Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead

Model #B1

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General Information

Weight 14.1 oz (400 g)
Maximum Diameter 2.2" (56mm)
Height 3.5" (90mm)
Base Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tilt Range -45°/+90°
Tension Control Dual independent manual drag and locking controls
Spirit Level Yes
Quick Release Yes, Arca-Swiss Style (PU60)
Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
2 January 2015

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.

B h photo.32817553
18 February 2015

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.

B h photo.32817553
27 May 2014

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.

B h photo.32817553
22 April 2013

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.

B h photo.32817553
8 April 2013

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.

B h photo.32817553
28 October 2012

Replaced an old head with this Benro, and am happy with the results. Simple to use, and even supports my heavy lenses well.

B h photo.32817553
11 February 2012

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.

B h photo.32817553
25 August 2011

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.

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)
In The Box
  • Benro B1 Double Action Ballhead
  • PU-60 Quick Release Plate
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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