The Benro S8 Pro Video Head with Flat Base (3/8″-16 Connection) will attach directly to tripods, monopods, sliders, and other camera support equipment with a 3/8″-16 threaded stud. It can also be adapted to 75mm bowl type legs and hi-hats using an adapter, such as the Benro BL75, that is sold separately.
The S8 is a two-way, pan/tilt head designed for video applications, and will support cameras weighing up to 17.6 lb. Designed to give you better control, the head features stepless, continuous adjustment of both pan and tilt drag; this allows you to dial in the amount of tension you feel most comfortable with for a given shot. It can pan a full 360° as well as tilt forward (lens down) 90° and backward (lens up) 70°. To help compensate for cameras weighing different amounts, as well as adapt to payloads with varying centers of gravity, the head also features a four-step (0 – 3), adjustable counterbalance system.
The removable pan bar handle can be mounted for left or right handed operation. Additionally, a second pan bar handle, such as the BS04, can be purchased if you will be using zoom and focus remotes or desire two-handed operation
Sliding quick release plate can be positioned up to 1.5″ forward and 1.7″ back of center to simply balancing
Illuminated bubble level
Ratcheting lock levers for, pan, tilt, and the quick release plate
|Load Capacity||17.6 lb / 8 kg|
|Head to Tripod Mounting Thread||3/8″-16 thread|
|Counter Balance System||Stepped: 0 – 3|
|Quick Release/Wedge Plate||QR13 plate with 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 screw|
|Tilt Range||+90° to -70°|
|Leveling Bubble/Illuminated||Yes / Yes|
|Temperature Range||-4°F to 140°F / -20°C to 60°C|
|Weight||5.7 lb / 2.6 kg|