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New Benro Carbon Fibre Monopod…

by on Jul.29, 2010, under Photography

I really like my Manfrotto 190 Pro B Tripod and the 488RC4 ball head and quick release plate that I use – very well made, solidly built, strong as steel, stable and reliable. It however weighs almost 3 kilograms all up and thats a heavy load to carry when walking around for half a day.

So I’ve been thinking of investing in a lightweight monopod for a while and today I pulled the trigger on the MC-91M8 MC-Series Carbon Fiber monopod from Benro along with the BH-1-M BH-Series single action ball head with quick release plate also from Benro.

This version can extend to a very high 164cm’s and has three small flip out legs (which can come out of the bottom legpiece) which allow the monopod to be self standing – I doubt I’d trust it standalone with my camera on board but as a makeshift stand for something light like a flash indoors I’d say it would be fine.

All up this weighs a tiny 1kg and appears to be a very solid piece of kit.

Carbon fibre supports (tripods and monopods) usually cost an absolute fortune but all up I picked this up for AUD $195 from a store here in Sydney (Photo Shop Studio) – a far cry from the well over $400 it would have cost me for the Manfrotto or Giottos equivalent carbon fibre monopod and head.

After I’ve used it for a few photo shoots I’ll report back on my findings.

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