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New Benro Tortoise Series Tripods: Perfect for Portability

- 3 years ago

Tripod, bag and camera accessory brand, Benro, is on something of a roll right now and rounds up its trio of product announcements with news of the all-new Tortoise Series tripods.


The new Tortoise Series tripods from Benro have no centre column, which helps them shave off weight and allows them to collapse down to less than 8cm diameter. This makes them one of the most
compact and portable in Benro’s impressive and broad range. There are seven models; five designed for photo and two for videographers including a miniature version for tabletop or extreme low-angle shooting.

Benro is a brand that can boast a good number of patents and many of these are apparent in the new Tortoise Series. A removable centre column can be added for those who are looking for extra height.

Key Features

  • Extends [up to] 164cm
  • Maximum load of [up to] 18KG
  • New braided Carbon Fibre composite tubing in tripod legs
  • Simple twist-lock system

The new range is the first to feature Benro’s auto-hold leg adjustment feature in a compact range. Users need only move the trigger at the top of each tripod leg to the ‘open’ position, then adjust the leg to the required angle, then press the locking-button to hold fast.

The five photo tripods in the Tortoise series are available in kits with Benro’s recently announced GX low-profile ballheads. The two models in the video range are also available in kits with the popular, specialist S4PRO video head. The Benro GX heads highlight an Arca-compatible camera plate for universal usage. All models also boast Benro’s three-step self-adaptive rubber feet for improved stability and come with a spare set of spiked feet for varying terrains. There’s also a carry-case, so everything you need to get going!

Benro Brand Manager at Uk distributor Mac Group Europe, Mark Hoskins, said: “These Tortoise tripods are small but mighty, offering great stability. They are light enough to be effortlessly portable; they can easily be stowed in a bag or backpack, yet robust enough to be trusted in any shooting situation. We have designed Tortoise to be a working core part of a photographers’ kit, not just an additional convenience, offering the ultimate trio of portability, versatility and strength.”

Pricing and Availability

The Benro Tortoise Series of tripods are available now from selected dealers. Benro Tortoise 03C + GX25 kit – £220 [RRP] – 14C + GX25 kit £260 [RRP] – 24C + GX30 kit £280 [RRP] – 34C + GX35 kit £310 [RRP] – 35C + GX35 kit £320 [RRP] – 24CLV + S4Pro video kit £340 [RRP] – 34CLV + S4Pro video kit £360 [RRP].

See more at Benro’s website.

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.