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Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead

B&H # BEC1691TB0 Mfr # C1691TB0
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
  • Extends to 5.28' (1.61 m)
  • Folds Down to 17.1" (43.5 cm)
  • Weighs 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
  • Detachable Leg Functions as 4.4' Monopod
  • 5 Leg Sections
  • 180° Folding Mechanism
  • Small, Lightweight Ballhead Included
  • 360° Panorama Scale
  • Separate Lock and Drag Adjustment Knobs

Need some solid support? The Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead is a professional-quality tripod with lightweight, high-quality carbon fiber legs for top performance--plus, one leg is detachable for use as a 4.4' (1.34 m) monopod.

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 B0 Ballhead is a lightweight (0.6 lb/0.3 kg) head with separate lock and drag adjustment knobs, a quick-release clamp that's compatible with an Arca Swiss QR system, and a 360° graduated panning scale for precise image alignment.

5-section legs.
One removable leg converts to a 4.39' (1.34 m) monopod.
Includes a small, lightweight ballhead B0 to match the size of the tripod; with a calibrated panning base, separate lock and drag adjustment knobs, 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.
General
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16
Maximum Height Tripod: 5.28' (1.61 m)
Monopod: 4.39' (1.34 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 4.47' (1.36 m)
Minimum Height 17.1" (43.5 cm)
Folded Length 17.1" (43.5 cm)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
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: 3.5" (90mm)
Base Diameter: 1.73" (44mm)
Load Capacity 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
Fitting Size & Type Head mount: 1/4"-20
Base mount: 3/8"-16
Weight 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead
  • B0 Ballhead
  • QR Plate
  • Carrying Case With Strap
  • Spike Feet & Tools
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    BenroC-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead
     
    4.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great travel tripod

      By Refurb

      from SoCal

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Mononpod Option
      • Small and lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead:

        Not as sturdy as my primary Manfrotto but great for travel where the Manfrotto can't go. Monopod option is great for occasions where tripod isn't allowed...and nothing extra to pack!

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        5.0

        Amazing!!!!

        By Dawn's Early Light Photo

        from Western New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Set Up Break Down Quick
        • Small
        • Very Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hiking Or Backpacking
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead:

          I've been using this little wonder for over a year now and I have to say it's perfect for me. I do a lot of hiking and this folds down so small and weighs so little I hardly know it's attached to my pack. Yet, it's very sturdy and steady as long as you don't extend the center column. I'm 6 foot tall so that means I have to bend a little when using it but I don't mind as the weight and size are more important considerations for me. Highly recommended for the hikers/backpackers out there!

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          5.0

          Amazingly solid

          By Jim

          from Vermont

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead:

              I just tested this tripod and head at full extension, shooting 1:1 macro with a heavy Nikkor AF-S ED Micro 105. Compared with same set-up using my rock-solid Tiltall. Using equal care for both (let vibration dissipate, mirror lock-up and cable release) I could see no difference in image sharpness. I also experienced no image creep from the head. Considering its incredibly small size and weight, I don't know how you beat that.

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              3.0

              Packing light is possible!

              By pixeldizzy

              from Minnesota

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Ballhead not secure
              • Screw adjusted legs

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead:

              I am still trying out this tripod and I am not sure if I will keep it.

              Pros: It definitely is light weight and will fit in my carry on suitcase and still allow me room for clothes. It seems sturdy enough.

              Cons: The head doesn't secure tightly and the camera tends to drift downward. I would prefer clips as opposed to the screw legs as I finds I spend way to much time fiddling with the leg adjustments. As with other reviews, I wouldn't dare to try to elevate the center pole. I also have not figured out how to remove the leg that becomes a monopod. Nice idea though.

              The quick release clips are on back order so I haven't yet tried these.

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              4.0

              Great Tripod

              By Paul

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Benro C-1691 Travel Angel CF Tripod (Trans-Functional) W/B0 Ballhead:

                I have used it as a travel tripod and carried it in a backpack. The ballhead is very good and locks-in firmly. The legs a adequately stiff for med. long telephoto lens provided you let vibrations settle a little more than 2 seconds. I needed to put a little strip of tape in top grove of the head to firmly grip Swiss Arca plates. With a little strip of electrical tape the grip is rock solid. One leg can easily be removed for use as a sturdy mono pod and walking stick. Overall the construction seems to be premium for a light tripod & ballhead set.

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