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

BH #REBH40PCLR • MFR #BH-40 PCLR
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 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 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 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. I handle the camera body with my right ...

    Question. I handle the camera body with my right hand while it's on the tripod. On the RRS BH40 the main lever is also on the right side...unless you turn it so the notch is in the front, but then you can't tilt the camera up, using that notch. If that makes any sense, is there a way to have the notch facing me and the main lever on the left side?
    Asked by: robert
    Unfortunately, the notch and knob position are fixed. You will not be able to reposition/orientate one without the other.
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2021-10-24

    What's in the box, does the stainless steel flat ...

    What's in the box, does the stainless steel flat head mounting screw comes with the head? Thanks.
    Asked by: Yongren
    In the Box Really Right Stuff BH-40 Ball Head with No 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
    Answered by: vilson
    Date published: 2021-01-20

    What is the purpose of the BH40 without a ...

    What is the purpose of the BH40 without a platform?
    Asked by: Mark
    The first BH40 I bought had the platform to mount an alternate camera clamp too. Now that the BH40 is sold without the platform (and platforms as a separate part are discontinued) it would be difficult to get a solid mount with an alternate mount sitting on the two key posts that lock into the missing platform. Without the platform the BH40 is not usable.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2022-04-04

    I'm considering the no clamp version of the BH-40 ...

    I'm considering the no clamp version of the BH-40 but the picture shows a toothed attachment point from the ball head to the clamp and my existing clamp that came with a BH-55 has a slot, not teeth for positive alignment. Is my clamp not a match for the BH-40 without a clamp?
    Asked by: William
    According to Really Right Stuff, the toothed grooves on the Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full Size Screw-Knob Clamp are the new "Rosette" pattern to which they have now updated their new ball heads and clamps. If your clamp has the older slot style notch on its base, you may purchase the Really Right Stuff Ball Head Rosette Adapter, B&H # RERRS9000001 • MFR # RRS-9000001, as an adapter for your usage needs.
    Answered by: Manzell
    Date published: 2022-11-09

    Will the RRS BH 40 work with the Hasselblad quick ...

    Will the RRS BH 40 work with the Hasselblad quick coupling H plate system? I need to support the Hasselblad 907X 50 C
    Asked by: Donna
    This head cannot accept the Hasselblad Tripod Quick Coupling H.
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2021-01-18

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    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
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