Benro C-358M8

Benro C-358M8 is lightweight and high-quality tripod that using carbon fiber technology for its leg construction. The tripod features Adjustable Leg Angles, Reversible Center Column, Head Mounting Setscrews, Stainless Steel Spike or Rubber Feet, Closed-Cell Foam Grip, Wing nut-style Column Lock, Patented Dust & Water Resistant Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System, Spirit Level and Compass, Center-Column Hook, and Shoulder Strap and Carry Case. The Benro C-358M8 has maximum height of 73.6″ (187cm), maximum height (with cent tre column down) 63.2″ (160.5cm), minimum height 14.8″ (37.5cm), and weighs 4.4 lbs (1.98kg).

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

User Opinions

Benro C-358M8 User Reviews

Serves its purpose
“I’ll call the Benro 90% of the Gitzo quality for 40% of the price. For me it’s a great compromise; tall enough for anyone up to 6’2″ or more to use without extending the center column, stable enough for a D3 with 14-24mm or 80-200mm lenses even when fully extended well above my head (I’m using a Markins M10 head and Kirk L brackets). On my scale it weighs just 7.5oz more than my Manfrotto 190xb which requires crouching even fully extended, a great plus for carbon.” – By Benjo
Rating: ★★★★☆

Stable tripod without lift center column
“The tripod is a great one for its stability. The workmanship is great, and the design is dadicated. However, these are under the assumption that its center column is unlifted. After raising the center column, this tripd becomes an unstable one because of the not-so-good design. Fortunately, the tripod is tall enough with a ball head mounted, thus I could easily use it without central column lifted (I am 6′ 3″, using both eye level and waist level view founder). The tripod is also great for its price. In terms of legs, they are not worse than Gitzo ones. The legs provide stable support and fastening. Better than Gitoz, the leg tubes have dust free design.” – By YiF
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Benro C-358M8 Features & Specifications

The Benro C-358M8 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a sturdy, high-quality tripod that uses 8 layer, 2nd generation carbon fiber technology for its leg construction. The 8x tubing is 60% stronger overall than conventional carbon fiber tripods. The use of components made of magnesium makes the tripod lighter and stronger than die-cast aluminum components. C-series tripods feature individual leg angle adjustments, a reversible center column with spring-loaded weight hook, foam leg grips, dust and moisture resistant rubber leg lock grips, reversible 1/4-20 to 3/8″ mounting threads, bubble level, and mounting set screws. LEG SECTIONS 4 MAXIMUM HEIGHT 73.6 NORMAL HEIGHT 63.2 FOLDED HEIGHT 24 LOAD CAPACITY 39.6.

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

Reversible Center Column
The center column, which features a ridge-and-groove design to eliminate unwanted column rotation, can be quickly inverted for exacting, lower angle camera positioning

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

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

Wing nut-style Column Lock
A wing nut-style center column-locking knob allows for secure, intuitive-action height adjustments on the fly

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

Spirit Level and Compass
In or out of the studio, a built-in spirit level helps keep your camera squared-off and level to your subject, and a built-in compass provides orientation coordinates

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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