BH1 Professional Ball Head with Arca-Type Clamp | Independent Pan and Tilt Lock

$499.95 USD

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  • Load Capacity: 50 lbs or 23 kg
  • heavy duty construction
  • large control knobs (easy to use with gloves)
  • smooth panning and movement in any direction
  • weight: 2.03 lbs or 920 grams
  • mount: 3/8-16" female threaded adapter (standard tripod thread)
  • T6061 Aluminum alloy construction
  • black anodized scratch-resistant finish
  • arca-swiss compatible clamp
  • made in the USA
  • 5-year warranty

The ProMediaGear BH1 Professional Ball Head is a versatile and sturdy accessory for your camera setup. It is made of durable aluminum and steel, and it can support up to 50 lb of gear.

The BH1 has a unique feature that lets you tilt the ball in any direction without loosening the main knob. This gives you more flexibility and precision in adjusting your camera angle.

This ball head also has a 360° panning base with an independent lock and a clamp with a scale for easy alignment.

The BH1 comes with a PX3 quick-release plate that fits most Arca-type compatible devices.

What's Included
  • BH1 Ball Head
  • PX3 Universal Bracket Plate (Arca Compatible)
  • Allen Key Set

Customer Reviews

Based on 56 reviews
Bradley Gray (Burnsville, US)
Superior quality.

I use the BH1 ball head in combination with the GT2 Tomahawk to help create stability while capturing hummingbirds in low light. Quality construction that provides consistent results.

s (Perth, AU)
I couldn't ask for anything better

I've owned my BH1 head for almost 4 years now and it is a beast, I like how just a slight turn backs it off fully so great for quick changes to your composition. It is fully mechanical as well with no grease inside so it won't freeze up on you. With lightweight camera setups it has doesn't really move when backed off but be careful to make sure it is clamped down before you move your tripod, I had my camera drop forward in the early days of using this head, it isn't a fault but just something you need to get used to. With heavier cameras it works a real treat with a little bit of friction to give you that secure feeling I hate it when a ball head goes really loose on you when you back off that knob. I don't have the side bubble level on mine but I am seriously considering getting another BH1 head just so I can have that, I would still use my current one on my other tripod (TR344) but this mainly stays on my TR424L when I need a very stable base for my setup.

I love the freedom the head gives you, if you need to look straight down quickly you can and if you back off both knobs you can move the head at full range and only limited by the tripod legs

Cliff Billingsley (Huntsville, US)
Very solid ball head!!!

Went through two different Manfrotto gear heads and won’t make that mistake a third time! This is now my fourth product from PMG and so far I haven’t been disappointed! I have used the BH1 for landscape and realty photography. It handles my Sony a1 with a battery grip and lens with no problem!

David Williams (Franklinton, US)
Love It!

I love this ball head. It’s so much better than other heads. Although I do have me eye on the gimbal head, so I cannot compare to that yet. But they serve different purposes. I need to learn to lock the ball head down better. That’s user error.

Garrett Mogel

This is by far the best ball head I have ever used! Very secure and rugged. I clamp my nikon d850 with a 70-200mm lens on it and sling the tripod over my shoulder without any worry of the camera coming off!