Tripods & Rigs

Object of Desire: Benro ProAngel

September 8, 2017

By Greg Scoblete

The Benro ProAngel aluminum travel tripod.

This new family of compact aluminum travel tripods can accommodate just about any camera—even (gasp) a smartphone. They have reverse folding legs so they’re easy to pack up and stuff into your gear bag of choice. All of the ProAngel tripods feature a single leg-locking mechanism which opens all of the tripod’s leg sections with a single twist. Once you have the legs positioned in their desired height, you simply give the locking mechanism a half-turn and the legs are secured in place. The center column has two telescoping sections with a standard 3/8-16-inch thread so you can add a tripod head (some ProAngel kits will include Benro’s B1 ballhead). The ProAngel line is available in several series with heights ranging from 51.4 – 63 inches and max loads from 11 – 26.4 pounds. There are also two monopods in the series—one that reaches to 58.1 inches and another that spans to 64 inches high. The monopods can hoist 22 and 26.4 pounds of photo gear, respectively. Both the monopods and tripods will also include a carrying case.

PRICE: starting at $99