Benro is known for its high-quality tripods, most of which are priced affordably for beginning and working filmmakers. At NAB this year, they not only showed off some new tripod heads with loads of versatility, but also a brand new line of sliders. Ryan Koo investigates:
The BV4 and BV6 tripod heads feature weight capacities of 8.8 pounds and 13.2 pounds respectively. The pair of heads have these features in common.
- 75mm Ball
- Flat Base By Removing Tiedown Stud
- 8-Step Counterbalance
- Independent 4-Step Pan and Tilt Drag
- Manfrotto 501/504PL Type Sliding Plate
- 2x 3/8"-16 Accessory Mounting Threads
The BV line of tripod heads are currently available on B&H for $249 and $329.
Benro also announced their MoveOver line of sliders, which range from single-rail aluminum friction sliders all the way to dual-rail carbon fiber sliders with integrated flywheels. The prices of the sliders themselves range from $199 to $749, although Benro is also selling kits with pairs of tripod supports as well. There's not a whole lot of information on B&H yet, but the MoveOver sliders are available for pre-order. You can learn more on Benro's website.