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Induro BHD2 Ballhead

B&H # INBHD2 MFR # 479-002
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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Swiss-Compatible QR Plate
  • Magnesium Alloy
  • Independent Panning Control

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This INDURO BHD2 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 2 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 39.6 lbs (18 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter 1.73" (4.4 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 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Maximum Diameter 2.9" (7.4 cm)
Weight 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
Induro BHD2 Ballhead
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    InduroBHD2 Ballhead
     
    4.7

    (based on 55 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (44)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (44)
    • Attaches firmly (41)
    • Large range of motion (38)
    • Strong clamp (36)
    • Easy to use (7)

    Cons

    • Heavy (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (46)
    • Night shots (31)
    • Travel (29)
    • Portraits (28)
    • Wildlife (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (24), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (46)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I really want to love this ballhead...

    On the good side:
    Outwardly the ballhead is attractive and looks extremely well made: precision milled, nice finish, sturdy body. Also, though I am by no means coming close to...Read complete review

    On the good side:
    Outwardly the ballhead is attractive and looks extremely well made: precision milled, nice finish, sturdy body. Also, though I am by no means coming close to taxing the ballhead's weight contraint (maybe someday?), my camera: D7000 w/MB-D11 battery pack and 70-300mm VR, once locked down stays put at any angle. Similarly, the Arca-Swiss type quicklease locks the camera in place without any signs of loosening on it's own.

    Now the downside:
    The tension knob tends to go from too loose to too tight very quickly, panning is a bit stiff and, what looks like, a plastic cup holding the ball worries me i.e. will it hold up over time. I get the feeling I have to be very careful with how much I tighten things down; but maybe that's just me.

    A big thing that added to my worry is that a metal ring/washer fell off the base of the ballhead when I was removing it from my tripod (Induro AT213; will also review); not a portent of good things to come. The ring covers a series of recessed Torx head screws and appears to have been held in place by a light dab of glue. Granted, once the head is on the tripod the metal ring is extraneous; it's just the idea of something falling off the head so soon speaks of cost cutting.

    Please note that if the BHD2 ballhead remains as good a product 5 years from now as it appears now (apart from the ring) I would easily give this ballhead 5 stars; all in all I do like it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't recommend it!

    I used this ballhead for few months, took it with me on few trips, never dropped it. I always take care of my equipment. It broke on me when I took it with...Read complete review

    I used this ballhead for few months, took it with me on few trips, never dropped it. I always take care of my equipment. It broke on me when I took it with me on a recent trip and i didn't even applied force. It looks durable but it is not, just waste of money.

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    5.0

    excellent product, great value for the $

    By Canon Guy

    from Greensboro, NC

    About Me Semi Pro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Support
    • Light Enough For Travel
    • Quality Construction
    • Reasonable Cost

    Cons

    • Hex Wrench Wrong Size

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Wildlife Landscape

    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

    After extensive research, I didn't understand the ROI for an expensive carbon fiber support system for a non-pro photographer. I decided that I wanted something moderately priced that was light enough for travel and that would support higher end DSLRs. So I turned to B&H for advice. This product + tripod (AT214) were recommended, and the advice was perfect. I use it mostly w 5d ii and either 100-400 or 70-200 lens. The knobs are ergonomic and easy to use, and seem to lock & unlock appropriately w excellent support making the camera easy to move & set. The Arca-Swiss quick-release system works great. So far, it seems like a great support system for the $$. My only complaint is that the hexagonal wrench supplied to turn the screw fastening ballhead to tripod was the wrong size.

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    5.0

    Not bad!

    By Menx

    from Fairfield, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Construction
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

        Good quality and very reliable. Another satisfied user here.

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        4.0

        Quality Product

        By essessell

        from Summerville, GA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

          This thing creeps a bit when you tighten it down.. other than that it seems very durable.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Best Bang for the buck

          By WTMK

          from Ashland Ma.

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

            My local rental house rents these and after renting one recently i ordered one. For the money it worked fantastic on my last job doing head shots for a large corporation.It held my canon 5DMKIII and 70-200
            2.8 Canon Zoom like it wasnt even mounted!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Solid, Easy to Use Ballhead

            By GJ

            from Mission Viejo, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Stable

            Cons

            • A bit heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video

            Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

            I got this ballhead to go with my Induro tripod. They work well together and, although slightly heavier than I'd like, they make a good combination to carry around if you require a stable base. The fluidity of the product is dampened just enough so it doesn't feel loose and adjustments are easy to make. The quick release mechanism is easy to use and provides a secure platform, although I wish there were a way to remove it with a lever rather than a turn screw. No big deal though. I like the tripod/ballhead combination and would buy again.

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            5.0

            A definite upgrade!

