New Benro camera supports match your style and shooting pace


posted Monday, October 1, 2012 at 2:26 PM EDT


A new product line from Chinese camera support manufacturer Benro lets photographers match their tripod to their style, with a generous choice of colors. The Benro MeFoto Transfunctional tripods all share the same basic design, differing only in their color. The group all have a metallic finish, in either red, green, blue, gold, or titanium.

The MeFoto Transfunctional tripods also match your pace: they can all be converted to function as a monopod for shooting on the go, and no tools are required to achieve this. They share a reverse folding leg design similar to that on the Benro Travel Angel for the minimum possible storage size. Other design features include dual-angle legs, a recessed center column hook for adding weight to steady the tripod, an integral bubble level, and a Q-series ballhead with separate head and 360-degree pan locks that accepts an Arca Swiss quick release plate.

The Benro MeFoto Transfunctional tripods have reverse-folding legs to reduce folded size.

Extended, the Benro MeFoto Transfunctional series reach a maximum height of 61.6 inches, and bear a load of up to 17.6 pounds. In monopod mode, you can get even a little higher, at 64 inches. Fold the Transfunctional tripods up, though, and they have a length of just 15.4 inches, small enough to fit in a reasonably-sized backpack or gear bag. Weight for the Transfunctional tripods is around 3.6 pounds.

Priced at around US$230, the Benro MeFoto Transfunctional tripods are available immediately, and ship with a carry case and shoulder strap.

Five colors are available, all with a metallic finish.