Benro's new tripod that dares to be different

We test the Benro A1182TB0, a foldable four-section convertible camera tripod - is this unusual design a good idea?

Our Verdict

Despite a couple of tiny niggles, it’s ingeniously designed, sturdily built and has a pleasing finish.

For

  • Excellent build quality
  • Good locking action
  • Versatility
  • Compact when folded

Against

  • Clumsy feet/spike system

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Tripods and innovation rarely go hand in hand, with most simply fulfilling their basic requirements and having little more than a decent build to recommend them.

However, the Benro A1182TB0 is intent on being different, achieving all of the above while also boasting a unique foldable design – one that allows it to fold down to the thickness of a single leg.

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Benro A1182TB0

Despite a couple of tiny niggles, it’s ingeniously designed, sturdily built and has a pleasing finish.

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