Benro A38TDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head

Benro A38TDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head

Benro A38TDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head

B&H # BEA38TDS2 MFR # A38TDS2
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 5.5 lb
  • Max Height: 67.5"
  • Closed Length: 24.8"
  • Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.9 lb
  • S2 Video Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 3-Leg Locking Base
  • Twist Locks
  • Carrying Case Included
  • Includes SuperUser Group Membership
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Maximum Height: 67.5"

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Load Capacity: 5.5 lb

13.2 lb

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5.5 lb 8.8 lb

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Benro A38TDS2 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 67.5", 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 twist locks, and it folds down to 24.8" 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.

  • A38TD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base

    Reap the benefits of a monopod with the stability of a tripod using the Benro A38TD Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base. Able to hold up to 39.7 lb and extend to 64", the A38TD 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 twist 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, Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
  • 3-Leg Locking Base For Monopods
  • Rubber Foot
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Online Registration
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5-Year with Online Registration

Also Includes

  • Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Online Registration
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • S2 Video Head
    Load Capacity 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Mounting Base 60 mm flat base, with 3/8"-16 threaded female receiver
    Counter Balance System Spring cartridge
    Counter Balance Range Not specified by manufacturer
    Center of Gravity Not specified by manufacturer
    Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
    Balance Plate Sliding, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws
    QR4
    Tilt Drag Fixed
    Tilt Range -85 to +85
    Tilt Lock Separate lock lever
    Pan Drag Fixed
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Lock Separate lock lever
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
    Temperature Range -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
    Height 3.5" / 90 mm
    Weight 0.8 lb / 0.4 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.7 x 5.45 x 4.95"
  • A38TD 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 Twist Lock
    Leg Sections 4
    General
    Load Capacity 39.7 lb / 20 kg
    Maximum Working Height 64.0" / 162.5 cm
    Folded Length 21.3" / 54 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.1 lb / 1.1 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 A38TDS2 reviews

A38TDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base and S2 Video Head is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big thing in a small package I've used this for video and stills and it works great for both. It's not the smallest monopod you can buy, but it is crazy sturdy and is a fraction of the size of a tripod that it can all but replace. This thing will stand on its own with my 7D mkii and a canon 70-200 f/2.8. I can barely hold that in my hands it's so heavy and this monopod can balance it hands free. Granted, I'm not actually going to leave it precariously balanced like that but it is a great feature. The head is very functional and doesn't add much bulk and the ball mount on the foot adds great variability for video.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my Samsung NX1 I bought the A38TDS2 Series 3 Aluminum Monopod from Benro to help with my videography. The monopod is very well build. I like it for its portability and fast set up. The fluid head works well with my samsung NX1. If you have a heavier camera you may want to look at the s3 or s4 The 3 leg locking base makes it so you can have the monopod free standing. I wouldnt leave it unattended tho.I think a strong gust of wind would be able to knock it over especially if your camera unbalanced on the fluid head. Benro includes carrying bag with shoulder strap which is a nice plus
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Product Benro has designed a really nice monopod for smaller cameras - A38TDS2. It is well-engineered, very stable with the 3 flip down feet, lightweight (similar to carbon fiber) and looks good too. The S2 head provides smooth movement and is appropriately sized for DSLRs and small camcorders. I own several monopods, including a heavy duty Manfrotto and a carbon fiber SLIK, but the Benro will now be my monopod of choice for several of my remote shooting projects.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for light weight cameras Honestly I prefer Manfrotto monopods and tripods, but that doesn't mean I don't like this Benro monopod. For the price it makes a great video monopod for small light weight cameras such as a Canon T5i with no accessories. If I add accessories such as a camera light, mic, monitor, etc., then it is too much weight for the s2 head on this monopod to handle. In that case, though, the monopod is very sturdy and I switch out the s2 head for something more sturdy such as a Manfrotto MVH500AH head and the Benro Monopod holds the weight just fine.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made I wanted a monopod that could act as a tripod and stumbled upon the Benro one. After reading great reviews I utterly placed my order on the A38TDS2 and to my surprised there is a 'flip' version model and thought of returning the 'twist' A38TDS2 but after the thought of spending more in shipping I opted to try it out myself. Wow! Not bad at all, perhaps it's not the lightest but it's not heavy to carry around, the twist grips are comfortable to handle, the monopod head is so buttery smooth... perfect for video and stills to go with my Sony a6000 mounted with a flash unit. How I wish the three leg stands that support it is a little bit longer but for that matter it doesn't deteriorate my liking for it and lastly, the included case is so well made, a great value for the money.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Benro Monopod review! So far, this thing is great! I have used it for two different events( a wedding and a Quincenera) and it worked pretty well for both. Works very well on even ground, but on grass and other uneven platforms, it may not work as effectively as you would want. It is very light weight and easy to adjust the size, and comfortable to carry around. the panning head works great panning vertically and horizontally. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget who wants a great monopod
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Perfect for video.
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly recommended It's steady, works incredible with small sized DSLR.
Date published: 2016-07-18
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