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.
- 18 lb Load Capacity
- Max Height: 3.1"
- 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
- Separate Tension Control Knob
Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Compact Lever C... Overview
Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Compact Lever C... Specs
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Female|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Quick Release Plate Type||Arca-Type, Classic Arca Swiss|
|Number of Bubble Levels||None|
|Independent Pan Lock||Yes|
|Ball Sphere Diameter||1.6" / 4.06 cm|
|Vertical Tilt||+90° to 0°|
|Load Capacity||18 lb / 8.1 kg|
|Weight||15.7 oz / 445 g|
|Package Weight||1.42 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||5.9 x 4.8 x 4.55"|
Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Compact Lever C... Reviews
RRS BH-40 Performance
Excellent device, Highly recommended
There is a tradeoff in all of them
I've been looking for a replacement for my 10 year old Acratech Ultimate Ballhead. BH-40 is actually same weight as Acratech, which was my number one reason looking at tis ball head. I like that bh40 has a tension adjustment knob. Is it absolutely necessary? Not really. Panning is buttery smooth, way better than Acratech, but it's not a lifesaver for me. I don't do videos. Where bh-40 failed for me is when panning knob is loosened all the way it wobbles. Not something I want to see in a $450 ball head. My 10 year old Acratech is kind-off rough in panning motion, but it does not have a wobble in panning mechanism. Now if you put a little bit of tension on panning knob, wobble disappears. If you're ok with that than this one is a winner. Personally I'm returning mine and keep looking.
Great landscape tool
Great precision and simple to use
use with Peak Design tripod
good fit with Peak Design travel tripod (with universal head adapter)
A very nice tripod head! Well built and solid.
Solid and very much enjoy this. With the new EOS R5, the lever blocks the ability to fully extend the viewfinder screen.
A pleasure to use. Well machined surfaces and tension adjustment allow for precision positioning. A pleasure to use.
Great fit with FLM CP-30
This ball head works very well with the FLM CP-30 tripod. A perfect combination of stability and rigidity with a total weight of around 4 pounds. Decided to invest in this setup based on a review from the Center Column, and was not disappointed. Using this setup with Sony A7Riii mounted on a Small Rig L bracket for wide angle lenses and Sony 100-400 GM with RRS ArcaSwiss replacement foot. Even though RRS does not recommend using the lever release with non RRS l brackets, it still works great with the Small Rig L bracket in my experience.
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