Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod

Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod

Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 101"
  • Min Height: Ground Level
  • Folded Length: 45"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Weight: 8.3 lb
  • Double-Ended Center Column
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The Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod can hold 22 lb worth of gear and extend up to 101" high. Its 2-section legs have large locking levers to adjust their height, and the center column can reach low enough for ground-level shooting. A double-ended center column has a 3/8"-16 threaded stud on one side and a 1/4"-20 on the other.

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Benbo Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Generalrtbzxaseawwtdecztwaabffdbcw
    Load Capacity 22 lbs / 10 kg
    Maximum Working Height 101" / 256.5 cm
    Minimum Working Height 0" / 0 cm
    Folded Length 45" / 114.3 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 8.3 lbs / 3.8 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Wingnut
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 2
    Tripod Feet Features Rubber, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 51.0 x 7.5 x 7.0"
    Classic 2 Aluminum Tripod is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tripod you can buy I bought this mainly for nature photography. It really shines when you figure out that there is not a position that you cant put your camera in with this tripod. Really expands your photo vision. You spend more time looking at new visual angles, knowing you can put the camera exactly where you want it. I find myself using it for everything. Sure its heavy, but it needs to be to be rock solid in all kinds of positions. It doesnt take long to get used to its main bolt design. This is my second Benbo, I bought my first one in the 1980's, its smaller, and its still going strong.
    Date published: 2012-12-15
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended I bought 2 of these over the last several years. Paterson is having these made in china and obviously they are cutting corners because it's nothing like the original British Benbo made 15-20 years ago. The first reissue I got suffered from the legs being much too tight and it was very hard to move the legs into the position that I wanted them in. I returned that one. I decided to try again a few years later. The latest one I got works much better in terms of positioning the legs but it suffers from severe leg creep when the legs are at a wider spread. At 45 degrees for example, the creep is extremely bad. I had an original as well as an original uniloc about 15 years ago and they were both head and shoulders better than the chinese-made reissues.
    Date published: 2015-09-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from For Unique Viewpoints Some love them, some hate them. Benbo can place your camera where it has never been before. this large model (benbo2) can be placed in water up to 1m deep(!!). stuck in the mud, placed upside down between rocks, or serve as a backdrop stand for indoors table top photography. i had the trekker version before, i bought this one for 617 panoramics of water close ups. for new comers it may take some time to get used to it. but once you do - you can make images of unique viewpoints. not for every day travel (big-heavy), but great if you are 'going to photograph.
    Date published: 2011-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big but good I have used it for landscapes, macro photography, and a little bit of studio work. I first got the Benbo 1, which seemed quite small, and sent it back and got the Benbo 2, which is quite a bit bigger (I am 6'3, and even without the arm extended, it is a little high for me with the legs fully extended). The best thing about it is it's flexibility: it can put your camera in places normal tripods can't. The drawback is weight and unwieldiness (it is 4 feet long folded with a ball head attached). So far I disagree with the reviews that say it is flimsy; it seems quite rugged to me, althought there are certain points that are going to get a lot of stress and could fail eventually: the treads on the main bolt, the handle to tighten the main bolt, and the set bolts that hold the legs at the set length. When you get it into more extreme positions, you do have to tighten it down pretty hard.
    Date published: 2012-09-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over 20 Years and Still Going Strong I've owned my Benbo tripod for over 20 years. I have used it in just about every situation imaginable. It is adaptable to condition like no other tripod I know. Now this extreme adaptability can be off-putting to some, because once you loosen that center section, the entire tripod loosens up. So getting everything repositioned may take a bit of practice at first. But you quickly get used to this, and after a while it's no big deal. I really like the way the legs are designed such that the top sections slide into the bottom sections, which allows the photographer to place the tripod in water or mud or other areas that might mess up a regular tripod leg's operation. But I especially like having that adjustable center column. It is so handy for macro close-ups in the field, or shots taken from unusual angles.
    Date published: 2011-12-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very strong and versatile Easy to set up, looks to be able to hold just about any hand held camera or video camera that you would want to hold in 1 hand. Best for fixed settings, may work with optional mounts to allow more transitional pictures (I have not tried optional mount.) It will extend to a very tall setting and only requires a small footprint. We use this in a Church to shoot fixed video over peoples heads and it only takes up slightly more space than 1 chair in space.
    Date published: 2010-03-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good solid tripod We bought this to horizontally mount our camera in a lightbox. We're not professional photographers so we don't ask too much from our equipment. We found the tripod easy to use and very stable. It was nice that the boom came with 2 different adapters to mount various cameras with Only wish is that it came with a bubble level indicator to let you know that the camera was straight, but haven't had an issue with out it.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My workhorse I've had my Benbo 2 for over 20 years and it works as well today as the day I got it. This is my can do anything tripod. It gets as low or as high as I've ever needed and the legs are designed so that I can use my Benbo in muck and the crud stays out, just hose it off. The bent-bolt design allows me to place my camera in any position and with a single twist of the bent-bolt handle the tripod locks down. I only have to twist my leg locks and I'm ready to shoot. This tripod has lasted longer and held up better than any other tripod I've ever owned.
    Date published: 2016-05-07
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