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BenboTrekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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      5.0

      Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod

      By TG

      from Temple, Texas

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Benbo Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs:

        The MK3 is great for close-up photography.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Cool Tripod

        By Shortstuff

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Benbo Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs:

          I got this tripod as a secondary tripod. I like it because of all the different positions it can be put into. It can go low to the ground and I can angle my camera so it is hanging right over my subject. Great for macro photography. This tripod is heavier than a travel tripod but it is not extremely heavy so I could easily take it hiking or to locations. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is beacuse of the ballhead. The ballhead was not the best. HOWEVER, I found that the Oben BB-0 Ball Head with quick release will fit nicely. Once I changed the ballhead I give this 5 stars.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Get Creative

          By East Point Man

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small

          Cons

          • Unstable

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Benbo Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs:

          This guy is not like any other tripod I've used - and that's the point.

          I purchased the Trekker Mk3 specifically because of the odd construction (single-bolt). I was looking for a cheap rig to steady my Canon 7D and this thing caught my eye.

          My initial plan was to use it as a make-shift steady cam, but that didn't pan out exactly as I'd hoped. However, as a shoulder cam, this thing is perfect. I hold one leg under my right arm, one leg rests on my belt and the other I hold in my right hand. With a counterweight hanging over my back, it is incredibly stable and superbly priced for its functionality.

          Add to that the ACTUAL functions it fulfills and you're investing in something that can do almost anything.

          I couldn't give it five stars, just because it is not the most stable tripod (that single bolt never really gets tight enough).

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy!

          By TK24

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Benbo Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs:

            Very durable and easy to use. I use it for jewelry both large and small and it's great to manipulate the shot with this tripod.

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            4.0

            Neat Product, works well after practice!

            By Meeker

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Getting started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easily Adjusted
            • Good Footing
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Difficult To Adjust
            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Special Events

            Comments about Benbo Trekker Mk3 Compact Tripod Legs:

            As the first tripod I have bought, this product was well researched for it's uniqueness. That said I did borrow and try other tripods before taking the risk of jumping in and buying this. That said, I'm happy with the product and can gladly say it has fulfilled my expectations, especially considering the price. Combined with a decent ballhead, the tripod is versitile in it's positioning and can easily be manuevered with practice into many different positions and angles. , the only bad thing about this is all that manuverability is adjusted using one lever... so it requires finess!

            I'll summarize this with a pros and con listing.

            Pros

            Weight, it's not light and doesn't shift easily
            Manueverable
            Waterproof to the first segement
            Cons
            Weight - it's not light!!!!
            Short- it's short so if your looking for height, buy the larger version
            requires practice to learn how to position it

            I hope this helps

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