B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 9:26 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 9:00 PM EDT (in 9 hour(s) and 26 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead

B&H # BEA1690TBH0 Mfr # A1690TBH0
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $170.50
Product Highlights
  • Supports 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
  • Extends to 4.93' (1.50 m)
  • Folds Down to 15.55" (39.5 cm)
  • Weighs 3.5 lb (1.58 kg)
  • 5 Leg Sections
  • 180° Folding Mechanism
  • Small, Lightweight Ball Head Included
  • Dual Locking, Snap-In QR System

Need some solid support? The Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 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 BH-0 Ball Head is a lightweight (8 oz/0.23 kg) head with a single action, snap-in quick-release system.

5-section legs.
Includes a small, lightweight ball head BH-0 to match the size of the tripod;
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
General
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4-20 & 3/8-16
Maximum Height 4.93' (1.50 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 4.21' (1.3 m)
Minimum Height 15.55" (39.5 cm)
Folded Length 15.55" (39.5 cm)
Weight 3.5 lb (1.58 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Removable
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Head
Ball Diameter: 24mm
Height Maximum: 3.3" (84mm)
Base Diameter: 1.73" (44mm)
Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Fitting Size & Type 1/4" screw
Weight 0.5 lb (0.2 kg)
Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead
  • BH-0 Ball Head
  • PH08 QR Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    BenroA-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (12)
    • Compact (10)
    • Stable (8)
    • Durable (6)
    • Easy to use (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (14)
      • Travel (14)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Home (5)
      • Portraits (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Travel Tripod for the Price

      I will soon be traveling to western Europe and needed a small, light, and portable tripod to take with me for the purposes of landscape photography. I can't say enough good things about...Read complete review

      I will soon be traveling to western Europe and needed a small, light, and portable tripod to take with me for the purposes of landscape photography. I can't say enough good things about the Benro A-1690 Travel Angel. The tripod folds compactly and stores easily in a suitcase. It is also very sturdy and easy to adjust. Additionally, I like the ball head as it makes very easy to adjust the angle of the camera with out having to move all sorts of levers. The camera fastens securely to the clamp so I don't have to concern myself with my equipment falling off or the tripod falling over. Finally, it comes with spike feet accessories to allow for added support on muddy or rocky terrains. Overall, this addition to my photography arsenal was vital and is used on a daily basis.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Very Compact

      The tripod was to be used for back country still photography; scenery and wildlife. I was looking for a minimal set-up to carry. As advertised, this tripod breaks down to a very small...Read complete review

      The tripod was to be used for back country still photography; scenery and wildlife. I was looking for a minimal set-up to carry. As advertised, this tripod breaks down to a very small size. My problem with the tripod was the amount of time it took to go from completely packed to set up for taking pictures. Also, twisting the number of locks took too much time.
      Quality of materials and workmanship is excellent.

      Reviewed by 20 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-20

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Travel tripod

      By Terpsichore

      from Tacoma, Washington

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

        Bought this tripod for travel. It holds the weight of my Nikon camera with its longest lens without a problem. It is simple to use and collapses small enough to fit even in my multipurpose pack pack. It is light weight enough that I don't mind carrying it around and since I don't weigh a lot myself, that is important to me!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Hobbyphotog

        from West Palm Beach, FL

        Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

        As someone who shoots as a hobby, this is the perfect tripod without getting too pricey. Light and compact and great for travel. Highly recommended!

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Delivers and then some....

        By krvitali

        from Tewksbury MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Very Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

            The Benro Travel Angel is an impressive lightweight compact tripod that delivers in a big way.

            I am very impressed with the stability of this tripod even though it is so compact and lightweight. This tripod stays in my car and is always ready to be pulled out.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            A TRAVEL ANGEL INDEED!

