Induro BHD3 Ballhead

Induro BHD3 Ballhead

Induro BHD3 Ballhead

B&H # INBHD3 MFR # BHD3
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Product Highlights

  • Arca-Swiss-Compatible QR Plate
  • Magnesium Alloy
  • Independent Panning Control
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This INDURO BHD3 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 3 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 BHD3 Ballhead
  • PU-60 Slide-In Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty (Extended 5 Years with Online Registration)
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    Induro BHD3 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 55.1 lb / 24.99 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Material Magnesium
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Lateral Tilt Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Vertical Tilt 0 to +90
    Panning Range 360
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 2.52" / 64 mm
    Base Diameter 3.31" / 84 mm
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight 1.89 lb / 860 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.07 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 4.7 x 4.5"

    Induro BHD3 reviews

    BHD3 Ballhead is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value I've never used a comparable ball head from a company like Gitzo or Kirk, so I can't speak as to how this ball head stacks up against those popular brands. This head is much cheaper than similar heads from other brands, so I was worried about how good it would be. Those worries proved to be unfounded, as this head is sturdy, has a smooth action and is better than I expected all around. I think this head could hold its own in a head to head (pun intended) comparison to a Gitzo, but for the price I don't think anything on the market can compete with the Induro. One feature I would like to see is index marks on the tension adjust knob. The similar Benro head (the same company as Induro, I believe) has these.
    Date published: 2010-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful ballhead I find myself using the tripod so much more because of this ballhead. This is a great ballhead at a great price! At first, I was a bit concerned that this did not rotate as smoothly without a load on it compared to a (smaller) Markins ballhead. But once I put a camera on it, I had absolutely no concerns - I loved the smoothness and precision I get with this ballhead. Makes it so much more fun to use a tripod with this ballhead. I did replace the plate with an RRS L-bracket; the plate is just too small to stabilize a 5d MkII with battery grip; plus the L-bracket adds vertical flexibility and prevents rotation .
    Date published: 2011-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ballhead by Induro The online store showed this ballhead to match with the CT314 CARBON 8X CT SER. 4-SEC TRIPOD that I purchased so I ordered it along with the tripod. Upon further review, I see that the ballhead supports more weight than the tripod so I possibly could have ordered a smaller version. But, the price difference was so small that I figured I may as well treat myself to the larger one. I like the drag and tension control and panning ability. The only drawback I can find is the window to show the degrees you have rotated the ballhead is directly under the locking knob, which makes it hard to read. I like how the ballhead can line up with the tripod and be fixed into place with the included allen wrench.
    Date published: 2011-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good ballhead for medium telephotos Unless you are having a 400 f/2.8, a 500 f/4 lens or bigger, this will work very nicely with your camera gear. I have used this with a Canon 70-200 II on a 2x extender as well as a Canon 100-400 L lens mounted on a gripped 7D with no issues at all. Great value for money and I encourage people to step outside the usual Gitzo/RRS zone to try other gear out.
    Date published: 2012-10-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best head I've owned, but... I miss a cam lever lock/unlock like my previous head had. That was easy to have open/tight and see where you were. This ball with a turn knob always looks the same, so it can be easy to let go of the camera before it is completely locked tight. I'll probably get used to this, but currently find it a bit annoying when I think camera is tight and then see the lens/camera slowly sagging. The ball is certainly capable of being locked tight.
    Date published: 2011-02-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I've used Gitzo and Manfrotto heads and I have to say this Induro is just as great...at half the cost! Holds my D300s and 200-400VR Zoom steady and has very smooth action in all directions. I often shoot moving wildlife and the pan on this head is great. The knobs are sizable, sturdy and located in the right places. Overall great product!
    Date published: 2011-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Operator I understand that Italy is somehow associated with great camera support equipment. Well this Chinese assembled, American designed Ballhead is the exception rather than the rule. While I have not had this item long, what time I have spent with it has been great. Very smooth, very easy to operate, and very well built. I didn't want to spend the huge cash, so I went this route expecting a semi inferior product.. Not the case at all.. Love it!
    Date published: 2010-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and Sturdy I bought this because I wanted a head that could support the camera and a 300m lens and I have not been disappointed. Operation is smooth and it certainly is sturdy.
    Date published: 2013-04-04
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