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Induro BHD1 Ballhead

B&H # INBHD1 Mfr # 479-001
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You Pay: $160.00
Product Highlights
  • Arca-Swiss-Compatible QR Plate
  • Magnesium Alloy
  • Independent Panning Control

This INDURO BHD1 Ballhead is a high-quality, dual-action magnesium alloy ballhead. Along with adjustable drag and tension control, panning control, an increased load capacity, and large ergonomic locking knobs, it comes complete with a quick-release system that's compatible with Arca-Swiss components, for greater flexibility. This head fits size 1 tripods.

Adjustable manual drag control knob provides responsive adjustment to compensate for different camera/lens weights
Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release clamp--interchangeable industry standard QR system, safety locking quick-release system
Independent 360-degree pan control knob makes full or partial horizontal panoramic adjustments easy
Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Quick Release Yes--Dovetail (Arca-Swiss-compatible)
Spirit Level No
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Height 4.1" (10.4 cm)
Maximum Diameter 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Weight 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Induro BHD1 Ballhead
  • PU-50 Slide-In Quick Release Plate for B-00 & B-0 Ballheads
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroBHD1 Ballhead
     
    3.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (13)
    • Large range of motion (13)
    • Stable (13)
    • Strong clamp (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (16)
      • Portraits (9)
      • Night shots (8)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Home (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Solid Ball Head

      This ball head is very stable, has easy to use controls and there are two things I love about it. The ball head actually has two control knobs which gives a great deal of...Read complete review

      This ball head is very stable, has easy to use controls and there are two things I love about it. The ball head actually has two control knobs which gives a great deal of control. I bought it primarily to shoot video with the D3s and I can very the friction on the head movement using the two knobs which I find useful. The other control I like is the base swivel. I can move the base in a full arc without affecting the position of the other parts of the ball head. The detachable mounting plate is a good item but not great. It requires a tool to tighten the thread mount but they do supply a tool. A small key works ok too and I always have it with me. This would get 5 stars if this one item were a bit easier to use.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Broken Ballhead Grrrr

      I bought this a couple years back, and operationally it is been great. I love the slight friction on the panning and it has a solid lock. However, as discussed in some other...Read complete review

      I bought this a couple years back, and operationally it is been great. I love the slight friction on the panning and it has a solid lock. However, as discussed in some other reviews there is a slight pull on the ball when it tightens which is difficult when zeroing in on a specific location with a high power telephoto lens. Also the fact that the tension knob does not stay in the same place is quite frustrating. In fact the knob became detached and was completely lost for the latter portion of my time using it.

      I am currently switching to an RRS head because my locking knob has actually become separated from its threads rendering the ball completely locked. Now when I try and loosen the ball the knob becomes unscrewed. But I guess that's why this is 1/2 the price of similar models...it will break on you in a couple of years.

      Reviewed by 19 customers

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      5.0

      Super ballhead

      By ODL

      from PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

        Use this to track birds in flight and action sports. Moves easily and stays on track. Super easy to attach to the camera. Great value

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        • No

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Broken Ballhead Grrrr

        By TWMedia

        from San Jose

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Good Ease Of Use

        Cons

        • Unstable
        • Weak Clamp

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

        I bought this a couple years back, and operationally it is been great. I love the slight friction on the panning and it has a solid lock. However, as discussed in some other reviews there is a slight pull on the ball when it tightens which is difficult when zeroing in on a specific location with a high power telephoto lens. Also the fact that the tension knob does not stay in the same place is quite frustrating. In fact the knob became detached and was completely lost for the latter portion of my time using it.

        I am currently switching to an RRS head because my locking knob has actually become separated from its threads rendering the ball completely locked. Now when I try and loosen the ball the knob becomes unscrewed. But I guess that's why this is 1/2 the price of similar models...it will break on you in a couple of years.

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        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        BHD1 review

        By Engineer

        from Ft. Worth, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Work Smoothly
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

        I am providing this review after only one outing with my first ball head. The outing was a four-day event with extensive usage of the ball head. Since I was not familiar with a ball head, I had to become accustom to the controls. All three adjustment seemed to work smoothly with my Canon 7D and 70-200 mm lens. The only reason I did not get it five stars was that the camera and lens would flop down sometimes when the adjustments were not correct. Most likely that results from my inexperience in using this type head.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good ballhead for primes & normal zooms

        By VSG

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

        Good for a lot of starter lenses. Stick to ~10-15 lb max, and no telephotos.

