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.
- 55mm diameter ball with 70mm 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-55LR Ball Head:
Ball diameter: 55mm / 2.16in
Panning base diameter: 72mm / 2.83in
Height: 98mm / 3.85in
Mounting hole: UNC3/8"-16
Max load: 25kg / 55.11lb
Weight: 840g / 1.84lb
I was looking for a solid, big and chunky ball head with large knobs and I found it with the LH-55. I really like the RRS 55 because it has all of those things, however; it costs a mint. No doubt it is well made and worth the cost, but when I found this ball head, and it is almost the exact same thing but for a little more than a 3rd of the price, I had to jump. This thing is incredibly machined. It has the power you would expect from a 55mm ball head. The panning is super smooth and almost feels like a fluid head. I pair it with a side kick for a full gimbal and it holds the biggest lenses you can throw at it. I’m am beyond pleased with this purchase.
Love the Lever - my hand strength is limited and the lever is easy to use!