Summary: I needed a new tripod after my other one died of old age. Looking around I thought the Benro looked a good model, so bought one.The tripod itself is really well made, with nice tight joints on the legs, and it's also nice looking.A negative for me would have to be the operation of the main support bar when you try and use it in a horizontal position, which is a bit of a faff to be honest, involving a couple of levers to fiddle with, and I'm not over confident that the...
Pros: Build Quality, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Price, Smooth Movement
Summary: I use this tripod in combination with a Giottos MH5001 head, as both had received good reviews around the web.I'm 6'3" and this tripod is easily tall enough for me to use very comfortably.This item is neither lightweight nor too heavy for its size, and it's not too cumbersome.I wouldn't use it if I were going on long trips, but would opt for a more practical monopod instead.Carbon Fibre goes along way to resolving these problem, but in my opinion at too higher cost...
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Versatile
Summary: Have used the Tripod and several occasions in the last few weeks, I did my homework and chose this of the the Manfrotto equivalent. Very impressed - feels stirdy and many positions can be achieved. Very happy - I chose a Giottos Series II MH1312 ball head to complete this - all fits in the very handy tripod bag too.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: A stable well built tripod. Sure it is heavier than other similar equipped one but i can't justify a reason to spend double the amount. Set up/down with the clip system takes seconds (singular). The carry bag is good and strong.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: This is a serious piece of kit. I decided I needed a sturdier, more stable tripod after my favourite Manfrotto 190DXB blew over twice! I can't imaging this Benro suffering the same fate. It's heavier than the Manfrotto, but I knew that before I purchased it. It's the strongest, sturdiest tripod I've ever owned and It looks better made than just about any other I've come across. I expect it to provide years of good service.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Sturdy