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Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit

You Pay: $349.95
Product Highlights
  • Includes Ball Head and Case
  • Maximum Height - 101.0" / 2.56 m
  • Folds Down to 45.0" / 1.14 m
  • Weighs 8.27 lb / 3.75 kg
  • Twin Mounting Screws
  • Ground-Level Shooting

The Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit includes ball head and case. It is can be adapted to the most irregular of terrain angles or conditions. There simply isn't another tripod made that is so incredibly versatile. Twin camera mounting screws on the head allow ground level shooting that's only restricted by the size of the camera in use! One large lever locks and unlocks the legs for quick setup and takedown.

The Benbo 2 has a soaring height range all the way up to 101 inches-capable of standing out above a crowd or getting as low as a twig on a stream.

Bottom sections are impervious to water or mud
29mm ball diameter with tension control allows for precise placement of all cameras up to medium format
Independent pan bed will not affect ball's orientation if adjusted
Maximum Height 101.0" (2.56 m)
Minimum Height Ground level
Folded Length 45.0" (1.14 m)
Load Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Oversized locking knobs
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding (can be set vertically, horizontally or anywhere in between)
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet Yes
Head Type Ball head
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 8.3 lb (3.75 kg)
Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit
  • Ball Head
  • Carrying Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BenboClassic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit
     
    4.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large range of motion (6)
    • Stable (5)
    • Strong clamp (4)
    • Attaches firmly (3)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Night shots (3)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Unique piece of equipment

    By M

    from Houston, Texas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Laboratory studio

      Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

      All three legs are secured by a single clamp and can be locked at different angles from the head, making this a particularly stable tripod on uneven ground. The large height of the tripod and the length of the arm make it particularly useful when shooting downward at large items on the ground.

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      5.0

      excellent. very stable

      By Billiard pro

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shots from above
        • Video

        Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

        easy to setup. a bit slow to fold. but very stable and screws are smooth.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great addition to our studio

        By Nick

        from Boston MA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Product

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          A bit awkward at first, but works great when you get used to it.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very Good

          By Braque

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Project Photos

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          Best tripod I ever used. I do architectural photography, that's really good for that kind of jobs. Its little heavy if you need to carry.

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Low Quality, lacks in performance

          By zipzip

          from Midwest

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Awkward
          • Central tightening point
          • Low quality
          • Odd plastic knobs
          • Unstable
          • Weak Clamp

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          This thing is so frustrating. The legs, knobs, and central tightener are so easy to move, you can tighten the low quality plastic knobs until they go no more, and then apply pressure to any part of the tripod and it moves, the legs get shorter the arm holding the camera will rotate with a little twist and the three legs will spread outward. It is simply low quality and a total pain to use. I wish I could return it, but can't.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Tripod

          By The Mobility Guy

          from The great white north of Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          My uncle uses this tripod for fairly large film cameras so supporting my D5000 with a kit lens was a piece of cake for this tripod. I find its great for static stuff, however, one could improvise with this tripod for sports action shoots with the large telescope being supported by the tripod and assuming a grip on the camera-lens duo as if you didn't have the tripod there. I like this tripod, the only thing I wish it had was an anti-gravity device so carrying it while hiking up a mountain wasn't so hard which is why it gets 4 stars. In a studio this is a nearly ideal tripod, in the field, one you grasp the controls it'll show you everything you've been missing out on while you were using a travel sized tripod. This is probably the most solid tripod I've ever encountered, I would say that you could probably run this over with a large pickup truck and all you would have to show for it is scratches on the enamel paint finish from gravel on the road. Another thing that you might want with this tripod in cold weather is a set of mechanix original golves, thin enough so you feel the buttons and textures of the dials almost as if you don't have gloves on, but yet thick enough to prevent your hand from freezing to the tripod in cold weather.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Supports what others do not

          By senicholas

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          It is heavy, a little confusing to learn how to use. However, you can find a setting for any shot.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not that great

          By photog

          from Illinois

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Can get very tall
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

          • Cheaply made
          • Unstable
          • Weak Clamp

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          This tripod succeeds in getting very high in height. Overall the tripod is kind of low quality. The knobs used for each of the legs are plastic and are oddly shaped, not to mention difficult to get really tight, often moving when they shouldn't. Same goes for the central tightening handle, made of plastic and often as tight as I can get it, the tripod legs move when I move the tripod. All four of the tripods assets are attached to the central handle so it can be fairly awkward when you need to make adjustments.
          The ball head has rather tiny little knobs that aren't very comfortable to my fingers - and I have small hands - and don't function in a way that makes leveling the camera very easy. I use a small camera too.

          If I could've tried this tripod out first I wouldn't have purchased it.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very Solid Product

          By DrTHoop

          from Gary, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits

          Comments about Benbo Classic No. 2 Standard Tripod Kit:

          I shoot a lot of Macro photography and this tripod is excellent for static shots. It is a little too bulky to carry in the field for candid type shots. Very sturdy and stable. I can attach my camera to this tripod without fear of it falling over. The only bad thing I can say is that it is rather heavy and bulky. Not a tripod I would recommend for a hiking trip.

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