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(From company literature) Really Right Stuff BH-25 Pro Ball Head.

Features:



  • T-shaped control lever controls two actions in one: locking & unlocking the ball and panning base.
  • T-Lever is springloaded; pull it out and re-positiion it in any one of 6 positions.
  • Custom mini-clamp with screw knob installs with one 1/4"-20 flat head screw (comes with one B2-mAS clamp installed).



Specifications:

  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Tilt: To +90 degrees
  • Quick Release: No
  • Height: 66mm / 2.6 in.
  • Base Diameter: 33.9mm / 1.33 in.
  • Ball Diameter: 25mm / 0.98 in.
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 with 1/4"-20 reducer bushing
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
  • Weight: 186g / 6.5 oz
  • MSRP: $US145

Keywords: Really-Right-Stuff Ballhead


keegan

Registered: December 2006
Posts: 6
Really Right Stuff BH-25 Pro Ball Head review by keegan
Review Date: 12/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: size, weight
Cons: limited use, can't handle big loads

This is a fantastic ballhead for use in the backcountry. It is the smallest and lightest of the ballheads from the top manufacturers. At 6.5 oz, it is amazingly small. I use it on gitzo 1127 carbon fiber sticks for a very sturdy backcountry setup. It's biggest strength is also it's only drawback--the small size means it really can't hold big loads. So no 70-200/2.8s, this is really only suitable for landscape-type lenses. It can handle a 70-300 compact zoom, but none of the big boys. If you're bringing a 200 or 300mm lens with you for wildlife, this won't really cut it. With bigger gear, you really have to haul on the knob to tighten it, and even then it will droop when you carry it on your shoulder. But for a lightweight setup to carry for 3+ days, I'll take this light ballhead over a full-sized one every time. D200 or smaller and a 18-70dx, 12-24 or like lens will be fine. I recommend getting an RRS L-bracket for the camera body as well.


 






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