            By Maya

            from New York

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Weak Ballhead
            • Weak Ball Head

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

            I needed a travel tripod that was able to fulfill the following needs:1. Small enough to fit in my carry on bag2. able to withstand the weight of a D800, SB900 and at most a 70-200mm lens3. Be cheap enough in the event it was stolen while abroad.Needless to say it fulfilled all of the above and I'm totally happy with it. However, I wouldn't recommend using this in situations outside with high winds. I should also note that I did not bother using the included ball head. it didn't seem very sturdy so I used another (which I cannot mention here) instead.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

             
            4.0

            Great Tripod with Extras

            By Danielli

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Travel

              Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

              Was skeptical at first but this tripod compares very favorably in terms of height, weight and features to other tripods costing 2 or 3 times as much. Collapses very small, gets quite high, has a bubble level, hook for extra stabilization. And it comes with metal terrain feet you can switch out with the included wrench, and a carry bag. The multi-directional head is included too.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Great travel tripod

              By Els

              from New York, NY

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                This kit is great value if you're looking for a complete travel tripod solution.

                FEATURES: The tripod itself is very stable, and I really appreciate the hook that allows you to use your equipment bag to further stabilize the setup. The head is also very sturdy and I love the quick release ballhead which allows for a great range of angles, and also gets your camera from portrait to landscape orientation with ease.

                SETUP: The legs are very elegantly designed to fold up neatly when you pack them up, and slide out smoothly when you set up. This can be done quickly by grasping the set of twist-locks with your entire hand and performing a half-twist, then quickly twisting each back. The B&H expert set up in 20s flat - I'm still working on mine.

                USE: The height of the tripod is a comfortable 5'4" with camera attached, which is great for taking standing portraits or even just to look through. I've taken a long-exposure on a pebble beach in windy conditions and the tripod was rock steady.

                TRAVEL: The accompanying bag is extremely compact and has sufficient padding so that you know your tripod will a) be safe, b) not bruise you. The shoulder sling is great, and I barely noticed its weight when I took it on a 3 hour walkabout. There is an inner compartment where you can stuff in a memory card, shutter release or even the ground spikes (for use in soft ground - looks useful though I haven't tested them yet). You can probably pack everything into your carry-on easily.

                Overall, a great compact tripod kit for the avid travel photographer. Will continue testing and update if I encounter any issues.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By Jason the Lawyer

                from Crofton, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                  This item is amazing. It folds down to nothing, comes with its own carrying case, and is extremely sturdy. This is a great step up for those who need something better than what you can find at a typical big box store without going as crazy as the $600 carbon fiber models. A great value and quality product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Expensive

                  By Jerry

                  from Boulder, CO.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                      I have found other tripods with the same capabilities for much cheaper.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Travel Tripod for the Price

                      By Winston

                      from Louisville, KY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                        I will soon be traveling to western Europe and needed a small, light, and portable tripod to take with me for the purposes of landscape photography. I can't say enough good things about the Benro A-1690 Travel Angel. The tripod folds compactly and stores easily in a suitcase. It is also very sturdy and easy to adjust. Additionally, I like the ball head as it makes very easy to adjust the angle of the camera with out having to move all sorts of levers. The camera fastens securely to the clamp so I don't have to concern myself with my equipment falling off or the tripod falling over. Finally, it comes with spike feet accessories to allow for added support on muddy or rocky terrains. Overall, this addition to my photography arsenal was vital and is used on a daily basis.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Feather light and sturdy

                        By Levasseur1

                        from Quebec, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                          Light and compact

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          4.0

                          Good travel solution

                          By Peter

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • A bit tedious to set up

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                            The set up/take down of this aren't as fast as my Bogen tripod but it also fits in my carryon which is very helpful. Use this for my rolleiflexes and light DSLR set ups. It's pretty sturdy but not crazy sturdy. The case it comes with is nice as well.

