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Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod

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Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod

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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
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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 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (11)
    • Unfolds quickly (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Folds away (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (12)
      • Night shots (10)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Reviewed by 13 customers

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      5.0

      Rock solid.

      By JerryB

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Great constuction
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

        I've been testing my new Pantex K3 with verious lenses using this tripod and the Benro B1 ball head. The tripod is rock solid. The deck it's on is another matter so I'd deffinitely recomend a remote to use with it.

        It is not too heavey but not light either.

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        5.0

        Exceeds my expectations

        By Ron

        from Lexington, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

          This tripod supports my Canon 7D with a 24-105L zoom lens with no effort at all. The legs operate smoothly and utilize flip locks that also operate easily; very much like my Manfrotto. I use the tripod outside and can adjust each leg as needed to accommodate the terrain. At present I use the rubber feet for everything and have not needed the spiked feet, which incidentally are included if needed. Although, this is an aluminum tripod, the 4.1 pound weight combined with the 0.9 pound Sirui K-20X ballhead (reviewed elsewhere) appears to be a non-issue when carrying it. And finally stability appears to be great. I have no regrets with this purchase.

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          5.0

          Best sticks in the price range

          By Mr. Quality Conscious

          from North Carolina

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Benro Classic A2580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

            I really like these sticks! I had purchased and returned three full tripods prior to making the choice to try a more expensive set. My original purchase was for a complete tripod and ball head in the $ price range for both parts. I returned it due to some damage/manufacturing defects on the legs, ball head, and carry bag that came as part of the package. The tripod was a bit flimsy for my taste, so when I re-ordered, I order a set in the $ price range. I received the second set with similar leg and ball head scratches, and the ball head did not fit flush on the sticks when reversed for low shots. This was due to a manufacturing defect in that the screw that the head mounted onto was not straight. I returned the second one for a third. Exact same make and model as the second one I ordered, and the third one had the same mis-mounted screw issue and similar scratches on the head and legs.I went back to the drawing board and began researching tripods that seemed a bit more stable and where the head appeared to be smoother during operation. I finally decided on these legs and a panhead by the same manufacturer, the Benro HD1 3-Way Panhead. Together the complete cost for this set was $ including shipping. $ more than I had original wanted to spend for the complete tripod, but well worth the difference in price for the stability of the legs and the smoothness of the operation of the legs. These were quite obviously much better made than the original $ price point legs and ball head. The importance of this lesson learned, is as most often the case, "you get what you pay for."I am an amateur photographer and use my tripod pretty much as most photographers would. I use it in low light conditions both inside and outside, when hand held shots might be out of focus. Inside I have used it to take some shots of myself working in my office that were needed for a promotional powerpoint presentation. I work by myself on the road in three different offices where it is not much of an option to ask anyone else to take my picture. I have also used it to take some inside photos of some house decorations just because I wanted to post them on Facebook so family members could see what new decorations my wife and I purchased while on vacation this year. I have taken some pictures of a creek and some other things in the woods behind my home. Low light for sure. The pictures came out better using the tripod than the photos that I had taken hand held right after I received my new camera. (Canon 70D and EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens) I mention them by brand only so readers will have a better understanding of the weight that I have mounted on this tripod setup. Camera = 1.66 lb / 755 g with battery and memory card. Lens =1.06 lb (480 g) Not too heavy at all right now, but some heavier lenses are in my future plans. The pictures I took in the woods were on normal semi level woods terrain and on some inclines. The sticks handled the inclines very nicely. One shot had one leg on the ground and the other two legs on rocks that lined a creek bed. Very easy to set up and level with the "ball level" that is mounted on these sticks. The smooth operation of the legs as they were extended and while leveling was very nice. There was also a slight breeze so this could have been a precarious shot if the legs were not stable. No camera shake at all even in the rising and falling strength of the breeze.In conclusion, I have had the product for 2 months now and used it about 10 times. Every time I use it is enjoyable because of the quality and ease of use. I have no complaints at all about this product as of this writing. I am not the easiest of customers to please as I am very quality conscious and believe that my hard earned money, when spent, should yield an equal value return for my investment!

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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".

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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.

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                  5.0

                  Very sturdy

                  By Photoguyinmo

                  from Independence, MO

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                  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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                    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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                      (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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                        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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                            (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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                            (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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