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

$499.95
SKU: BH1

Key Features

  • H x W x L : 5.5 x 4.25 x 4.5 inches
  • Base Diameter: 2.80 inches / 7.11 cm
  • Load Capacity: 50 lbs - 23KG
  • Weight: 2.03 lbs, 920grams
  • Mount: 3/8-16 Female Threaded Adapter (Standard Tripod Thread)
  • T6061 Aluminum Alloy
  • Black Anodized Scratch-Resistant Finish
  • Arca-Swiss type Compatible Clamp
  • Made in the USA
  • 5-Year Warranty

ProMediaGear BH1 Ball Head Overview

The ProMediaGear BH1 Ball Head is not your average ball head.  At 2-lbs, this tripod head is hefty but for a good reason. The BH1 is made of an aircraft-grade CNC-machined aluminum head mixed with steel insides. ProMediaGear designed this to be durable, fairly lightweight, and easy to use.

Speaking of usage, you can operate it easily through the large main locking knob. Twist it open to move the ball smoothly. Unlike traditional tripod heads, there is no drop notch. The head has a rotating slot that allows for free movement.

The 5.5" tall ball head rotates a full 360° via its independent pan lock. Plus it can hold camera equipment weighing up to 50 lb. ProMediaGear includes a PBX3 quick-release plate that fits the tripod clamp perfectly. Any Arca-compatible plates are compatible as well. Another nifty feature is the millimeter marks on the clamp for easier measurement.

The knob dominates and shapes the entire ball head. This makes it unique to products from competitors. Whether you are using gloves or not, you can easily adjust the camera angle because of this.

This knob is also designed for fast-action adjustments. Photographers can quickly tilt the camera in 90-degrees and set it in any direction. This better than ball heads with a predefined drop notch.

ProMediaGear developed this tripod head for any type of lens. Photographers can use a wide-angle, super-telephoto, or small prime lens with this setup.

The heavy-duty build quality handles any terrain perfectly making it great for outdoor and wildlife photography. If you have multiple lenses, then this ball head is the one for you.

Shop with confidence! We are certain that you will love our Ball Head as much as we do.  But if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, we will give you a full refund – no questions asked! Besides, it comes with a 5-year warranty too! All you have to do is shoot and if any problem arises, it's on us.

Check out this video for more information.

    What's in the Box:
    • #BH1 Ball Head
    • #PBX3 Universal Bracket Plate (Arca Compatible)
    • Allen Key Set

    Arca-Swiss type Ball head

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    Customer Reviews

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    Garrett Mogel
    Photographer

    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!

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    Craig Shipp
    Photographer

    If you are looking for a solid ball head without drift that's super well made this is it!

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    Fred Chattey
    Avid Photographer

    Smaller than I thought it would be, always hard to distinguish from pictures. One word “Robust “ and quality ... it’s from PMG! need I say more! If your on the fence, buy it you will be happy you did. It’s replaced all of my other ball heads without a question. Thanks PMG for improving my equipment, I’m just sorry it wasn’t the first one I bought.

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    Mike
    Pmg Bh1

    I’m loving it! It does exactly everything I want it to do.

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    Fred Schwab (Beaverton, US)
    Forget what you know about ball heads. This IS the head you need.

    I previously reviewed my BH50 ball head and stated that it would be my go-to head. I was wrong. While I love my BH50 and it will still get much use, the BH1 is even better. I had to forget what I'm used to about "traditional" ball heads while using the BH1. The range of motion is unreal, allowing fast, intuitive and precise positioning of the camera. The HUGE friction knob is a delight to use as is the pan knob. At first, I'd felt that the pan knob would be better placed reversed to where it is. After working with the head for a few days, I found that it's in exactly the right spot. I wouldn't mind seeing the angular markings on the BH50 included on the BH1 as well. However, I don't miss them much. As others have stated, I would love to see an easier to grab knob on the C60 clamp, especially while wearing gloves. I think PMG might have an option for that. The build quality and attention to detail are typical of PMG products (excellent, as always).

    Thanks again, PMG. Another great piece of gear that I know will last!