The Benro A3580F Classic AL Aluminum Flip Lock Tripod Stand is built in an extremely lightweight and robust fashion. It ably supports a medium-format camera or a DSLR that comes with a long telephoto lens. It can sustain an optimum weight of 33 lb. When the center column and the four legs are completely expanded, the tripod is able to attain its maximum height of 69.3". This tripod stand also comes with myriad of professional attributes such as user-adjustable flip locks on the legs that guarantee superior strength. Locking screws in the top plate are also included for additional sturdiness while attaching an external head. A hook at the base of the central section enables you to dangle a counterweight from the tripod's axis of gravity for enhanced durability, particularly when faced with gusty winds or uneven loads.
This tripod stand features modifiable leg angles, which can separately lock into place in three diverse positions. This facilitates shooting even on uneven surfaces or at ground level. The legs also resist rotation with their swift locking capabilities. This means that the tripod's height can conveniently be modified by simply flipping its fast locking leg levers. Merged with its rotation-resistant factor, the locking ability of the tripod permits quick setups sans any obstacles.
The tripod also boasts of feet that have a rubber base along with stainless steel spikes that can easily be screwed in and out of the leg. This unique feature offers you a firm grip on the ground. One of the legs also features a heavy coating of closed-cell nitrile butadiene rubber foam that offers you a comfortable yet secure grip while hauling the tripod around. The foam coating also diminishes adverse effects of strenuous hot and cold conditions.
Another unique feature of the Benro A3580F is its wingnut styled center column locking knob that enables easy and firm height modifications almost instantaneously. It also has a detachable and reversible center column that is affixed firmly to the tripod, so that you can mount a camera in as much proximity to the ground as humanly possible. One more brilliant feature of the camera is a spirit level built into the chassis, which helps to maintain the camera in a position that is level with subject to be shot. The chassis also features an in-built compass that assists in directional navigation while shooting.
The tripod also comes with a durable carrying case along with robust shoulder straps, which effectively safeguards your tripod from natural forces like heat, humidity, moisture, cold, rain and dust. The case's shoulder straps can just as well function as the tripod's hauling strap. All you need to do is slip the lasso of the straps around the tripod's legs and affix the clip of the loop on the tripod's magnesium chassis to the opposite end of the strap.
With its lightweight and easily portable design, along with a maximum height of 69.3", plus a folded height of 23.2", the Benro A3580F Classic AL Aluminum Flip Lock Tripod Stand is a must-have for all professional photographers.