Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

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Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head

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  • 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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Benro B3 overview

  • 1Description

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
In the Box
Benro B3 Triple Action Ball Head
  • PU-70 Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Benro B3 specs

    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type, PU-60
    Load Capacity 66 lb / 30 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels 1
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt -45 to +90
    Dimensions : 2.9 x H: 4.3" / : 74.0 x H: 110.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    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 26.
    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 good for the price This is a solid ball head that will hold heavy gear. It has a simple yet effective safety mechanism on the plate retainer system. The action is smooth, i have used it in very low temperatures with no problems. It is not as silky as the super expensive RRS gigantic ball heads, but feels much nicer than the price suggest. The friction knob doesnt seem to serve much purpose but it is much smaller in size than the main one and doesnt seem to create confusion. i think its a very solid purchase for the price and I would definitely recommend it. I am using this with the Benro TMA38CL legs and its a very sturdy combination that also look good together.
    Date published: 2018-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! My one complaint about this ballhead is a side effect of all the things I love about it. It is well built, able to handle my 6D Mark II with battery grip and heavy Sigma lens with ease. When you set it you can rest assured it will stay there. The movement is fluid. It has performed flawlessly shooting panoramas, timelapses and portraits. The one downside is that the friction device does not permit ship pans. While the three knob designed is a bit old school I love this ballhead and would recommend it without hesitation. It was well worth the money and I expect it will last for many, many years.
    Date published: 2018-09-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Made Unit! The Benro B-3 is well finished and pretty easy to work with.� The ball action is good & smooth-as are the tension knobs.� I am giving it a 4 star rating because, like many ( I have not tried all of them) these units do not seem to be as stable with a heavy load as the manufacturer claims.� Using a 70-200mm Nikon, even with the lens collar, this unit wants to sag.� I have found that by first tightening the tension knob (tight) then the larger lock knob-it seems to work better for me.� Reviews of other products, even those costing more $$, reveal that this is an industry wide problem.� Just check your "lock" twice.� Also the quick release plate, which functions pretty well, is hard to deal with in the dark-be careful.� That being said, the product is alright, but I expected more for the money.
    Date published: 2018-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Advertised I received this bullhead Friday evening and promptly mounted it atop my Sirui N-2204X �Carbon tripod. I had a hiking trip planned for the next morning. At the trailhead (Ramsey's Cascade) I mounted my 5D lll with the 24-70 2.8 and tightened the adjustment knobs for no movement while hiking. I kept a tight grip on the camera strap as I was concerned about it falling off. I found at each stop that the camera even with the heavy lens was quite secure and not needing any tightening of the knobs. �I completed this very active climb and found the bullhead held just as I set it. Using it for shots, it worked quite well, needing only a fair amount of tension �for modest movement. I appreciated this for mounting the camera to the ballhead with a heavy lens out front is not desirable. I suspect that had I been using one of my "collared" lens, the balance would have been much better. it has the material and body that says it will last. I have no reservations about recommending this bento B3 Dbl Action Ballhead to my friends.
    Date published: 2017-11-28
    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 Excellent Value For Money Had the B3 Ball head now for a few months and I am very happy with the overall value for money. It is very well made and solid piece of kit. The Arca Swiss plate action takes a little getting used having transitioned from a different type of quick release mechanism. The action of the ball head is smooth and locks off nicely without any wiggle or shake. I use it for panos and have already noticed an improvement in the sharpness of images. I was surprised that the ball head comes with only one Arca Swiss plate. If your like me and have multiple cameras, or use a 600mm lens, you will need to order extra plates as swapping them over constantly gets old really quick. Other than comes highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-06-17
    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
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