The Kirk BH-1 Ballhead is a very high quality ballhead for general-purpose use. Put a quick-release body plate or lens plate on your camera or tripod collar and tighten them into the Kirk BH-1 Ballhead’s universal Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp and nothing moves. Adjustments are smooth to make and immobile when tightened. The Kirk BH-1 Ballhead is functionally a very good ballhead. My biggest issue with the BH-1 is that I occassionally/accidentally (usually in the dark or while looking through the viewfinder) adjust the friction knob instead of the panoramic knob as they are similarly sized. It generally is not a big deal – just an inconvenience. As for capacity, it did not have a problem with my Canon EF 500mm f/4 L USM Super Telephoto Lens mounted on a Wimberley Sidekick. The bottom line? The Kirk BH-1 Ballhead is currently one of the best ballheads. READ FULL REVIEW AT DigitalPicture.com
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