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Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

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Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 105"
  • Min Height: Ground Level
  • Folded Length: 49"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Weight: 9.1 lb
  • Double-Ended Center Column
  • Ball Head and Carrying Case Included
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Maximum Height: 105"

105" 66"

You Pay: $356.99

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The Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head can hold 22 lb worth of gear and extend up to 105" high. Its 2-section legs have large locking levers to adjust their height, and the center column can reach low enough for ground-level shooting. A double-ended center column has a 3/8"-16 threaded stud on one side and a 1/4"-20 on the other.

Included with this kit is the Benbo Professional Ball head. The head can be mounted to either side of the center column thanks to an included 1/4"-20 bushing adapter. It has friction control and separate locks to control the ball movement and 360° panning. A carrying case is provided to protect the tripod during transport.

Material Aluminum
Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Maximum Height 105" (266 cm)
Minimum Height Ground level
Folded Length 49" (124 cm)
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Locking knobs
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding, double ended
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet Yes, rubber
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Weight 9.1 lb (4.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 14.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 50.0 x 7.0 x 7.0"
Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
  • Pro Ball & Socket Head
  • Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod
  • Tripod Case 2
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    BenboClassic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head
     
    4.1

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Night shots (3)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Tripod

    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,...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not that great

    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...Read complete review

    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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    5.0

    Very pleased

    By Johnny B

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Solid construction
    • Versitile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Display Shots
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

    This tripod is high quality and very versatile. You can go from floor level to 8.5 ft. and anywhere in between. The camera can be suspended over a table for a birds-eye view. You can use it as a copy stand. Be skeptical of the negative reviews. Neither of the ones currently posted are by verified buyers. This is a solid, professional tool for heavy-duty use.

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    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

      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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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

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

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

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

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

          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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 2 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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

          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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          (2 of 2 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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

          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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

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

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          (2 of 4 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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

          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 2 Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head:

          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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