What do you think about when you hear the name Benro? Maybe photography tripods? Photography monopods? Photography ball bead mounts? Benro is a pretty decent name when it comes to lightweight sturdy tripods, but they're not known to be dabbling into the video market (until now) [Thanks Deepak].
The New Benro AD71FK5 Dual Stage Video Tripod Kit is a 60mm bowl mount Fluid head, that is designed to support cameras weighing up to 11 lb (5 kg). Perfect for today's DSLR shooter. Not bad for specs, since Manfrotto's 701HDV is only rated at 8.8lbs. Reversible pan bar, a nice 4" sliding quick release plate, mid level spreader complete with travel bag. The sturdy and light-weight tripod extends from a minimum height of 28.1” (71.3 cm) to a maximum height of 60” (152.4 cm). I'm very interested to see how Benro is going to do with their only video tripod, but so far the price looks pretty good. These new Video tripods from Benro are already available via B&H (click here) and via Amazon (click here).
Benro AD71FK5 Fluid Video Head Tripod Kit