The Leofoto LH-LR Series Ball Head is a great support solution in a small form factor 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. Since the ball head profile is smaller and lacks the protruding handles, they are also much easier to carry and pack. These are no-nonsense heads with robust capacity, offering minimal weight and elegant simplicity. They excel as ground-level macro tools, but also as super light heads for backpacking, travel, and table top use. The head features a single ball locking knob while the panning base has a separate lock and is laser-engraved in 2.5-degree increments from 0-360 degrees for accurate repeatability. What differentiates the LH-LR is the lever release clamp which allows quick attach and de-attach versus a knob clamp that allows for maximum clamping force.
- 47mm diameter ball with 60mm lever release clamp
- Panning base is laser-engraved at 2.5-degree intervals, zero to 360-degrees
- Low profile keeps the camera closer to the tripod apex for more stability
- Split body design for superior lock up
- Single drop notch
- Knob and lever are captive and uniquely shaped
- Spring-loaded lock knob can be repositioned
- CNC machined, hard anodized aluminum for optimal strength and durability
- Ergonomic design gives superior handling and unsurpassed reliability
- 3/8" Mounting Socket
Leofoto LH-47LR Ball Head:
Ball diameter: 47mm / 1.85in
Panning base diameter: 62mm / 2.44in
Height: 98mm / 3.85in
Mounting hole: UNC3/8"-16
Max load: 22kg / 48.50lb
Weight: 630g / 1.38lb
I was looking for a solid but lighter ball head as a successor to my RRS BH-55 ball head, which is in a different class altogether. However, it was heavy and was very hard to carry around. I have stumbled upon LH 47 , which seems to be a smaller version of BH55 at less than half the cost. I was skeptical but decided to give it a try. I’m using it for 3 weeks now and very impressed so far. It has excellent fit and finish. Very sturdy and locks the camera down completely. The knobs are very ergonomic and easy to use, even in the dark. I don’t know about the longevity yet but we’ll see.
While not a professional photographer I have owned and used several other Ball Heads. This is my third Leofoto purchase. I was so impressed with the workmanship and machining on my first two purchases, I purchased this Ball Head to replace a name brand that I was using because it always fest sticky. Not so with my new Leofoto Ball Head. I must say I am very pleased and happy with the Leofoto products i have purchased.