Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head

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Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 5.5 lb
  • Max Height: 64.2"
  • Closed Length: 24.2"
  • Sections: 4
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This Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod includes the 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head to give you a versatile still or video camera support system. Able to hold up to 5.5 lb and extend to 64.2", the removable base provides three solid points of contact with the ground, and acts like a mini tripod. A ball joint on the base allows you to smoothly pan and tilt your camera, and it can be locked so that you can pan with the head independently.
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Benro A38FDS2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Benro S2 Video Head
  • 3Benro A38FD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base
  • 4Benro 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods

This Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod includes the 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head to give you a versatile still or video camera support system. Able to hold up to 5.5 lb and extend to 64.2", the removable base provides three solid points of contact with the ground, and acts like a mini tripod. A ball joint on the base allows you to smoothly pan and tilt your camera, and it can be locked so that you can pan with the head independently.

The base can be replaced with the included rubber foot for standard monopod use. The four leg sections are secured by flip locks, and it folds down to 24.2" for transport in the included carrying case. The S2 is a compact video head with 360° rotation. There are separate pan and tilt lock levers, and a sliding quick release plate helps to balance the camera.

Benro S2 Video Head

Weighing a mere 0.8 lb, the Benro S2 Video Head is a compact video head capable of supporting cameras weighing up to 5.5 lb. It has 360° panning rotation for smooth camera moves. There are separate pan and tilt lock levers for locked-off shots. The sliding quick release (QR) plate on the S2 moves forward and backward to balance the camera. To prevent the camera from accidentally falling, the S2 comes with a safety lock for the QR plate which must be manually depressed for release.

The integrated bubble level aids in setting up level horizons. The adjustable pan bar can be mounted to either side of the head using the built-in mounting rosettes. The S2 can be mounted to ball adapters, tripods, and other camera supports via the 3/8"-16 threaded female receiver on the 60mm magnesium alloy flat base.

Benro A38FD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base

Reap the benefits of a monopod with the stability of a tripod using the Benro A38FD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base. Able to hold up to 39.7 lb and extend to 61", the A38FD Series 3 is a versatile camera support thanks to its base which provides three solid points of contact with the ground. The base acts like a mini tripod, and its ball joint allows you to smoothly pan and tilt your camera. If using a pan head on the monopod, the base's ball joint can be locked so that you can pan with the head independently, or you can replace the base with the included rubber foot. The four leg sections are secured by flip locks, and it folds down to 21.3" for transport.

Benro 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods

Add stability to your monopod with the Benro 3-Leg Locking Base. It attaches to any monopod with a 3/8"-16 female thread on its foot. The base allows for smooth pan and tilt movements due to a ball joint that can be locked with a wingnut-style locking knob.

Benro S2 Video Head Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
Camera Plate TypeQR4
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
1 x 3/8"-16 Male
Tripod Platform
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlTilt: Fixed
Pan: Fixed
Vertical Tilt+85° to -85°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Physical
Load Capacity5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Counter BalanceFixed
Bubble Level1
Base Diameter2.4" / 60 mm
Operating Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions3.5" / 90 mm
Weight0.8 lb / 0.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.95 x 5.5 x 5.2"

Benro A38FD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base Specs

Monopod Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Leg
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Sections4
General
Load Capacity39.7 lb / 18 kg
Maximum Working Height61" / 155 cm
Folded Length21.3" / 54 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight2.1 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 3 x 3"

Benro 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods Specs

General
Maximum Height2.4" (6.1 cm)
Folded Length5.5" (14 cm)
Thread SizeMale, 3/8"-16
Weight12.8 oz (363 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 3.5 x 3"
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I personally would not recommend using the Benro A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head unattended with the Matterport MC250 Pro2 Professional 3D Camera. First, The Benro A38FDS2 / S2 kit has a maximum load capacity of 5.5 lbs, while the Matterport MC250 Pro2 Professional 3D Camera weighs 6.5 lbs. Second, the above is a monopod; while it does have feet on the bottom to assist in stabilizing your camera setup, it is not designed as a self-standing stand for unattended use (while some end-users may use it in this manner, it is not recommended). If you are behind the monopod, it may be possible to use the unit on stairs, but the base would not stand on its own on stairs.
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Date published: 2018-08-25

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Hello,I see that there is a little silver knob about 1 inch next to the traditionnal fixation screw on the head, is that a video-specific thing ? Can we remove it so we just have the normal photo fixation screw ? Thank you a lot :-)Tancrde
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes you can as you can for any tripod and then put any head on it I Use a fluid head for video or a fixed head for shooting stills You can always use the fluid head to shoot stills even though it is a little bulky
Answered by: SAM D.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can I swap the head on this monopod for the S6 head from Benro?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Alexander R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Hello! Can I use this monopod for photography? Or it's just intended to video?
Asked by: R. S.
Yes perfect for both.
Answered by: wilfredo l.
Date published: 2018-12-16

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I bought this product but hva don't know how to detach the video head and the locking base .Anyone can help? or are they not detachable ? Thanks
Asked by: Lam
Just tighten the pan screw and give it some elbow grease in a counter clockwise direction. Same for the feet.just tighten the foot screw and throw some muscle into it and she will break loose
Answered by: 340 k.
Date published: 2021-04-18

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Can this monopod be used with the Canon C100 Mark II (2.5 pounds) plus lenses or does it not have enough load capacity (5.5 pounds)?
Asked by: Jimmie P.
Yes, as long you respect the maximum weight that this monopod can hold. For more stability, please use the palm of your left hand on top of the Canon C100 body, when you are shooting.George, from Mauritius island.
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