Benro Tripods & Monopods

B enro - Originally founded in 1996 as a cooperative tripod manufacturer, Benro developed and began marketing its own brand name - Benro Professional Tripods and Heads - in 2002. Benro, a Chinese used to manufacture Gitzo tripods as well. So the technology and design of the Benro tripod is essentially the same as the Gitzo's at a fraction of the cost!

Benro introduces Transfunctional Travel Angel tripod series

Thursday, 28 October 2010 Benro introduces the Transfunctional Travel Angel compact tripod series. Based upon the company's existing Travel Angel series' 180 degrees fold-back leg design, it allows one leg to be detached and used as a monopod. The company has also updated its Travel Angel tripods with an improved leg locking system, better dust resistance and a new finish.

Press Release:

Benro C-269M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-1 Ballhead

Benro Introduces New Travel Angel
and Transfunctional Travel Angel Tripod Kits

Featuring a super compact design and the ability to easily convert
to a monopod, the perfect travel companion just got better!

Elmsford, NY – October 28, 2010 – Benro, manufacturer of tripods, monopods and heads designed for today’s demanding professional photographer, announces today all new Travel Angel Tripod Kits and Transfunctional Travel Angel Tripod Kits, enhancing its most popular collection of tripods.

Featuring the same super compact design in which the legs can be inverted and folded back for easy packing and carrying, the new line of Travel Angel tripods has an improved leg locking system, even better dust resistant technology, and an enhanced double protective finish.

And now, added for even greater versatility, the new Transfunctional Travel Angel Series features all the same great and improved features of the standard Travel Angel, plus the ability to convert from a full size tripod into a compact monopod quickly and easily – without tools.

“Utilizing the strongest materials and featuring innovative designs, these new Benro Travel Angel Tripods will set a new standard for photographers,” said Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group. “These super-compact tripods feature legs that fold back 180 degrees making them ideal for photographers on the go. And the quick switch to a sturdy compact monopod is an added bonus that we’re sure photographers will appreciate.”

The new incredibly affordable Benro Travel Angel Tripod Kits come in a variety of sizes and include a precision matched BH-Series Ballhead along with reverse folding Twist Lock Aluminum legs.

The new exceptionally versatile Benro Transfunctional Travel Angel Tripod Kits are available with a choice of either Carbon Fiber or Aluminum reverse folding Twist Lock legs and include a precision matched B-Series Ballhead.

 

Prices below were obtained from average internet prices and may have changed from the posting date

Benro A-058EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-058EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
folded dimensions (17.7" in case)
4-section 'flip lock'
$80
Benro A-058M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-058M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
individual leg angle adjustments, a reversible center column
$80
Benro A-068M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-00 Ballhead
Benro A-068M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-00 Ballhead
$143
Benro A-069M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-00 Ballhead
Benro A-069M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-00 Ballhead
$147
Benro A-150EXU Digital Tripod Kit
Benro A-150EXU Digital Tripod Kit
weighs 2.2 lbs but can easily support cameras up to 4.4 lbs, is 20.4 inches folded and extends to 62.7 inches
Benro A-158EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-158EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
folded dimensions: 19"
working height: 50.8"
$102
 
Benro A-158M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-158M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 13.2 lbs (6 kg)
$102
Benro A-169M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod

Benro A-169M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod.
$231
Benro A-169M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-0-M Ball Head
Benro A-169M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-0-M Ball Head
$170
Benro A-198EX Flexpod Aluminum Tripod Legs.
Benro A-198EX Flexpod Aluminum Tripod Legs
officially rated to support 13.2 lbs (6kg)
4-section 'flip lock'
51.6" height
$134
Benro A-258EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-258EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
support 22 lbs (10kg)
working height' of 56.5"
4-section 'flip lock'
$121
Benro A-258M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-258M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 22 lbs (10 kg)
spring-loaded weight hook
$121
Benro A-269M8 TRA269 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-1 Ballhead
Benro A-269M8 TRA269 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH-1 Ballhead
$190
Benro A-269M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with B-1 Ballhead
Benro A-269M8 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with B-1 Ballhead
$250
Benro A-358EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-358EX Aluminum Tripod Legs
4-section 'flip lock'
5'2" working height'
$156
Benro A-358M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs
Benro A-358M8 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 33 lbs (15 kg)
spring-loaded weight hook
$156
Benro C-058EX Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Benro C-058EX Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
4-section 'flip lock'
46.1" 'working height
supports 11 lbs (5kg)
$240
Benro C-068M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-00 Ballhead
Benro C-068M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-00 Ballhead
$383
Benro C-069M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Benro C-069M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Supports 13.2 lbs (6kg)
$298
Benro C-069M8 Travel Angel C-Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-00 Ballhead.
Benro C-069M8 Travel Angel C-Series Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-00 Ballhead
$398
Benro C-158M8 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Benro C-158M8 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
spring-loaded weight hook
$278
Benro C-168M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-0 Ballhead
Benro C-168M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-0 Ballhead.
$421
Benro C-169M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-0 Ballhead
Benro C-169M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-0 Ballhead
$434
Benro C-269M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-1 Ballhead
Benro C-269M8 Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod with B-1 Ballhead
$482
Benro C-358M8 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Benro C-358M8 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 40 lbs (18 kg)
$468

