Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp

Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.2"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
  • Panning Base with Engraved Degree Marks
  • Base Diameter 2.1", Ball Diameter 1.6"
  • Weight: 16.1 oz
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 overview

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The BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 16.1 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.

  • 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: 818413022447
    In the Box
    Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp
  • Padded Cordura Pouch
  • 5/32" Hex Key to Remove/Replace Clamp
  • 1/4"-20 x 3/4" Stainless Steel Flat Head Mounting Screw
  • User Guide
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Really Right Stuff BH-40 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.6" / 4.06 cm
    Base Diameter 2.1" / 5.33 cm
    Dimensions H: 3.2" / H: 81.0 mm
    Weight 16.1 oz / 457.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 5.8 x 5.4"

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 reviews

    BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Construction, Smooth Operation I always admired the exceptional quality associated with Really Right Stuff products, and I originally purchased the BH-55 Ball Head, but I felt that it was just too heavy. So I exchanged it for the BH-40 model, and it's just the perfect weight without sacrificing build-quality. It's so easy to adjust, and it's definitely able to easily support my D850 with the 200-500mm lens without a problem. The operation is so smooth! I'm so glad I made this purchase.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right product While many might prefer the lever locking ball head, I like the fully adjustability of the screw-knob clamp. I'll take the extra five seconds to be sure of the tight lock. As to product quality -- what more is there to say than it is the Really Right Stuff!
    Date published: 2017-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Thing The BH-40 is a little jewel of a ball head. I expected the level of quality, precision and ease of use from RRS. I was happily surprised at how very compact it is. On an Acratech Leveling Base it's no taller than many ball heads alone. Shooting mostly landscapes and wildlife with lenses up to 300mm f/4 plus teleconverter, the BH-40 is solid and smooth, light to carry, and there is nothing about it I would change. I put the BH-40 on the Acratech base (for panoramas) and a Feisol CT-3342 tripod. The total package weighs less than 4 lb 3 oz, sets up very quickly and places the camera at eye height without a center post. The ball head and base work perfectly together, all controls falling to hand with no interference or confusion.
    Date published: 2018-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this one! Yes, it is expensive but precision made in the US. A piece of art. This ballhead states 17 lbs. it will hold it. Most ballheads only hold half of what is stated. Don't buy the cheap ones and break your gear.
    Date published: 2018-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use bullhead I bought this ballhead because the quick release bullhead that I had was hard to use since the locking knob got in the way when I tilted or panned the camera. This setup is much simpler to use and nothing gets in the way.
    Date published: 2017-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice! This plate is well made and an absolutely perfect fit! No more spinning plates on the bottom of my equipment. This one stays snug and secure. I'm using this with a Really Right Stuff BH-40 and it works perfectly.
    Date published: 2017-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth as silk Smooth as silk best describes Really Right Stuff ball heads. Machined precisely to give you the most minute adjustments. Very nice quality.
    Date published: 2017-11-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this again I use this with a RRS tripod. Very well made and a good weight.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
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