BH-40 Ballhead

SKU: BH-40 Ballhead
$315.00 to $575.00

In Stock

A Really Right Stuff ballhead is the best choice for all general photography, and will give you fast and accurate control and solid support of your camera or lens. Aiming and horizon leveling can be accomplished as one instinctive motion, and rigid lockup takes just a quick twist of one control. As a result, our ballheads are faster to use and inherently more stable than 3-axis pan-tilt tripod heads. Since the ballhead profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack.

  • Patented lever-release clamp for fast & 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 our unique drum & brake design for effortless locking
  • Laser-engraved millimeter scale offers precise centering and positioning within the clamp jaw
  • Spring-loaded lock knob can be repositioned
  • BH-40 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • BH-40 Ballhead (no clamp)
  • Flat-head 1/4"-20 screw to attach clamps
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guide for Ballhead
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-40 LR:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • B2-40-LR lever-release style quick-release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-40 LR II:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • B2-AS II lever release style quick release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-40 PCLR:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • PC-LR Lever release style panning clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 3/16" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-40 PF:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • Platform with 1/4"-20 stud
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 reducer bushing
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key
  • Jam nut
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-40 PPCPro:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • PC-PRO screw knob style release panning clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 3/16" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features


  • BH-40 Pro:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • B2-mAS screw-knob style quick-release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw


  • BH-40 Pro II:
  • BH-40 Ballhead
  • B2-PRO II screw-knob style quick-release clamp (installed)
  • Padded Cordura pouch with drawstring closure
  • 5/32" hex key (required to remove/replace clamp)
  • User's Guides for Ballhead and Clamp features
  • (1) 1/4"-20 x 3/4" stainless steel flat head mounting screw
  • BH-40 Ballhead - No Clamp:
  • Load Capacity: 18 lb / 8 kg
  • Height: 2.5" / 64 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (stud no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 13 oz / 369 g


  • BH-40 LR:
  • Load capacity: 18 lb / 8.1kg
  • Height: 3.1" / 78mm
  • Base diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
  • Ball diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (only compatible with studs no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 15.7 oz / 445g


  • BH-40 LR II:
  • Load Capacity: 18 lb / 8 kg
  • Height: 3.0" / 76 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (stud no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 17.1 oz / 486 g


  • BH-40 PCLR:
  • Weight: 23.6 oz / 668g
  • Socket: 3/8"-16
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
  • Height: 3.7" / 94mm
  • Load Capacity: 18lb / 8.0kg


  • BH-40 PF:
  • Load Capacity: 18 lb / 8 kg
  • Height: 3.0" / 76 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16
  • Weight: 13.2 oz / 374 g


  • BH-40 PPCPro:
  • Weight: 23.1 oz / 655g
  • Socket: 3/8"-16
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
  • Height: 3.7" / 94mm
  • Load Capacity: 18lb / 8.0kg


  • BH-40 Pro:
  • Load Capacity: 18 lb / 8.1 kg
  • Height: 3.0" / 77 mm
  • Base Diameter: 2.1" / 53 mm
  • Ball Diameter: 1.6" / 40 mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (stud no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 14.4 oz / 407 g


  • BH-40 Pro II:
  • Load capacity: 18 lb / 8.1kg
  • Height: 3.2" / 81mm
  • Base diameter: 2.1" / 53mm
  • Ball diameter: 1.6" / 40mm
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 socket (only compatible with studs no taller than 3/8")
  • Weight: 16.1 oz / 457g