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BH-3 Ball Head

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KES Panning Ball Head with QR platform and universal body/lens plate. For use with lenses smaller than 300mm f2.8 or 400mm f3.5
KES compact BH-3 panning ball head delivers American-made quality, precise handling, and rugged stability ...guaranteed!

KES now offers compact precision ball head designed for a lifetime of trouble-free performance. Featuring the same efficiency and rugged construction that have made the KES BH-1 ball head an industry standard, the BH-3 features our Satisfaction Guarantee and Five-year Warranty--the best in the industry. And they're made right in Angola, Indiana.

Weighing only 19 ounces (compared to 30 ounces for the BH-1), this ball head features the same silky smooth ball-and-socket action as its big brother. You have fast aiming and framing control just by releasing and locking a single knob. Two smaller knobs control the 360-degree panning base and the amount of ball friction. Both the BH-1 and BH-3 feature our new quick-release platforms with a built-in spirit level that accept all Arca-style plates and mounts. To avoid corrosion, all external components are crafted from tough 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum including the solid, captive-design knobs, and the internal metal parts are stainless steel and brass. The ballcup is a self-lubricating Delrin composite, and the tripod socket accepts 3/8-inch thread. This could be the last compact ball head you ever need to buy!

Price includes a special universal Arca-style quick release body/lens plate, so you can immediately upgrade to quick-release convenience.


  • Features full-size sure-grip knobs (same size as our BH-1) for easy control, even while wearing gloves!
  • Features our new Quick Release with built-in spirit level and QTT technology
  • Weight: 19 ounces
  • Constructed of aluminum, brass, and stainless steel for rugged dependability and light weight
  • Height: 4 inches
  • Ball Diameter: 1.65 inches
  • Pan Base Diameter: 2.4 inches
  • Ball tilt: 45 & 90 degrees
  • Pan Base: 360 degree rotation with positive lock
  • Load Capacity: 15 pounds
  • Five-year warranty
  • Features new sleeker design with safety stop grooves and built-in spirit level
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Part Number BH-3
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