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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
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Height: 4.6"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Tension Control
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
Camera Mounting Screw
No
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head Type
Ball Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
50 lb / 22.7 kg
Weight
2.3 lb / 1 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
No
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to 0°
Lateral Tilt
-45° to +45°
General
Load Capacity
50 lb / 22.7 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
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 C
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 H
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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