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

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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.1"
  • 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: 15.7 oz
  • Accepts Optional Arca-Type Plates
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The BH-40 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 15.7 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.

  • 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: 818413022409
    In the Box
    Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release 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, Classic Arca Swiss
    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: 3.1" / H: 78.0 mm
    Weight 15.7 oz / 445.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.8 x 4.5"

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 reviews

    BH-40 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Ball Head I've Ever Owned Easy to adjust, rock solid, machined like no other ball head I've tried or seen. My one beef, and the reason for only 4 stars, is that the ball head stem that connects to the legs comes loose from time to time. No matter how much I tightened it this was a recurring issue. As another reviewer mentioned, the locking lever for the ball head can be blocked depending on the position of the camera. I found that easy enough to overcome by paying a little more attention to mounting the camera.
    Date published: 2017-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect ballhed I have had a lot of tripods during my years taking pictures. Im from Sweden but commute to Miami pretty often. In Sweden we dont have RRS stuff. I read about RRS while in the states and decided to buy a series 2 with a 40 ball head. Got it a couple of days ago and I never thought that the difference in quality could be that significant. This is a completely different level compared to Gitzo and Manfrotto. Its sturdy, good looking, easy to use and it meets and exceeded my expectations in every way. The best tripod I have ever come across. I use it with a Nikon D810 and a D850 with various lens sizes. It does the job every time no matter what I throw at it. The different in sharpness with long exposures are visible. Really good stuff.
    Date published: 2017-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives Up to the Really Right Stuff High Standards I own and have owned a number of other Really Right Stuff products over the years so I knew when I ordered this ball head that it would live up to the R R S name and standards. It does admirably. Everything about it is top notch and first class. Excellent product and highly recommended.
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product from RRS... A light, but strong ball head to use with a small carbon fiber Gitzo tripod for walking around photography. Thanks for all that you folks do and offer...
    Date published: 2017-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ball head I've been looking for a more sturdy ball head with a quick release lever and this one is perfect. It's the more compact version of the BH series, but certainly delivers quality and ease of use for its $300+ price tag. I just installed it on my new Sirui monopod - works perfectly. Bought the generic mounting bracket to use for my Sony a6000 and the L- bracket for my D750. Love the tool included for tightening the bracket to the camera. RRS, made in America, is the best!!
    Date published: 2017-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and weight I have the BH-55 model as well. I find it to be too heavy for travel and hiking. So I bought the BH-40 model for international travel and hiking. I find it's solid construction and weight to be perfect for those purposes. I am using a D850 camera and a 200-500 mm on it without any problems. Great product!
    Date published: 2018-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied I bought this to add to my newly purchased carbon fiber tripod. Compared to my old setup I couldn't be happier with how lightweight it all is. The head is more than sufficient to handle my Sony A77 even with a 200-500mm zoom lens. The craftsmanship is impeccable. Can't go wrong with RRS!
    Date published: 2018-10-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar product. This RRS bullhead is perfect. Fits perfectly on the RRS 24 tripod. Holds my D850 and any lenses I have solidly. I also have the TQC 14 with the smaller BH 30 ball head and am pleased with it as well. Both suitable for travel I believe. Very happy with the BH 40 ballhead ourchase.
    Date published: 2018-09-16
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