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Leofoto LH-40 Low Profile Ball Head with Quick Release Plate (Black)

BH #LELH40 • MFR #LH-40
Leofoto LH-40 Low Profile Ball Head with Quick Release Plate (Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
  • Height: 2.7"
  • Weight: 18.3 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible
Securing gear with a knob-driven clamp, the LH-40 Low Profile Ball Head from Leofoto comes with a quick release plate that goes on your camera for easy attachment and detachment while shooting. With a fixed height of 2.7" and a large ball diameter of 1.6", the low-profile design of this ball head allows it to safely support equipment as heavy as 44.1 lb.
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Leofoto LH-40 Overview

Securing gear with a knob-driven clamp, the LH-40 Low Profile Ball Head from Leofoto comes with a quick release plate that goes on your camera for easy attachment and detachment while shooting. With a fixed height of 2.7" and a large ball diameter of 1.6", the low-profile design of this ball head allows it to safely support equipment as heavy as 44.1 lb.

The LH-40 is compatible with Arca-type plates and features a bubble level as well as distance markings at the top right next to where the plate is attached. A large knob on the right side is used for panning 360°, with notches on the base enabling 90° tilt in two directions for easy portrait shooting. Independent pan lock and friction control knobs are also available and can be used to easily fine-tune your composition. With a weight of 18.3 oz, the ball head is made of anodized aluminum for durability and goes on any tripod with a 3/8"-16 screw. It includes a 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 bushing adapter for more mounting options. It features a classic black-anodized finish for stylish looks as well as high performance.

  • Uses a knob-driven clamp and a quick release plate to secure equipment as heavy as 44.1 lb
  • Low height of 2.7", with a weight of 18.3 oz and a ball diameter of 1.6" that lends it increased stability
  • Compatible with most Arca-type quick release plates
  • Capable of 360° panning, with two notches on the base that allow the head to reach a tilt angle of 90°
  • Three knobs for position adjustment, offering independent pan movement and tension control when used in conjunction
  • Bubble level and distance markings at the top, next to the plate, for improved use
  • Made of durable anodized aluminum, fits tripods with a 3/8"-16 mount

Leofoto LH-40 Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Ball Sphere Diameter1.6" / 4 cm
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt90°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity44.1 lb / 20 kg
Diameter2.2" / 57.00 mm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight18.3 oz / 520 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.55 x 5.1 x 4.38"

Leofoto LH-40 Reviews

Leofoto Low profil ball head

By Michele
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

Easy to install and works flawlessly

Grab this ball head!

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

This is a rock solidly built low-profile ball head perfect for the platypod extreme I'm using it with. It even comes with a nice storage bag (very nice touch). The friction control separate knob is great, the panorama motion is smooth, the removal Acra-compatible plate has great rubber padding and is long enough for super telephoto lens' feet. The bubble level on the plate head is perfect for measuring levelness. I highly recommend this ball head. GRAB IT TODAY at a discount price!

great easy to use Ball head

By Yixin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-23

Bought this LS-364C, which is lighter version than I have right now, yet a bit higher. This Ball head feels great when turning the knobs. The whole thing is quite sturdy.

Best Ball Head I've Ever had

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

I've been a Ball Hard user for 30 years and this one is the best to date!

Rick Solid

By Wallace
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

The Leofoto Ball Head is manufactured to high standards as evidenced by its smooth and easy operable controls. The separate ball head tension control works well even with a fair amount of weight attached. The bubble level is easy to see and the rotation lock does not shift the head position when tightening. My only minor concern is the D-Ring for tightening the included camera base plate is a little small and hard to grip with aging hands, a small tool solved the problem.... Very satisfied with product and B&H for quick shipping...

Leofoto Ball Head

By Wallace
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

Purchased this head to replace an older slightly worn Manfrotto ball head. The fit and finish are outstanding, all controls work flawlessly. Secure locking is easily accomplished without using excessive force on the controls. My only negative comment is in regard to the supplied camera mounting plate. I find the D-Ring used to tighten the plate to camera tripod socket a bit small for my aging hands, a tool to assist in tightening was needed. Again, this is a minor concern that I thought I would share for folks in a similar situation. The value for dollars spent is very good and of course the good folks at BH Photo performed their excellent service of shipping same day, item arrived properly packaged in two days time. Thank you Leofoto and B&H...

Low Profile Quality

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

I love the low profile for my Platypod Extreme, easily supporting a Sony mirrorless with grip and my 200-600mm zoom if appropriate for a shot. Easy for any other lens with enough articulation. Great pouch to store it in when not being used. Ball has a separate tension knob which is great to control sudden drops where the lens front could easily hit the ground (well the hood would) so fine tuning this know is just a help. The panoramic control is great when you have the camera level. Completely happy with this ball head.

Excellent Ball head.

By Ivo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

I purchased this Leofoto Ball head from B &H, because of the good experience, I had in the past with their mini tripod, and the great service of B&H Leofoto makes products of excellent quality and durable as well. Great work, Leofoto.

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