Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head

Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head

Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Height: 9.5"
  • Weight: 3 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • Vertical and Panoramic Scale
  • Large Pivot Tension Knob
  • Separate Pan Lock Knob
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Load Capacity: 50 lb

26 lb 50 lb 55 lb

Material: Aluminum

Aluminum Carbon Fiber

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Benro GH2 overview

  • 1Description

Ideal for long, heavy lenses, the GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head from Benro can hold up to 50 lb, stands 9.5" high, and weighs 3 lb. An Arca-type compatible clamp allows for quick attachment and release of your camera and lens, and a PL100 quick-release plate is included.

A vertical scale and a 360° panoramic scale allow for easy adjustments and repeatable pans, while a large pivot tension knob enables smooth tilts. A separate knob locks the panning motion, for more complete adjustment control.

In the Box
Benro GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head
  • PU-100 Extra Long Slide-In Quick Release Plate for GHB2 Gimbal Heads
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description

    Benro GH2 specs

    General
    Head Type Gimbal Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 50 lb / 23 kg
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Aluminum
    Physical
    Dimensions : 2.2 x H: 9.5" / : 56.0 x H: 241.0 mm
    Weight 3.0 lb / 1.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.9 x 3.5"

    Benro GH2 reviews

    GH2 Aluminum Gimbal Head is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend this product I purchased the GH2 after reading up alot on line about different gimbal heads. I heard about many brands that were trouble and not built very well but the Benro was compared to the Wimberly WH200 in an article I read and they said it was quite close in comparison. I went to a local camera store and tried a gimbal that was about $150 and it was terrible. Really stiff. I have used the Benro maybe 6 times so far and I think it is every bit as good as my friend's Wimberly as far as smoothness. We were comparing side by side. It also came with a mounting plate that the Wimberly did not. I saved over $300.00 by going with the GH2 over the Wimberly and so far very happy with it. I use it for wildlife photography with my Canon 7D mkII and a Canon 300mm 2.8 which is a pretty heavy set up.
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benro GH2 design details The Benro GH2 is a well-made, heavy duty lens gimbal. The large, rubber-coated knobs are captured so they cannot be lost. The elevation has friction adjustment but it works over a very small rotational range making it somewhat hard to set. The top of the supplied Arca-type plate has two small stops on one end that are set against the lens ring-mount foot to effectively stop any movement. On the bottom, there are slide-stop bolts. These bolt heads slide into extended clearance channels allowing good front/back adjustability for balancing. Also, it comes with extra -20 bolts that can be tightened with or without hex tools. For the vertical adjustment, there is a machined-in safety stop that keeps the slide from coming apart if the lock slips. The top bearing feels like a sleeve-type and the bottom one for panning feels like needle bearings, but I cannot confirm that. The axes pivot smoothly. The gimbal's 50# max load capacity easily holds my D500 or D7200 (gripped) with a Nikkor 200-500 lens. When balancing the rig, one should consider the location of the system's center of gravity (CG) which is below the optical axis due to the weights of the lens mount, the pivoting gimbal parts, and the camera body's uneven distribution of weight towards the bottom, including the battery/grip. When you find the balance point, the rig movement has a neutral almost weightless feeling. The vertical adjustability feature, the mounting plate, and cost are the main reasons why I selected this model.
    Date published: 2016-08-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so smooth I tried this gimbal head and while the pan movement was very smooth the tilt was not. This made it hard to frame a shot with my Sigma 150-600 Sport lens. The tilt movement felt smooth until I added the weight of the lens and camera assembly at which point it became tighter and resulted in a jerky motion. The design appears to use a sleeve bearing and not ball or roller bearings. I returned this one and bought a custom brackets gimbal head instead.
    Date published: 2015-09-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied I had been a little concerned by some other reviews that had mentioned sticky movements in either the vertical or horizontal axes, but I trusted the Benro brand and it turned out fine. Movements in both axes are silky smooth. Once you balance the camera/lens combo using the calibrated vertical adjustment and the front to back position of the lens foot in the Arca-style clamp you can very smoothly move the lens up or down or point it in any direction and it stays precisely there even if you don't tighten any clamp. There is just a little bit of friction in both axes which allows you to pan without tilting or tilt without panning (without tightening any clamps), if that is what you want to do. This is perfect for action and wildlife telephotography. I am using mine with a Canon 5D Mk.3 camera and a Canon 100-400mm IS2 lens with superb results. Note, though, that the lens foot of this particular lens is not Arca clamp ready; I replaced mine with a custom lens foot made by Really Right Stuff. One more note: when you use a zoom lens the front-to-back balance point is affected by the zoom setting. With a little bit of care I can adjust the position of the lens foot in the clamp to achieve a compromise between the balance points for 100mm and 400mm settings, so that I can zoom as needed and still pan or tilt independently without needing to re-position the foot or tighten a clamp on either axis. Perfection!
    Date published: 2016-10-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Gimbal head Purchased this along with the Benro Carbon fiber tripod. This is my first gimbal head so i cant compare it to anything else but what i can tell you is that its smooth and just works for me. Im a Birder and use a nikon d750 with a 200/500 nikon lens and im pleased with it... I purchased this to replace my Sirui K40x Ball head....
    Date published: 2016-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Step Forward This is such an improvement on my ladies previous device. She is an avid animal and bird photographer and this facilitates getting improved photos.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Outstanding Each Sunday I'm with 8-10 photographers shooting surfers off the Southern Calif. coast. I get to try each other brands of gimbals under the same shooting situation I'm in and I found the Benro to be as good if not better than anything else, especially for the price. It's sturdy enough to hold a Nikon D4 and 200400mm lens comfortably. Glad I made the purchase and would recommend it highly.
    Date published: 2015-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benro GH2 Gimbal Head I ordered the GH2 Gimbal Head for birding with a D500 and 600mm lens. I am extremely satisfied with how smoothly it moves in both axis once the camera balance is set. There is no backlash or wobble anywhere and I would easily feel confident loading it with an even heavier payload. The camera can be pointed with your little finger and the target does not wander even when both axis knobs are fully disengaged in large part because the swivel damping is perfect. Fit, finish, and appearance is top rate even when inspected with a magnifying glass. I would unhesitatingly purchase this item again if need be and feel that it will easily stand up to any other of the finest gimbal heads irrespective of price.
    Date published: 2018-06-22
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