The Vanguard BBH-200 is an easy to use ball head for any tripod. The open body design hides it’s deceptive strength. With a max load of 44 lbs (20 kg), this head will support pretty much any configuration you need. I put the BBH-200 through it’s paces with a Canon 7D with a battery grip and a 70-200mm f4 IS. [Read more…]
I’ve been a big fan of Vanguard ball heads since I picked up the SBH-250 a couple of years ago. The new BBH Series builds on the good stuff from the SBH Series and then adds some more oomph for the professional touch and feel. [Read more…]
One of the new items from Vanguard this year is an updated version of their pistol-grip ball head. The GH-100 was last year’s model, which I’ve used and enjoyed quite a bit – although I have neglected to publish a review on it. The GH-200 is the new model and it improves on the few minor complaints I had about the otherwise solid GH-100. In essence, you can take this as a review of both units with some notes on what makes the GH-200 an improved offering. [Read more…]
Induro has unveiled new low-profile, heavy-duty BHL Ballheads available in three different sizes. The significant spec of these heads is the massive load capacity. The BHL1 handles a max load of 44lbs. The BHL2 max load is 66lbs., while the BHL3 max load is 88lbs. [Read more…]
Manfrotto has introduced a couple of new 502HD tripod heads, the MVH502A and the MVH502AH.
The MVH502A is equipped with a 75 mm ball base, while the MVH502AH comes with a flat base with 3/8″ thread. Both are designed for video use and can support up to 13.2 lbs. They feature Manfrotto’s bridge architechture, as well as a variable Fluid Drag System with adjustable cartridges.
The Induro BHS-Series Ballheads are a new breed of affordable tripod heads with QR plates and built-in bubble levels. The BHS0 supports 10.3 lbs. The BHS1 supports 12.8 lbs. And, the BHS2 supports up to 18.7 lbs.
The new ballheads range in price from $52 to $76 retail and are available from B&H Photo.
Induro has announced several new tripods, heads and quick release plates.
The new PHT-Series 3-Way Panheads are magnesium alloy and feature folding hands for easy packing. All models offer special bearing inserts that allow for quasi-fluid movement. Additional features include a built-in bubble level, dual locking quick release plate and a 5 year warranty. The Induro PHT-Series 3-Way Panheads come in three sizes and range in price from $77 to $114.
Induro’s new tripods expands its Adventure Series with the Adventure AKP Series tripod kits. There are 3 new models – the AKP0, AKP1 and AKP2.
The new AKP0 is a compact 4-leg-section tripod, while the AKP1 and AKP2 are heavier duty 3-leg-section tripods. Each of the new models are magnesium alloy and feature quick lock legs. Additionally, each tripod is packaged as a kit with an Induro 3-Way Panhead, and also come with a 5 year warranty. The Induro Adventure AKP Series tripod kits range in price from $164 to $219.
Finally, Induro’s new QRT Series Quick Release Clamp is designed for monopods, tripods and other gear that does not already have a quick release system in place. The new QRT clamps can be installed on any 1/4-20 or 3/8-16 thread. The Induro QRT clamps will retail for $75.
You can find Induro products at B&H Photo.
More product images below. [Read more…]