Reap the benefits of a monopod with the stability of a tripod using the Benro A48FD Series 4 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base. Able to hold up to 44.1 lb and extend to 64.6", the A48FD Series 4 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 22" for transport.
- Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
- Max Height: 64.6"
- Closed Length: 22"
Benro A48FD Overview
Benro A48FD Specs
|Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip Lock|
|Load Capacity||44.1 lb / 18 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||64.6" / 164 cm|
|Closed Length||22" / 56 cm|
|Weight||2.4 lb / 0.9 kg|
|Package Weight||3.35 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||24 x 3 x 3"|
Benro A48FD Reviews
A solid monopod
Small, light, yet reasonably sturdy and does what I need
Benro A48FD Series 4 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Bas
This monopod is well designed. I value its light weight. I have professional grade tripod with gimbal head etc but it is too heavy to lug around for casual use. This Benro monopod is light weight enough to have for all occasions. I particularly like the 3 leg locking base---it avoids the extra step of setting the monopod on the ground/floor when changing cameras or lenses. The ability to stand upright by itself is a great feature. I recommend it highly.
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Sturdy, stable, few minor problems
In agreement with others, the flip locks are quick to set. Three toe flipouts approach stability of tripod and with much faster setup time, but I always wear a neck strap on camera. Easier to use on a sailboat than a tripod due to smaller footprint. Use with SONY 200 - 600 telephoto on a Wimberly WH2. Great for Birds in Flight in the marshes. Use a small Benro ball head (B0G) with 105 macro lens with excellent results, despite my tremor. Wing nut lock on three toe attachment is clever, and allows me to switch from easily tilted monopod to vertical (almost) stable configuration. But always wear that neck strap on the camera/lens. Easier to capture wildlife than with my tripods thanks to speed of adjustment. If I plan to remain in one location for several hours, tripod with Wimberley is preferable - but also depends upon how long a hike to my spotting location. Weighs about the same as my carbon tripod. Tripod is great, but bulky, and takes longer to make even small adjustments. Only reservations: 1) The three toed foot unscrews easily from the monopod and fell off while carrying. Local photography shop suggested using a small dab of Loc-Tite (blue), but that makes it impossible to switch to spike foot. 2) Would be nice if they had a 1/4-20 tap on side near wrist strap to attach shoulder carrying strap, as they have on their tripod. Oh, yes. It is heavy, but the tradeoff is that it is very sturdy.
This is a great monopod option and has more sturdiness than expected! Holds a good amount of weight for heavy equipment, seems very durable and the 3-leg locking base is a huge selling point. I wish the bottom swivel mechanism had more of a lock so it is more static and doesn’t loosen as easily, but that is minor compared to all the positive aspects.
Great quality and very satisfied !
Gonna be awesome. Recommended by a friend. Love the clip features and swivel legs. Will be using a Olympus 150-400 on an Alaska trip on July.
Very good quality for the price
I already have the carbon Benro tripod TMA38C MACH 3 that I love very much using it with all my Nikon & Fuji cameras. This monopod while not carbon built is for use while travelling or at time where I will need to carry it for many hours. I use it with a Gitzo ball head. Its solidly built, the only thing I don't like is the small zip lock type envelope where a few items or tools are included .
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