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(From company literature) Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR II Ball Head.


  • Lever-release clamp with spirit level: 60mm B2 AS II.
  • 40mm diameter ball is hollow.
  • Knobs and lever are captive and uniquely shaped.
  • Dual drop-notches allow maximum flexibility for positioning the camera.
  • Main locking lever is springloaded; pull out to reposition in 60-degree increments. Lever freely clears platforms narrower than 2.7 inches.
  • Drag set control has laser engraved indictor scale.
  • Exclusive drum & symmetrical progressive band brake securely locks panning base.
  • Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5 degrees intervals.
  • All components are either anodized aluminum or stainless steel for years of corrosion-free performance.
  • Other clamp options: B2-mAS, B2 AS II, B2-Pro II, or PCL-1.

Comes packed in its own OP/TECH neoprene protective draw-string pouch. Use the pouch to cover and protect the ballhead when mounted to the tripod, for carrying the ballhead in your carry-on luggage when traveling, or when the ballhead & tripod are strapped to a photo backpack.


  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Tilt: -90 to +90 degrees
  • Quick Release: Yes
  • Height: 77mm / 3.0 in.
  • Base Diameter: 53mm / 2.1 in.
  • Ball Diameter: 40mm / 1.6 in.
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 8 kg / 18 lbs
  • Weight: 519g / 18.3 oz
  • MSRP: $US390

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Registered: December 2006
Posts: 13
Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR II Ball Head review by Muiderburght
Review Date: 12/6/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $450.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: high quality, fast camera mounting
Cons: heavy

Perfect match with my GT1541. Sturdy, reliable, fast. I really enjoy low light photography and the process of preparing for a photo with a tripod in general. I went from a 5 dollar garage sale video camera tripod w/panhead to this combination. Quite the pleasure I had hoped for.

Although relatively light I guess, it still adds almost as much weight as the tripod itself. Unavoidable?

It does keep unscrewing itself from the tripod. Still figuring out how to solve that.

450 includes plate for my 40D and shipping.


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