS to see if there was a way to adjust the tension on the clamp; which there is not. They offered to exchange the clamp for a new one, which has yet to arrive. I had a similar problem with a RRS tripod center column, which binded rather than slid smoothly. It makes me wonder if their tolerances sometimes are not up to par. The new head cost just shy of $500, so I expected something better. We shall see what the replacement clamp is like. Mark W.
    Date published: 2017-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I knew the second I pulled it from the box...this thing was different. If I had just bought this years ago, I would have saved sooo much money! I’ve been through many tripod heads and tripods over the last few years, and they all have failed. I’ve spent over a thousand dollars easy on tripod solutions in just in the last 3 years...finally I had enough and bought this head and a Gitzo systematic tripod, and I will not EVER buy anything else ever again. They are expensive yes, but they work, and they won’t break! Buy quality first, take my word for it...you won’t be disappointed and you won’t waste the big money pennies at a time trying to skimp. Wow, this thing is phenomenal!
    Date published: 2018-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Very well made, well designed ball head. Very stable and secure latching system. Allows me to take very long exposure photos with no slippage. It is on the heavy side but that shows the solid construction. Panning is very smooth. Would recommend this to anyone looking for a professional, sturdy ball head.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precision Ball Head. Highest quality available.. Smooth, precise, and built like a tank. This ball head can be used with any camera and lens combo available. It is heavy, if you travel a lot you might want to go down a size. The knobs are high quality and hold, they will not slip. The tension knob is really nice and the different shape makes it easy to identify which knob to turn if your not looking. I highly recommend the lever clamp or the pano head. They make sitting equipment or camera orientation a breeze. Expensive, but you will not be disappointed and this will last a lifetime.
    Date published: 2018-05-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit on the expensive side but well worth it. I purchased this ball head to use with my larger lenses and it doesn't disappoint. No creeping at all and very solid, even with a 150-600 mm lens.
    Date published: 2017-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Really Right Stuff Head I have a Nikon D 800 and it's a great camera. However it is heavy. I have tried a number of heads with this camera, but none really did the trick. They would drift or be hard to unlock. The weight of the camera was the issue. That was until I bought the Really Right Stuff Bh-55 Ball Head. It is solid handles the weight and has not had the drift issues. I love the Full -Size Lever-release Clamp it is easy to use and still stable. To say I made the right choice would be an under statement. Plus the Right Stuff B9 Multi-Use Directional Plate is an added bonus for me. It works as advertised.
    Date published: 2017-06-20
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