Matthews BH-20 Ball Head

Matthews BH-20 Ball Head

Matthews BH-20 Ball Head

B&H # MABH20 MFR # BH-20
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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 26.4 lb (12 kg)
  • Quick Release System
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Matthews BH-20 overview

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Unlike most other ball head mounts which are manufactured from die cast components, the Matthews BH-20 Ball Head is individually CNC machined from solid bar stock to ensure precise control over all critical dimensions and elements.

This ball head will support up to 26.4 lb (12 kg). It is supplied with a precision machined quick release plate that is well balanced and allows quick, safe and positive-locking of the camera to the ball head mount. The mounting plate can stay permanently attached to the camera to avoid taking the time to screw the camera onto the ball or screwing the ball onto the camera.

In the Box
Matthews BH-20 Ball Head
  • Quick Release Plate
  • 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Matthews BH-20 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Load Capacity 26.4 lb / 12 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 3.7" / H: 9.5 cm
    Weight 0.9 lb / 430.9 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 4.9 x 3.4"

    Matthews BH-20 reviews

    BH-20 Ball Head is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's alright I bought this tripod head because I have experience with Matthews grip equipment, which is solidly built. I can't say that this head comes from that same stock. As a matter of fact, it would seem that Matthews sourced out the manufacturing of this head to another company, Oben. You'll see that their products are identical.What I like most about this head (and I haven't had experience with many ball heads like this), is the locking thumb screw on the main ball tension knob. Tightening this screw allows you to set the furthest loosening point when you untighten the head. By setting this point, you can ensure that when you loosen the ball head, your camera will not fall over. You simply find the sweet spot, where your head has JUST ENOUGH resistance that it doesn't fall over, and then lock down the thumb screw. I REALLY like this feature.What I like the least about this head, is how you have to remove the camera plate. There is nothing QUICK about this quick release plate. To release the camera, you have to COMPLETELY loosen the tightening knob (all the while holding on to your expensive gear, so it doesn't fall out), and then pivot the plate out. The knob is so close to the bottom of your camera, and it requires so many turns to release your camera, that it becomes more of an annoyance than anything, as your fingers barely have any room to work. If you need to take your camera of the head to change lenses, you're going to hate this!
    Date published: 2012-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Nicely I've never had a bad product from Matthews and there's no difference here. There's a reason pros use their stuff. It's well made. Perhaps the BH-20 is not well made enough to substitute for a ball-peen, but at the least, a light tap would wake up a dozing PA.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
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