Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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  • Load Capacity: 35.3 lb
  • Max Height: 69.7"
  • Min Height: 14"
  • Folded Length: 23.2"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 4.5 lb
  • 9-Layer Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Spiked and Rubber Feet
  • Short Center Column, Carry Case Included
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Support up to 35.3 lb worth of gear with the TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Benro. Made from 9-layer carbon fiber, the 4-section legs are secured via twist locks and extend to a maximum height of 69.7". The center column can be replaced with the included short column to allow the tripod to reach a minimum height of 14". The rubber feet can be swapped out for metal spikes so that the tripod can be used on hard surfaces, such as ice, or soft surfaces, like carpeting or a lawn. A ballast hook on the center column allows for the addition of stabilizing weight, and the included carrying case protects the tripod during transport. A 3/8"-16 threaded stud on the mounting platform lets you attach a head of your choice.

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Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 3 x Metal Spikes
  • 3 x Rubber Feet
  • Short Center Column
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description
    General
    Load Capacity 35.3 lb / 16 kg
    Maximum Working Height 69.7" / 177 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 60.2" / 152.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 14" / 35.6 cm
    Folded Length 23.2" / 58.9 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 4.3 lb / 2 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Tripod Feet Features Spiked, Retractable
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Removable
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 6.7 x 5.8"
    TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod for tall person Great: - The height is perfect for me. I'm 6'2 and with a tripod head and center column not extended the camera would already sit at my eye level. - The legs are very stable. Okay: - The included shoulder strap has double usage; for tripod bag, and for tripod itself. However, the padding is somewhat thin. I suggest getting one with thick and large neoprene padding. (Matin or OPTECH brand, for example) - Takes time to switch between long center column and short column Meh: - The center column would sometimes slide down very slowly. You need to lock it very very tight, tighter than you what you think it's enough. But this might be a problem with just my unit. - Needs to change to short column to shoot low. I wish for an angled center column like in Manfrotto tripod. 2 weeks in with an extensive outdoor use on a road-trip, I've found this tripod perfect for me. It's might be too big for some but about right for me. Comparing to the new Manfrotto 055 tripod, Benro is cheaper, taller, higher load capacity, and has twist-lock as oppose to flip-lock. Overall a really durable, stable, and lightweight tripod. Perfect for landscape and architecture photography. Great for its price.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Full Height Tripod I purchased the Benro TMA38CL Long Series 3 Mach3 Carbon Fiber Tripod as I was looking for a sturdy & lightweight tripod for wild life photography. I am 185cm tall and wanted a tripod that offered full height without bending. I have matched this tripod with a Benro B2 Double Action Ballhead which sets the camera level with eye height and I have the option to raise or lower it via the centre column or leg adjustment. The tripod is sturdy and secure with the camera mounted and yet light weight for transporting. Perfect Tripod for my needs and height. John S.
    Date published: 2018-06-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fstoppers was right I already needed a new tripod but was dreading the whole ordeal of buying one because a decent model is so expensive.� Then fstoppers had that article where B&H lent them a few tripods to test over a few months on a project.� This Benro was the least expensive but performed most satisfactorily.� Of course this lead to B&H selling out and I had to wait a 2 or 3 weeks for restock but it finally came and yes, it IS a great deal.�� Lightweight, 4-sections for extra height, firm adjustments, well machined parts.� Comes with a shorter center column to swap in if you need to get the camera even lower than the regular center column allows.� Nothing to complain about except the tripod only fits inside the travel bag if you do not have a head mounted to the tripod.� This pretty much makes the bag a waste, which is a shame because it's a really nice bag.� Probably could drop the price $5-10 if they stop including the bag.
    Date published: 2017-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and Steady Shooting Platform The Benro TMA38CL Carbon Fiber Tripod is just what I needed for wildlife photography. I shoot with a Nikon d-500, Sigma 500mm f4 lens w/1.4 teleconverter and need a steady shooting platform. Coupled with my Wimberely Gimbal head, this setup allows me to shoot flying birds or birds up in trees at sharp angles with confidence that my photos will be sharp. The complete setup weighs about 18 pounds which is still light enough to hike the miles, even uphill with reasonable comfort. The tripod, camera and lens are covered with a Lenscoat cover to provide protection from the elements and some added cushioning when carried on my shoulder. The legs hold the shooting angles and I have the provided short center post on for getting nice and low for shorebirds and waterfowl. I'm very happy with my purchase and would certainly recommend it to anyone for these purposes.
    Date published: 2018-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful tripod Excellent tripod, everything that was written about it is true.
    Date published: 2018-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I highly recommend this product very tall for even a 6'1'' person. being tall lends itself with more options but sometimes its difficult to use when you don't have enough space to spread the legs to make this shorter (even without the center column). But overall, very stable, high quality and well made. I am yet to put this thru some tougher use. but it looks like it can do the job
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and solid construction Have been planning to upgrade to this Benro TMA38CL tripod for quite sometime now, and very happy with this unit for indoor and outdoor shoots. Easy to travel with, precision adjustments, very sturdy, perfect dual use for photography and videography.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome tripod This is my first Light weight tripod. It won’t be my last . Great product. Strong and stable..excellent angles. Solid adjustment on leg length . Spike kit .. bag and two center posts what more could you want ...!!! Thanks B&H ..
    Date published: 2018-01-11
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