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

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Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp
Key Features
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 4.6"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
The BH-55 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 2.3 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. This version of the head has a special panning quick release with a bubble level and markings to 360 degrees making it ideal for panoramas.
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Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Lever Panning C... Overview

The BH-55 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 2.3 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. This version of the head has a special panning quick release with a bubble level and markings to 360 degrees making it ideal for panoramas.

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: 818413022515

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Lever Panning C... Specs

    Key Specs
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Base Mount
    3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Plate Type
    Arca-Type
    Friction Control
    Yes
    Load Capacity
    50 lb / 23 kg
    Weight
    2.3 lb / 1 kg
    Head
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Base Mount
    3/8"-16 Female
    Camera Mounting Screw
    No
    Quick Release Plate Type
    Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Levels
    1
    Friction Control
    Yes
    Independent Pan Lock
    Yes
    Ball Sphere Diameter
    2.2" / 55.88 mm
    Lateral Tilt
    -45° to +45°
    Vertical Tilt
    +90° to 0°
    Panning Range
    360°
    General
    Load Capacity
    50 lb / 23 kg
    Weight
    2.3 lb / 1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    2.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    5.9 x 5.8 x 5.45"

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Lever Panning C... Reviews

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    It was mentioned thatPeak Design tripod ...

    It was mentioned thatPeak Design tripod (PETTCB5150CF) is not recommended for this ball head. Can you recommend some that are?
    Asked by: Johnny
    The Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp will work on the Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod. However, you will need the Peak Design Universal Head Adapter, BH #PEUHDADPT.
    Answered by: Lawrence
    Date published: 2024-02-06

    Is it compatible with a Manfrotto 055 carbon ...

    Is it compatible with a Manfrotto 055 carbon fiber tripod?
    Asked by: Richard
    The RRS BH-55 lever release panning clamp style ballhead will mount without issue via its 3/8"-16 mounting point to the Manfrotto 055's 3/8"-16 mounting screw.
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2021-11-30

    Is this reliable for shooting with a heavy lens ...

    Is this reliable for shooting with a heavy lens in portrait mode?
    Asked by: Ronald
    Absolultely! Very smooth and solid. This is one of the best ballheads made. Just make sure your arca bracket is properly sized and fits tightly. (Some of the off-brands are off a little in their dimensions.)
    Answered by: Jeff
    Date published: 2022-01-16

    Can the BH-55 mount on the TVC-24L versa tripod ...

    Can the BH-55 mount on the TVC-24L versa tripod with TA-2-QC column? Do I need a TA-3-PF to make it work?
    Asked by: Alan
    You can mount this head to the TVC-24L without any other accessory needed.
    Answered by: Boyd
    Date published: 2020-10-16

    Do I need the upper panning clamp if I have a ...

    Do I need the upper panning clamp if I have a level built into my camera?
    Asked by: Madeline
    The upper panning clamp helps with finer adjustments
    Answered by: vilson
    Date published: 2021-01-19

    Is this a good head for birds and wildlife ...

    Is this a good head for birds and wildlife photography?
    Asked by: Ronald
    excellent head for wildlife, extremely solid, easy to adjust tension, use with a L bracket on camera or long telephoto lens
    Answered by: Joe
    Date published: 2022-01-18

    I already own the RRS B2-LR II panning clamp. ...

    I already own the RRS B2-LR II panning clamp. Could I just buy the BH-55 head without clamp and use my own panning clamp?
    Asked by: Nicholas
    Yes, you can. Click on the link below to view the head without clamp; https://bhpho.to/2ZaGqqL
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2020-07-08

    What's the difference between the black and ...

    What's the difference between the black and chrome quick-release levers?
    Asked by: Kanon
    The only difference is the color.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2021-02-08
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