Induro BHD2 Ballhead

Induro BHD2 Ballhead

Induro BHD2 Ballhead

B&H # INBHD2 MFR # 479-002

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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Swiss-Compatible QR Plate
  • Magnesium Alloy
  • Independent Panning Control

Induro 479-002 Overview

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This INDURO BHD2 Ballhead is a high-quality, dual-action magnesium alloy ballhead. Along with adjustable drag and tension control, panning control, an increased load capacity, and large ergonomic locking knobs, it comes complete with a quick-release system that's compatible with Arca-Swiss components, for greater flexibility. This head fits size 2 tripods.

Adjustable manual drag control knob provides responsive adjustment to compensate for different camera/lens weights
Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release clamp--interchangeable industry standard QR system, safety locking quick-release system
Independent 360-degree pan control knob makes full or partial horizontal panoramic adjustments easy
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Induro BHD2 Ballhead
  • PU-60 Slide-In Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (Extended 5 Years with Online Registration)
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    Induro 479-002 Specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 39.7 lb / 18.01 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 2.13" / 54 mm
    Base Diameter 2.91" / 74 mm
    Weight 1.3 lb / 600.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.9 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Induro 479-002 Reviews

    BHD2 Ballhead is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 58.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for the buck I just purchased this ballhead after a few years of struggling with a crummy tripod/ballhead combo that didn't support my d300 well. After reading many reviews I felt that the Induro product line seemed to be a great balance between price and quality. I wasn't mistaken. This ballhead is super sturdy and holds my d300 and 18-200 lens rock solid. Easy to use and looks well built as well. Ever so slight drift when tightening the main locking knob but that seems to be par for the course with this type of ballhead. I got this under the teacher/student discount and for the price it cannot be beat. I would HIGHLY recommend this product.
    Date published: 2012-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite upgrade! I bought this as a replacement for a Manfrotto 486 that is aging, and no longer as easy to use as it was years ago. I had no idea which head to buy, but got this as it was recommended for size 2 tripods, which is what I have. It is larger than I thought it would be, and very solidly built. I am using it on a 2 series Gitzo aluminum tripod to support a D800 and up to the 24-70 f2.8 lens in size.This head is an absolute pleasure to use with knobs that are easy to lock and unlock, sensible adjustment for drag, and a very smooth action. Definitely recommended, and I will be quite likely to buy Induro again when I want a larger setup for longer lenses.
    Date published: 2014-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stable Even in Portrait I've been apprehensive about purchasing another ball head after owning several that couldn't support my camera in portrait (L brackets can be expensive, especially when you are saving for a new lens). This ball head has renewed my faith and I absolutely love it. Easy to configure, stays exactly where I put it with no slippage, and smooth in transitioning the panning. Absolutely zero complaints. I bought it to go with the Induro Carbon 214 tripod (which I also highly recommend) and it fits nicely attached to the tripod in the tripod carrying case. Combined, the two are lightweight and easy to travel with, especially for long distances.
    Date published: 2014-02-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Like It This is my frist Ballhead so I can't compare it to another. It looks good. It feels good. It comes with tools and a 3/8x1/4 inch bushing in case your tripod has a1/4 inch mounting. It holds all my gear with ease. The knobs are easy to use and do not require force to lock in place. I think it's a good ballhead at a good price. I gave it 4 stars only because when you adjust the ballhead so that the ball will rotate with some force applied there a difference in friction you feel as you move the ball moves around. Im being picky though. It doesn't affect operation. Just something I noticed. I like the ballhead, think I made good choice.
    Date published: 2012-04-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good alternative Ballhead This is my first real Ballhead. I shopped a few brands and decided against going higher end with an Acratech, Arca Swiss or Kirk. I believe you get a very good value for your dollar with this model. I use it on an AT214 set of legs for general photography. The ball locks very securely and the drag works well. I have two negatives with the design. The panorama function is labeled with a sticker as to the angle and the QR does not stop at 90 degrees when using the slot for portraits. I also had a bent main knob on my unit when I recieved it which snapped off upon applying a bit of manforce to straighten it. Induro replaced the knob with an overnight shipment. So minus one star for the knob and gain one for customer service.
    Date published: 2013-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BUY I replaced a Manfrotto ballhead with my Induro BHD2 and have no regrets. The BHD2 is a solid piece of equipment that is easy to use, not that ball heads are complicated. I like the fact that the adjustment knobs are large and can easily be manipulated even when wearing heavy gloves. There are no quick throw latches or parts to get caught up on gear. I don't have to worry about my BHD2 getting scratched or dinged up when on the move. I am an Army photographer and need my gear to be solid, tough and able to hold up to the elements.
    Date published: 2012-12-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from BHD2 goes to Kenai Fjord, Alaska I bought the Induro BHD2 ballhead from B&H as my seconday ballhead for my Kirk WM-2 Multi-Purpose window mount and Apex bean bag on my recent trip to Alaska. What I found was: PROS: Stability. -Used it with a D200, Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 and a Apex bean bag on my Kenai Fjord trip, the ballhead is rock stable for its class. Ball motion is smooth. It accomodated all my arca-swiss compatible plates without hassle. CONS: Panning at the base is stiff. With my Wimberly sidekick mounted, it was hard to follow Alaska birds in flight.
    Date published: 2010-07-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile ball head solid as a rock Great ballhead for the price. It is lite weight and works as well as many that are priced much higher. I purchased this ball head so that I did not have to hang my camera and lens off to the side to take a portrait shot. By using an L bracket that fits my camera you are able to shoot both landscape and portrait directly over the top of the tripod and switch from one to another very quickly. It is well worth the cost.
    Date published: 2011-01-25
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