Saturday, June 2, 2012

Benro 2012 New Prodcuts Preview

Benro recently released their 2012 product catalog (in Chinese), we can find many new products, such as macro heads, newly designed ball heads and leveling platforms. Although they are not yet manufactured at the moment, let's get a preview of the items first.

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Macro & Panorama 2-in-1 Head (MP series)

The MP head is a precise device with both macro tuning and panorama abilities.

Basic Spec. of MP80
  • Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Dimension: 137mm * 120mm * 57mm
  • Base Diameter: 80mm
  • Base Screw Diameter: 3/8"
  • Self Weight: 0.84kg
  • Max. Load: 12kg
  • Mounting Screw Diameter (to camera): 1/4"
MPB80 Macro Head Head
Specifications of MP80
Left and Right fine tuning
Back and Forth Fine Tuning, and precise Panoramic ability.

Low Center of Gravity (CG) Ball Head (G series)

This low CG ball head is high-end ball head, with high stability, high loading capacity, 2 U-slots (for vertical orientation), as well as advanced drag controlling design.

Basic Spec. of G3
  • Material: Magnesium Alloy
  • Ball Diameter: 54mm
  • Max. Height: 96mm
  • Base Diameter: 67.5mm
  • Base Screw Diameter: 3/8"
  • Self Weight: 0.69kg
  • Max. Load: 40kg
  • Mounting Screw Diameter (to camera): 1/4"
G3 Ball Head, Low CG design
Specification of G3
ArcaSwiss Style universal QR system
Extra large ball for high fluidity and stability.
Advanced panning ability and new drag / damping controlling design

V series Ball Head

V series ball head is the upgraded version of J series ball head. The main advancement is the better damping adjustment design, the adjustment disc is much bigger then that of J ball heads. Therefore, it's very convenient to fine tune the damping strength using a thumb.

The loading capacities of the V series ball heads range from 12kg to 40kg.

V series Ball Head
Specification of V series ball heads
ArcaSwiss Style universal QR system
Extra large ball for high fluidity and stability.
Advanced panning ability and new drag / damping controlling design
Leveling Platform (LBA series)

The platform is for quick and convenient leveling of tripod heads. It's able for ±15˚ pivoting.

Basic Spec. of LBA1
  • Ball Diameter: 70mm
  • Max. Height: 42.5mm
  • Base Diameter: 66.5mm
  • Base Screw Diameter: 3/8"
  • Self Weight: 0.30kg
  • Max. Load: 50kg
LBA1 Leveling Platform
Specification of LBA1
±15˚ pivoting ability, and with locking lever.

We will prepare more detailed introductions or reviews for the items, once they are officially released. Please keep visiting us if you are interested in the items.

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  1. Good news!
    One clarification please, as I see an emphasis to the ball-head balls in the sketches above. Do the new ball heads have elliptical/ellipsoidal balls?
    Regards, Sotiris

    1. Hi Sotiris,

      We do not have the information yet.

      The sketches only emphasize the extra large sizes of the balls which can increase the friction damping of the heads, so as to enhance the stability , loading capacity and more fluid operation.

      We will update the product information after we've got the real items on hand.


    2. Hi DC,
      Thanks for the clarification.
      Will be waiting for updates with interest.
      Regards, Sotiris