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

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Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp
Key Features
  • 18 lb Load Capacity
  • Max Height: 3.7"
  • 90-Degree Notch for Portrait Orientation
  • Separate Tension Control Knob
The BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 23.6 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. This version of the head has a special panning quick release with a bubble level and 360 degree markers that make it ideal for panoramas.
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Really Right Stuff BH-40 w/ Lever-Release Pan... Overview

The BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp from Really Right Stuff is a 23.6 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. This version of the head has a special panning quick release with a bubble level and 360 degree markers that make it ideal for panoramas.

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: 818413022423

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 w/ Lever-Release Pan... Specs

    Key Specs
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Base Mount
    3/8"-16 Female
    Camera Mounting Screw
    1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type
    Arca-Type
    Friction Control
    Yes
    Load Capacity
    18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Weight
    23.6 oz / 668 g
    Head
    Head Type
    Ball Head
    Base Mount
    3/8"-16 Female
    Camera Mounting Screw
    1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type
    Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Levels
    1
    Friction Control
    Yes
    Independent Pan Lock
    Yes
    Ball Sphere Diameter
    1.6" / 4.06 cm
    Vertical Tilt
    +90° to 0°
    Panning Range
    360°
    General
    Load Capacity
    18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Weight
    23.6 oz / 668 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    6 x 5.8 x 5.4"

    Really Right Stuff BH-40 w/ Lever-Release Pan... Reviews

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    Hi, Im using Nikon z9 + Nikon 800mm f/6.3. is the ...

    Hi, Im using Nikon z9 + Nikon 800mm f/6.3. is the panning option will work well for videos? or it will to hard to pan gently?
    Asked by: Aviel
    The Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp doesn't have panning fluid and counter balance so it is hard to pan gently during video. I would recommend a fluid head for panning during video such as this one. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1470943-REG
    Answered by: Daniel
    Date published: 2023-07-21

    For the BH-40 with Full lever panning clamp, is ...

    For the BH-40 with Full lever panning clamp, is it the new R-mount version from RRS?
    Asked by: Nhan
    No, the Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with Lever-Release Panning Clamp does not have the R mount. R-Mount Interface: R-Mount’s rosette will prevent twisting at the coupling point between the ARC-LR and RRS head over time, and will assist in eliminating “play” that results from regular use on our earlier tongue-and-groove designs. It is not out yet as of today on the B&H system. And is only in a clamp and not yet on the heads.
    Answered by: Robert
    Date published: 2023-07-09

    question

    What size is the threaded stud on the ball that attaches to the QR clamp? 1/4 or 3/8? Thanks!
    Asked by: Eric
    Hi Eric, You can mail Really Right Stuff with your question. They will answer it within a few days !
    Answered by: Werner V.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    Does the lever-release interfere with the panning clamp knob? Do you have to open the lever to tighten down the panning clamp knob? It is hard to tell in the picture, they look close together.
    Asked by: Ray
    There is no interference.
    Answered by: Laurence R.
    Date published: 2018-08-27

    question

    So without the model that has the Lever-Release Panning Clamp I cannot pan the camera...?? I see similar markings at the bottom of the ball head that I presumed was for panning too. Can someone please clear this up for me...??
    Asked by: Arun
    The bottom portion will pan 360 degrees when the knob is loosened. The pan head on top of the ball joint allows you to level the camera independent of how the tripod is positioned, before panning. it is designed for panning the camera through a panorama sequence, and makes leveling the camera very easy.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-06-17

    question

    Do you hold the camera body to pan for a single row Panorama or the panning clamp?
    Asked by: Karen F.
    The body and the panning portion of the head are both going to rotate, so I don't think it matters which you hold while panning. Just shoot, loosen the pan screw, rotate, tighten screw, shoot, and repeat.
    Answered by: Randy P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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