Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Microball with Panning

Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Microball with Panning

Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Microball with Panning

B&H # REBPC16MBP MFR # 14900
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 5 lb
  • Maximum Height: 2"
  • Weight: 4.4 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Quick Release Lever for Ball Movement
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • Cut Notch for 90° Angle
  • For Small Cameras or Other Accessories
  • Type II Black Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Ferritic Nitrocarburized Steel Parts
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Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Overview

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The BPC-16 Microball with Panning from Really Right Stuff is a 4.4 oz compact and portable ball head that has a 5 lb weight capacity, which makes it suitable for small DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, or other small accessories used for photographic or video use. Moreover, the integrated screw knob locks the Arca-type compatible clamp down while the second locking wheel, which surrounds the first knob, enables the head to rotate a full 360°. Meanwhile, at the top of the stem, the quick release lever disengages to allow movement on the ball, and the cut notch at the bottom of the head allows it to be placed at a 90° angle.

The 2" tall Microball is constructed using 6061-T6 aluminum with steel components. Both metals have a durable finish. Namely, the aluminum has a type II black anodized finish while the steel components are ferritic nitrocarburized, which protect the surfaces from scuffs and oxidation. At the bottom of the stem, a 1/4"-20 female threaded mount is available.

The 4.4 oz Microball is Arca-type compatible with a weight capacity of 5 lb, which makes it suitable for small DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, or other small accessories
The integrated screw knob locks the clamp down while the second locking wheel, which surrounds the first knob, enables the head to rotate a full 360°
At the top of the stem, the quick release lever disengages to allow movement on the ball, and the cut notch at the bottom of the head allows it to be placed at a 90° angle
The aluminum has a type II black anodized finish while the steel components are ferritic nitrocarburized
At the bottom of the stem, a 1/4"-20 female threaded mount is available w
UPC: 818413022119
In the Box
Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Microball with Panning
  • T8 Torx Key
  • 1/8" Hex Key
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Specs

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    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 5 lb / 2.27 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 2.0" / H: 5.1 cm
    Weight 4.4 oz / 125.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"

    Really Right Stuff BPC-16 Reviews

    BPC-16 Microball with Panning is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Holy Grail This has become my favorite hiking and backpacking ballhead.  The lightest and most functional one I have ever used.  RRS makes incredibly durable and well-engineered gear, and this is no exception.  Most of my RRS gear is built for durability, but not designed to be lightweight.  The BPC-16 is that rare confluence of RRS-toughness and engineered perfection, coupled with a form factor that enables me to easily carry it on week long trips in the mountains.  The dual function knurled knob that clamps and allows panning is very clever and easy to use.  I highly recommend this to those that need something of this weight and function.  I am using with an A7Riii.
    Date published: 2019-02-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great tiny tripod head This one is perfect for a mirrorless travel set-up. This one can hold my A9 and Sigma 105/1.4 (my heaviest set-up) steady even off axis. For travel, anything else should be good. The ability to pan should not be underestimated for a quick pano or to correct the framing side-to-side when the set-up is already leveled. I have an FML light ball head that panning and clamping use the same knob, and its not as easy to use. I have used lever clamp before and I dont like the fact that I need to put in a lot more force to close it down. This lever is smooth throughout and easy to find the right clamping force to move the camera and lens with one hand. I didnt notice any drooping like a regular ball head on this one. The one thing I wish is that it has a 3/8 hole instead.
    Date published: 2018-12-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant design I have been looking for a rugged and lightweight ball head for a long time. One that is simple to use, with and without gloves. One that has simple and intuitive controls. One that is really well machined from high-quality metals. My search is over. This little guy is so well designed and easy to use that it just gets out of your way. The lever lock for the ball head provides varying degrees of tension on the ball depending on its placement. Swing the lever all the way out, and the head moves freely. Push the lever in just a little, and head moves with the slightest amount of tension. Move the lever in more, and adjusting the head requires a fair amount of effort. When the lever is fully locked (there's a detent), the head has zero movement or drift. The 5 lb load capacity seems conservative. I have this head mounted on Sirui T-24x carbon fiber legs it has been great. Total weight of the legs and head is 1lb 14.5 oz and is a great set up for backpacking and travel.
    Date published: 2018-08-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs ReDesign to Attach to 3/8 Tripod Stud I would consider purchasing this item if it could screw onto a typical 3/8 tripod stud.  Right now it is only compatible with the Really Right Stuff Pocket Pod.
    Date published: 2019-02-10
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