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, please understand it’s a two-inch small camera plate. If you’re planning on using a larger lens, you may want to rent an additional lens plate. We rent four different sizes to give you the most flexibility.