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Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

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Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead
Key Features
  • Separate Drag Adjustment and Lock Knobs
  • Magnesium Alloy Components
  • Load Capacity of 26.4 lb
  • Weighs Just 14.1 oz
A member in good standing of Benro's new generation of B Series professional ballheads, the B1 Double Action Ballhead uses magnesium alloy components for better performance and lighter weight. The B1 has a dual action design featuring separate drag adjustment and lock knobs. It can handle weights up to 26.4 lb, and only tips the scales at 14.1 oz itself.
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Benro B1 Overview

A member in good standing of Benro's new generation of B Series professional ballheads, the B1 Double Action Ballhead uses magnesium alloy components for better performance and lighter weight. The B1 has a dual action design featuring separate drag adjustment and lock knobs. It can handle weights up to 26.4 lb, and only tips the scales at 14.1 oz itself.

Professional ballhead designed for use in harsh environments
Long, precise friction adjustment, combined with a strong locking mechanism
Accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment
An ideal match for Benro series 1 or 2 tripods
Arca-type quick release adapter
Includes anodized aluminum PU-60 quick release plate (50 x 38mm) with rubber upper surfaces, safety stop screws to prevent accidentally falling out of loosened clamp, and a standard 1/4"-20 camera/lens screw with a 5/32" head for superior torque

Benro B1 Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, PU-60
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Ball Sphere Diameter1.4" / 36 mm
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to -45°
General
Load Capacity26.4 lb / 12 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight14.1 oz / 400 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.85 x 4.55 x 4.5"

Benro B1 Reviews

Excellent product

By Mario
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-20

Great design and implementation. I bought this ballhead to use with a Platypod Max, and they make a great pair. The B1 is light enough and the control buttons are easy to operate when mounted on the Platypod. It hold my Pentax K5 very well, and I like the safety feature that requires us to pull the release button in order to release the arca-type plate so it does not fall by accident. Very good idea. Definitely recommend it!

Exactly right

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-17

Bought to accomodate the weight of a D810 with an emphasis on light weight but overall strength & utility. I've used a B0 with a D300 & found a little slumping with telezooms (but hardly intolerable.) No issue with this head, the D810 & a 24-70 lens. I've not yet tried long primes or telezooms, and I wouldn't be surprised by some weakness at the extreme end of its weight range, but for overall flexibility/utility/value, I'm as pleased as possible.

Only one problem.

By Gerard B.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-01-01

Overall I'm verry please with this product. I can get my camera balenced with my DA 18-135 and shorter lenses. But when I use my 70-300 lens the image drops after I lock the head. It is necessary to aim slightly high, lock it and let the image drop to where I want it.

A Very Good Ball Head

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-14

This is a very sturdy easy to use ball head. I added it to my Vanguard tripod to take advantage of the same QR plates used on my Benro travel tripod.

Nice head, but not perfect.

By Bernie
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2014-05-27

Landscape Photography. Seems to support the weight as advertise. No problem with ball in vertical shooting with heavy DSLR and Lens. Some problem getting the release plate tight enough to camera -camera can twist in vertical position if not as tight as you can make it. It is tightened with a coin rather than the usual fitting - hard to get leverage. Will look for replacement release plate (ARCA SWISS). Separate tension adjust knob not as useful as I thought.

Awesome ballhead

By Clay Swatzell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-04-22

This is a very well built and easy to use ballhead. It provides a very steady platform even when shooting at very slow shutter speeds.

Great for Mirrorless

By Gerald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-03

I have this ball head mounted on my travel tripod, so its small size was an important factor in the purchase. I've only used it on one trip, so I can't speak to long-term reliability, but it handled my mirrorless camera + long lens with ease.

Amazing. Smooth.

By Lori
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-08

I had to replace a head on my old tripod and this was exactly what I needed!!! It is so smooth and easy to use!!! I love it!!!

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Yes, this head will fit on a Manfrotto 190 tripod, as there is a 3/8 -16 threading.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is it Arca Swiss compatible?

Is it Arca Swiss compatible?
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Yes, this ballhead is Arca Swiss compatible. The ballhead has an Arca-type quick release system.
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When the main lock and friction control knobs are set all the way to the left, unlocked, are the reference numbers on zero or a random number?
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It is our opinion the number will be approximately zero.
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Date published: 2020-04-29

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