Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

B&H # BEMK3TBHC MFR # BEN106C
Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head

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  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Max Height: 48"
  • Min Height: Ground Level
  • Folded Length: 28"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Weight: 3.9 lb
  • Compact Ball Head Included
  • Carrying Case Included
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The Benbo Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is a 2-section camera support that can hold 11 lb of gear and extend up to 48" high. The center column is designed so that it can place your camera at ground level for macro photography or shooting at low angles. A ballast hook allows you to hang a stabilizing weight.

The included Benbo Compact ball head has one locking knob to control the motion of the ball, and a 1/4"-20 mount to attach your camera. A carrying case is also included to protect the tripod when not in use.

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  • Compact Ball & Socket Head
  • Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod
  • Trekker Tripod Case
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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Trekker Mk 3 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Odd but a great piece of kit I am a retired police officer. The department I was employed with is responsible for a full range of policing duties, nation wide. For most of my 35 years of service, I was employed as an Identification officer in that agency (refered to as C.S.I. in U.S.). For a short period in the early 90s, I was tasked with identifying, purchasing and evaluating tools and equipment to better satisfy the needs of our field identification officers. During a visit to a photographic trade show in Toronto I was introduced to the BENBO line of tripods. I was attracted to the unique features of this product. A standard photographic tripod works well in studio conditions but offers limited utility in photographing evidence found on irregular terrain or vertical surfaces. After procuring several BENBO tripods and having them tested at various field sections, the BENBO tripod system was found to be of high quality and generally well received. The product was accepted and added to the department's list of approved field equipment. I hasten to point out, that with the BENBO tripod there seems to be no middle ground. In my experience, users either love it or hate it. It was my observation that those who loved it, truly understood the utility of the device. Those who hated it were intimidated and feared the partial collapse of the tripod when the main clamp is released. Admittedly not a good circumstance when you have a very expensive equipment mounted on the top of the tripod. But, a learned procedure easily overcame this shortcoming. The advantages gained by the use of this piece of kit easily off set the risk. In our retirement my wife and I both enjoy photography. Since she enjoys photographing wild flowers and hiking. It occurred to me the BENBO tripod, trekker model would make a fantastic birthday gift. I had some difficulty finding a supplier but a web search took me to B&H who offered the BENBO tripods at what seemed to me to be a reasonable and competitive price. The Trekker Mk3 tripod kit seemed to fill the bill. We ordered and eventually received the tripod and found it to be perfect for our needs. It is manufactured of the same good quality I recall and the Trekker is an ideal size and weight for hiking and back packing. My wife loves it and more importantly she said she will let me use it from time to time. We are already talking about how nice it would be to have a larger model to photo those hard to reach places.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some improvements could be made. For the most part I am pleased with the tripod. It gets the camera right to the ground, and is light enough to carry on long hikes. Issues I have: 1. The ball head screws on but does't lock in place, limiting the side the camera can be placed on for Portrait layouts. 2. No matter how tight I make the legs they still move so you have to have steady ground for the feet, might be an issue in loose sand, wet soil, or during winter. Some of these problems may be related to new ownership, and may work out with more use of the tripod.
Date published: 2017-07-07
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