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Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head

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Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head
Key Features
  • Single-Lever Adjustment
  • Supports Loads Up to 6.6 lb
  • 90° Tilt
  • Accepts 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Studs
The Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head is the perfect topper for a miniature or table-top tripod model. Constructed of aluminum, the BD-0 functions like most full-sized ball heads but features a supremely low-profile design. A single-action lever loosens the ball and allows it to move freely in all directions, and in addition, a groove allows it to tilt 90° in one direction.


The BD-0 head can serve as a replacement head for an Oben TT-100, TT-200, or TT-300 table-top tripod. Or it can allow you to properly orient your camera on any other tripod model, whether it has a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 stud – the head has a 3/8" thread and comes with a reducer bushing to make it compatible with the 1/4"-type stud.

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Oben BD-0 Overview

The Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head is the perfect topper for a miniature or table-top tripod model. Constructed of aluminum, the BD-0 functions like most full-sized ball heads but features a supremely low-profile design. A single-action lever loosens the ball and allows it to move freely in all directions, and in addition, a groove allows it to tilt 90° in one direction.


The BD-0 head can serve as a replacement head for an Oben TT-100, TT-200, or TT-300 table-top tripod. Or it can allow you to properly orient your camera on any other tripod model, whether it has a 1/4"-20 or a 3/8"-16 stud – the head has a 3/8" thread and comes with a reducer bushing to make it compatible with the 1/4"-type stud.

Low-profile yet strong for its size – supports up to 6.6 lb
Supports most 35mm and DSLR cameras, as well as point & shoot models
Ball platform tilts 90°
3/8"-16 mounting thread
1/4"-20 reducer bushing
UPC: 847628014466

Oben BD-0 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threads
Quick Release Plate TypeNo Quick Release
Load Capacity6.6 lb / 3 kg
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockNo
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter0.62" / 16 mm
Base Diameter0.94" / 24 mm
DimensionsH: 2.0" / H: 52.0 mm
Weight1.8 oz / 52 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.75 x 3.2 x 1.05"

Oben BD-0 Reviews

...And it's Good!

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-18

I needed a simple swivel ball head for a light on top of a light stand. This one is small simple and affordable. It does what I need.

Awesome li'l tool.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-23

This a fine lightweight ball head for lighter cameras/lenses. A handy addition for lightweight travel.

great for mounting small cameras on clamps

By Arvid
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-16

I use this for mounting light cameras (like G85/G6/GH2) on super-clamps for multicam shoots of events. Works great for this, and for me is actually easier to use and more reliable than the slightly larger BD-02.

Works for my situation...

By Nick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-24

I’m using the BD-0 to hold an LED work light (2 lbs) at whatever angle needed for the job at hand. It locks up very securely, seems well made and is perfect for my needs. If you stay within the max weight rating...this is a nice inexpensive option to create adjustability in whatever you can mount to it.

Perfect for speedlites

By Mickey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-08

Add a cold shoe and these are perfect for mounting a speedlite on a light stand with lots of flexibility to position and aim it.

Small & Simple

By Barbara
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-21

I love how this works. It was a simple add-on to my light gauge tripod.

So Handy...

By Brandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-15

These are so handy... I probably have too many because they are so nice. I will probably pick up another and so should you, lol.

Pretty good

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

I have dozens of ball heads floating around in my cases. Some are better than others. This one seems to hold the position better than most of the others. I'm not a bit fan of this solution. But, this one seems to do the job.

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Asked by: Andrew
I have four of the BD-0. I haven't seen the BD-02 in person, but the description others have given ring true. I use the BD-0 for holding speedlights and small LEDs. The BD-0 is very similar to the BD-1 that is used on the TT-100 tabletop tripod (which I have). I'd agree with others that the BD-0 should work for a lightweight camera or DSLR with not-too-big lens. In my use, the BD-0 has been able to hold a good-sized speedlight like the Nikon SB-910 fitted with a light modifier such as a bounce card or "pocketbox", and to hold it firmly on a stand with the speedlight tipped over at an oblique angle to the stand. That's what I got it for, and it has worked well for that.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2019-04-12

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Can this be used, effectively, to mount an AX53 and Rode VideoMic Pro on a Selfie Stick? Can the ball head handle the weight? Can it be tightened properly?
Asked by: ali M.
I think you might want to look into something a little sturdier. This ball mount is really small. We use it to support an Atomos Ninja on our Ronin. It does lock nicely but it's not hefty
Answered by: Cody R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Hi, I had Oben TT-100 table top mini tripod supplied with Oben BD-1, but recently I lost the ball head. But Oben BD-1 Ball head model is not available separately for sale.Now I want to purchase Oben BD-0 mini ball head. what is the difference between Oben BD-0 and Oben BD-1 model . Thanks
Asked by: Mallikarjunaiah
The main difference between the Oben BD-1 Mini Ball Head and the Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head is the load capacity; the Oben BD-0 Mini Ball Head is stronger, supporting up to 6.6 lbs, while the Oben BD-1 only supported 4 lbs. The BD-0 is also lighter in weight. Otherwise, the two would be similar in size and performance.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is the tightening screw just below the 1/4 -20 made of aluminum or plastic?
Asked by: Keith U.
The black plastic knob that is used to screw the 1/4 -20 thread into the camera is plastic.
Answered by: Lawrence C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the 3/8 insert removable to adapt to a standard light stand head? Looks like it, just wanna make sure
Asked by: Joe
Here's what I see on mine. With the insert in, it takes a 1/4 -20 thread, and with the insert out it takes a 3/8 -16 thread. That's as far as it goes. If standard light stand head is 5/8 then you would need some kind of an adapter down to 3/8 .
Answered by: Robert D.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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