            By doch

            from Baddeck, NS, Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Excellent Build Quality
            • Excellent Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

            I bought this as a replacement for a Manfrotto 486 that is aging, and no longer as easy to use as it was years ago. I had no idea which head to buy, but got this as it was recommended for "size 2" tripods, which is what I have. It is larger than I thought it would be, and very solidly built. I am using it on a 2 series Gitzo aluminum tripod to support a D800 and up to the 24-70 f2.8 lens in size.This head is an absolute pleasure to use with knobs that are easy to lock and unlock, sensible adjustment for drag, and a very smooth action. Definitely recommended, and I will be quite likely to buy Induro again when I want a larger setup for longer lenses.

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            5.0

            Great Ballhead

            By Mark

            from Kerrville TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

              Sturdy construction, large ballhead. All adjustments are very easy to control.

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              5.0

              Best Value

              By Brad

              from Newcastle, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits

                Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                I bought a Smith Victor BH8 from B&H for $ and the knobs broke after 5 months. This Induro Ballhead is great. Everything works as it should; smooth and secure. The difference between this ballhead and a RRS is minimal and not worth the price difference. It easily holds a 1D X with 70-200 2.8.

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                5.0

                Sturdy

                By Josand

                from Pembroke Pines, Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                  Mostly for landscapes and macro photography. Easy to move and set.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  easy to use

                  By waidas

                  from mokena,il

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                  very easy to use bought with induro tripod CT214 and using with NikonD7000 with 18-200mm lenses.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worked great

                  By ravynwollfe

                  from Olympia WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                    Worked as expected; sturdy. Used with Induro CT214 tripod and heavy DSLR equipment. Very easy to use. Good range of movement (for a ball head).

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                    5.0

                    Well made and solid

                    By adamh

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                    This is a great ballhead, but I do want to warn that it is quite large. I purchased this with an Induro CT214 tripod and could have easily gotten by with the BDH1. However, I could not be happier with the quality and function of this product.

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                    5.0

                    Silky smooth!

                    By Fixedlength

                    from Los Angeles

                    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                    Great compliment to my induro carbon fiber tripod!

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                    5.0

                    Stable Even in Portrait

                    By Happy Camper

                    from Florida

                    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                    I've been apprehensive about purchasing another ball head after owning several that couldn't support my camera in portrait (L brackets can be expensive, especially when you are saving for a new lens). This ball head has renewed my faith and I absolutely love it. Easy to configure, stays exactly where I put it with no slippage, and smooth in transitioning the panning. Absolutely zero complaints. I bought it to go with the Induro Carbon 214 tripod (which I also highly recommend) and it fits nicely attached to the tripod in the tripod carrying case. Combined, the two are lightweight and easy to travel with, especially for long distances.

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                    1.0

                    Don't recommend it!

                    By Bogdan

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                    • Weak Clamp

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                    I used this ballhead for few months, took it with me on few trips, never dropped it. I always take care of my equipment. It broke on me when I took it with me on a recent trip and i didn't even applied force. It looks durable but it is not, just waste of money.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great ballhead

                    By Larry

                    from Colorado Springs

                    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
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                      I like the strength and smoothness of the bullhead.

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                      5.0

                      More than I expected for the money

                      By Dkapp

                      from Mineola, Tx.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                        I was really surprised of the quality of the products from Induro based on the price. I would stand this up against another gitzo ballhead and others that I have. I am impressed!

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                        5.0

                        Rock Solid

                        By Mike P

                        from Central NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                          I have so far used this head with a Canon 6D and 7D, with a 16-35, 24-70, and 100-400L and the head was more than sufficient to handle all three. I find no flaws, and it is quick to set up and frame a shot with.

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                          5.0

                          Solid support

                          By Ian

                          from Illinois

                          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
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                            This is a nice rock solid support item. Plenty of control with the large ball. Looking forward to using this ball head for a long time.

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                            4.0

                            Great Ball Head

                            By that photo guy

                            from bowie, md

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Night Shots

                              Comments about Induro BHD2 Ballhead:

                              First, don't let my 4 star review steer you shy of this. Its a fantastic ball head. You could spend _a lot_ more. But this ball head supports incredibly well (Its what I as most concerned about).The Plate that comes with the Ball Head is a compatible plate type, and has safety stops in the bottom to prevent your camera (with the plate attached) from sliding out of the grip. Very nice feature.There are two main knobs on the side, one is drag, and one is lock. There is also a rotational knob to control panning from left to right, and in a 360 degree motion.Of course, the ball head gives you pretty much free motion and a large amount of support.I've used this with Wides, 50 mm primes, and even larger 3-4 lenses. With the heavier lenses, I was starting to worry a bit when I was pointing the camera directly up into the sky, but all said and done, the tripod and the ball head held everything perfectly.My only recommendation is to use the provided plate (and not a substitute when using the heavier glass).

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