Benro A1691T Travel Angel Transfunctional Tripod Kit with Aluminum Twist Lock Legs with B0 Head
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- Deluxe carry case with built-in Strap
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|Item Dimensions||15 x 12 x 10 inches|
|Item Weight||3.72 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||5.4 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
As far as some particulars:
It's a tight fit in my bag with the head on, so I detach it when traveling (easy way to shorten up the overall length a bit more). Not a big deal, I just have to attach it each time I want to use it (Which is not hard). I'm also getting used to the plate attachment that is now on the bottom of my 7D. This plate screws into the bottom of the camera and stays on so you have the ability to quickly attach or detach the camera from the head.
The ability to detach one of the legs for use of a monopod is a handy feature. It's pretty standard these days, but it's handy to have this option.
I also like the fact that it comes with both rubber feet and metal spikes for the bottom of the legs. Makes it good for indoor or outdoor use.
All aspects of this tripod and head are of good build quality and it seems that it will last for a while. Just as a test, I put my 7D on the tripod fitted with my 70-200mm and 430EX external flash. It seemed to handle the load just fine.
Overall I'm happy with the build quality, the price and the performance so far with this item. I'm not a pro, just like improving my chances for quality photos, and this piece of kit has helped. If you have similar needs such as I did, I recommend this setup. I know it's hard to purchase a tripod+head without putting your hands on it. However, this filled my basic needs and has worked out well.
With that said I do believe many photographers would say that paying $250.00 for an aluminum tripod is a bit over the top from a price perspective, but let me assure you that the quality, thought, and workmanship in this pod makes it obvious why this price point is not excessive.
The detachable leg that takes makes into a very nice, lightweight, but strong monopod is just one of the features that determined for me that this was a good fit for the type of photography that I pursue. The size is another. This little jewel folds up so compactly that it fits in even my smallest luggage. Just good engineering all around. The well built carry bag is also another nice touch! Benro has thought of just about everything!
The B0 head is the perfect match for it.
It's really a satisfying piece of equipment in every regard.
I took off one star because the quick-release plate must be attached to the camera with an allen wrench or screwdriver. This is very inconvenient.
Relative low weight and low price. (Please note: relative means it has high performance/price ratio)
Ball head adjustment knob has fasten indicator numbers, which can let you know how fasten you already put on, avoid over fasten.
The weigh of ball head can take is not enough if you have a DSLR camera with long zoom lens. But you can buy any compatible ball head meets your requirment. It's changeble.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This this is amazing! The build is very sturdy and the movements are very fluid. I love that it folds up well into a little case that is easy to carry around with me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Tiffany
Very nice tripod. I was looking for one with the twist type locks on the legs (rather than the little tab-type locks), which was my primary reason for getting this Benro. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Jeff Miller
The tripod is a little bit on the unstable/shaky side, but this is a problem with most tripods. I did not like the head that comes with it, it felt jinky to me, and was not easy... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by E. Neil
We just got back from a 2-week trip to England. We spent several days in London and the rest in the countryside, taking photos all the time. Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by StacheCache
This little tripod served me valiantly on a trip to the Galapagos, during which I was extremely limited in regards to luggage. Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by danno
Tripod works really well sturdy and the ball head makes taking photos much easier than my old tripod. Worth the money. Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Brandon