Induro BHM2S Ball Head

Induro BHM2S Ball Head

Induro BHM2S Ball Head

B&H # INBHM2S MFR # BHM2S
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 30.9 lb
  • Max Height: 4.1"
  • Weight: 1 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • Friction Control
  • 90° Portrait Angle Selector
  • Numbered Scale
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Load Capacity: 30.9 lb

22 lb 30.9 lb

Induro BHM2S overview

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The BHM2S Ball Head from Induro is a slim-profile head with an Arca-type compatible clamp and quick-release plate. It holds up to 30.9 lb, stands 4.1" high, and weighs 1 lb. Two separate locks control the ball positioning and the 360° panning with an integrated friction control disc. A 90° notch allows you to quickly position your camera in the portrait orientation. A numbered scale on the base of the head enables exacting pans.

In the Box
Induro BHM2S Ball Head
  • PU-60 Slide-In Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty Extendable to 10 Years with Registration
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    Induro BHM2S specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 30.9 lb / 14 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.6" / 41 mm
    Base Diameter 2.2" / 56 mm
    Dimensions H: 4.1" / H: 10.4 cm
    Weight 1 lb / 500 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.4 x 4.5 x 4.5"

    Induro BHM2S reviews

    BHM2S Ball Head is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Broken upon arrival I ordered the BHM2S hoping it would be a good deal (good quality at a low price). The head straight out of the box was broken. It had the panning mechanism frozen in the stop position. Trying to loosen it would only unscrew the knob. Even using pliers and a cloth couldn't loosen it. White/grey powder came from the knob when it came unscrewed. This was sort of like what you'd expect from something that's become corroded. The other features worked OK. The tension adjustment wheel didn't inspire confidence. How does a non-working unit pass quality control and get delivered to a customer? Shouldn't happen. I returned the unit to B&H, abandoned my hope of getting a deal, and ordered a German made ball head which is a true marvel and a joy to use. I should have just paid the $ up front for the high quality gear that I really wanted.
    Date published: 2016-02-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Look Elsewhere I rarely write reviews. �I usually only take the time when I either really love something or in this case when I'm really disappointed. �This is my second Induro head and it's just not great...even for the price. �I had paint chipping off mine on day one. �Cosmetic issues aside, this head also has a noticeable amount of lateral (panning) play even when fully locked down...and yes I've triple checked that the head and set screw are tight on my tripod base. � I've had two sets of Induro legs and I've found them both to be great but their heads are just not there yet.
    Date published: 2018-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Solid Very solid ballhead with my Canon 70D and all lenses from the 100-400mm Zoom on down.
    Date published: 2016-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact High Performace Ball Head I use the BHM2 head, the predecessor to the BHM2S. The newer model looks identical, and even has the same weight and load specifications. I am not certain what has changed, except for the model number. Build quality is excellent. The BHM2 an excellent head for all but the most demanding of loads. The horizontal panning is very smooth and well damped. I have used it on several occassoins to roll the camera 90 degrees into portrait mode, and then take several shots for a composite panorama. You can read the panning scale from any direction. The friction adjustment is the star shaped disc in the center of the main ball locking knob. I use a quarter to adjust it. It has a good range of adjustment, so you can set it just right. At first I thought the lack of a separate friction knob would be a disadvantage. In practice, it is nearly impossible for it to be accidently turned, changing your setting. The only time the head failed to perform is when I loaded about 10 pounds of weight on it, and pointed it up, well past 45 degrees, to take shots of the moon. The friction control did its' job very well. I could adjust and point the setup with no worry of it flopping about. But, once I pointed at the moon with a very long focal lengths, 1000mm, tightening the ball would cause a noticeable shift, just enought to cause the moon to almost move out of the frame. However, using the same setup with the camera/lens nearly horizontal for landscape shots, there was virtually no shifting when the ball was tightened. Overall, I have to give this lens five stars, and highly recommend it to anyone using medium sized DSLR. It can easily handle a full-sized camera, too. I use it with a Canon 6D and a 150-500mm lens, and have no problems, not even when pointing at the moon. The QR bracket knob has a safety feature found on every Induro head that uses Arca-Swiss compatible paltes. As you loosen the knob, it will reach a stopping point, where the plate can slide back and forth, but not release from the bracket. To release the plate from the bracket, you must pull the knob out to continue the rotation. Think of it as being just the opposite of a prescription bottle where you must push down and turn, with this you must pull and turn. You will either love it or hate it. I like it because there is no danger of the camera falling out as you first loosen the knob. Don't let my experience with a severe load deter you from this tripod head. In fact, I plan to buy the BHM2S for my son.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Head Very strong and sturdy. Since I have been using Manfrotto head (not sliding in) for a while, I don't get used to it right away but it's is an excellent head.
    Date published: 2016-10-29
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