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Benro FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with V1E Ball Head

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Benro FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with V1E Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 66.9"
  • Min Height: 18.7"
  • Folded Length: 18.7"
Support up to 22 lb with the FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod and the V1E Ball Head. This compact tripod features reverse-folding legs that enable the tripod to fold down to 18.7", which combined with its 4 lb weight makes this a suitable tripod for travel. When the 4-section twist-lock legs are fully extended the FTA28CV1 reaches a height of 66.9". One of the legs can be removed and connected to the center column to create a monopod for added versatility.
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Benro FTA28CV1 Tripod with V1E Ball Head Overview

Support up to 22 lb with the FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod and the V1E Ball Head. This compact tripod features reverse-folding legs that enable the tripod to fold down to 18.7", which combined with its 4 lb weight makes this a suitable tripod for travel. When the 4-section twist-lock legs are fully extended the FTA28CV1 reaches a height of 66.9". One of the legs can be removed and connected to the center column to create a monopod for added versatility.

The legs are made from 9-layer carbon fiber for minimizing weight without sacrificing strength. To add stability, the rapid center column has a ballast hook on the bottom so that you can hang a stabilizing weight such as a heavy bag or case. Rubber feet and stainless-steel spikes let you use the tripod on a variety of surfaces such as grass, ice, or wooden and tile floors. A dust cover and a carrying case with a shoulder strap are included to protect the legs when not in use.

The included V1E ball head has separate pan and ball locks, and an Arca-type clamp with a quick release plate. A 90° notch lets you quickly change your camera to portrait orientation, and an integrated bull's-eye bubble level helps maintain horizontal alignment. The base of the head connects to a tripod or monopod via a 3/8"-16 thread and the included plate provides a 1/4"-20 camera mount.

Benro FTA28CV1 Tripod with V1E Ball Head Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type, PU-60
Number of Bubble Levels1
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Vertical Tilt+90° to 0°
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity22 lb / 10 kg
Maximum Working Height66.9" / 170 cm
Max Height without Center Column56" / 142.3 cm
Minimum Working Height18.7" / 47.5 cm
Closed Length24.6" / 62.5 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight4 lb / 1.8 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.13" / 28.6 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber, Retractable, Spiked
Detachable Monopod
Leg Sections4
Monopod Foot FeaturesRetractable, Rubber, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesReversible
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.2 x 6.7 x 5.7"

Benro FTA28CV1 Tripod with V1E Ball Head Reviews

My Best Tripod All Around

By Pedro
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I bought this marvelous piece +2 years ago via Ebay. And no doubt is a great piece, is super stable and fairly tall , probably no so light for some people. But works beautifully in mud, sand, water conditions, etc. I can't talk about the ballhead as from the beginning i replaced by a heavy Sirui 30X . Without hesitation I can recommend this tripod. You will not be disappointed.

Love it!

By Hal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-01

I needed a tripod for “moving around with”, especially after putting an astronomical motor drive on my monster (ball head generated it’s own gravitational field...) This setup works very well with my Z7, very sturdy and smooth.

Great tripod

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-24

I have tried a lot of tripods over the years Manfrotto , induro gitzos . This one is right on par if not better than those . The legs are of great build quality .. very similar to induro but with the travel folding option. The head is great as well . For years I was using a Manfrotto head with the quick release plate , which I loved . This one is Arca Swiss but it feels great and holds my Sony a7r4 no problem with 200-600 and 100-400 . It will hold a 1dx with 100-400 no problem or 200-400 . .. but it’s a ball head if you want swings and swivels get a gimbal . .. I would buy it just for the legs and add a different head if you want .. it fits great on my lowepro protactic 450 .. perfect fit . This is one of those items if I lost it or had to leave it somewhere , I would come home a buy it again for sure . I’m really surprised it’s priced so low !?!? And I don’t work for them .. it just quality .

One of the best out there ..

By Trevor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-12

I searched high and low and then found Benro . I was using a Induro and they were great tripod legs, sturdy and well made. .. These are the same if not better but with a epic bullhead. I could have gone with the FTA18 but i like a little thicker tripod. Will def hold a 200-600 or similar . Maybe not a 600mm prime but i don't have one So ??? I bet the legs would with a dif head . Great bag , all of it , top notch . This is the best travel tripod out there . Get one

This tripod is amazing

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-15

I ordered this based on recommendations from Mike Perea. He was spot on. This is one versatile tripod. It's incredibly solid, steady, and light. It comes with spikes for rough terrain. It also comes with a shorter center column to reduce weight. I see myself taking this with me on landscape shoots locally and on road trips.

Overall, very good

By Paul
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-21

I have used the tripod 4-5 times and overall like it very much. But in the vertical position, my camera rotates down. Not what I wanted or expected at the price.

New purchaser

By Craig
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-03

I can't comment on long term durability but I am impressed with the fit and finish. The ball head action is smooth and the tension adjustment is easy. The short column and the carrying bag, which are included, are nice additions.

Great not perfect

By Philip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

Start with worst instructions ever so still trying to figure everything out. But so far great tripod and worth the money.

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Asked by: Harry
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