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Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead

B&H # BEA0690TBH00 MFR # A0690TBH00
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
  • Extends to 4.65' (1.42 m)
  • Folds Down to 14.96" (38 cm)
  • Minimum Height of 14.96" (38 cm)
  • Weighs 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
  • 5 Leg Sections
  • 180° Folding Mechanism
  • Small, Lightweight Ball Head Included
  • Dual Lock, Quick Release System
  • Single Knob Adjustment

Need some solid support? The Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead is a professional-quality tripod with lightweight, high-quality aluminum alloy legs for top performance. In addition, magnesium is used for all die-cast parts. Despite its lower weight, magnesium is more rigid than aluminum, and has the same strength per volume.

This Travel Angel tripod is easy to carry, so you'll have it with you at all times. Travel Angel's unique 180° foldover design allows it to be collapsed into a very compact size that can easily fit into backpacks or luggage. When you need quick set-up, excellent maximum height and a rigid, stable support, the Travel Angel is an impressive performer.

This tripod also features individual leg angle adjustments, anti-rotation leg design, a reversible center column with spring loaded weight hook, anti-dust and moisture rubber leg lock grips.

The included BH00 Ball Head is a lightweight (6.35 oz/0.18 kg), single-action head with a snap-in quick release system, single knob adjustment, and an integral level.

5-section legs.
Includes single action ball head to match the size of the tripod; with a calibrated panning base, locked down by a single lock-down lever, and a dual quick release locking system.
Offers two leg-angle settings to accommodate uneven terrain or awkward shooting situations.
Anti-twist leg sections and a grooved center column make setup and breakdown quick and easy.
Removable rubber and stainless steel spike feet (optional) provide a secure grip both indoors and outdoors
Retractable spring-loaded hook can be used to add stability with a sand bag or equipment bag
Small, lightweight included ball head BH00 has a snap-in quick release system, exceptional ball design, single-knob adjustment and an integral level.
General
Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16
Maximum Height 4.65' (1.42 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 3.98' (1.21 m)
Minimum Height 14.96" (38 cm)
Folded Length 14.96" (38 cm)
Weight 2.6 lb (1.18 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Optional
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Head
Ball 80mm diameter
Height Maximum: 0.94" (24mm)
Base Diameter: 1.37" (35mm)
Load Capacity 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Fitting Size & Type 1/4" screw
Weight 6.34 oz (0.18 kg)
Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead
  • BH00 Ballhead with Quick Release
  • Carrying Bag
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    BenroA-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Home (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      3.0

      Not what I had hoped.

      By S. James

      from Bartlesville, OK

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Over priced
      • Subpar

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

      As a tripod it is fine. I decided on this tripod because of its ball head. In the past when filming I often found it hard to have a steady pan transition. I chose the ball head to elevate this problem but the one screw release makes it hard to have a firm sturdy feel. It feels locked into place or completely free and has to be steadied by hand, with no handle to help. Do to it being labeled a professional-quality tripod and the above average price I wanted to try it out but it is not what I had hoped.

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      4.0

      Fits the bill

      By Karen, Hobby Photographer

      from Jefferson City, Tennessee

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Travel

        Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

        This tripod is exactly what it says it is, a lightweight, travel tripod. It is not as sturdy as my regular tripod but that tripod is just too heavy to carry for any distance. I have used it with my T3 with a 24-105 lens and a 430 flash. You have to think a little more carefully about the position of the camera in relationship to the legs when you are shooting vertical but the camera felt stable enough to walk away from a little ways. You do have to make sure that all the leg sections are securely locked which can take a couple of turns. It is amazing how compact it folds up and the case is nice if you are not packing a big bag. The head allows for good movement but I found the knob to loosen the head would sometimes get in the way for vertical shots and you would have to move the camera to the other side of the ball to lock the head and then reposition the tripod. The price is great. It would be wonderful to be able to afford a fancy carbon fiber tripod, but if you are on a budget and photography is your hobby, then this is a great tripod for hiking.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Two thumbs up to this tiny giant

        By Christa

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

          I spent a small eternity researching travel tripods. I settled on this little guy and love it. I travel for extended periods of time and need something that can fit in my backpack or can be lugged around for hours without my shoulder dying.

          This Benro is tiny, light and simple to setup and take down. The anti-twist legs are so rad, they're ridiculously easy to use. Stability is perfect for my 5lb Canon 60D + 25-105.

          My old tripod couldn't hold my camera vertically but this tiny giant can. I also like that the level is on the very top of the ball head so it's really accurate. The quick release has a pop-out metal ring underneath so attaching/removing from the camera is easy.

          The case is also smart looking. It's padded, has a little compartment inside for stuff and has an adjustable, non-padded strap.

          If I had to come up with complaints they would be:
          - The case's strap needs to be longer. Personally not a fan of wearing anything with a strap high up on my body.

          - I wish there were some kind of marking for the leg angles so you could quickly see where they are instead of blindly trying to locate them. I'm sure I'll muscle-memorize this over time but for familiarizing yourself with it, it would be helpful.

          Both of those things are hardly worth a mention, the tripod is really excellent. Definitely a new fan of Benro!

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          5.0

          great tripod

          By andy

          from MN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Travel

            Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

            very light. very sturdy. strong enough to hold my nex-7 and 18-200 zoom lens. love it.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Tripod

            By Ndoca

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Durable
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

              I was overwhelmed by all the choices when i started looking for a tripod. Finally, I made the decision to just shop and read reviews on B&H.com and make a selection. After receiving the tripod, I couldn't be happpier with the stability and durability of the tripod. I intend on buying a Benro product again.

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              4.0

              Versatile!

              By ohmair24

              from Newton, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

                Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

                I love the tripod, it makes adjusting the height, angle, and position of the camera on the tripod easy.

                The only downside is that I wish they would have an easier way to actually mount the camera on the tripod that doesn't require you to turn the tripod or camera 'round and round. I know this is a standard way to mount a camera, but there must be a better way (I know the Gorillapod has an alternative one).

                But otherwise, it is relatively compact, very sturdy, and offers many options. I recommend it!

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                3.0

                Smaller, quick-use Tripod

                By Coyttl

                from Boyds, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscapes
                    • Quick setup

                    Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

                    For the price, the sturdiness of the tripod is rather good. However, it's not as solid and stable for full portrait use, but is good for doing quick-setups when shooting landscapes. Considering its weight, I would have expected it to be a little more sure on its feet.

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                    5.0

                    A-0690 TRVL ANGL TRPD w/BH-00 BALL HD

                    By JCC

                    from Stamford, CT

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Light weight folds small
                    • Very sturdy

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

                    This is the ideal tripod to travel with. It folds up small enought to fit in any suitcase. It is sturdy enough to support my Canon 7D with accesories. It will work as a table top or full tripod.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    nice tripod for the money

                    By b

                    from Boise, ID

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Benro A-0690 Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with BH00 Ballhead:

                    A great tripod for the money. I will eventually put a different head on. Tripod is very sturdy but still lightweight. Folds down to a very small size perfect for your bag. Comes with a nice carrying case.

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