                            I'll put it through the real test soon with a 10 week trip coming up.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this review

                             
                            4.0

                            Well Made and Compact

                            By KJ the traveller

                            from Ottawa, Ontario

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                              This tripod is extremely well made, compact, easy to set up and re-fold once you get the hang, excellent quick install/release mechansim and it's a pretty reasonable weight which was a key factor for me. The bag that goes with it is neat and offers the option of just slinging the tripod over your shoulder for shorter expeditions. I will probably be using it more than a heavier but sturdier tripod I already have. One caution though: be careful about the weight rating. I had to learn during the first few attempts to really tighten everything to properly support my camera and a Canon L telephoto lens weighing 5.5 lbs altogether when configured for portrait orientation (i.e., camera hanging at one side). But it works.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this review

                               
                              5.0

                              Versatile and lightweight

                              By Peter

                              from New York

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                This is a great all purpose tripod. It's great for travel and easily fits in most camera bags.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

                                Share this review

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Very Compact

                                By Ted

                                from Tucson, AZ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                  The tripod was to be used for back country still photography; scenery and wildlife. I was looking for a minimal set-up to carry. As advertised, this tripod breaks down to a very small size. My problem with the tripod was the amount of time it took to go from completely packed to set up for taking pictures. Also, twisting the number of locks took too much time.
                                  Quality of materials and workmanship is excellent.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  perfect for a amateur photographer

                                  By aerich

                                  from denver, co

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                    only complaint is that I wish the ball head was dual action sometimes but works great as a single.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great quality

                                    By Bob

                                    from Vancouver, Canada

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Photos
                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife Photos

                                      Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                      Good for travel, and very well build.
                                      Despite the fact that is a 5 elements leg, it is sturdy, and I already try it for start trails and works beautifully.
                                      It worth every penny.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Just right

                                      By Chanale the Photomamma

                                      from Israel

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife Photos

                                        Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                        I needed a portable tripod, something sturdy enough to be durable, but light enough to carry around with me on photography trips. This tripod meets all these requirements.

                                        It is also light and compact enough to slip into my suitcase when I travel.

                                        It is useful that it comes with a ball head. One less expense!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        Share this review

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Benro Travel Angel A-1690

                                        By RL

                                        from Pgh

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                            Great tripod.Highly recommended.My best tripod by far.[...]

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            The Perfect Tripod

                                            By The good-deal finder

                                            from Boston, MA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cheap
                                            • Easy to travel
                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Robust
                                            • Sturdy
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Night Shots
                                              • Travel
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                              This is my first serious tripod. I was mainly interested in buying a tripod that is sturdy, easy to handle, and manageable to carry around. After speaking with a BHPhotoVideo salesman in real life, I had narrowed my options to this one and a few others by other namebrands. I am 100% convinced that I made the right buy.

                                              In short, this tripod is outstanding. It's very sturdy, holds up to the wind, and collapses so small (15"). Its reversible folding legs were inspired by the expensive Gitzo tripods, and boy is it a swift design.

                                              I have 0 complaints. I am able to take loooong exposures via a remote shutter release from a windy bridge in my city. The tripod remains unaffected by the wind; the pictures come out crystal sharp with not a single pixel of observable motion blur.

                                              I cannot recommend this tripod enough.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              Share this review

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Perfect

                                              By russojulie

                                              from Mobile, AL

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Size
                                              • Cost
                                              • Strength

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Daily Use
                                                • traveling

                                                Comments about Benro A-1690 Travel Angel Alum. Tripod W/BH-0 Ballhead:

                                                Strong, folds to a fairly compact state. I am not worried about winds when I am out on a shoot with this one.

                                                Share this review

                                                Quick Release Plates

                                                Benro -  PH-08 Quick Release Plate for BH-1-M Ball Heads, HD-18M Pan Heads, and DJ-80 Tilt Heads
                                                • You Pay: $14.00
                                                 
                                                Oben -  TS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops (Black)
                                                • You Pay: $29.95
                                                 

                                                Leg Accessories

                                                Tether Tools -  StrapMoore
                                                • You Pay: $18.95
                                                 

                                                Dollies

                                                Magnus -  DWF-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
                                                • You Pay: $41.95
                                                 

                                                Sandbags/Weight Bags

                                                Show more >
                                                Impact -  Saddle Sandbag - 5 lb (Black Cordura)
                                                • You Pay: $19.95
                                                 

                                                General Tripod Accessories

                                                Show more >
                                                Vello -  Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
                                                • You Pay: $14.99
                                                 
                                                See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                                                Close

                                                Close

                                                Close