Thursday, 16 June 2011

Benro launches four new gimbal heads


Kenro the UK distributor of Benro tripods and accessories has today announced four new gimbal heads for photographers using super-telephoto lenses. The heads range in terms of load from the GHA which weighs 0.47kg has a maximum load of 15kg (33lbs), and an RRPP of £220 inc. VAT through to the top of the range GH3, which is claimed to be able to support up to 25kg (55lbs) and will retail for £584.99 inc VAT. The GH2 shown below weighs 1.44 kg, has a maximum load of 23 kg and an RRP of £439.99. All the heads include an Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release clamp.

Benro is the sister company to Induro (and distributed by Profoto), which offer the same range of heads (GHBA, GHB1 and GHB2, though Induro haven't as yet announced a GHB3), so there could be some price advantage to the Benro models. It's also worth noting that the Induro models (and now these from Benro) are made for them by Wimberley.

Press release:

New Benro Gimbal heads available

Kenro has announced the UK availability of four new Gimbal heads as part of its extensive Benro Tripod range.

Benro Gimbal heads have been developed to allow the user to manipulate heavier cameras with large telephoto lenses more comfortably than with a standard tripod head. This is especially important in long distance, sports and wildlife photography.

Speed, stability and maneuverability are especially important features when using long and heavy telephotos, where a steady camera platform combined with quick smooth action control is essential to ensure sharp imaging. The mechanism on Benro Gimbal heads operates on the principal of manipulating the lens using its own centre of gravity. Using this principal enables the photographer to operate high magnification telephoto lenses very effectively.

The Benro Gimbal Head GHA weighs 0.47 kg, has a maximum load of 15 kg, and an RRP of £220.00.

The Benro Gimbal Head GH1 weighs 0.71 kg, has a maximum load of 12 kg, and an RRP of £319.99.

The Benro Gimbal Head GH2, weighs 1.44 kg, has a maximum load of 23 kg and an RRP of £439.99.

The Benro Gimbal Head GH3, weighs 1.76 kg, has a maximum load of 25 kg, and an RRP of £584.99.

Kenro's Managing Director, Paul Kench, says: "These Gimbal heads are rock solid and smooth in every adjustment. They help long lens users (both professional and enthusiast) to achieve consistently sharp results."

To view Kenro's full range, or for details of your nearest stockist please visit

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