Benro C-298M8

Benro C-298M8 is a Carbon HVC Flexpod tripod that Useful for macro and nature photographers who use DSLR. 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-298M8 has Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/ Column Extended 68.4 in (1737 mm), Min Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted 19.8 in (502 mm), Min Height (80° Leg Angle) w/Short Column 15.4 in (390 mm), Folded Length 21.5 in (545 mm), and weighs 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Benro C-298M8 User Reviews

Nice field tripod
“I use it in the field, often on very uneven terrain. I like that it’s light and compact, and also that it’s very versatile: it’s tall enough to go eye-level for me (I’m 5’7″), goes low enough for ground shots, and has that quick-switch center-post. “ – By User
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great value for the money
“I was weighing between the Manfrotto 055CX Pro4, the Gitzo 2541EX or this one, and this one was closer to the price of the Manfotto with the specs of the Gitzo. So far so good. ROCK Steady while taking photographs of 4th of July with an Acratech head and a 30D with Grip and 70-200 f/2.8 IS on. I’m 5’10″ and didn’t need to use the vertical column, which is great news. Also looking forward to playing around with the flexible column head on macro and ground-level stuff. I am very happy with my purchase thus far, and will update when I further test.” – By JZ
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Benro C-298M8 Features & Specifications

The Benro C-298M8 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. LEG SECTIONS 4 MAXIMUM HEIGHT 70.7 NORMAL HEIGHT 55.9 FOLDED HEIGHT 25.8 LOAD CAPACITY 26.4

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

See also: Accessories | Tripod

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