Smith-Victor BH2X Metal Alloy Ball Head with Quick Release Plate, 18 lb. Capacity

Smith-Victor

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About Smith-Victor BH2



The Smith-Victor BH2 is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Portraits, Travel and more.The Smith-Victor BH2 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Smith-Victor BH2: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (6),Large range of motion (5),Stable (4),Strong clamp (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (5),Portraits (4),Travel (4),Night shots (3),Sports/action (3),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Smith-Victor BH2 Features

  • Lock and drag controls
  • Head pan marked in 5 degree increments
  • Quick-release plate
  • Smith Victor One-year warranty
  • (Extra Quick Release Plates are available for the BH2 head, order part number 701257)

Smith-Victor BH2 Specifications

Head Type
Ball Head
Quick Release
Yes
Plate
Included (#701257)
Head Height
3.9"
Material
Metal Alloy
Max Load Capacity
18.0 lbs.
Weight
0.9 lbs.
Pan/Tilt Range
Pan Rotation: 360°
Tilt Adjustment: 90°
Mfr #
700338
SKU
SVBH2

Smith-Victor BH2 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Holds a 7D just fine

It's small so you can take it w/you for longer trips/hikes. It takes less room. Easily fits in my Alta 264at's bag (highly recommend it btw) Rated to 18 lbs which is more than enough for an average dslr w/an average lens. Check your cam and lens weight but my 7D and 15-85mm isn't even half of the head's limit. I tried with the 70-300IS too and so far so good and the cherry on top is the price... It's a great value. If you don't mind the more weight get the BH5 or BH8.

Reviewed by 6 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very nice product for lightweight camera

By

from Seattle  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This ball head is well-made, fairly stable and easy to work with. Perfect for a 35mm or a light-weight medium format camera (probably works great with most DSLRs ). I didn't have success with it using a medium format camera with a heavy lens and certainly wouldn't try it with even a lightweight field camera. It advertises 18# maximum - but that's not realistic. Excellent product as long as you keep expectations in check.

 
5.0

Very Good Product

By

from Tena, Ecuador  -  Photo Enthusiast

What used to fit the Manfrotto 785B, stability is very good, loads a Canon 7D with 17-40mm lens and flash, is very stable. I recommend this purchase.

 
5.0

Good solid head

By

from S.W. Virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

The range of motion is great with this head. Very strong construction although a little heavy but its the price you have to pay for quality. Not unexpected it was priced as other's in this class.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good product, not perfect though

By

from San Fransisco  -  Pro Photographer

I have been using a Smith Victor BH2 for a two weeks and I tried still life, portraiture and landscape. It is a quit little thing which now attaching to my compact tripod all the time now. However like anything in photog world,it is not flawless. Some coating on a adjustment screw is breaking off and the quick release system does not match Arch Swiss plate. Plus like most ball heads, still life is not its specialist. After all, if you are trying to get a tripod head for travel or portraiture, go grab one of this.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Holds a 7D just fine

By

from ocean city, md  -  Semi-pro Photographer

It's small so you can take it w/you for longer trips/hikes. It takes less room. Easily fits in my Alta 264at's bag (highly recommend it btw) Rated to 18 lbs which is more than enough for an average dslr w/an average lens. Check your cam and lens weight but my 7D and 15-85mm isn't even half of the head's limit. I tried with the 70-300IS too and so far so good and the cherry on top is the price... It's a great value. If you don't mind the more weight get the BH5 or BH8.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value

By

from Middle Tenn.  -  Photo Enthusiast

This ball head is a good head for the price. While it is not as sturdy or smooth as a $200 unit, it is worth every cent you pay.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ROBERT B  To use with a GlideTrack camera slider and both my Sony HDV video cams and my Canon T2i for video work.
Shopper  Does the QR plate on this BH2 accept Arca-Swiss style camera body plates (i.e., 38-39 mm wide)? thanks!!
ROBERT B  Not exactly sure but when I did a google search, it came up that it does. For what it's worth :-) I do really like the head though! It works great with all of my cameras and I bought it to use for my GlideTrack camera slider. I'm a video person so... Hope that helps!
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