Video Chat with a Photography Expert - Live

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

BH #REBH55PCPRO • MFR #BH-55 PCPRO
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Screw-Knob 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 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.
In Stock
$695.00
$58/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
or Save the Tax with the credit card. 
Protect Your Gear
Add a protection plan from $54.99
Ask Our Experts
800.606.6969

Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Knob Panning Cl... Overview

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.

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: 818413022522

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Knob Panning Cl... 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
    2.795 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    5.95 x 5.85 x 5.35"

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 with Knob Panning Cl... Reviews

    See any errors on this page? Let us know

    question

    Does this compatible with Gitzo GT3543XLS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod ?
    Asked by: Sanjeev
    Yes, completely compatible. It is my setup for big lens (and sometimes small).
    Answered by: Keith K.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
    • y_2024, m_4, d_20, h_4CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.41
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
    • loc_en_US, sid_1301056, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo