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

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

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

B&H # BEA38FDS2 MFR # A38FDS2
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 5.5 lb
  • Max Height: 64.2"
  • Closed Length: 24.2"
  • Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.9 lb
  • S2 Video Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 3-Leg Locking Base
  • Flip Locks
  • Carrying Case Included
  • Includes SuperUser Group Membership
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Maximum Height: 64.2"

64.2" 67.5"

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72.3"

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Load Capacity: 5.5 lb

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5.5 lb 8.8 lb

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Benro A38FDS2 overview

  • 1Description

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Pan Bar
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods
  • Rubber Foot
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5-Year with Online Registration

Also Includes

  • Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • S2 Video Head
    Camera Plate
    Camera Plate Features Sliding Balance Plate, Quick Release
    Camera Plate Type QR4
    Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20
    1 x 3/8"-16
    Tripod Platformedqfefbxcbbd
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Pan & Tilt
    Drag Control Tilt: Fixed
    Pan: Fixed
    Vertical Tilt +85 to -85
    Panning Range 360
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Independent Tilt Lock Yes
    Physical
    Load Capacity 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Counter Balance Fixed
    Bubble Level 1
    Base Diameter 2.4" / 60 mm
    Operating Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Dimensions 3.5" / 90 mm
    Weight 0.8 lb / 0.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 5.45 x 4.95"
  • A38FD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base
    Monopod Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Leg
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Sections 4
    General
    Load Capacity 39.7 lb / 18 kg
    Maximum Working Height 61" / 155 cm
    Folded Length 21.3" / 54 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.1 lb / 0.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
  • 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods
    Maximum Height 2.4" (6.1 cm)
    Folded Length 5.5" (14 cm)
    Thread Size Male, 3/8"-16
    Weight 12.8 oz (363 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 3.5 x 3.0"

Benro A38FDS2 reviews

A38FDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for our traveling! Works perfect. So far the Monopod is awesome, it was a tad bit tight to use in the beginning. But after a few hours of use, it loosened up and i was able to maneuver with ease. The bag is a plus as it feels durable and the strap is perfect for our travels. The only issue i have is with the mounting screw and video pan handle. It is very close to the base of the camera, i had to adjust it accordingly. At first I did not notice that the camera was blocking the handle from tightening, i kept screwing it tight until i noticed it was the camera blocking it. Took me a few times to finally position it just right. That might be my fault as well.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lightweight and well made This monopod is a great value for the price. It gets the job done and the fluid video head is great. However, it's very difficult to keep the base locked and stable. And the quick release isn't at all quick. You have to screw and unscrew it each time you remove it.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprise - The product comes and it is better than expected Primary use is shooting photos (telephoto) and videos of graduation where you are sitting and don't want to disturb people behind you, and you also need stabilization. The product is so well designed and built, that I am finding new applications almost daily. The carrying case is useful and a very nice touch. The only objection I could find is not with the product, but how to use two of the accessories that are included.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great monopod for the price Sturdy well built monopod with great features and has good carrying case with great padding for protection. I really recommend this product
Date published: 2016-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great monopod Not quite as smooth as its manfrotto big brother, but for the price it's a great deal. Comes with a great case too.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME LOVE IT
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight, sturdy & great I'm not exactly why anybody would spend $$$ on other monopods when this one is just as good (if not better) and costs much less. This monopod is very sturdy, has a lock on the bottom plate so you can have it stand upright without much fear of it falling over, has a smooth pan head and extends to about 6'. The only complaint is that the tilt friction/lock is located on the head itself and is not incorporated into the handle. Having to use two hands for that function is a bit tedious but for the money you save you can adjust.
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Solution; Unbeatable Price Point I bought this primarily for video/film production. These types of monopods provide a great entry-level stabilization solution for DSLR filmmakers like me. With that, I researched all the leading fluid-head monopods and found this one to be among the most well-built and functional. What really set this one apart from the rest was the price. I got it with an edu discount for $, which was way cheaper than the comparable Manfrotto models or the Chicken Foot by VariZoom. Once I got my hands on the Benro, I was super happy with my choice. Aside from a couple minor gripes, the Benro is an incredible monopod that provides all the same functionality as the similar Manfrotto I used to use when I was in grad school. The Benro is very comparable to the Manfrotto. Here are my gripes: The tightening knob for the mounting plate is bulky and poorly placed. With my Nikon D600 or D750 centered on the plate, the knob is basically impossible to tighten. Same for the knob on the opposite side of the head that is used to adjust the position of the arm -- big, bulky knob that can't be turned with a camera mounted in most positions. My solution for the plate knob is to mount the camera way toward the back of the plate so the knob is not obstructed. This works fine, but it's worth mentioning that the placement of these two knobs was not well thought out. However, those are my ONLY gripes. The fluid head's pan and tilt functions work great and have a pretty decent default tension when you loosen the tension all the way. Not much option in terms of decreasing or increasing drag, but for the price, you're getting a great piece of gear that can be used in so many diverse ways to make great cinematic shots with DSLR video. I highly recommend this solution for the budget-conscious professional.
Date published: 2015-06-02
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