Benro IB1 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro IB1 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro IB1 Triple Action Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 3.8"
  • Weight: 12.8 oz
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • 360° Panning
  • Friction Control
  • Bubble Level
  • 90° Portrait Notch
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Load Capacity: 17.6 lb

13.2 lb 17.6 lb 22 lb

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Benro IB1 overview

  • 1Description

The IB1 Triple Action Ball Head from Benro is an Arca-type compatible head with a load capacity of 17.6 lb. It stands 3.8" high, and weighs 12.8 oz. There are separate locks for both the ball movement and the 360° panning motion, as well as a friction control knob. A 90° notch makes it easy to switch to portrait orientation. The numbered scale on the head's base allows for easily repeatable pans, and a bull's eye bubble helps ensure they head is level with the horizon.

In the Box
Benro IB1 Triple Action Ball Head
  • PU-60 Slide-In Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description

    Benro IB1 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 7.98 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.4" / 36 mm
    Dimensions : 2.0 x H: 3.8" / : 52.0 x H: 96.0 mm
    Weight 12.8 oz / 380.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.5 x 4.3"

    Benro IB1 reviews

    IB1 Triple Action Ball Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Ball Head !!! Prior to buying this I had been looking at Ball Heads such as RRS and Kirk and a few others which cost several hundred dollars. During a recent trip to NYC I stopped in B&H Photo just to look around. I stumbled upon the isle where the tripods and ball heads were. I was drawn to this one. I mounted a 5dmkiii and 24-105 f4 lens on it and tried it out. I was very impressed how it handled. Smooth operation and rock solid hold. I couldn't believe it was only around $100. If I did not see this in person I probably would have never bought it just because of the idea that you need to spend serious money for a serious ball head, but this one is a game changer. Great ball head I highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2016-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for the money Best head I have used so far in features and adjustments. weight rating is on par with head, not over rated. Pan, Tension and set knobs are right on with better feel, function and control over any other manufacture in this price range. Finishes, mounting plate and mounting arc type with its special pull feature at release dosen't allow release unless pulled while un-screwing is superb. You can't drop your camera unless you pull at a certain point to finish release. Love the weight of the head, look, finish, feel and controls. Enjoy if you need the best for the money at this price range.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Ballhead for the price Easy to adjust and very stable when everything is tightened down. The previous reviewer claimed that the bubble level could not be seen with the camera mounted. For me, this is not the case. The bubble level is visible right beneath the rear screen of the camera. Perhaps he/she had the camera mounted backwards on the quick release plate? That is a simple mistake that would make the bubble level not visible.
    Date published: 2016-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woirks well with heavy lens I used it for the first time at MHALs section 9 XC race. Mounted on the ball was my D800 Nikon with the nes 200-500mm Nikkor lens. Supported the camera and lens well. Worked nicely with the Benro monopod. Thank you B&H sales staff for patiently working with me to get the excellent combination.
    Date published: 2015-11-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Ball Head Works as a ball head should. Well built. The one thing I didn't like was the bubble level. You can't see the bubble level after you mount your camera.
    Date published: 2015-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Seems to be a good quality product, with one exception. Using for self timer group shots and a little macro work. The only limitiation I have found so far is that when I am using my 70-300 mm lens zoomed out then tighten the knob it shift its aim somewhat. On regular lens it is fine, with smooth action and clear panorama markings.
    Date published: 2016-07-21
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality To start with, the knobs don't provide a good grip. They feel like cheap plastic. When I locked the head with only my D750 and Nikon 24-120 lens, the camera was not locked down tight. Even after I tightened the ball adjustment knob as tight as it would go, there was movement of the camera without much pressure. It didn't feel secure at all. The pan knob had the same problem. When you tighten the panning knob as tight as it will go, the head still rotates without much pressure. I've used quite a few ball heads over the years, including a high quality Acratech head down to a cheap Manfrotto $80 ball head and they all felt more secure than this head. I wouldn't trust my equipment on it. I'm returning it today.
    Date published: 2017-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid & versatile Benro IB1 ball head has a solid feel yet can be very finely adjusted. The 8kg load capacity handles a Canon 5DIII with L telephoto zoom lens quite easily. Ball & head locking mechanisms reliably hold camera w/lens in position. Camera quick release is easy to use, but firmly locks against accidental release. Pairing the Benro IB1 with a A48TD monopod is a great combination. Together the head and monopod give for a very fluid feel and ability to track and capture fast-moving subjects; but also provide the control and steadiness needed to perfect each release of the shutter.
    Date published: 2016-04-04
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