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The Benro C1691 tripod and ballhead is a cost-effective kit that’s ideal for photographers on the go. It has a ‘fold back’ design where the legs actually reverse over the center post and ballhead, folding to a 17 inch length weighing only 3.6 pounds for both the tripod and ballhead.
Unfolded it expands to a 62 inch maximum height with the center post extended. It’s rated to 17 pounds capacity, but we think about 6 or 7 pounds is more realistic with the center post extended. The ballhead, while small, is quite nice with separate lock and drag adjustment knobs, a quick-release clamp that’s compatible with an Arca Swiss QR system, and a 360° graduated panning scale. The 5-section carbon fiber legs have dust-resistant twist locks and one leg can be detached for use as a monopod.
Please Note: We include the standard Induro PU50 camera plate with this tripod. However, do understand it is a 2" small camera plate. If you’re planning on using a larger lens, you may want to rent an additional lens plate. We rent 4 different sizes to give you the most flexibility.
We carry a lot of tripod/ballhead kits. Here’s a quick comparison to help you pick the one that’s right for you, from lightest to heaviest.
Benro Ultralight is the lightest and most transportable tripod we carry and capable of supporting slightly heavier loads than the Giottos Tripod/Monopod.
Benro Medium Duty maintains the very short folded length (17 inches) of the ultralight tripods, but has the heavier construction (and weight) of a medium duty, capable of handling a camera and 70-200 f2.8 size lens (and a 300 f2.8 in ideal conditions).
Giottos Tripod/Monopod A versatile carbon fiber tripod that also converts to a monopod. Small, inexpensive, easy to carry, and flexible. Not appropriate for lenses larger than a 70-200 f2.8
Medium Duty Tripod and Ballhead combines a set of sturdy carbon fiber 4 section legs with a Markins Q3 ballhead which is small and light but very robust. A great choice for a more sturdy platform than the lightweight kits, and capable of holding a 300 f2.8 lens and camera with no trouble.
- Maximum height
- 63 inches with center post fully extended (including head)
- Collapsed height
- 17 inches
- 3.6 pounds
- Leg Sections
- Max Load
- 6 pounds (Lensrentals estimate)
- Benro C1691 tripod legs
- Benro B0 ballhead
- Induro PU50 camera plate
- Tripod bag
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