Benro C-297M8

Benro C-297M8 is a carbon fiber tripod for DSLR camera. The tripod features Adjustable Leg Angles, Patented Dust & Water Resistant Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System, Stainless Steel Spike or Rubber Feet, Closed-Cell Foam Grip, Column-Locking Setknobs, Head Mounting Setscrews, Center-Column Hook, and Shoulder Strap and Carry Case. The Benro C-297M8 has Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/ Column Extended 70.7 in (1797 mm), Min Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted 24 in (610 mm), Min Height (80° Leg Angle) w/Short Column 15.4 in (390 mm), Folded Length 25.8 in (665 mm), and weighs 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Benro C-297M8 User Reviews

Very sturdy
“With my 70-200 f/4L and dslr(which is a 30d at the moment.) it holds very sturdy even in very awkward positions or when I accidentally don’t even balance it correctly. It does come with a bubble level but sometimes I’m in a hurry and just wing it. I’m sure with cheaper CF legs trying to hold weight in awkward positions just isn’t going to work. I really enjoy the horizontal column for macro work, and even in that awkward position it’s still strong enough to hold a decent amount of weight, you’re more likely to have the whole thing tip over due to the awkward positioning than the strong clamp breaking.” – By Mike H
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Benro C-297M8 Features & Specifications

The Benro C-297M8 Carbon HVC Flexpod is a professional grade, carbon fiber tripod featuring a convertible center column design. The center column is easily repositioned from vertical to horizontal functioning as a cross-bar with angle adjustment flexibility. The range covers 360° horizontal and 180° vertical arcs while the column itself can be positioned and locked quickly – in any position – with the locking knobs. Useful for macro and nature photographers. The column can also be used in an inverted position. The tubing found on this Flexpod series tripod is constructed of Benro’s 8-layer carbon fiber that is overall 60% stronger than standard carbon fiber tubing without any weight compromises. This tripod also features foam leg grips and a bubble level.


Adjustable Leg Angles
For an extra measure of flexibility, Benro tripod legs can be independently locked into place at three different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on irregular surface areas, or at ground level

Patented Dust & Water Resistant Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System
Benro’s innovative rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set-up plus weather and dust-resistance not found on other tripods

Stainless Steel Spike or Rubber Feet

Most Benro tripods come equipped with a choice of screw-in rubber feet or stainless steel spiked feet

Closed-Cell Foam Grip
A thick layer of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) provides a comfortable yet firm grip when carrying your Benro tripod

Column-Locking Setknobs
The angle and position of the adjustable center-column can be locked into place with a single twist of the center-column setknob

Head Mounting Setscrews

Setscrews provide an extra level of security when attaching the head to the tripod’s top-plate

Center-Column Hook
A hook, located on the bottom of the center-column, allows you to hang additional weight from the tripod’s center of gravity for increased stability

Shoulder Strap and Carry Case
Benro straps and carrying cases are made of quality, high-durability materials to provide maximum protection for your tripod and head

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