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Benro Monopods
Benro MA-91EX Aluminum Monopod. A professional size 4-section aluminum model, the Benro MA-91EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 39.6 lbs (18kg) and is recommended for even the largest SLR cameras with very big telephoto lenses, such as a 300mm f/2.8 lens. It also has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. $62.00.
Benro MA-96EX Aluminum Monopod. A professional size 4-section aluminum model, the Benro MA-96EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 44 lbs (20kg) and is recommended for even the largest SLR cameras with telephoto lenses that sporting pros make a living with, such as a 600mm f/4 or 400mm f/2.8. It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. $71.00. C
Benro MA-98EX Aluminum Monopod. The Benro MA-98EX Monopod is their largest professional aluminum model, officially supporting gear of up to 55 lbs (25kg) and recommended for any SLR camera with any telephoto lens such as a 600mm f/4 or 400mm f/2.8. &160;It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap, and enough height to get above the average eye level of most shooters.$83.00.
MC-91EX Carbon Fiber Monopod. A professional size 4-section carbon fiber model, the Benro MC-91EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 39.6 lbs (18kg) and is recommended for even the largest SLR cameras with very big telephoto lenses, such as a 300mm f/2.8 lens. It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. Like any carbon fiber monopod, its capacity to absorb vibration is superior to an otherwise-identical aluminum version.$128.00.
Benro MC-91M8 8X Carbon Fiber 4-Section Monopod. The Benro MC-91M8 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses 8-layer, 2nd generation carbon fiber technology for its leg construction. This 8x tubing is 60% stronger overall than conventional carbon fiber tripods. This is achieved by using more fibers and less epoxy in the manufacturing blend. $128.00.
Benro MC-96EX Carbon Fiber Monopod. A professional size 4-section carbon fiber model, the Benro MC-96EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 44 lbs (20kg) and is right at home even with the very largest SLR cameras combined with huge telephoto lenses such as a 600mm f/4 lens. It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. Like any carbon fiber monopod, its capacity to absorb vibration is superior to an otherwise-identical aluminum version. And when fully extended, it should place the camera's viewfinder at or above the eye level of most users.$140.00.
Benro MC-96M8 8X Carbon Fiber 4-Section Monopod. The Benro MC-96M8 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses 8-layer, 2nd generation carbon fiber technology for its leg construction. This 8x tubing is 60% stronger overall than conventional carbon fiber tripods. This is achieved by using more fibers and less epoxy in the manufacturing blend. $140.00.
Benro MC-98EX Carbon Fiber Monopod. A professional size 5-section carbon fiber model, the Benro MC-98EX Monopod can officially support gear of up to 55 lbs (25kg) and is right at home even with the very largest SLR cameras combined with huge telephoto lenses such as a 600mm f/4 lens. It has a foam-padded grip with a built-in wrist strap. Like any carbon fiber monopod, its capacity to absorb vibration is superior to an otherwise-identical aluminum version. When fully extended, it should easily place the camera's viewfinder at or above the eye level of nearly any user. $166.00.
Benro MC-98M8 8X Carbon Fiber 5-Section Monopod. The Benro MC-98M8 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses 8-layer, 2nd generation carbon fiber technology for its leg construction. This 8x tubing is 60% stronger overall than conventional carbon fiber tripods. This is achieved by using more fibers and less epoxy in the manufacturing blend. $166.00.
Benro MP-91M8 Aluminum 4-Section Monopod. The Benro MP-91M8 Aluminum Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum alloy with a wall thickness of 1.5mm.

This monopod features a fold out tripod at its base, for added support and stability. This allows the monopod to be used with much heavier weight loads. $62.00.

Benro MP-96M8 Aluminum 4-Section Monopod. The Benro MP-96M8 Aluminum Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum alloy with a wall thickness of 1.5mm.

This monopod features a fold out tripod at its base, for added support and stability. This allows the monopod to be used with much heavier weight loads.

Additionally, all M8 series monopods feature a closed cell foam grip that acts as an insulator, adding comfort. $71.00.

Benro MP-98M8 Aluminum 5-Section Monopod. The Benro MP-98M8 Aluminum Monopod offers the ultimate in strength, lightweight, fast-action, and reliable performance. It uses lightweight, high-rigidity aluminum alloy with a wall thickness of 1.5mm.

This monopod features a fold out tripod at its base, for added support and stability. This allows the monopod to be used with much heavier weight loads. $83.00.

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