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The ” J250 ” Head

$ 390.60$ 411.60 USD

Double Tilt for Professional Medium Format with Leaf Style Digital Backs, Large Format Heavy 4 x 5 to Light 8 x 10 Cameras

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The J250 Head is designed to accompany any J Series Tripod with the most versatility.   It accommodates infinite 90° adjustment from vertical to horizontal and also allows a 15° tilt from left to right.  The J250, with a crown size of 3.9 inches/ 9.906 cm, is designed for professional DSLR Medium Format, Large Format 4 x 5 to 5 x 7 cameras and professional video cameras up to 60 pounds / 27.5 kg.  The J250 comes standard with Black Aluminum Knobs, but can be ordered with Bronze Knobs for an addition $20.

Spencer Hughes Photography (63)
Mary Valley Australia
Ries J250 Head on an optional Ries J100-2 Tripod

From the center of the camera screw to the back edge of the platter there is 1.85 inches / 4.7 cm, allowing for clearance for most swing back cameras.  It is available with 1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 mounting screws and weighs 2.5 pounds / 1.13 kg.  The mount between the tripod and head or the head and the camera can be ordered with different sizes.  If you have multiple cameras with different size mounting screws, an extra screw can be ordered separately and is easily interchangeable.  

All Performances are based on Ries models manufactured after January 2014 when the Ries factory converted from cast aluminum to the current wrought 6061-T6 aluminum alloy.  Though similar in appearance to the older cast aluminum the older Ries models are not rated to the same specifications as our newer models.


  • Weight – 2.5 Pounds / 1.13 kg, bronze knobs add 4 ounces / .12 kg

  • Crown Size  –  3.9 Inches / 9.906 cm
  • Maximum Camera Weight  – 60 Pounds / 27.5 kg
  • Camera Screws  –  1/4″-20 or 3/8″-16 available
  • Knob Finish  –  Black Aluminum, Starlight Aluminum, or Luster Bronze (additional Charge)




Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 5 x 5 x 5 in

Black Knobs 0.00, Luster Bronze Knobs 20.00

Camera Screw

1/4 – 20, 3/8 – 16

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