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The S8 is a video head capable of supporting cameras weighing up to 8.8 lbs.
Features a 360 degree panning rotation for smooth camera movements.
The sliding quick release plate moves forwards and backwards to effectively balance the camera.
Ideal for location shooting or for studio use.
Limited 3-Year Warranty.
Compactness and light-weight performance are the key to the design and features provided on the new series of Benro Video Heads. The Benro S2 Video Head supports up to a 2 Kg video camera.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One of the best fluid heads for the money and perfect for m43 and small video cameras. IMO, a good head to have that uses the Arca-style plates and where size and weight can be an issue, especially during international travel.
The only quibble I have is that the tilt lock also controls the tilt tension so that it is easy to make loose. I wish it had two separate controls, but it's just a matter of getting used to it.
First of all - Excellent service recovery by Amazon. Originally had issues when no delivery date was indicated even though at the time I ordered it, it showed that was stock. But Amazon rectified the situation by expediting delivery at no extra cost. two thumbs up.
Second - the head itself. one star off because there seemed to be some chipping on the finish - but at least the chipping was perfectly circular :) and this was purely cosmetic as far as I can tell. It is about the same size as a Manfrotto 502 but has significantly better ergonomics - with all the major controls on the left side and higher weight capacity - specs closer to the 504. My setup consists of either a 5D2 or 7D with a Tamron 24-70, or a similarly sized prime in a cage with an external monitor, a Tascam DR60D, a standard generic mattebox, together with external batteries, clamps, arms, and the plate - probably coming up to about 5-7kg.
THE GOOD: > nice drag on pans and tilts >...
Wow. I am loving this head for my Canon DSLR's! I have been using the Manfrotto 500AH for two years and wanted a second/upgrade head. I ordered the Manfrotto 502AH and returned it. Not only was it defective but the spring was way too stiff for that light of a camera. Back it went and I ordered this one. It is a great size and weight. Plenty of tension adjustments to get it just right for your camera. The only annoying thing is the knob/lever for releasing the camera plate. With a DSLR the knob is right below the battery compartment and it needs to be set just right to allow the camera to be loosened/tightened. It has a ratchet built in, but it is totally in the wrong place for a DSLR. I am trying to figure out a way to raise the camera about an inch to allow the lever to rotate without hitting the camera. If anyone has any thoughts or work-arounds I would appreciate a reply. All around this is a very fine and well made head for the price. The lighted leveling bubble is a huge plus as...
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