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Benro S4 Video Head

B&H # BES4 Mfr # S4
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You Pay: $133.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports 8.8 lb (6 kg)
  • Fluid Drag and Spring Balance
  • Separate Pan and Tilt Locks
  • 501PL Compatible Quick Release Plate
  • Quick Release Plate Safety Lock
  • Integrated Bubble Level
  • R/L Pan Handle Mounting Rosettes
  • 60 mm Flat Base with 3/8" Threaded Mount

The Benro S4 Video Head weighs only 1.5 lb, is compact and capable of supporting cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The head has a fluid drag system and spring balance, with 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 head comes with a safety lock for the QR Plate. The S4 Video Head accepts 501PL compatible Quick Release plates, making it easy to find spares or replacements.

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 S4 Video Head can be mounted to Ball Adapters, Tripods and other Camera supports via the 3/8" threaded female receiver on the magnesium alloy flat base.

Load Capacity Maximum Load 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Diameter/Thread 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
QR6 (501PL Compatible)
Tilt Drag Fixed Fluid Drag
Tilt Range -75 to +90
Tilt Lock Separate Lock Lever
Pan Drag Fixed Fluid Drag
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Separate Lock Lever
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Temperature Range -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Height 3.9" (100 mm)
Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
Benro S4 Video Head
  • BS03 Pan Bar Handle
  • QR6 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 3 Year USA Warranty +
    Additional 2 Years with Online Registration
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    BenroS4 Video Head
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        good

        By eduardo Pérez studio

        from bayamon Puerto Rico

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Benro S4 Video Head:

        super nice

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        4.0

        Not as smooth as it should be

        By ISDNY

        from NY, NY

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benro S4 Video Head:

            Lightweight but not as smooth as the .. bigger name competition.
            Does the job but requires much more attention.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome!

            By Emartel

            from New York

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Benro S4 Video Head:

            Very smooth! Love it. Looks great, easy to use. Best video head Ive had so far!

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            • No

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            3.0

            A lightweight lightweight

            By The Limb Reaper

            from Sarver, Pennsylvania

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Benro S4 Video Head:

            Already being a pleased owner of the Benro monopod with S4 head I figured I'd get another S4 to compliment a lightweight Vanguard tripod I had since I was pleased with the S4 on the monopod. Maybe it is only an illusion, but the second S4 doesn't seem to be as smooth as the first I bought. Maybe it's just due to the monopod having a fluid cartridge on the bottom of the leg that makes it all seem smoother? This isn't a bad buy if you go in figuring you'll get what you pay for. Keep in mind that there is NO panning drag adjustment - only a pan-lock on the S4.

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            5.0

            Great value in a small package

            By NoCo Erik

            from Northern Colorado

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benro S4 Video Head:

                This is a budget, lightweight video head. No, it's not as awesome as a Sachtler or Vinten Vision -- but it's not priced like them. I have two of these, AND several Sachtler & Vinten heads. I use the S4 for stuff like the end of a small jib and on a slider, or for lightweight use when light load is paramount.

                The pan is smooth as is the tilt. Both lock off. The tilt has some drag control, but not much. Pan is off or on. The QR plate does interchange w/ the Manfrotto of similar size. Though the QR mechanism on the head is secure, it's not as solid as the Manfrotto or as smooth since the S4 has a plastic part instead of metal as on Manfrotto (see the blue button on the left of the S4? That's plastic -- no harm, but it's just not as precise). That is the safety release, not the lock knob; so when it's locked, it's plenty solid.

                The handle can be removed which is something not all the Manfrottos can do -- an important detail for use on sliders.

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