The Right Ball Head for your Canon 40D

Capturing the multiple exposures used to create great HDR images requires careful planning and the right equipment. A good ball head sitting on quality tripod legs can make all the difference when the slightest camera shake can ruin a series of exposures. The folks at Really Right Stuff make the best ball heads and arca-swiss style clamps I’ve ever used and they’re real nice people as well.

The unit shown below is their BH-40 LR (BH-40 head with B2-40 LR clamp). It fits perfectly on my Gitzo Traveller tripod legs and keeps my Canon 40D perfectly still when taking multiple exposures. It’s also a great ball head for basic pano shots as well.


RRS BH-40 LR Ball Head & Clamp
Copyright © 2008 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon Powershot G9 hand-held at 25mm, f/4 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 200 on SanDisk digital film. All post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 and Noise Ninja.

2 thoughts on “The Right Ball Head for your Canon 40D

  1. Jeff,

    Can you completely close the legs of your Traveler Tripod when the BH-40 is attached? Thanks in advance for the info.

    • Hey John,

      The Gitzo Traveller tripod folds up in two different ways. With the RRS BH-40 attached I can only fold it the long way. You have to remove the ball-head to fold it up the short way.


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