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

BH #REBH40PROII • MFR #BH-40 PRO II
Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp
Key Features
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.2"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
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.
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Knob Overview

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.

Benefits
  • 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

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Knob Specs

    Key Specs
    Camera Plate
    Quick Release: Arca-Type
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Drag Control
    Yes
    Load Capacity
    18 lb / 8.2 kg
    Weight
    16.1 oz / 457 g
    Camera Attachment
    Camera Plate
    Quick Release: Arca-Type
    Head
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Base Mount
    Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
    Counter Balance
    No
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control
    Yes
    Independent Pan Lock
    Yes
    Vertical Tilt
    +90° to 0°
    Lateral Tilt
    No
    General
    Load Capacity
    18 lb / 8.2 kg
    Bubble Level
    No
    Weight
    16.1 oz / 457 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    6 x 5.8 x 5.4"

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Knob Reviews

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    Will this ballhead work with KIrk arca-swiss ...

    Will this ballhead work with KIrk arca-swiss compatible plates?
    Asked by: Robert
    Most Arca type plates like those from Kirk are compatible with this ball head.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2020-02-27

    Will this Ball Head mount to a Manfrotto Tripod?

    Will this Ball Head mount to a Manfrotto Tripod?
    Asked by: David
    It sure looks like it would mount to my Gitzo, and I had a old Bogen head on that for a long time. The only Manfrotto I have is a lightweight, but the mount looks the same.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-05-31

    Will this work on a Nikon D750 Camera?

    Will this work on a Nikon D750 Camera?
    Asked by: HIMADRI
    Yes.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2021-02-10

    Will the screw knob interfere with a fold down ...

    Will the screw knob interfere with a fold down lcd screen on the D850?
    Asked by: Anthony
    Sorry, I do not know the answer to that question. I have the Z6 & Z7 and their screens bend down at about a 45 degree angle and that does not interfere with the screw-knob. Hope that helps --- Jim
    Answered by: Jim
    Date published: 2023-12-13

    Looking to use the BH-40 Ball Head with the ...

    Looking to use the BH-40 Ball Head with the Wimberly Arca Sidekick with the new OM 15-600 lens @ 4.55 lbs. Will this work?
    Asked by: Don
    Yes, Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Full-Size Screw-Knob Clamp has a standar arca clamp which is fully compatible with Wimberley Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter.
    Answered by: Llinelva D
    Date published: 2024-02-18

    How much turning is required to open/close the ...

    How much turning is required to open/close the clamp of the screw-knob version?
    Asked by: Richard
    Not a whole lot. Maybe 2 full turns if you drop the plate from the top. Less so if you slide the plate from the side. All depends. But the security of the screw knob gives me comfort and peace of mind.
    Answered by: Dennis
    Date published: 2022-05-09

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    Is anyone using this on a Gitzo GT2545T(Series 2 Traveler)? Or too big for the tripod?
    Asked by: Masako M.
    If you are serious about photography, this is a very good ball head. I like it very much. Of course, when you are searching this ball head, I assume you have a good tripod too, not something wobbly cost $100 level
    Answered by: Yingxu P.
    Date published: 2020-05-31
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