BH1 PMG Ball Head with Arca-Type Clamp
Ball Head with Arca-Swiss style Clamp

BH1 PMG Ball Head with Arca-Type Clamp

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Your Price: $499.95
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Part Number:BH1
ProMediaGear Sputnik ball head.  A distruptor among ball heads. 

Bold design, ease of operation and quality you expect from Made in USA product. 

A large easy to use and find knob locks down the ball making leveling or re-pointing your camera to a new direction a snap.

It offers 90 degrees of tilt in all directions with one single notch going down, which rotates when you rotate the ball around, no need to find a notch when you want to tilt the camera down.

BH1 features our tried and secure C60 clamp knob clamp.

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5 Stars
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Owning a KIRK BH-3 for quite a while, I've noticed that it can have a bit "too much play" when locking things down for critical table-top work. Since the PMG-BH1 was released, was ALWAYS intrigued. Cyber Monday deal clinched the price for me. Have to say... ZERO REGRET in buying. Intuitive design and seems to LOCK UP steady even with my 80-200mm Canon EF-L 2.8 It's a great, heavy-duty ballhead with an incredibly sturdy design. The PMG BH1 now resides on my Salon Stand and the KIRK BH-3 is on my Studex Tripod for travel/ location work. Even NICER is that the BH1 ships with the very reliable PMG Arca-style clamp (includes a bubble-level built in the clamp) and plenty of platform to grip the PMG plate I have on my 80-200 lens. Another level-bubble is built into the base. It's a precise instrument, the PMG BH1 and for sure worth the investment. USA (and locally, for me) made. I would highly recommend, especially at the STILL introductory cost before the pricing does go up. At the intro pricing, it is priced about the same as a new KIRK BH-3. (using the BH-3 as a comparison for not only price but also load capacity) If you are in the market for a PRO level ball-head, I'd for sure give this a HIGH recommendation. Forgo the temptation of buying one of the Chinese Marketed one, spend a bit more on some AMERICAN MADE quality that should last you a lifetime.
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Reviewed by:  from Chicago, IL. on 12/28/2014
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5 Stars
Owner
Excellent construction, with a very unique and highly functional design. It seemed heavy at first to me, until I compared it to my Giottos ball head. They are very close in weight, and I don't have to worry about the platform unscrewing. I've used this in both studio and photo booth style shooting sessions. The head is a very finely precision-made instrument. Movement is quite fluid for panning, elevation and tilt. I would love to see a smaller version for a lighter tripod. Great job with this piece.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Exclusive Productions - Hayward, CA. on 8/6/2014
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5 Stars
The PMG Ball Head is a WINNER
I have ball heads from RRS, Induro, and Acratech. This head is the one that I grab for when I need one. It is user friendly with the large control knob, and when locked down it stays where you put it. I am thrilled with my purchase!
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Reviewed by:  from Midwest. on 8/5/2014
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5 Stars
Awesome Ball Head
I've been using Manfrotto Ball heads for almost 10 years. I saw a few videos and promotional stuff on PMG equipment and was very impressed with the research and workmanship that has gone into the design of heir accessories. I found the PMG Ball Head far superior to anything I have used or tried. The craftsmanship is exceptional, the look is super cool, and the movement and feel of this ball head exudes quality. I loved the manoeuvrability with any set-up. Highly recommend this product loking for a solid, well built ball head!
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Reviewed by:  from Red Deer, Alberta - Canada. on 7/14/2014
5
5 Stars
Photographer
The PMG Ball Head is very impressive in how it works and it's build quality. I use it with my very heavy Sigma 150-600 lens with rock solid results.
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Reviewed by:  from Georgia. on 2/5/2015
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5 Stars
Photographer
I'm extremely happy with my purchase, this is an awesome ball head and I love the fact it only has two knobs. Excellent construction quality and operating is smooth, when locked down nothing moves. I would recommend this to all my photographer friends.
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Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 12/30/2014
5
5 Stars
Photographer
the PMG Ball head is the best built ball head period! I use it with the Arca Swiss mounting plate for my Nikon D4 connected to the flash bracket is use for my Guillotine Flash mount. The movements are fluid and the locking mechanism is solid. I also use it with my Tomahawk Gimble Head to support my Nikon 400mm 2.8 FL VR lens. Wow, what a platform to have when photographing wildlife and live music! Thank you PMG for another product that is the standard to which all other comparative products from other manufacturers should be measured against!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Pittsburgh. on 7/21/2016
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5 Stars
Photographer
This Ball Head is a beautiful piece of gear. I really like the fact that there are only two nobs. Some have one for rotation and two for setting the tension and locking. This ball head locks tight even on heavy lenses. Highly recommend it.
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Reviewed by:  from Alvin, TX. on 11/20/2014
5
5 Stars
PMG Ball Head
I think, I'm in Love. No really, this is one sweet ball head. At first I thought, oh no, no separate tension control, but as of now, I have not missed this feature, as all the movements are very smooth and when you lock the head, it stays put, nothing moves. The big adjustment knob makes this fun and easy - very well designed and thought out! Build quality is up the usual Pro Media Gear standard, in a word: superb. Having worked with this little head for a while, I couldn't be happier, than you Pro Media Gear.
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Reviewed by:  from Grangeville, ID. on 7/24/2014
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5 Stars
Mr
All others are rendered obsolete. I have received and used my BH1 PMG Ball Head briefly and echo my previous comments on PMG products,they are without compare in both form and function and worth every penny spent. If you are on the fence as to whether to spend a little extra for their products then rest assured that EVERYTHING that they offer is absolutely top shelf.Words alone cannot describe the craftsmanship and thought that goes into their line,purchase just one product and you will be back for more.
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Reviewed by:  from Cocoa Beach,Florida. on 6/23/2017
5
5 Stars
First Class!
This ball head is a piece of art! You can feel the quality in it's build and ultra smooth panning movement. This head has obviously had great attention to detail during its design and great care has been taken in choosing the materials used and it's final construction as it holds your gear rock solid. Also, I can't leave this head alone, even when I'm not using it I often pop into the studio to give it a spin! I know, sad but true!! To summarise, not only does it do it's job perfectly but it is a pleasure to own. It is a first class product and I recommend it to any photographer etc who appreciates quality.
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Reviewed by:  from UK. on 11/1/2015
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