Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Black)

BH #REBH55SC • MFR #BH-55 SC
Really Right Stuff
Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Black)
Key Features
  • 50 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • Dual 90° Notches for Portrait Mode
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
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The BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Black) from Really Right Stuff is a 1.96 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.
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$494.00
$83/mo. suggested payments
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Really Right Stuff BH-55 SC Overview

The BH-55 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp (Black) from Really Right Stuff is a 1.96 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.

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: 818413022553

    Really Right Stuff BH-55 SC Specs

    General
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Load Capacity50 lb / 23 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels1
    Friction ControlYes
    Independent Pan LockYes
    MaterialAluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt-45° to +45°
    Vertical Tilt0° to +90°
    Panning Range360°
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter2.2" / 55.88 mm
    Base Diameter2.9" / 73.66 mm
    DimensionsH: 3.7" / H: 94.0 mm
    Weight2 lb / 0.91 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight2.33 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.9 x 5.9 x 5.45"
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