BH1 Professional Ball Head with Arca-Type Clamp with Independent Pan and Tilt Lock
ProMediaGear Ball Head #BH1 Arca-Type Clamp for Tripods

BH1 Professional Ball Head with Arca-Type Clamp with Independent Pan and Tilt Lock

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Your Price: $499.95
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Part Number:BH1
Arca-Swiss type Ball head
Precision and Technology CNC Machined
Precision and Technology CNC Machined



ProMediaGear Sputnik Ball Head

Ball Head is an essential item in any Professional Photographers Gear Bag.

ProMediaGear #BH1 ball head is not your average ball head.  Made to Last, it's CNC precision crafted in the USA, from best alloys and stainless steel, it has all the features you need in a professional ball head. 

The knob dominates and shapes the entire ball head, it's large and easy to feel and find from any angle.  Designed for fast action adjustments, it allows for 90-degree tilting in any opposite direction, at any time in any direction, unlike typical ball heads that allow 90 degree tilts only in a predefined slot.  

This Ball Head is suitable for Wide Angle to Super Telephoto lenses, Outdoor and Wildlife Photography, and can be used with any camera.  Whether you are a Nikon, Canon or Sony shooter, it will improve the quality of your pictures and better your skills in the easiest way possible.

The clamp is laser engraved with millimeter scale for precise positioning of the camera.

Order with Confidence: We are certain that you will love our Ball Head as much as we do but if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, we will give you a full refund – no questions asked! And if something goes wrong, we offer you a 5-year warranty so you will have nothing to worry about!

BH1 Instructions PDF
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
5
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
5
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
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5 Stars
www.jeremydubrul.com
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
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
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 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
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
5
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
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
5
5 Stars
Pmg Bh1
I’m loving it! It does exactly everything I want it to do.
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Reviewed by:  from Netherlands. on 1/3/2019
5
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
Owner
The quality of this item is very good. Very usefull piece of equipment.
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Reviewed by:  from VT. on 11/24/2017
5
5 Stars
Sputnik ball head
This is quite simply the best ball head on the market today !! Cheap it's not but as the old saying goes "You pay for what you get". Purchased from our dealer here in the U.K. Top-teks who also give a service second to none.
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Reviewed by:  from Liverpool U.K.. on 3/30/2018
5
5 Stars
None
Better than any other I've tried. Very easy and smooth. Could probably hold a tank steady.
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Reviewed by:  from Duth John Utah. on 6/18/2018
5
5 Stars
Photographer
Being a professional photographer in SW Florida and the everglades means you will most definitely find yourself in unforgiving environs and questionable conditions. I require only the best performance from my gear and the BH1 is always up for the challenge.Make no mistake,it's the best out there. Hands down.I give it a solid five stars. Would give it six if I could.
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Reviewed by:  from Southwest Florida. on 7/19/2019
5
5 Stars
Avid Photographer
Smaller than I thought it would be, always hard to distinguish from pictures. One word “Robust “ and quality ... it’s from PMG! need I say more! If your on the fence, buy it you will be happy you did. It’s replaced all of my other ball heads without a question. Thanks PMG for improving my equipment, I’m just sorry it wasn’t the first one I bought.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from ATM. Washington . on 7/26/2019
5
5 Stars
Photographer
I've had many Ball heads in the past and when I started using the Really Right Stuff BH-55 I thought I had found the one tru ball head but then I gave the ProMedia Gear BH-1 Ball head a try and WOW!!! the PMG BH-1 Ball head is a fantastic piece of machined high quality aircraft aluminum with amazing engineering and innovative creativity unlike any other ball head on the market today I highly recommend the PMG BH1 Ball Head Watch my video on youtube @Rickvestuto Thanks Promedia Gear for your attention to detail and creating what I believe to be the best ball head on the market Regards, Rick
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Reviewed by:  from Michigan. on 7/27/2019
5
5 Stars
Mr.
i have not tested it intensely yet. i tried the knobs, joints, etc. and feels very easy to use. i hope it is going to endure for long.
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Reviewed by:  from Istanbul, Turkey. on 8/1/2019
5
5 Stars
Ball head
I just completed my review for the PMG tripod I purchased and I wanted to leave a few quick words about their ball head I also bought. Btw, the 42mm tripod is a total winner. I love that thing. Anyway, the ball head is also a total winner. Just like the tripod, I cannot imagine ever needing to buy another ball head. 100% built like a tank. It absolutely meets my needs and expectations and is heads and shoulders better than what I’ve used in the past. These two products do exactly what I need them to do and aesthetically look good doing it, which is a bonus. I can not recommend either of these any higher. If you can afford either of these or both, just do it because you will not be disappointed.
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Reviewed by:  from Phoenix. on 8/10/2019
5
5 Stars
Retired
This ball head is WORLD CLASS! I never used an Area type clamp before. It is so user friendly and quick on/off! Also, this head has no protruding levers to get in the way and all mechanics are beautifully smooth and fluid! Also, it's really beautiful to look at! Like a piece of art! Totally SOLID, like all PROMEDIA gear!
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Reviewed by:  from Camarillo, CA. on 9/13/2019
5
4 Stars
designer/photographer
Have used the ball head now for two months on multiple occasions. Build quality, materials, ease of use and smoothness, first rate. Better than anything I've ever used and will probably be the last one I ever purchase. LOVE the two big knobs, but the only thing keeping me from giving this five stars is the seemingly out of place, not nearly as nice or easy to use as the other two; bracket clamp knob. More difficult to tighten (especially in cold weather) and grip as the other two. Please, just replicate the swivel knob! Absolutely no regrets in purchasing.
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Reviewed by:  from Spokane, WA. on 10/28/2019
4
5 Stars
Photographer
Awesome product. Great quality!
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Reviewed by:  from Urbanna. on 11/10/2019
5

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