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Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod

B&H # BEA2580F Mfr # A2580F
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You Pay: $127.00
Product Highlights
  • 65.2" Maximum Height
  • Anti-Rotation Legs w/ Flip Locks
  • 21.2" Folded Length
  • Reversible Grooved Center Column
  • Weighs Just Over 4 lb
  • Supports Loads Up to 22 lb

The Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod is a lightweight, sturdy support for a medium-format camera or a DLSR outfitted with a zoom lens, with a maximum load capacity of 22 lb. With the center column and the four leg sections fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 65.2".

The A2580F includes several professional features that ensure its stability, such as user-adjustable flip locks on the legs. Locking screws in the top plate provide an extra level of security and stability when attaching a head (not included). A hook at the bottom of the center column allows you to hang a counterweight from the tripod's center of gravity for increased stability, especially in windy conditions or with uneven loads.

Adjustable Leg Angles
The legs can be independently locked into place at three different angles to enable shooting on irregular surface areas or at ground level
Anti-Rotation Legs with Quick Locks
Tripod height can be set easily by flipping the quick-lock leg levers. Combined with anti-rotation legs, this enables fast setup without fumbling
Rubber and Stainless Steel Spiked Feet
The tripod comes with both rubber feet and stainless steel spiked feet that screw in and out of the leg
Foam Grip on One Leg
A thick layer of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) provides a comfortable yet firm grip when carrying your Benro tripod, and it mitigates the effects of extreme heat and cold
Wingnut-Style Column Lock
A wingnut-style center column-locking knob allows for secure height adjustments on the fly, with intuitive execution
Reversible Center Column
The center column, which is grooved to prevent rotation, is removable and reversible so that you can mount a camera as close to the ground as possible
Spirit Level & Compass
Built into the chassis are a spirit level that helps keep your camera squared off and level with your subject, and a built-in compass that indicates directional orientation
Carry Case & Shoulder Strap
Benro carrying cases and straps are made of high-quality, durable materials to provide maximum protection for your tripod and head (not included). The included shoulder strap doubles as a tripod-carrying strap – just slip the strap's lasso around the legs and, at the other end of the strap, attach the clip to the loop on the tripod's magnesium chassis
General
Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Maximum Height 65.2" (165.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 21.2" (53.8 cm)
Weight 4.1 lb (1.9 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes, with 3 stops
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/no (removable: screw thread 3/8)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid (grooved, removable, reversible)
Center Column Sections 1
Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod
  • Deluxe Carry Case
  • Strap
  • Spike Feet
  • Tools
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    BenroClassic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod
     
    5.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (8)
    • Folds away (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Unfolds quickly (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (9)
      • Night shots (7)
      • Wildlife (7)
      • Portraits (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Quite a deal for a real tripod

      By RogerS

      from Hartford, CT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stable
      • Unfolds Quickly
      • Well constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

        Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

        I normally use a carbon fiber tripod that is four times the price of this one. Truthfully though, it is too light at times. I am impressed that with a basic Manfrotto 701HDV head on this it's smoother as the tripod legs weight keeps it planted better. The maximum height is well above me, which is great. The leg locks aren't quite as smooth as a more expensive one but are fine. The bottom hook is well thought out. All together I'm quite amazed at the quality of this tripod for $[*]. Add an Arcatech leveling base and fluid head and you have an ideal video head. For photography it's fine but I'd rather use a lighter tripod with a ballhead for that.

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        5.0

        Benro tripod

        By Jan

        from Spokane

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

          I haven't used it yet, but it's very substantial and tall enough that I don't have to raise the center pole at all. I may have been able to get by with the shorter one since I am now 5'5" instead of my previous 5'6-1/2".

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Solid Tripod

          By George Mac

          from Columbus, Georgia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

            Using this tripod for landscape and still photography. Very steady while using this product.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very sturdy

            By Photoguyinmo

            from Independence, MO

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

              This is a very sturdy tripod without becoming overly heavy. It is light enough to carry for extended time periods.

              This is also very easy to use and the included carrying case with spike feet makes it great in a wide variety of environments.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              An excellent tripod at a great price

              By PJB

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                This tripod has all the features of a model that costs significantly more money. Purchased this model to use with a Jobu Designs gimbal head, and the two make a sturdy and reliable piece of equipment.

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                • No

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Solid performer

                By Ivan

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Operation
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                  Just got it and am already very impressed. It stores quite compactly and expands to 65", not counting my ball head. Sections move in and out smoothly. Very solid feel, provides great stability for my DSLR (Sony Alpha 77) with any of my lenses. Center column has a ridge to prevent rotation. Instead of having spikes that screw out and in through rubber tips, the spikes and rubber tips are separate. Not as convenient, but I have had previous tripods where it was difficult to keep the spike extensions the same, not so with this tripod. It is light weight. The case is nice to have and you can attach the case strap directly to the tripod if you like.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  amazing product

                  By Jose

                  from Venezuela

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                    strong, beauty, light

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                    • No

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Lives up to its description!

                    By Nicksaint

                    from S.F. Peninsula

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                      I was looking for a compact but sturdy tripod for traveling. The Benro is that and more. Extremely well built, fast handling and accommodates a host of tripod heads. And, very reasonably priced.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Tripod

                      By BOB

                      from New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Heavy
                      • Smooth
                      • Solid

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                      Extremely solid. It is rather heavy which, for me is good because that means its sturdy. Perfect for long exposures.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      This a must have for the photo kit

                      By Richie

                      from greenbelt md

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                      easy to use, extremely solid base for those special steady shots. quick adjustable legs with thumb pressure knobs, very enjoyable. thanks

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