Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp

BH #REBH40LRII • MFR #BH-40 LR II
Really Right Stuff
Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp
Key Features
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.0"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
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The BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 17.1 oz mid-sized ball head that will support camera-lens combinations weighing up to 18 lb. Crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, the BH-40 has all of the features you'd expect from a professional-level head. An over-sized, ergonomic locking T-knob allows 45-degree tilting in all directions and a 90-degree drop-notch facilitates quick and accurate switching from the horizontal landscape position to vertical portrait orientation. A separate tension knob is provided to apply the appropriate pressure that safely corresponds to the weight of your camera. A third knob loosens and locks the panning base which is laser-engraved with markers every 2.5 degrees from 0 to 360 degrees.
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 Overview

The BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Lever-Release Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 17.1 oz mid-sized ball head that will support camera-lens combinations weighing up to 18 lb. Crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, the BH-40 has all of the features you'd expect from a professional-level head. An over-sized, ergonomic locking T-knob allows 45-degree tilting in all directions and a 90-degree drop-notch facilitates quick and accurate switching from the horizontal landscape position to vertical portrait orientation. A separate tension knob is provided to apply the appropriate pressure that safely corresponds to the weight of your camera. A third knob loosens and locks the panning base which is laser-engraved with markers every 2.5 degrees from 0 to 360 degrees.

Benefits

  • Patented lever-release clamp for fast and easy mounting
  • Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
  • Lowest height profile in its class
  • Knobs are captive and uniquely shaped, making operation by feel very intuitive
  • 90-Degree drop-notched allows maximum flexibility for positioning the camera for portrait-orientation or extreme angle shots
  • Micrometer drag tension adjustment is repeatable and absolutely reliable
  • Precision panning base is finely laser-engraved at 2.5 degree intervals and features unique drum and brake design for effortless locking
  • Laser-engraved millimeter scale offers precise centering and positioning within the clamp jaw
  • All components are machined from solid aircraft aluminum or stainless steel for maximum durability and minimum weight
  • UPC: 818413022416

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 Specs

    General
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Load Capacity18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Number of Bubble LevelsNone
    Friction ControlYes
    Independent Pan LockYes
    MaterialAluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt0° to +90°
    Panning Range360°
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter1.6" / 4.06 cm
    Base Diameter2.1" / 5.33 cm
    DimensionsH: 3.0" / H: 76.0 mm
    Weight17.1 oz / 486 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.52 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.9 x 6.3 x 6.3"
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