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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

Key Specs
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Friction Control
Yes
Load Capacity
44.1 lb / 20 kg
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
18.3 oz / 520 g
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate Type
Arca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels
1
Friction Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Ball Sphere Diameter
1.6" / 4 cm
Vertical Tilt
90°
Panning Range
360°
General
Load Capacity
44.1 lb / 20 kg
Diameter
2.2" / 57.00 mm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy
Weight
18.3 oz / 520 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.55 x 5.1 x 4.38"

Leofoto LH-40 Reviews

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How doe the LH-40 compare to the LH-30 for loads ...

How doe the LH-40 compare to the LH-30 for loads of 4-5 lbs, such as a FF camera and a 24-70/2.8?
Asked by: Michael
Either will work but the LH-40 has a much higher load capacity and would be more suitable for your setup.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-10-13

Does this Ball head panning lock down separate ...

Does this Ball head panning lock down separate from the ball so i can adjust and level ball head with out the base moving with it?
Asked by: David
Yes
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2020-01-23

Has anyone used this head in subzero ...

Has anyone used this head in subzero temperatures, say -5 to -10°C? If so, is it still smooth?
Asked by: Bessi
Leofoto tests their equipment down to -40°C. The Leofoto LH-40 Low Profile Ball Head with Quick Release Plate (Black) should perform down to that temperature smoothly without issue.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-07-20

Will this work with Leofoto LS-284CEX Carbon ...

Will this work with Leofoto LS-284CEX Carbon Fiber Tripod?
Asked by: Kelly
Yes, this will mount to the LS-284CEX or virtually any other tripod as long as it has a 3/8"-16 mounting screw.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2020-09-08

Has anyone used this head in subzero temperatures ...

Has anyone used this head in subzero temperatures (say -5 to -10°C)? If so, is it still smooth?
Asked by: Bessi
Unfortunately, Leofoto has not provided any performance data on its performance in subzero temperatures.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-08-06

Will PU-60 plate fit on this tripod head, LH-40 ?

Will PU-60 plate fit on this tripod head, LH-40 ?
Asked by: George
Yes an Induro or Benro PU-60 QR plate is Arca Swiss compatible and therefore will work in the Leofoto LH-40 ballhead.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-05-10

Will this fit on Manfrotto 755CX3 legs?

Will this fit on Manfrotto 755CX3 legs?
Asked by: Linda
Yes it will. This head has a 3/8"-16 Tripod Mounting Thread which will allow it to be mounted on B&H # MA755CX3.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-06-06

Will this work with an ifootage monopod cobra ...

Will this work with an ifootage monopod cobra 180?
Asked by: Mary
Yes. With no problem the following ball-head will attach.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-10-30
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