I'm impressed with the BH50C40 so far. It is very well engineered and feels rock solid. I see no need to ever look at another ball head again. I think I can even disregard the long heard advice to never flop over your camera going from landscape to portrait orientation. Highly recommended.
I am so grateful that I found Pro Media Gear. The build quality, fit, and finish on this ball. Head is some of the best that I have ever seen. I have had many others, and this is by far the best of the best.
I purchased the BH50C40 50mm Professional Ball Head 6 months ago and I found it to be sturdy and sound. A very quality piece of equipment for my camera setup (Canon 5d III). There is no slippage with this ball head when taking photos. I use this ball head for head shots and macro photography, I absolutely love it. Since I utilize multiple tripods, my next purchase will be the ProMediaGear BH1 Sputnik Arca-Type Ball Head.
I wish this BH50C40 was in the market two years ago. Back then, I end up bought a couple ball heads from different brands but none of them come even close to this one. This BH50C40 is a little more expensive and a little heavier but the quality is so much better and more importantly it fit all other band L-plates like a glove! It's really amazing! (The other two ball heads I have may not work as well. I also bought one from RRS but end up returned it.) I have not use this BH50C40 yet but just open it and try to see if it could fit with all those cheap L-plates I have. I also try to add it with my TR344L tripod to see if would it fit into my 28 inch bag. It also fit my 28 inch tripod bag by turning the head 90 degree. The BH50C40 design is so much better and easier to use. I am sure with the enjoyment I have with TR344L, I am looking forward to get a lot more nice pictures with this BH50C40 ball head. Thank you PMG & thank you Tom!
This ball head is a wonderful machine. Wonderful quality as I have come to expect from the Promedia folksâ€”-my go to source for photography accessories. I have the big brother to the BH50C40 50mm also another quality product! Thankyou, Promedia