Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

B&H # BEB3 MFR # B3
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Product Highlights

  • Tension Control, Panning, and Main Locks
  • Magnesium-Alloy Components
  • Load Capacity of 39.7 lb
  • Weighs Just 1.5 lb
  • Long, Precise Friction Adjustment
  • Graduated 360° Panning Scale
  • Arca-Type Quick Release Adapter
  • Includes PU-70 Quick Release Plate
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A member in good standing of Benro's new generation of B Series professional ball heads, the B3 Triple Action Ball Head uses magnesium-alloy components for better performance and lighter weight. The B3 has a triple action design featuring panning and locking knobs, and, a long, precise friction adjustment. Also, the head has a graduated panning scale, and an Arca-type QR adapter with a PU-70 QR plate. It can handle weights up to 39.7 lb, and only tips the scales at 1.5 lb 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 360° graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment
Arca-type quick release adapter
Includes anodized aluminum PU-70 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 B3 Triple Action Ball Head
  • PU-70 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    Benro B3 specs

    Load Capacity 39.7 lb (18 kg)
    Quick Release Yes, Arca-Swiss Style (PU60)
    Spirit Level Yes
    Tension Control Dual independent manual drag and locking controls
    Tilt Range -45-90°
    Separate Panning Lock Yes
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
    Base Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Height 4.3" (110 mm)
    Maximum Diameter 2.9" (74 mm)
    Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
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    Package Weight 1.72 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.6 x 4.5"

    Benro B3 reviews

    B3 Triple Action Ball Head is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, decent value Ballhead is solid and keeps a Nikon D3s with a 70-200 lens immovably in place at any angle, regardless of whether the PU70 plate is on the camera or screwed onto the lens' tripod foot. Works great with Arca Swiss plates and with my Really Right Stuff L-plate. In other words, the B3 does what it's supposed to do, no muss no fuss. Value is all right. I subtract half a star for it being up there in price (chances are any ballhead over $100-120 will do what this one does just as competently); and another half a star for the boneheaded absence of a D-ring on the PU70 plate, which means you need a screwdriver to attach it to the camera or lens. I bought replacement (knockoff?) plates that DO have D-rings and which can be finger-tightened, no tools needed.
    Date published: 2012-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very solid ballhead Seems like a quality made product and solid as a rock even with large telephoto lenses and a gripped body.
    Date published: 2011-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Benro B3 Ball Head This is a strong head, with a solid build. I like the safety interlock on the bracket release, which prevents the camera from fully releasing pre-maturely when you loosen the bracket. That feature alone is what sold me on the head.The panning action is smooth, and precisely and evenly damped throughout the entire rotation range. The drag adjustment is a little on the light side if you have a heavier setup. Yes, it can hold my 6D with 70-200mm f/2.8 quite easily. But, the ball friction adjustment takes more experimenting to get right than I would like. The ball lock adjustment is very good. The ball easily locks up without having to over-torque the knob. Once ball friction is set, though, you will completely forget about the head.CONS: If I were left handed, then this head would be perfect. I'm right handed, so I point the ball locking knob to the right, which places the pan knob on other side pointing away from me, and the friction knob pointing towards me. Initially, I kept turning the friction knob, instead of the panning lock knob. I also have an issue with the fact that I cannot read the rotation scale on the base from any angle.Aside from my personal preferences, I highly recommend this head to anyone with heavier gear.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect for my 1D mark II N This ballhead can hold my 1D mark II N, with 70-200 IS, and 580EXII flash with no problem at all, even in portrait mode. Solid like a rock
    Date published: 2011-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Head especially for the price Just got home from eight days of outdoor photography and used the head with 5D Mark 2 with three different lenses including 70 to 200 f4 and the head functioned very well.
    Date published: 2012-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes I would purchase again & recommend it to a friend. Can't compare it to any others this being the first ballhead I have owned. It does the job well so far. Even supports my Nikon D810 with the Nikkor 200-500 f5.6 well.
    Date published: 2017-05-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great upgrade from the B1 A great improvement in stability from the B1. Use it on one of Benro's carbon-fiber tripods. Holds steady my D800 and Sigma 150-500 lens in the field.
    Date published: 2014-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Cant go wrong for the price.Holds a D800E and 70-200mm just fine.
    Date published: 2015-10-13
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