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Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head

BH #BEGD3WH • MFR #GD3WH
Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Height: 4.3"
  • Weight: 1.6 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 1.6 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

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head Type
Geared Head
Drag Control
No
Load Capacity
13 lb / 5.9 kg
Weight
1.6 lb / 740 g
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
Camera Plate
Quick Release: Arca-Type
Head
Head Type
Geared Head
Base Mount
Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Female
Counter Balance
No
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
No
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to 0°
Lateral Tilt
No
General
Load Capacity
13 lb / 5.9 kg
Bubble Level
Yes
Weight
1.6 lb / 740 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.315 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 7.3 x 6.7"

Benro GD3WH Reviews

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Will this geared head fit on mefoto Globetrotter ...

Will this geared head fit on mefoto Globetrotter tripod with full functionality?
Asked by: William
The Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head has a 3/8-16 mounting thread. You can easily connected to the Benro MeFoto GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod after removing the ball head. The size of the gear head will not affect the functionality of the tripod.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2024-05-02

Will this head allow the camera to be pointed ...

Will this head allow the camera to be pointed straight up into the sky? Need for upcoming Solar Eclipse.
Asked by: Pat
Yes, the Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head can be pointed straight up into the sky.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2024-01-03

I am considering this head for use with a ...

I am considering this head for use with a Chamonix 4x5 camera. From the available images, it appears that the top knob is higher than the base plate, and might come into contact with the base of the camera. Is this the case or am I just looking at the images incorrectly?
Asked by: Matthew
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
Date published: 2021-08-13

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.
Answered by: Michael
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
As the Benro C-2691 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod has a 3/8"-16 heat attachment size, and the Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head has a female 3/8"-16 thread on the base of the geared head, yes, the Benro GD3WH 3-Way Geared Head would be compatible for use on the Benro C-2691 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod.
Answered by: Manzell L
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.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-04-04

Is this compatible with the Peak Design Dual ...

Is this compatible with the Peak Design Dual Plate?
Asked by: Christina
It is compatible with Arca-Swiss standard plates. I have used it with plates from RRS, Kessler and Sirui - all worked fine. If the Peak Design plate is Arca-Swiss compatible, it should also work.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2022-04-05

Can you suggest a budget friendly tripod that ...

Can you suggest a budget friendly tripod that won't move when set up to go with this head? Heavy is ok.
Asked by: James
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod B&H # MAMT055XPRO3
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2024-03-01
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