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(From company literature) Kirk BH-1 Ball Head. Based on the suggestions and urgings of many photographers, Kirk Enterprises offers its own precision ball head designed for a lifetime of trouble-free performance. Featuring the same efficiency of design and rugged construction that make other Kirk products so popular, the Kirk Ball Head features our Satisfaction Guarantee and Five-year Warranty--the best in the industry. Of course it's American Made right in Angola, Indiana.

Weighing in at only 30 ounces, this ball head features silky smooth ball-and-socket action for complete control--just by releasing and locking a single knob. Two smaller knobs control the 360-degree panning base and the amount of ball friction. The Model BH-1 features a universal quick-release platform with a built-in spirit level that accepts all Arca-style plates and mounts. All external components are crafted from tough 6061-T aircraft aluminum including the solid, captive-design knobs, and the internal metal parts are stainless steel and brass to avoid corrosion. The ballcup is produced from self-lubricating Delrin composite, and the tripod socket accepts 3/8-inch thread. This could be the last ball head you ever need to buy.

This price also includes a special universal Arca-style quick release body/lens plate , so you can upgrade your system to quick-release immediately!


  • New Quick Release with built-in spirit level.
  • Weighs just 30 ounces!
  • Constructed of aluminum, brass, and stainless steel for rugged dependability and light weight.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • New sleeker design with safety stop grooves and built-in spirit level.


  • Pan: 360 degrees with positive lock
  • Tilt: 45 and 90 degrees
  • Quick Release: Yes
  • Height: 116mm / 4.56 in.
  • Base Diameter: 74mm / 2.9 in.
  • Ball Diameter: 54mm / 2.125 in.
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Maximum Load Capacity: ?
  • Weight: 851g / 1.875 lbs
  • MSRP: $US355

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