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

BH #REBH40LR • MFR #BH-40 LR
Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Compact Lever-Release Clamp
Key Features
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.1"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
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.
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Compact Lever C... Overview

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.

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: 818413022409

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 with Compact Lever C... Specs

    Head
    Head TypeBall Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
    Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, Classic Arca Swiss
    Number of Bubble LevelsNone
    Friction ControlYes
    Independent Pan LockYes
    Ball Sphere Diameter1.6" / 4.06 cm
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
    Panning Range360°
    General
    Load Capacity18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Weight15.7 oz / 445 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.42 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

    By Alfred
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-15

    Excellent device, Highly recommended

    There is a tradeoff in all of them

    By Daniel
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-17

    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

    By Sachi
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-15

    Great precision and simple to use

    use with Peak Design tripod

    By Hal
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-03-03

    good fit with Peak Design travel tripod (with universal head adapter)

    Top Notch

    By Fred
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2021-11-03

    A very nice tripod head! Well built and solid.

    Great

    By Brad
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2021-06-24

    Solid and very much enjoy this. With the new EOS R5, the lever blocks the ability to fully extend the viewfinder screen.

    Super smooth

    By Bill
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-24

    A pleasure to use. Well machined surfaces and tension adjustment allow for precision positioning. A pleasure to use.

    Great fit with FLM CP-30

    By Sebastian
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-09

    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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    Asked by: Lukasz
    That was a modification made to the new version to help correct that issue.
    Answered by: Luis L
    Date published: 2021-01-12

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    difference between compact and full-size lever release?
    Asked by: Jonathan
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    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2021-02-25

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    Will the compact lever clamp work with Small Rig L Bracket? Would it possibly be too tight or too loose?
    Asked by: Sebastian
    While this should accommodate arca-swiss plates from any brand, the RRS lever-release clamps are engineered for best fit with their own plates and L-brackets and are not recommended by RRS.
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2021-11-29
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