The Kirk BH-3 Ball head with Quick Release is a rugged and well-designed ball head. It features the same efficiency of design and rugged construction as its bigger BH-1 brother, but only weighs in at 19 oz. It is rated to support up to 15 lbs and is ideal for use with pro SLR cameras with pro zoom lenses attached. In addition to the large single-action locking knob, the BH-3 also features two smaller knobs. One controls the 360deg. panning control and the other the amount of ball friction.
The BH-3 ball head comes with a universal quick release clamp that is compatible with all Arca-type plates. 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 ball cup is produced from self-lubricating Delrin composite.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I wasn't sure I wanted to spend this much on a ball head. But some people had problems with the knock-offs slipping after setting their camera in position. This one locks solid with my 60D. I haven't tried my 70-200 yet. But I'm sure it will hold fine. I haven't noticed any slipping. The knobs are well made and function perfectly. Worth the price. Plus, it's made in USA.
I've used mine for 4 years and like the way it performed I bought one as a gift for my son. It matches well on my Induro carbon fiber tripod. It adjusts to any vertical or horizontal camera angle with smooth movements.
This ball head is the best head I have ever owned. It is rock solid and when I attach my camera to it and set it,I get no flop at all and never have to reposition it because of slop in the ball head. I use this for studio and landscape photographyand I would recommend the Kirk BH-3 Ball head to anyone. I did not find any negatives things to say about it.