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Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead

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Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead

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Product Highlights

  • Dual Locking Quick Release System
  • Integrated Bubble Level
  • Snap-in Quick Release Plates
  • Load Capacity of 5.5 Lbs (2.5 kg)

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Benro's DJ-80 Monopod Tilthead offers an ideal camera platform for any monopod--the built-in quick-release system gives you fast mounting and dismounting of any camera or lens, and the high-visibility built-in bubble level gives you rapid camera leveling. A single locking knob provides easy front-rear axis tilt control. The head will support up to 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg), so any SLR or medium format camera should be comfortably accommodated.

Dual Locking Quick Release System
Patented spring lock combined with manual release provides extra security
Integrated Bubble Level
Allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements
Snap-in Quick Release Plates
Interchangeable QR system assures effortless and rapid camera changes
Load Capacity 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Quick Release Yes, snap-in
Tilt Range +90°/-90° Front
Spirit Level Yes
Separate Panning Lock N/A
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Height 2.5" (64 mm)
Maximum Diameter 2.7" (68 mm)
Weight 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead
  • PH-08 Quick-Release Plate
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    BenroDJ80 Monopod Tilthead
     
    4.4

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (17)
    • Stable (17)
    • Strong clamp (12)
    • Large range of motion (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (10)
      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Sports/action (9)
      • Home (6)
      • Portraits (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Better than a ballhead

      The DJ80 is better than a ballhead for use on a monopod because it's easier to position precisely and doesn't flop from side to side when released.I have a number of Benro tripod and monopod...Read complete review

      The DJ80 is better than a ballhead for use on a monopod because it's easier to position precisely and doesn't flop from side to side when released.I have a number of Benro tripod and monopod heads and like 'em. The prices are very reasonable, and design, build quality and finish are very good. I particularly like the DJ80 because the quick release plate is compatible with my Benro BH1 and BH0 ballheads 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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Monopod Tilthead by Benro

      I'm planning a trip to Italy and wanted a light weight stabilization system for my equipment. I will also take a full blown tripod with ball head but thought there would be several occasions...Read complete review

      I'm planning a trip to Italy and wanted a light weight stabilization system for my equipment. I will also take a full blown tripod with ball head but thought there would be several occasions when this would fit the bill. My only complaint is that the camera attachment plate is a slightly different size than the one I use to attach my Manfrotto ball head to my tripod. So I will have to switch it out every time I go out, dependent on the occasion. Bummer! Something else to keep up with. Also, I find the quick release mechanism a bit awkward but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I think I will be very happy with it.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Benro's Tilthead for its Monopod

      By Carl

      from Melbourne, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Complicated Controls
      • Small Range

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

      It's a nice product but at first it is not easy to use. Once I got familiar with the tilt head it was Ok.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Good head

      By REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_

      from WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

        Like the level and that cameras is easy to mount and remove. Latch sometimes opens too far and you have to press button under it to move it into position.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        monopod tilt head

        By ghartd1

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Complicated Controls
        • Small Range

        Best Uses

        • Paperwieght

        Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

        hard to operate does not tilt forward or backward just sideways, not at all useful

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great buy

        By CJ

        from Cleveland Ohio

        About Me Casual Photographer

        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 Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

          I used this with a monopod and a point and shoot camera (Canon PowerShot SX280 HS)to photograph an event. Provided great stability and easy to switch camera from portrait to landscape orientation. Less bulky than my tripod.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Seems to be of good quality

          By BigMacAttack

          from Oak Ridge TN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

            I had not tried a tilthead before, but it doesn't take long to get used to it. This one works fine. Minor complaint is that the base is lots smaller than a lot of monopod mounting plates, so it looks a bit funny attached.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not that Lightweight

            By psandeepdwh

            from Norristown, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Portraits

            Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

            I bought it for my Gitzo carbon fibre monopod. This weighs (0.6 lb) more than half of my gitzo (1.1 lb) monopod. Reason why I bought monopod is because of its less weight and I indeed spent more than my budget. Extra amount that I spent became useless after I put Benro on my gitzo monopod. However I didn't find any product from B&H that weighs less than 0.6 lb. Its quick locking system is good. I recommend this product if weight is not your concern.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Better than a ballhead

