• Daniel Wretham

Benro GD3WH Geared Head Review

Updated: Aug 4

So it's review time again and this time its the turn of the Benro GD3WH geared head.

So why have I bought yet another tripod head I hear you ask, especially after I gave the Benro B4 such a glowing review ?

Well its mainly down to my new love of shooting panoramas, at least that was the catalyst for buying it was anyway.

The B4 was and still is a suburb head for 90% of what I shoot, its great quality, its super easy and fast to use so where's the problem ? Precision, it simply doesn't have the level of precision that I required.

Benro GD3WH Geared Head Review
Benro GD3WH geared head review

Why I Chose A Geared Head ?

When I started shooting panoramas it quickly became apparent that now matter how careful I was with getting the ball head straight I would still never have it bang on and the picture would suffer for it so I started looking at ways to overcome the problem, Thats when I saw geared heads and started to read more.

There are several different companies who make these but I make no secret of my love for Benro products that I have purchased so it was only really them who I was willing to get one from as I trusted their products 100%.

The point of a geared head is that you can adjust precisely on three different axis to make sure everything is 100% level so when you pan you don't get any situations where your shot goes a bit wonky, panorama photographers will know exactly what I mean here.</