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Benro S2 Video Head

B&H # BES2 Mfr # S2
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You Pay: $76.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • Separate Pan and Tilt Locks
  • Quick Release Plate Safety Lock
  • Integrated Bubble Level
  • R/L Pan Handle Mounting Rosettes
  • 60 mm Flat Base with 3/8" Threaded Mount

Weighing a mere 0.8 lb, the Benro S2 Video Head is a compact video head capable of supporting cameras weighing up to 5.5 lb. It has 360° panning rotation for smooth camera moves. There are separate Pan and Tilt Lock levers for lock off shots. The sliding Quick Release (QR) plate helps to balance the camera, and the S2 Video Head comes with a safety lock for the QR Plate.

The integrated bubble level aids in setting up level horizons. The adjustable Pan Handle can be mounted to either side of the S4 Video Head using the built in mounting rosettes. The S2 Video Head can be mounted to Ball Adapters, Tripods, and other Camera supports via the 3/8" threaded female receiver on the 60 mm magnesium alloy flat base.

Load Capacity Maximum Load 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Mounting Base 60 mm Flat Base
with 3/8" Threaded Female Receiver
Counter Balance System Spring Cartridge
Counter Balance Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Center of Gravity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate Sliding, 1/4" and 3/8" screws
QR4
Tilt Drag Fixed
Tilt Range -85 to +85
Tilt Lock Separate Lock Lever
Pan Drag Fixed
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Separate Lock Lever
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Height 3.5" (90 mm)
Weight 0.8 lbs (0.4 kg)
Benro S2 Video Head
  • BS03 Pan Bar Handle
  • QR4 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 3 Year USA Warranty +
    Additional 2 Years with Online Registration
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    BenroS2 Video Head
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    4.0

    Good less expensive alternative

    By Nogoodnecktie

    from Rochester NY

    Comments about Benro S2 Video Head:

    If you have the money get a manfroto. If not this is a decent alternative. It's small and light. The tilt is ok the pan is a tad stiff and wants to come back. This only supports about 5lbs so keep that in mind

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for photographers on a budget

    By Dirge

    from New York, NY

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Professional Quality
    • Solid Build

    Cons

    • Tilt Lock A Bit Weak

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Benro S2 Video Head:

    If your looking for a great head with nearly perfectly fluid pans and tilts, this is it. Very solid piece of gear. Only flaw is the tilt lock doesn't lock down so easily, needs a few strong turns. Would be a problem for heavier loads. For lightweight DSLRs and the average lens this would not be a problem.

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    2.0

    Not very good, don't buy this.

    By DSLR video shooter

    from NY, NY

    About Me Career, Practical

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poorly Made
    • Too stiff

    Best Uses

      Comments about Benro S2 Video Head:

      Manfrotto head's screw diameter doesn't really fit with Benro tripod. I bought this to solve it, but this head just isn't good. It's too stiff in panning and tilting. Also, it doesn't stop when you pan or tilt. It comes back a little bit. Very hard to use. I'm going back to Manfrotto head. I just wasted money buying this one. Benro needs more R&D on video tripod head.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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