Oben BE-108 Ball Head

BH #OBBE108 • MFR #BE-108
Oben
Oben BE-108 Ball Head
Key Features
  • 8.8 lb Load Capacity
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
  • Separate Panning Lock
  • Bubble Levels
The BE-108 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.
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$69.95
Support Weight
17.6 lb
26.4 lb
8.8 lb
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Oben BE-108 Overview

The BE-108 Ball Head from Oben is a lightweight aluminum ball head that features an Arca-type compatible quick-release system. It has a large locking knob to control the movement of the ball, and a separate knob for the 360° panning movement.

The BE-108's multiple knobs enable higher-precision adjustments to the head than are possible with single-lever heads. Taking panoramic photos is simple, for instance, because you can pan a specific number of degrees while keeping the head's tilt position locked. In fact, the BE-108 features degree markings around its circumference to aid in that task. A notch in the ball head allows you to quickly change between portrait and landscape orientation.

The included quick-release plate attaches to your camera via its standard 1/4"-20 screw, and is secured in place with an Arca-type clamp. A locking knob controls the opening and closing of the aluminum clamp simply and reliably. Two safety screws on the bottom of the plate help prevent your camera from accidentally being released when adjusting the plate fore and aft. One bubble level on the clamp, and another on the locking knob, both ensure that your camera will be level with the horizon.

UPC: 847628563452

Oben BE-108 Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Number of Bubble Levels2
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockYes
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter0.9" / 24 mm
Base Diameter1.5" / 3.8 cm
DimensionsH: 3.2" / H: 81.0 mm
Weight10.6 oz / 300 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 4.2 x 3.4"
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What is the max tilt angle of the neck on the ball before it moves into the notch to do portrait shots?
Asked by: Steven
I have not measured the angle but would guess 45 degrees
Answered by: James S.
Date published: 2019-12-21

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Will this head work on a Joby 3k gorilla pod?
Asked by: Carlos
I have not looked at the Gorilla Pod tripod, but the base on this ballhead is 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It is threaded for 3/8 x 16. I do not remember if a 3/8 to 1/4 inch adapter came in the box so if that is what the gorilla pod needs you will have to get that thread adapter.
Answered by: Dale E.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Will this fit 501pl plate?
Asked by: Feli H.
This will not fit the 501PL plate.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2019-12-21

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Is the quick release system detachable? I have manfrotto plates and I'd like to know if i can attach my own system to the ball. Thanks!
Asked by: Feli H.
Yes, the plate is removable on mine. There is an recessed Allen head screw in the mount plate. But if you want to use another companies proprietary plate I'd suggest you just buy a whole head from them. The mount plate for that would have to bolt on the same way. Personally I like the universal aspect of the Acra-Swiss system. I've converted all my tripods and mono-pods to that. 1 plate to rule them all!
Answered by: Mike R.
Date published: 2019-12-21

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I've recently bought a BE-117T head which is very good, anyhow it comes with a QR-20 quick release plate. In the first photo on this, it shows a QR-10 plate, in the last it shows a QR-20... What is the difference between the plates? Are the plates interchangeable?
Asked by: Cameron S.
I have always/only used the QR=10, works well!
Answered by: Robert C.
Date published: 2019-12-21

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How does the Arca Swiss secure to the camera? Is it a key, or do you need to use a coin or screw driver attach the ball head?
Asked by: Harvey
It is an allen wrench that comes with the head, screws the quick release plate to the camera
Answered by: Robert C.
Date published: 2019-12-21
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