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Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column

B&H # BEC358 Mfr # ELC3
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Product Highlights
  • For Use with Benro 3 Series Tripods

The Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column is only 4.72" (120mm) tall and features a ridge-and-groove design to eliminate unwanted column rotation to allow lower camera positioning often required for macro and product photography. These Carbon fiber columns and corresponding Aluminum columns are the same size. You can use this Carbon fiber column on 3 Series Aluminum tripods and vice versa.

Material Carbon Fiber
Travel Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 4.72 x 1.24" (120 x 32mm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer

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BenroC-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fits well (7)
  • Improves tripod function (7)
  • Solid/sturdy (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Night shots (3)
    • Wildlife (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Kel

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro

      Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

      Allows my Induro CT 313 tripod to get much lower to the ground than the standard center column that ships with the pod. Especially useful for macro and landscape shots.

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      5.0

      great new column

      By scott

      from hurricane, UT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

        Very nice new addition to my Induro CT-314 tripod. I shot primarily landscape & panorama's and this will help get me closer to the ground. It's very well built like my Induro tripod.

        Always enjoy purchasing from B&H

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        4.0

        Excellent Tripod Addition

        By BillP

        from Utah

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

          I bought this to replace the longer center column on my Induro CX314 tripod. I never use the center extension, since it defeats the purpose of the tripod (and the CX314 is plenty tall). This shorter column allows the tripod to be set in its lowest leg position for ground-level shots. The hook at the bottom of the longer column can be easily moved to this column, allowing you to add weight to the tripod as needed for maximum stability. The column is well made and would have gotten five stars, had it been more reasonably priced.

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          5.0

          GREAT Option!!!

          By Love2Run

          from San Ramon, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Micro

            Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

            I love having the option to go super low with my tripod. It was easy to remove the column the Induro came with and simply put this one in its place. I LOVE that I was able to remove the end piece from the original column and screw it right on to the end of the column shown here...so you do not lose that cool feature!

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            4.0

            Extra Low Center Column works

            By Mike

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

                The Benro Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column is just short enough for me to adjust the tripod angle to the lowest position on a level surface with less than a inch to spare. I would like it if it were 1-2 inches shorter, but in the meantime, it is close and good enough.

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                5.0

                Purchased for Induro CT314

                By Strykapose

                from NYC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots

                  Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

                  I purchased the CT314 and this because I wanted a sturdier tripod w/o the center column. For those who think this shorter center column will lighten the combo, it wont. This shorter column has a thicker top plate with 3 set screws to lock down the head. Nice because it wont skew the head as the long center column that came with the CT314 only has 1 setscrew. My BH55 sits perfect on this column. Benro and Induro are the same company.

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                  4.0

                  Very simple, solid center column

                  By ChineeBoy

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Lightweight
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots

                    Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

                    When they said "Extra-Low", they really mean it! This thing is about 6 inches long and it is great. I use it with my Benro c328 which allows it to go VERY low to the ground.

                    I rarely pull this out since center columns destabilizes. So it does the job quite well.

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                    5.0

                    It is what it is

                    By Knapperbill

                    from Geneseo, Illinois

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

                      I bought this short column to replace the standard one on my Induro CT314. Basically, this allows me to bring the tripod down to the ground much further. It also makes the tripod lighter, but honestly, I can't really tell. I don't like to use a column anyway, so this is the next best thing to not even having one. Perfect product that does what it is intended for and nothing more.

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                      5.0

                      MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY

                      By Mtnpilot

                      from Nampa, Idaho

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Quick installation

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Benro C-358 Extra-Low Carbon Fiber Center Column:

                      This short center column replaces the standard center column of the Induro "3 Series" (e.g., CT314)tripods. The change-over from one to the other takes about a minute using the tool kit included with the Induro tripods. The short center column is needed to enable the lowest possible positioning of the tripod. I consider this a must-have accessory for landscape and wildlife work.

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