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Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod

B&H # BEA3580F Mfr # A3580F
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Product Highlights
  • 69.3" Maximum Height
  • Anti-Rotation Legs w/ Flip Locks
  • 23.2" Folded Length
  • Reversible Grooved Center Column
  • Weighs 5.3 lb
  • Supports Loads Up to 33 lb

The Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod is a lightweight, sturdy support for a medium-format camera or a DSLR outfitted with a long telephoto lens, with a maximum load capacity of 33 lb. With the center column and the four leg sections fully extended, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 69.3".

The A3580F 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 33 lb (15 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Maximum Height 69.3" (176.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 23.2" (59.0 cm)
Weight 5.3 lb (2.4 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 A3580F 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 A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod
     
    5.0

    (based on 15 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (13)
    • Unfolds quickly (10)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Folds away (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (11)
      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Sports/action (8)
      • Night shots (7)
      • Portraits (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (8), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      An excellent piece of equipment

      By K9 Ziggy

      from Newmanstown, PA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

        An excellent tripod. I am using a Manfrotto pistol grip head with a Canon 5D3 and custom bracket. Very solid, easy to use. Probably a little bulky for travel.

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        5.0

        Great Tripod!

        By 2drumstix

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Sturdy
        • Unfolds Quickly
        • Well made

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Portraits
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

        I own two of these, both have heavy video heads on them and they handle the weight very well. Sturdy, well made, quick easy legs, a nice bag, and at the price point they are a fantastic tripod and at a great value.

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        5.0

        Excellent $$$/value tripod

        By jtmiv

        from Harrisburg, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Nice Padded Bag
        • Tool Kit And Spiked Feet
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

          I purchased this tripod to use for outdoor/nature photography with a Sigma 150-500 lens and a gripped 40D and 1DMK2.

          The 1DMK2 and lens weigh about 8 pounds and this tripod holds them solidly. I believe the tripod would easily handle 5 pounds more of gear without any trouble.

          A big advantage to this tripod for me is that it is tall enough without extending the center column to hold either of my cameras at eye level and I am 6' 5" tall.

          I use it with a Benro B-2 ball head and I also have a gimbal mount for my longer lenses. Both mounting choices reach plenty high for me without extending the center column.

          It comes with a nice padded bag that holds the included tool kit and included spiked feet in a small internal pouch. The bag easily accommodates the tripod with a mounted ball head.

          It is not the lightest tripod by any stretch but honestly, is there really a difference between a camera-lens-tripod combo that weighs 13 pounds vs one that weighs 11 pounds when it comes to toting it around?

          If your answer is "Yes" then be prepared to spend 3 or 4 times the amount of money to save those two pounds. If your answer is "No" then buy these legs, you won't be disappointed.

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          5.0

          Oustanding Tripod

          By Jamie's Photography

          from Olympia, Washington.

          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
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

            Very happy with the quality of this Tripod,use in the blind for Wildlife Photography,as well as in the Studio. Very stable when using big lens with manual focus, Haven't realy found any bad.

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            5.0

            Heavy Duty Tripod

            By Steve

            from Corpus Christi, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits

              Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

              I ordered this because I wanted something stronger than the Slik U-212 that I had been using for the past 25 or so years. I have been using it for panorama HDR work with my Nikon D5100 and like it very much. The HD3 panhead is quite stiff, and the PH-10 quick release plate has a large area. I think this combination makes the tripod resistant to vibration in high winds. Initially I thought it would be more difficult to set up. But then I read that you could loosen the leg to top piece friction with the supplied wrench. I know find it second nature to set up and take down while walking. I especially like the leg extension flip lock levers that make extending or collapsing the fully loaded tripod easy while supporting the loaded tripod on one's shoulder and balancing it with my other hand. Well Made. Easily handles the weight of my wlld panorama head. Definitely a keeper.

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By MT photo guy

              from MT

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Great For Heavy Lens
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Portraits
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

              I was looking for a good quality sturdy tripod for a 400 lens but didn't want to break the bank. This is exactly what I needed. Good quality solid base at a reasonable price.

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              5.0

              Nice!!!

              By Jon G

              from Lancaster Co. PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

                Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                Very nice! Study and well built

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                5.0

                Excellent product

                By Si Chi!!

                from Texas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                  Heavy duty as described.

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                  5.0

                  durable and reliable

                  By birdie golfer

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                    Solid build with magnesium and aluminum. There is no vibration at all. I try to recommant this to my photographic friend who has a shacky 5 section carbon fiber tripod. I hope he would change his mind before he got a one grant G.... product. So far I am very happy to obtain such good product sustained 33 lb because I intend to get a
                    canon 500mm prime

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                    5.0

                    the tripod expert

                    By mark the tripod expert

                    from minneapolis,mn

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                      here is the story on this tripod excellent for heavy loads costs 1/4 of the of the gitzo.
                      great for carrying around. i have this brand of very good quality and good construction. compact less than 22 inches can be carried on a plane.

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                      5.0

                      I like this Tripod

                      By Pat

                      from CT

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                        This is a good soled Tripod

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                        5.0

                        Solid quality

                        By Terrierist

                        from Puerto Plata

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                          This tripod is solid, stable and light. I see no reason to spend three times as much for the carbon fiber version and not even save a pound of weight. It supports my camera and lens on a gimbal mount better than any other I have tried. And at an effective 896mm focal length I can easily tell if a tripod isn't solid. This one is a real steal.

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Brent

                          from topton pa

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                            This tripod is very sturdy. I use it mostly in the field with my Sigma 150-500 lense mounted on a Sony alpha. That's alot of weight and this tripod performed above all expectations.
                            Pros: Solid as a rock,Unfolds Quickly
                            Best Uses: Home,Night Shots,Sports/Action,Wildlife

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                            5.0

                            Awesome!!!!

                            By Opie610

                            from Longswamp, Pa.

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Solid as a rock
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Night Shots
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                              This tripod is very sturdy. I use it mostly in the field with my Sigma 150-500 lense mounted on a Sony alpha. That's alot of weight and this tripod performed above all expectations.

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                              5.0

                              great tripod

                              By eagle watcher

                              from minneapolis,mn

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Benro Classic A3580F 4-Section Aluminum Tripod:

                                weights 5.3 lbs
                                holds 33 lbs

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