Benro A48FD Series 4 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base

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Benro A48FD Series 4 Aluminum Monopod with 3-Leg Locking Base
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
  • Max Height: 64.6"
  • Closed Length: 22"
  • Sections:4
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.
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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.

Benro A48FD Specs

Monopod Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Leg
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Sections4
General
Load Capacity44.1 lb / 18 kg
Maximum Working Height64.6" / 164 cm
Folded Length22" / 56 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy
Weight2.4 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24 x 3 x 3"
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