Benro S7 Video Head

Benro S7 Video Head

Benro S7 Video Head

B&H # BEVHS7 MFR # S7
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Product Highlights

  • 15.4 lb Load Capacity
  • Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Thread
  • 4-Step Counterbalance
  • Continuous Pan Drag
  • Independent Pan and Tilt Locks
  • Manfrotto 501/504PL Type Sliding Plate
  • 2 x 3/8"-16 Accessory Mounting Threads
  • Adjustable-Length Pan Bar Handle
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • Includes SuperUser Group Membership
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Benro S7 overview

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The Benro S7 Video Head supports camera rigs weighing up to 15.4 pounds. It is equipped with a 65mm flat base for attaching directly to tripods, monopods, sliders, and other camera support equipment with a 3/8"-16 threaded stud. It can also be adapted to 75mm bowl-type legs and hi-hats using an optional half ball adapter. A 4-step counterbalance system helps you counter the weight of your rig or heavy lens, and continuous pan drag adjustment lets you dial in the right amount of tension for each shot. The pan and tilt locks operate independently of each other and are located on the operator's side of the head for easy access and control. The head has tilt range of -50° to +90°.

Your camera attaches to the S7 head via an included Manfrotto 501/504PL compatible sliding quick release plate. Also included is an adjustable-length pan bar handle which can be mounted on either side of the head. Additional features include an illuminated bubble level and two 3/8"-16 threads for attaching optional accessories, such as a monitor or recorder.

Key Features
  • Supports up to 15.4 lb
  • 65mm flat base with 3/8"-16 thread
  • 4-step (0-3) counterbalance: 0, 5, 10, and 15.4 lb
  • Continuous pan drag
  • Independent pan and tilt locks
  • Tilt range: -50°/+90°
  • Manfrotto 501/504PL compatible sliding plate
  • Two 3/8"-16 accessory threads for mounting accessories, such as a monitor or recorder
  • Illuminated bubble level
  • Adjustable length pan bar
In the Box
Benro S7 Video Head
  • QR6 Slide-In Video Quick Release Plate
  • BS02 Pan Bar Handle
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    Benro S7 specs

    Load Capacity 15.4 lb / 7 kg
    Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16
    Counterbalance 4-step: 0 lb / 0 kg, 5.0 lb / 2.2 kg, 10 lb / 4.5 kg, 15.4 lb / 7 kg
    Pan Drag Continuous
    Tilt Drag 4-step (0 to 3) fluid cartridge
    Panning Range 360°
    Tilt Range -50° to +90°
    Quick Release Plate QR6 (Manfrotto 501/504PL compatible)
    1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera screws
    Accessory Mounting Threads 2 x 3/8"-16
    Leveling Bubble / Illuminated Yes / yes
    Height 4.72" / 12 cm
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 8.0 x 6.1"

    Benro S7 reviews

    S7 Video Head is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pan drag control became stuck after several months Bought this to mount on a monopod for my a7S ii. Worked great at first. The design's well thought out. The illuminated level bubble and the built in storage for 3/8 mount screw are all useful features. It feels well built. The tilt drag is fluid and controlled, but the pan drag is purely friction based and isn't as smooth. That wouldn't be a problem but the blue pan drag ring on the bottom became stuck barely half a year in. I'm in San Diegonot exactly extreme conditions here. I'm sure this doesn't happen with every unit, but my personal experience hasn't been great.
    Date published: 2017-03-25
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's a great idea, but the Tilt Drag has no drag at all. The reason I bought this S7 Video Head by Benro it has a Lighted Level. The Tilt Drag didn't have any drag at all, lock it are not. Big Heads have Lighted Level. Most small heads don't have a Lighted Level. Cameras are getting smaller some of us need a good small head with a Lighted Level. I have 4 Manfrotta Video Heads the larger ones have a Lighted Levels. Benro smaller heads have Lighted Level but they need quality control.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Tripod Head I have Used This is an extraordinary fluid head tripod that is easy to use and loaded with features such as a light for checking the bubble level in low light. The camera plate comes with two screws and is quick to set up. The Pan-Tilt handle is easily adjusted. I like everything about the S7 and can recommend it without reservation. There are more expensive tripod heads on the market but after using the S7 I am not convinced any of them are worth the money.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good match Put this on my new carbon fiber Benro tripod. Still getting used to it. Nice illuminated bubble level, but the leveling is not like on a true fluid head tripod. I have to level using the legs. Mounted a 200-500 5.6 Nikkor and a D800. I was having to get tight event shots and it worked well. I'll get better as time goes by having started out mounting up a monster lens right off the bat.
    Date published: 2016-05-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good & Cheap! The Manfrotto 502 head was sold out, so I got this as an alternative. It's limited in it's ability to pan and tilt smoothly, but for lower-end stuff it's fine. Or just as a head for B-cam on 2 camera interviews.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size head for Sony A7rII with small cage. I've been looking to replace my old Manfrotto head for some time now, and I wanted something that wasn't too small for a video rig, but wasn't huge like the 504HD. The Benro S7 is the perfect size! It's big enough to hold the weight of my Sony a7rII along with a cage, monitor, and audio box, and it's smooth, and easily dialed-in on the adjustments. If you're on the fence between this and the Manfrotto 502, this one is a fantastic bargain. I really like it!
    Date published: 2017-12-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fluid Head I bought this head to supplement my Manfrotto 503, another great head. I has several tension adjustments which once you get everything set make for smooth moves in all axis. The lighted level is nice. I use it with a Sony NX100 loaded with mic and wireless receiver. Great combo for an easy to move video set up. Much better than a shoulder mounted rig since I can walk around looking over the situation without a camera on my shoulder.
    Date published: 2017-07-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Some Quality issue's Had to send the first one back because it made a creaking noise when tilted which interfered with the audio. Replacement is better but still makes a noise so i'm assuming its the standard build quality at this price point. The construction is pretty solid for a head of this price point. The pan drag is a bit a stiff and goes from low drag to high drag without much of a turn, so have to be precise here, same goes for the tilt drag. Even though the counter balance can be set to zero for light weight camera's, i still couldn't get reverse tilt to balance, forward tilt was fine. Using a heavier rig of 3kg plus, it counter balanced perfectly in both movements. The telescoping arm is well built and is nice to extend out further. Overall, good bang for buck with some noticeable issue's. By the by, bandh photo service helped out tremendously once i let them know about the issue's i had, great for a long time non usa resident.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
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