            By Jacques

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

              The DJ80 is better than a ballhead for use on a monopod because it's easier to position precisely and doesn't flop from side to side when released.I have a number of Benro tripod and monopod heads and like 'em. The prices are very reasonable, and design, build quality and finish are very good. I particularly like the DJ80 because the quick release plate is compatible with my Benro BH1 and BH0 ballheads 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Monopod Tilthead by Benro

              By LindaK

              from New Braunfels, Texas

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Awkward Quick Release

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

              I'm planning a trip to Italy and wanted a light weight stabilization system for my equipment. I will also take a full blown tripod with ball head but thought there would be several occasions when this would fit the bill. My only complaint is that the camera attachment plate is a slightly different size than the one I use to attach my Manfrotto ball head to my tripod. So I will have to switch it out every time I go out, dependent on the occasion. Bummer! Something else to keep up with. Also, I find the quick release mechanism a bit awkward but I'm sure I'll get used to it. I think I will be very happy with it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Super convenient

              By Michael

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                    I love the quick release plate on this head. I leave it on the camera body at all times. If I need the monopod, one click and it's attached. Easy as pie.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Solid Tilthead

                    By Dan The Man

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                      I bought this head for my Manfrotto monopod. I use my monopod for sporting events and when traveling. This product is easy to use and exceed my expectation for this price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Novice Rating

                      By Messen

                      from Delaware

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                          I am a novice of all things photography. I selected the DJ80 simply on it's product description. I was very pleased the first time I used it. Very sturdy, simple to use. Does what the description says and worth what I paid.

                          I have purchased many products from B&H and have always been satified with their service.

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very Secure Monopod Tilthead

                          By Edgar

                          from South Florida

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                            Used this tilthead with my Sirui P-326 CARBON FIBER MONOPOD and worked great to shoot portrait and landscape pictures of a Triathlon event. Release / locking system is very secure and strong construction. Had no problems carrying my Canon 5D Mark III with the 70-200 f4 L lens attached.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            99 % useful

                            By Justyne's Dad

                            from Michigan City, Indiana

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                              I use this head with a monopod for shooting Gymnatic events. So 99% percent of the time I am shooting landscape style. I get into posistions that require that I have some angle on the unit so I have room to follow the gymnast. Well made and has a secure grip on the quick mount. Fine product.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Useful

                              By Fosberby

                              from NC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Strong Clamp

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                  Given I am using a monopod, the tilt function is all I really need. I was able to use it to tilt my camera at a negative angle and get a shot from 7 feet over my head with a remote when attached to my monopod. The construction and locking mechanism instilled me with enough confidence to try it.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Perfect!

                                  By Nadia

                                  from Norman, Oklahoma

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action

                                    Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                    This was exactly what I needed! I photograph races (5k, 10k, etc.) and the majority of the photos are verticle/portrait, not landscape. And since I don't want my arm falling off while I photograph hundreds of runners, a monopod was what I needed and this tilthead was what I needed for the verticle photos. Easy to get use to, great quality, great price. Love it!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    very good product

                                    By Bob

                                    from El Segundo

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Strong Clamp
                                    • Well built quality

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                    This was just what i was looking for for my Monopod, it is well built and is exactly what i was looking for.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great monopod head

                                    By mryamada

                                    from Long Beach, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                      All I want from my monopod head is to be able to shoot portrait and landscape. This head fits the bill and it's small size is an added plus.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works great

                                      By Ducky

                                      from ChesapeakeBeach,Md

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                      I bought the Benro DJ 80 for my Dynex DX SW040 monopod. I take a lot of walks in the woods, and it has been very usefull. It's small,light,very secure,pop's off in a flash.

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                                      • No

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      DJ-80 Monopod Head by Benro

                                      By Louie the Photo Guy

                                      from Minnesota

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy Adjusment
                                      • Smooth
                                      • stays in place

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Benro DJ80 Monopod Tilthead:

                                        Great head for a monopod. I didn't want a ball head for my monopod because the only two positions I needed were landscape and portrait. I didn't need any other angles. This head fits my needs exactly and holds more weight than other similar heads. Smooth adjustments and stays in place once you tighten it down. I am using a Caon 7D with 24-105mm f4 L, and 70-200mm f4. I couldn't be happier with the purchase.

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