Oben BE-117 Ball Head


Good knob controlled Arca-style clamp and ball head with separate panning knob. Fits well in Platypod Pro™ case. Works well with Ultra or Max. Again, this unit should be mounted to the Platypod® Ultra plate prior to insertion of spike-screws but can mount on Max with all spikes already in place. This is the only ball head on this page that comes with its own Arca-style plate, and while the head can be swung over to 90 degrees, we still recommend an L bracket (see below) for vertical shots. Generously rated by Oben for 17.6-pound load capacity, but for really heavy loads we would recommend one of the more expensive units. Excellent bang for the buck.