Buying a tripod can be tough. I did some reasearch too and, while still don't have commitment to get one; I'd have to do a couple more selections to choose one.
For those using Induro/Benro tripods, aren't these the same? The sites are very similar in layout, and induro seems an US oriented brand.
I am very curious about the benro travel angel series. These fold quite compactly and despite having 4-5 sections, the higher end of the model claim to be able to carry big SLR's & MF equipment (12kg/20 so pounds). There's a "transfuncional" version which can separate a leg, put the head on it and it becomes a monopod.
I remember a post of a member who owned a Hassie that despite being unthinkable, it worked very well.
It seems a very attractive option for travel, especially when space is limited. Been scratching my head with this one for a while. Sure, traditional legs like the manfrotto 055 will do better, but this benro seems to be half the size folded!
EDIT: Didn't see the post above, and the 3legged thing model (Brian) shown on the front page (scroll down) is very similar to the benro, same concept; and who knows, same manufacturer?
Done some research and the benro is a copy of the gitzo traveller.
Last edited by Prest_400; 12-28-2012 at 04:23 PM. Click to view previous post history.