Benro has announced a number of new video tripods and fluid heads, as well as a pair of monopods equipped with fluid heads.
The new tripods are available in aluminum or carbon fiber. The tripods and monopods are available as kits with the S-Series heads included, along with a padded travel case. They come in three weight load capacities – 5.5lbs, 8lbs, and 13.2lbs. The sliding center column includes a 60mm bowl for fine tuning camera position. [click to continue…]
Benro has unveiled a new travel tripod kit dubbed the MeFOTO, which features a reverse folding leg system that allows the tripod to fold down to 15.4″ and will extend to 61.6″ at full height.
The Benro MeFOTO weighs 3.6 lbs. and can support up to 17.6 lbs. Additional features include: [click to continue…]
Benro has announced a new video tripod and head combo. The AD71FK5 is a budget friendly kit that features flip-lock legs, a mid-level spreader and a fluid head with a 60mm bowl and bubble level. [click to continue…]
1. Fuji X100
I don’t think I’ve had more fun with a camera since I first held the 5D Mark II. Sure, it’s got some quirks, but the excellent image quality and amazing flash sync speed push the Fuji X100 into the front runner position as my personal pick for camera of the year. We’ll see what the rest of the year holds; however, it will take some serious innovation to unseat the X100. Find it at B&H Photo (when it’s in stock). [click to continue…]
The Benro C0190 Travel Flat tripod is an ultra-portable tripod. The Travel Flat series offers a unique design whereby the legs actually fold flat rather than into a triangle formation as in most other tripods on the market. [click to continue…]
Benro introduced its new Travel Flat tripod series at CES 2011. As the name implies, Benro’s new tripods are built with the traveling photographer in mind and “feature an innovative, patent pending design that changes the traditional tripod model of triangular profiles, adopting instead a flat unified “spider” or connecting hub, which contributes to its compact size and ultra portability when folded.”
Two big advantages for travelers are the tripods weight and size. Aluminum models range between 2 and 3.1 pounds, while carbon fiber models weigh in at 1.5 to 2.4 pounds. Folded heights for all models are around 16-17 inches – and, of course the lay-flat design aides in the compactness.
Even though the tripods are designed to conserve weight and overall dimensions, they still own some professional specs in load capacity (ranging from 13-26 pounds) and maximum height (ranging from 61-66 inches).
Aluminum models carry retail price tags between $107 and $169, while carbon fiber models range between $286 and $406. You can find the Benro Travel Flat series at B&H Photo.