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        • No

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        5.0

        do it's job

        By amiel

        from rancho cucamonga, ca

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

          for tripod and heavy cameras

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality head - Reasonalby priced

          By Patrick

          from Westland, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

            I am using this head along with the Really Right Stuff TP-243 Ground Pod for photographing wildlife. The head is solid and easily holds my D3s and long lenses. The panning is smooth and the oversized knobs make for easy adjustments.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Smooth as Silk !

            By JOHNHOBBIES

            from Chicago, IL.

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

              Iduro is known to make High Quality products and this is no exception. Very smooth socket movement and plenty of capacity to support those telephoto lenses required for action/sports photography.

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              • No

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              3.0

              great!

              By aj

              from phoenix, az

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Weak material use

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

              its okay for what i need but just be careful not to lay it down on a concrete it will scratch easily. the material they use is so light that it bend the plate locking nob.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Maggie Photog

              from Kingwood, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

              This is a definite step up for me. This is easy to set up and easy to use. the knobs are easy to figure out, and the construction is fine. The range is good, it is very stable, and the quick release feature is sturdy.

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              (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Design flaws

              By Cyril

              from Montreal

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                    I purchased this ballhead based on the reviews here and I must say I am disappointed. The ballhead has two major flaws:
                    1. There is a slight shift when tightening the ball. Very annoying when trying to get a precise frame (e.g. close-ups or telephoto work).
                    2. The friction control knob cannot be set on a locked value, which completely defeats the purpose of being able to preset the friction based on camera/lens weight.
                    Had I known this before I would not have bothered and just got an Arca Swiss Z1.

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                    5.0

                    "I would buy this product again

                    By JWG

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots

                      Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                      Works great with the CT114 I use for travel

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Not very durable

                      By Bruce

                      from San Antonio, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion

                      Cons

                      • Complicated Controls
                      • Weak Clamp

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                      Very disappointed. Base swivel lockup failed after very limited use, sticking in one position. Also, quick release lockup difficult to get a good lockdown and seems to loosen on its own.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Just as good as the $$$$ heads for $$!

                      By TN Wilderness

                      from Knoxville, TN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                        I've used RRS, Kirk, Arca-Swiss, etc. ballheads in the past and have been extremely pleased with this Induro! Very smooth ballhead movement with excellent controls. Panning action is liquid smooth. Locks down with very little force applied to the control knobs and doesn't move under the weight of a heavy camera and lens. Arca-Swiss mount is very well made and feels as secure as a tank. No worries about a lens accidentally falling off once secured. Also, control of the quick release clamp is smooth and does not require lots of force to tighten securely.

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                        4.0

                        Solid and affordable...

                        By GoHike

                        from Montana

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion
                        • Strong Clamp

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Time lapse

                          Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                          I use this ball head on my 6' dolly track for shooting time lapse sequences.
                          The head is small, strong, light, and affordable.

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Improved weight!

                          By Goldie

                          from Centennial, Colorado

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Knobs easy to use
                          • Large Range of Motion
                          • Strong Clamp

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                            I'm using this ball head along with my new Carbon 8X CT014 Tripod by Induro. Due to having MS I need lightweight, but very steady equipment. Both of these pieces work wonderfully for me.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            A well made product

                            By foto dude

                            from Tucson, AZ

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Smooth Controls
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                            • Drag setting not too fine

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                            As a pro photographer who has had many tripods and heads I believe the Induro head is one of the best I've had. When locked it stays locked and the quick release plate is very easy to use and sensible.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Stability and Functionality

                            By Pottsy

                            from Seattle

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                              The stability for long exposures is excellent, as is the smooth functionality for panning and framing the perfect shot.

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                              • No

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                              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              It works

                              By DMOFVA

                              from Glen Allen, VA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Large Range of Motion
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Portraits
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                                It's light, easy to use, and seems to be quality. It will work for now. It will hold all the weight I need it to, but next time I will buy the one a few models up as well as a tripod that is a little bigger.

                                This one though will hold about 26lbs and that is enough for me to use with my D700 and basic 24-70 and 80-200 lenses.

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                                • No

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                                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Solid Ball Head

                                By Gary

                                from Decatur, AL

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Very solid-great control

                                Cons

                                • No real cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Photo
                                • Video

                                Comments about Induro BHD1 Ballhead:

                                This ball head is very stable, has easy to use controls and there are two things I love about it. The ball head actually has two control knobs which gives a great deal of control. I bought it primarily to shoot video with the D3s and I can very the friction on the head movement using the two knobs which I find useful. The other control I like is the base swivel. I can move the base in a full arc without affecting the position of the other parts of the ball head. The detachable mounting plate is a good item but not great. It requires a tool to tighten the thread mount but they do supply a tool. A small key works ok too and I always have it with me. This would get 5 stars if this one item were a bit easier to use.

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