Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 4.6"
  • 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: 2.3 lb
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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The BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob 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.

  • 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: 818413022522
    In the Box
    Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning 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
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    Really Right Stuff BH-55 specs

    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
    Ball Sphere Diameter 2.2" / 55 mm
    Base Diameter 2.9" / 73 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.6" / H: 119.0 mm
    Weight 2.3 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 5.8 x 5.4"

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 reviews

    BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob Panning Clamp is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality You can see and feel the quality as soon as you open the package and in use it is amazing. The holding strength with the ball at an angle is very impressive and has never let me down. There is virtually no slippage which is critical on long exposures. Superb engineered Tripod head and the best I have ever purchased and out in the field it is not only very easy to use but precise in making adjustments and handles my large lens (Nikon 300 F2.8 with TC1.4x extender) with absolute ease.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Right stuff is what it says. This is just a phenomenal product. Quality that is rare these days. I have found the feature to put some pre tension into the ball head to stop your camera from flopping around to be a very good. It is easy and lightning fast to acquire a level camera like no other tripod head I have ever use. It is also silky smooth and the over size position locking knob is perfect. I was told that the weight of it would be and issue, I don't agree. I hike with mine and fined really no issue. To have this stunning level of quality you will get some weight. What ever extra weight you carry it is totally out stripped by the function and performance of this state of the art tripod head. I could not be happier with my purchase.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again Heavy duty. The ball locks tight easily, but when unlocking it sometimes feels sticky for lack of a better word. would buy again as I like it better than my acratech. the quality of construction is certainly top notch. lastly the design for the main locking knob i thought was odd but having used it i quiet like it.
    Date published: 2017-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If it would break in my life (I doubt it), I'd buy another 1 It's been a long time since I want to try this bad boy and my oh my does this purchase is worth it. Solid, well constructed, easy to use, do NOT need any tool or allen key, works like a charp on either my slider, my tripod or my monopod. It's RAD!
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied customer I purchased this product for landscape and wildlife photography. I have used very heavy lenses without any shaking. I would highly recommend to anyone with the money.
    Date published: 2017-02-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like an artwork It's fantastic, built like a swiss watch, orreminds me of a Leica. It's also a beast, easily hold my sigma 150-600.
    Date published: 2017-03-09
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