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Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release

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Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 13.2 Lbs (6 kg)
  • Standard Size Ballhead
  • Single One-Touch Adjustment Knob
  • Independent Pan and Lock Control
  • Rubber-Covered Quick Release Plate Inc.
  • Two-Stage Quick-Release System
  • Lightweight--Just 0.7 Lb (0.3 kg)
  • 360° Panning
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You Pay: $60.00

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The Benro BH1 Ballhead is a standard size ballhead with a 2-stage 'snap-in' quick release system, using a simple single lever to lock and unlock all movement functions.  It is rated to comfortably hold equipment weighing up to 13.2 lbs (6 kg) and weighs just 0.7 lb (0.3 kg), so it's ideal for travel use with your SLR or compact camera.

Standard size ballhead with quick release
A single, one-touch adjustment knob allows for quick and precise camera positioning
Independent pan and lock control
Patented spring lock combined with manual release provide extra security
Appropriate for use with compact and SLR cameras
Only 2" (52mm) wide including the adjustment knob
Rubber-covered PH-08 quick release plate with 1/4"-20 screw and anti-twist rubber covering
BH-Series ballheads incorporate a patented dual-lock lever that makes it easy to mount your camera to the head, while preventing any chance of accidentally unseating the camera
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6 kg)
Height 3.6" (92mm)
Quick Release Yes
Plate: PH-08
Level Bubble
Tilt Range -45°/+90°
Tripod Mount Thread Size Base Mount: 3/8"-16
Head Mount: 1/4"-20
Weight 0.7 lb (0.3 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.93 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.6 x 3.6"
Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release
  • PH-08 Quick Release Plate
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    BenroBH1 Ballhead with Quick Release
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easily adjusted (4)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Locks in tight (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Very Satisfied

    By Tony

    from NW Ohio

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easily Adjusted
    • Lightweight
    • Locks In Tight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

        I picked this ball head up to hold a spotting scope (5-8 Lbs, depending on accessories), and occasionally my cameras (D90, D7000). So far it serves both purposes well.

        It seems very solid and well built while being very light for carrying around and travel.

        The movements aren't super smooth when the head is unlocked. They aren't jerky, just a tiny bit rough feeling. However, it's not supposed to be a pan head or fluid head, so I can't really fault it for that, but it's the only thing about it that doesn't impress. It does adjust easily when unlocked. and it locks up tight and solid with only a very short turn of the lock lever. So it's very quick and easy to adjust or re-position.

        The two-stage quick release system works well enough. It wasn't a necessary system for me, but I suppose it does add a bit of extra security when holding expensive equipment, and it works easily and intuitively.

        Also, something I didn't expect but was pleased to find, it comes with a 3/8-16 to 1/4-20 adapter bushing and allen wrench to install/remove the bushing. So you can mount the head on tri-pods with 3/8-16 or 1/4-20 mounting threads. This was a nice thing to find it included.

        Overall I'm very happy with this head.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great Ball Head

        By Mark W.

        from ATL, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

          I use this on my camera slider to shoot video. It works very well with the Panansonic GH4 camera.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Easy to use.

          By SLO Photo

          from SLO, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easily Adjusted
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Outdoors
            • Travel

            Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

            The hardest part about transitioning to this new ballhead on my 055XB was removing the old 804RC head .... what a bear! I found that a pipe wrench fixed that real quick - hooray for mechanical advantage!

            The BH1 is fast and easy to use, and the lack of protruding levers and handles is great when hiking - less snags.

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            5.0

            Excellent product!

            By Studioguy

            from West Monroe, La.

            Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

            I always receive excellent products from B&H. This is the second one of these I have purchased and find it the most versatile ballhead I have ever used. Great product.

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            5.0

            Great budget single-action ballhead

            By Jacques

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easily Adjusted
            • Locks In Tight
            • Smooth Movement

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

              I have a number of Benro tripod and monopod heads and like 'em. The price is very reasonable, design, build quality and finish are very good, and the ballheads lock firmly and don't droop after you let go of the camera, even with a long lens and the camera in portrait orientation. There's a load limit, of course, but these perform better than many other ballheads of similar size and price. I particularly like the BH1 because the quick release plate is compatible with the DJ80 monopod head and the smaller BH0 ballhead that came with my Benro A1690 Travel Angel travel tripod, as well as Oben's QRA-R2 Quick Release Assembly (which I put on a flash bracket). One plate on my camera lets me quickly switch between my two tripods, my monopod, and a flash bracket.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Benro BH1 Ballhead

              By graphicpage

              from Santa Cruz, California

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Works great anywhere

                Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

                I use the Benro BH1 Ballhead with my Benro 1980F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod. I love the snap in and quick release feature. I chose a ball head because I prefer to align my shot with one hand and lock in quickly, rather than turning 3 different knobs to get the camera on sight and level. This ballhead is working great for me.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Highly Recommended Product

                By Ed the Artist

                from Randolph, NJ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benro BH1 Ballhead with Quick Release:

                    Don't let the light weight fool you. This is a strong and sturdy ball head that locks solid. I actually mount a heavy painting easel onto the mount without any issues.

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