Video Chat with a Photography Expert - Live

Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp

BH #REBH3XC • MFR #BH-30 (NO CLAMP)
Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp
Key Features
  • 15 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 2.9"
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
At just 2.9" in height with a 1.2" ball, the BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a great support solution in a small form factor. With a load capacity of 15 lb, the BH-30 is a great match for pro cameras with lenses up to 70-200mm and mirrorless and bridge cameras alike. The head features an oversized spring-loaded locking T-lever that can be conveniently pulled out and repositioned in 60-degree increments. The panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability.
In Stock
$235.00
$40/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
or Save the Tax with the credit card. 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $32.99
Ask Our Experts
866.264.7509

Really Right Stuff BH-30 Overview

At just 2.9" in height with a 1.2" ball, the BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a great support solution in a small form factor. With a load capacity of 15 lb, the BH-30 is a great match for pro cameras with lenses up to 70-200mm and mirrorless and bridge cameras alike. The head features an oversized spring-loaded locking T-lever that can be conveniently pulled out and repositioned in 60-degree increments. The panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability.

Benefits
  • 1/4" tapped stem
  • 30mm diameter ball is hollow
  • Single drop notch
  • Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
  • Main locking lever is spring-loaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments
  • Lever freely clears tripod platform
  • Exclusive drum and symmetrical progressive band brake securely locks panning base
  • Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5-degree intervals, zero to 360-degrees
  • All components are either anodized aluminum or stainless steel for years of corrosion-free performance
  • Use with lenses up to 70-200mm and pro camera body
  • Ideal for travel and hiking and mirrorless cameras
  • UPC: 818413022348

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 Specs

    Head
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Number of Bubble LevelsNone
    General
    Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg
    Weight7.7 oz / 218 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.795 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.85 x 4.5"

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 Reviews

    Great upgrade from the BH-25

    By Gino
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-10

    I happily used the BH-25 ball head for many years with lightweight f4 lenses, but after upgrading to f2.8s I have to crank it super tight to keep the camera from slipping. The BH-30 is just beefy enough to feel rock-solid with the larger lenses without adding a ton of additional weight - perfect for a non-gripped mirrorless body with up to a 70-200 f2.8 lens.

    Small but powerful

    By Dean
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-09-14

    This is a small but strong ball head for some of you lighter applications. Smooth operation

    Solid Head

    By Michael
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2020-08-19

    Purchased this head to replace my Manfrotto 498RC2 Head. It is a very solid head and works as expected when using my 600mm lens. My only complaint is it could have been a little taller as when moving my camera to a 90 degrees, my camera body contacts the tripod and I have to raise the center column slightly to get to 90. The Manfrotto is taller and I never had this issue. It is only a problem with shorter lenses that do not have a tripod collar.

    Excellent lightweight head!

    By Carole
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-10-24

    Best head I’ve purchased, great for my gitzo tripod I use for traveling.

    Solid build quality and smooth operation.

    By Maximilian
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2019-07-01

    This ballhead has very good load capacity for its size. I was able to hold a full frame SLR with some wide angle zoom or smaller telephoto lenses, even at a downward angle. However, I feel it's overpriced for what it is, and a few heads from companies like Sirui perform just as well and are half the price. For example, the Sirui B-00 head that came with my T-025sk tripod is just as smooth and well-built. Only reason I prefer RRS one is due to flexibility of using any standard clamp.

    The best ball heads.

    By Jurgen
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2019-04-29

    RRS manufactures high end equipment, I feel very comfortable mounting my camera and lenses to this ball head. I use both, the BH-55 and the BH-30 I also love the L bracket on my A7Rlll, I never take it off.

    Really Right Stuff BH-30 Ball Head without Clamp

    By Kenneth
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-09

    The RRS BH-30 is a good combination with my newly acquired Gitzo series 1 GT 1545 Travel Tripod. I have been using RRS Ball Heads for many years and have collected quite a few clamps along the way, so buying the BH-30 without the clamp was the solution for my photography needs . When traveling normally the largest lens I will be using will be a 70-200 f2.8 with a camera + lens combined weight of approx. 5 1/2 lbs so the BH-30 suits my travel needs perfectly , and as always I purchase from B&H ..

    Expensive paperweight

    By Mark
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-20

    Bought to use with Hasselblad quick plate (as I have done on a previous tripod) RRS now sell the ball head incomplete. Any alternate mount has to sit on the two points as the platform is no longer included. RRS advertised the platform on their website, but after waiting a week, I contacted them and they don't actually support these ball heads anymore.

    See any errors on this page? Let us know

    YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

    the BH-30 with lever clamp comes with a RRS ...

    the BH-30 with lever clamp comes with a RRS B2-LR-II clamp. I already own that clamp. If I buy the BH-30 without a clamp do I need anything else to mount my B2-LR-II to the BH-30?
    Asked by: Calvin
    You don't need any other parts no.
    Answered by: Jessica G
    Date published: 2022-08-19
    • y_2022, m_12, d_1, h_21CST
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.34
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
    • loc_en_US, sid_1379306, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo