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Benro Aero 2 PRO Aluminum Travel Video Tripod with Twist Locks

BH #BEA1683TS2PR • MFR #A1683TS2PRO
Benro Aero 2 PRO Aluminum Travel Video Tripod with Twist Locks
Key Features
  • 5.5 lb Capacity Flat Base Tripod Head
  • Aluminum 4-Section Tripod Legs
  • Fully Convertible to a Monopod
  • 21.3 to 66.5" Height Range
The Aero 2 PRO Aluminum Travel Video Tripod with Twist Locks, featuring aluminum tripod legs, is one of Benro's most compact tripods, designed for travel and easy storage and carry. Although small, it offers a substantial height range of 21.3 to 66.5" with the center column extended. The legs are easily locked and released via twist locks on each of the three stages of this 4-section tripod.
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Benro S2Pro Tripod System Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Convertible to Monopod
  • 3Reversible Folding Design
  • 4Quick Release Camera Plate
  • 5Spiked and Rubber Feet
  • 6Left/Right Pan Bar Mounts

The Aero 2 PRO Aluminum Travel Video Tripod with Twist Locks, featuring aluminum tripod legs, is one of Benro's most compact tripods, designed for travel and easy storage and carry. Although small, it offers a substantial height range of 21.3 to 66.5" with the center column extended. The legs are easily locked and released via twist locks on each of the three stages of this 4-section tripod.

The Aero 2 PRO is built for compact cameras and supports payloads up to 5.5 lb. It offers vertical tilt movement and a full 360° pan range, and it has independent pan and tilt locks, so you can set your camera into a locked position when you need to. The tripod legs are adjustable into multiple preset angles.

Convertible to Monopod

The Aero 2 PRO can also be converted into a monopod. One of the tripod legs is removable and can be combined with the center column to turn the system into a monopod, which can be useful in many mobile applications. To set it up this way, simply remove the tripod head along with the center column, unscrew one of the tripod legs, and attach it to the center column.

Reversible Folding Design

The Aero 2 PRO has a reversible design wherein the tripod legs fold back when you're ready to pack the tripod away. When the tripod is reversed this way, the folded length becomes only 21".

Quick Release Camera Plate

An included camera plate features a standard 1/4"-20 mounting screw for attaching your camera.

Spiked and Rubber Feet

The tripod feet have rubber footpads on them, but these can be removed to reveal native spiked feet. Between these two foot types, you can securely use the tripod on smooth surfaces as well as soft ground.

Left/Right Pan Bar Mounts

A pan bar is also included and can be attached to either the left- or right-side rosette mount for your choice of left- or right-handed operation.

Benro S2Pro Tripod System Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male with Locating Pin
Safety LockYes
Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Counter BalanceFixed
Pan Handle Fittings2 x Rosette
Bubble Level1
Accessory Mounting2 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
Base Diameter2.4" / 60 mm
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlFixed
Vertical Tilt+90° to -70°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.0" / 25 mm
0.9" / 22 mm
0.7" / 18 mm
0.2" / 4 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber, Spiked
General
Load Capacity5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Maximum Working Height66.5" / 168.9 cm
Max Height without Center Column54.1" / 137.4 cm
Minimum Working Height21.3" / 54.1 cm
Closed Length21" / 53.3 cm
MaterialsAluminum
Weight4.78 lb / 2.17 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.77 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)26.1 x 4.9 x 4.8"

Benro S2Pro Tripod System Reviews

Great for hobbyist, not for pros

By Video
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

This is a great quality tripod for hobbyists and semi-pro shooters. However, it does not hold up long to the rigors of pro shooting. It's quality and functionality are good for travel or as a compact rig, but it did not survive longer than two years of weekly use and several cross country/cross continent trips. We have several of the compact, bare bones Manfrotto tripods that are still holding strong after nearly 10 years of constant abuse. I don't think Benro will last as long as a Manfrotto for the same price, but the Benro has more features. It'll probably last a while if you take really good care of it.

Good travel tripod for price and size

By Gothic
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

Pros: Decent fluid head, stable legs considering the size and price. Small fold up size of 21 Cons: Bubble is finicky for getting correct level. Camera can get in way of tripod plate lock screw. Some spring-back on pans. I bought this little tripod for its advertised purpose: as a travel tripod. As such it does a fairly good job fitting into this role, although as expected there are some inherent compromises in travel tripods. The construction is reasonably solid, the legs do not twist much when fully extended and panning. This is very important to reduce spring-back when starting or stopping a pan. The legs do not extend as smoothly as my Robus RC-8880 carbon fiber legs on my main tripod, but then again, these are smaller, aluminum, and a fraction of the price. And this does not really affect the functionality of the tripod. I do wish the leg spread was wider at the default setting, so be careful not to bump the tripod over. The leveling adjustment works easily and locks in place. While not as nice as a 75mm ball head, it is still way better than trying to adjust the legs 1 by 1 to get the head level. The single biggest issue is getting the head really level. It may look level with the bubble, but when doing the pan, one end or the other may be a little off. This may take some practice and I wish the bubble level was much bigger and more precise. The camera plate is very small, although the safely lock works, and it's easy to insert and remove. The second biggest issue is that when using a wide camera or camcorder body (GH5S in my case) the bottom of the camera interferes with tightening the camera plate screw. This is a common and annoying problem with many smaller tripods. You have to get the screw to within half a turn of being tight, put the camera on, and then finish tightening it. I was very impressed with the quality of the pan/tilt head given its small size. The fixed fluid drag resistance is about the same compared to the medium level setting on my Libec NH30 head. This is a good default setting for a tripod where pan and tilt drag can not be adjusted. In fact it is better than the looser fluid drag on my old Manfrotto DV501 head which this will replace. Both pan and tilt are smooth given the small size of the head, although it does have some spring-back (when you stop a pan and take your hand off, the camera will rotate opposite the direction of pan slightly) which is common on smaller heads mounted to smaller legs. As expected, there is no tilt counter-balance. Ultimately if you need buttery smooth pans where the pan stops and stays in place where you want it to, and counterbalanced tilt, you will need to pony up some money for larger and more expensive kit like the Libec NH30 with Robus RC-8880 carbon fiber legs that serve as my main tripod. But try getting that stuffed into your carry-on bag, or lugging a 11 pound tripod on a long hike. It should be noted, the small size also limits the size and weight of the camera that can be placed on the Benro Aero 2; I'm almost at max load weight with a GH5S, xls adapter and microphone. The pan and tilt lock work well, and when locked down it holds the camera in place. While I have not tried this tripod in the wind, I expect it to be vastly inferior to my main tripod in this regard given the small size and weight. So while it will never replace the main tripod, it does serve a niche as a travel tripod. It would also be suitable for tight budgets, or as a first tripod for students or casual hobbyists. And when purchased on sale at B&H it's a good tripod for the money.

Muy til

By Jesus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Excelente producto

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