Saturday, August 25, 2012

Perfect Match - Benro C3780T Tripod & G3 Ball Head

The Benro Combination Series Tripod and G Series Ball Head are the toppest grade photo gears among the brand, with the highest stabilities and loading capacities. In size-wise, they are also perfect fit, it seems that they are mutually born for each other. They are especially suitable for heavy equipments, such as tele-lenses, medium and large format cameras.

In this article, we

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Demonstration - Benro Versatile Tripod C2970T & V2 Ball Head

In this article, we will share a simple review for the Versatile series Tripod of Benro, and we will use the new Benro V2 ball head on the tripod, to demonstrate the great flexible feature of the tripod.

The Versatile series Tripod is the most flexible tripod from Benro, it allows photographers to adjust their shooting angles easily, even the angles are very strange which cannot

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Product - Benro V series Elliptical Ball Head

V series is the second top line photo ball head from Benro (next to G series), with elliptical ball and drag friction fine tunning ability.

V series is actually aimming to replace the older J series ball heads. Comparing to J series, the most advanced modification of the V series is the Fine Tunning Disc on the Main Drag Knob (for setting lowest drag friction) as shown in

New Product - Benro LBA1 Levelling Base

Another new product of Benro - LBA1 levelling base.

Levelling base is not uncommon in recently years, it's for quick level adjustment of tripod head, especially in uneven surfaces. It's a very good partner for video heads or panoramic heads.

Honest to say, the Benro LBA1 is not a breakthrough product, but for its decent quality and attractive price tag

New Product - Benro Low C.G. Ball Head G3

Benro ultimately released their top line ball head - G series, in August 2012.

G3 is the only memeber of the G series ball head so far. It's a Low C.G. Ball Head (or called "Low-Profile Ball Head" by Benro), with the following main features:

40kg maximum loading capacity.

Low gravity and extra large ball designs, which provide great stability.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

New Product - Benro Video Tripod with Leveling Column

In May 2012, Benro released a new video tripod A1573FS2 for small DV.

The designing of the video tripod is totally new: on top of the basic front-rear tilting and 360˚ panning abilities, the tripod has a LEVELING CENTER COLUMN which allows user to level the tripod head effortlessly, even in uneven terrains, like the following photo (you could see that the tripod and center column are

Friday, June 1, 2012

Benro 2012 New Prodcuts Preview

Benro recently released their 2012 product catalog (in Chinese), we can find many new products, such as macro heads, newly designed ball heads and leveling platforms. Although they are not yet manufactured at the moment, let's get a preview of the items first.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Benro 2nd Generation Traveler Tripods

The Benro 2nd generation tripod is the first tripod series with the ability of MONOPOD CONVERSION. It's released in late 2010, and is one of the best selling models of Benro tripods in the past two years, thanks its portable size and its monopod conversion ability.

Tripod & Monopod 2 in 1

Reverse Folding design makes it more portable

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Product - Benro PJ series Panorama Heads

In May 2012, Benro released the new PJ series panorama heads, PJ1 and PJ2, which further enhancing their product line of panoramic gears.

PJ2 (left) and PJ1 (right)

Actually, the new products are the combinations of J series ball heads and PC series panorama heads. To be specific:

PJ1 = J1 + PC0
PJ2 = J2 + PC0

PJ1 is smaller in size with 20kg (44 lbs) loading capacity; whereas PJ2

Ask your seller to separate the QR clamp from the Ball Head!

In the current batches (2011 and on) of all Benro B & J series ball heads, the screw studs are glued very tightly by the manufacturer, and it is nearly impossible to loosen it by users with the simple hex key. So if you are planning to separate the QR clamp like the one in the photos, please ask your supplier to loosen it for you before purchasing.

Quick Release Clamp is separated from the

Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Security Lock Design of Benro Ball Heads

Currently some buyers ask us about the new mechanism of the Benro B series ball heads... "Hey, I can't release the QR plate from the ball head, the knob stopped loosening at halfway with only click sounds! Is it malfunctioning? Or is it a trick to make it open?"

It's surely not malfunctioning. It's actually the new Security Lock Design of the Benro B series ball heads, to prevent accidental

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Benro PC1 & PC0 Panorama Clamps and Applications

In 2010, Benro started to produce the product line of panorama equipments, such as panning clamps, nodal slides and right-angled nodal plates. Up to now, the product line becomes more and more mature.

In this article, we will focus on the panorama panning clamps PC1 and PC0, and their applications together with other Benro equipments.

The following is the official specifications of the two

Benro Universal Quick Release L Plates

In early 2012, Benro released two models of universal quick release L plates, MPU100 and MPU105.



The L plates are light and handy, and are designed for cameras WITHOUT vertical grip. Using the plates, you can switch your camera orientation easily without rotating your ball head. Both of them are Arca-Swiss compatible, fitting wide range of gears.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Benro 3rd Generation Traveler Tripods

In 2011, Benro launched the third generation of their best selling traveler tripod series - Travel Angel.

In addition to the short folded length property, new features were added to this new product:

Advanced Monopod Conversion Ability(with much longer max. height than the previous generation)

Trekking Pole Conversion Ability

Let's go more in-depth, here we use C1692TB0 as the

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Benro 2nd Generation Flat Folding Tripods

In 2011, Benro launched the second generation of the
innovative Flat Folding Tripods. Similar to its ancestor, it inherited
the compact and portable advantage of the Flat series: less than 6cm
thin when folded.

Surely, new features were added to make it more functional:

Monopod conversion ability
3 Levels leg angle adjustment ability
Extremely low minimum height!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Naming System of Benro Tripods

In 2010, Benro started to modify the naming system of their mainstream tripods, so as to make the model numbers of their tripods be more systematic and meaningful.

The aim of this article is to elaborate the naming system digit by digit, so you could get deeper understanding of the features straight from the tripod model numbers.

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