For those of you that have been following my news stories, you know that I have been on a quest to research and find a travel tripod that is the perfect fit for me. The next travel tripod that I am looking at is the Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit.
This is a lightweight aluminum tripod that includes a flat base video head and 3-stage legs. When fully extended it reaches 62.4 inches which includes the center column fully extended. When fully collapsed it measures only 18.3 inches, which is small enough to fit in or on the side of most camera backpacks. While the maximum load that it can handle is only 5 ½ pounds, that is enough for a DSLR, mirrorless, or compact video camera. The Benro Aero 2 is sold as a tripod, but it does have the ability to be converted into a monopod, by combining one of the legs with the center column. Additional built-in features include a QR4 Quick-release plate, and a bubble level.
The Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit comes with a padded carry bag and strap, and can be purchased at Amazon or B&H Photo Video for $169.