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BenboCompact Ball & Socket Head
 
3.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Attaches firmly (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (3)
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    2.0

    Weak

    By Johnny

    from LA CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • Unstable
    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Benbo Compact Ball & Socket Head:

    This could not keep up with a grip/body/70-200 2.8.

    This is terrible for vertical shooting, the knob is in the wrong place.

    17lbs.... not by a long shot but maybe I got a bad one?

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    2.0

    Not so good

    By John

    from LA CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

    • Unnatural
    • Weak Clamp

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Horizontal
    • Small Lenses

    Comments about Benbo Compact Ball & Socket Head:

    Would not hold a canon/grip/70-200 2.8

    This thing boasts 17lbs but it couldn't keep up with my rig and as another reviewer said, the lock knob is in the wrong position for vertical shooting.

    It very un natural for vertical shooting and I had to crank it way too tight to lock.

    Maybe I got a bad one but this didn't get it done.

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    5.0

    Compact Ball & Socket Head

    By TG

    from Temple, Texas

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Benbo Compact Ball & Socket Head:

      Good fit for MK3 Tripod.

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      4.0

      amazingly strong

      By Ankyloman

      from Balchertown, MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benbo Compact Ball & Socket Head:

        This tiny ball head will easily hold my K-5 with Bigma 50-500. The locking is smooth and despite the diminutive size of the locking knob, there's no need for tight-fisted strength-testing effort. Small complaints: 1) the notch for verticals is at 90 degrees to the lock knob - it would be better were it at 180 degrees (= on the opposite side of the ballhead body); 2) there's no rotating base, a problem only when the camera is turned to vertical.

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