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.
- 15 lb Load Capacity
- Max Height: 2.9"
- Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
- Base Diameter 1.6", Ball Diameter 1.2"
Really Right Stuff BH-30 Overview
Really Right Stuff BH-30 Specs
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Female|
|Quick Release Plate Type||Arca-Type|
|Number of Bubble Levels||None|
|Load Capacity||15 lb / 6.8 kg|
|Weight||7.7 oz / 218 g|
|Package Weight||0.795 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.85 x 4.85 x 4.5"|
Really Right Stuff BH-30 Reviews
Great upgrade from the BH-25
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
This is a small but strong ball head for some of you lighter applications. Smooth operation
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!
Best head I’ve purchased, great for my gitzo tripod I use for traveling.
Solid build quality and smooth operation.
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.
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
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 ..
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.
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