Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

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Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

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Product Highlights

  • Separate Drag Adjustment and Lock Knobs
  • Magnesium Alloy Components
  • Load Capacity of 26.4 Lbs (12 kg)
  • Weighs Just 14.1 Oz (400 g)
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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 lbs (12 kg), and only tips the scales at 14.1 oz (400 g) 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
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Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead
  • PU-60 Quick Release Plate
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    Benro B1 specs

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    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type, PU-60
    Load Capacity 26.4 lb / 12 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt -45 to +90
    Physical
    Dimensions : 2.2 x H: 3.5" / : 56.0 x H: 90.0 mm
    Weight 14.1 oz / 400.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.19 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.6 x 4.6"

    Benro B1 reviews

    B1 Double Action Ballhead is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs Perfect for my Nikon D800 and AF-S VR 70-200MM with teleconverter too! Built strong, is stable, and easy to use once you get accustomed to the ball-head adjustments. I use the Manfrotto O55XPROB tripod with the Benro BI ballhead. A perfect combination for me.
    Date published: 2013-04-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good product but has faults I went into B&H to replace my very well used and abused tripod and head. With very little research done and no prior use with a ball head mount I needed some expert advice from the B&H staff. I was on a budget but needed something duriable and dependable. My last setup I experienced slippage/walking of the lens once tightened down so I wanted to rid that. The sales man directed me to this head. My concern was that I needed a head that could hold my 400mm f/5.6 lens. The load capacity it was rated at along with the price and overall smoothness and ease to operate I was sold on it. When I got it home I put it through the paces. The only gripe I have about it is that when I go to set the lens where I want it and fasten it down with the locking knob the lens moves from the subject I'm focusing on. This is what I wanted to rid but its far less drastic compared to what I was using so its tolerable. The other thing I noticed is that there is some movement but very little within the whole unit when everything is tightend down. This might be me being overly picky but I wanted to mention it. Also, keep in mind this is the first time I've ever used a set up like this so this might be a common thing ball heads.
    Date published: 2012-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only one problem. 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.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ballhead For the money and size this is a great ballhead. It is extremely lightweight and compact and holds very well. The controls can be a little awkward but it is little so that is expected. The the tension knob spins too freely. Other than that no complaints. I also have a Kirk ballhead that is really heavy.
    Date published: 2012-02-10
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice head, but not perfect. 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.
    Date published: 2014-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly right 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.
    Date published: 2015-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work perfectly This is a great ballhead. I bought it for my light, travel-friendly Benro travel flat tripod. It's sturdy and well-built. It moves fluidly and precisely, all while being lightweight.
    Date published: 2011-05-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not to happy with head The head is terribly over rated for heavy 26 pound loads. I wouldn't recommend this if you have a 300mm f2.8 lense and a Canon Digital EOS 50D to support.
    Date published: 2011-08-24
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