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Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head

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Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.9 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
Accurately position your camera with the 4.3" tall GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head from Benro, which has three independent geared movements that move with precision by turning the knob in slow increments. To quickly position a camera without the gears, simply turn the inner wheel counter-clockwise, which releases the clutch, to move the camera into the desired angle.
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Benro GD3WH Overview

Accurately position your camera with the 4.3" tall GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head from Benro, which has three independent geared movements that move with precision by turning the knob in slow increments. To quickly position a camera without the gears, simply turn the inner wheel counter-clockwise, which releases the clutch, to move the camera into the desired angle.

The 1.9 lb Arca-type compatible head is constructed from a durable magnesium alloy, and its carbon steel and bronze gears provide smooth operation. With the head's load capacity of 13.2 lb, it can hold a mirrorless to medium format camera with ease, and the three bubble levels ensure accurate leveling of the camera in any axis.

Benro GD3WH Specs

General
Head TypeGeared Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity13 lb / 5.9 kg
Number of Bubble Levels3
Friction ControlNo
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialMagnesium
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Base Diameter2.05" / 5.2 cm
DimensionsH: 4.3 x W: 5.5 x L: 5.7" / H: 10.9 x W: 13.9 x L: 14.5 cm
Weight1.91 lb / 870 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.125 x 6.875 x 6.8"
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Yes the inner quick adjust wheel does extend beyond the top of the arca swiss plate by about 1/16 of an inch. As Daniel mentioned it would be very difficult to turn the knob with your camera mounted on a traditional arca swiss plate. Maybe B&H can recommend some kind of adaptor plate to achieve additional height off the top of the arca swiss plate?
Answered by: john
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To use this for panoramas, do I also need a ...

To use this for panoramas, do I also need a leveling base or can all adjustments be made with this head to permit level rotation?
Asked by: Charles
I used an Oben leveling head. Worked good. Just didn't like how heavy and bulky it made my tripod though. Folding my tripod definitely became more problematic. If you can accept that or don't mind breaking down tripod completely, go for it.
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Date published: 2020-07-10

Is this compatible with a Benro tripod model ...

Is this compatible with a Benro tripod model C2691T? I bought one used and it has a ball head which I find difficult to control.
Asked by: Lois
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Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2018-12-31

Would the clamp hold a standard Peak Design small ...

Would the clamp hold a standard Peak Design small plate (like the PL-S-3)?
Asked by: Paul
I would say it could but you may have not enough or a lot of contact on the shorter plates. The Benro head is really nice, I've enjoyed it. The heads rails are not all the way across the sides, they have a gap or two in them. You may have to order it to check, but it seems to be a great value. Peace.
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What is the widest the clamp can open? I need to ...

What is the widest the clamp can open? I need to fit in a base that is 43mm wide (which is wider than Arca standard)?
Asked by: Rob
The widest the clamp can open is a tiny bit wider than the Arca Swiss, but not wide enough for the 43mm base.
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I have a Gitzo GT3543XLS Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod which has a wide base to connect tripod heads. Will this one fit such that the knobs are not hitting the base?
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It may certainly fit and work properly but you would be better served if you got a riser for the head, so the knobs are not so close to the Gitzo base plate. Click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/3e93meg
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With the camera mounted can you see the level ...

With the camera mounted can you see the level bubble thats right behind the plate?
Asked by: Marcel
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