Kirk BH1 Ball Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp
Kirk BH1 Ball Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp
Kirk BH1 Ball Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp
Kirk BH1 Ball Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp

Kirk BH1 Ball Head with Arca Swiss Quick Release Clamp

Regular price R 7,499.00 Sale price R 5,499.00
2 in stock

Kirk heads are the stuff of legend - there are many stories of photographers that own 20-year old Kirk heads that still work perfectly. Kirk products epitomize American manufacturing - simplistic perfection made from the very best materials in a no-fuss design that works and lasts.

The Kirk BH-1 tripod head offers serious and precise functionality in a compact and tough design that can handle serious knocks. It is rated to carry a massive 22kg, which is sufficient for anything in the world of photography, yet weighs only 850g. One large and easily adjustable knob controls all motion, making it simple and easy to change your composition. Two smaller knobs control a panning base and the amount of friction applied to the ball. This means that 95% of the time, you will only need to make use of a single knob to change your composition. 

All external components are crafted from a tough 6061-T aircraft aliminium to save weight and avoid corrosion. The internal parts are either brass or stainless steel to ensure long-lasting performance. The ballcup is a self-lubricating Delrin composite, which means that the head is 100% maintenance free. 

Kirk makes use of the Arca-Swiss system, which is the world-wide favorite for all of the top brands of tripod heads, plates and accessories. This means that your head is compatible with an endless variety of plates and accessories from various manufacturers.

Learn more about the different Kirk products and accessories we stock in our article on choosing the right Kirk gear.


  • Large, easily controllable knob, usable with gloves.
  • Weighs just 850g.
  • Made from the best possible materials for a strong, lightweight and maintenance free product that will last years.
  • Height: 11.6cm
  • 360 Degree rotating pan base with locking knob
  • Load Capacity: 22kg
  • Five-year warranty against manufacturing defaults
  • Features new sleeker design with safety stop grooves and built-in spirit level
  • Recommended With this product

Do you have the item in stock? 

Each product has one of the following stock indicators

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse
  • Out of stock: We do not have stock, but there is more on the way. You can get in touch with the chat app or contact form for an ETA.
  • Special order: We do not carry stock of special order items. If you would like to place an order for a special order item, get in touch to get an estimate on delivery time. (This feature will be implemented in week 3 of December 2018)

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on FREE lightning fast shipping. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

Can I collect my parcel? 

Though we have plans for a physical store in the pipeline, we are currently an online only store. We do understand that from time to time you needed the gear yesterday. In this case you can get in touch to arrange collection in Kuils River, Cape Town. 

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account"