Benro A1691TB0 Transfunctional Travel Angel Aluminum Tripod with B0 Dual Action Ballhead and Case, Maximum Height 63.8", Supports 17.6 lbs

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About Benro A1691TB0

The Benro Transfunctional Travel Angel is the perfect combination of an A1691T Tripod with Twist Lock reverse folding Aluminum legs and a B0 Dual Action Ballhead. The compact full size tripod converts to a Compact monopod for even greater versatility.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Night shots (3),Travel (3)

Benro A1691TB0 Features

  • Compact: The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 deg. making it small enough to carry just about anywhere
  • Adjustable Leg Angle Stops: For an extra measure of flexibility, Benro tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on irregular surface areas, or at ground level
  • Patented Dust & Water Resistant Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System: Benro's innovative rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set-up plus weather and dust-resistance not found on other tripods
  • Center-Column Hook: A hook, located on the bottom of the center-column, allows you to hang additional weight from the tripod's center of gravity for increased stability
  • Carry Case with Shoulder Strap: High quality, durability case with strap to provide protection and transport for your tripod and head
  • Transfunctional Design: Converts from Tripod to Compact Monopod without tools
  • Precision Matched B Ballhead: Dual Action Heavy Duty Ballhead with Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Plate

Benro A1691TB0 Specifications

Maximum Load
17.6 lbs (8 kg)
Max Height (24 deg. Leg Angle)
With Column Extended: 63.8 in (1620 mm)
Folded Length
18.7 in (475 mm)
Max Height Converted to Monopod
52 in (1320 mm)
Leg Size
Number of Leg Sections
Leg Lock Type
Anti-dust and moisture seal
Independent Leg Spread
Yes, with 2 stops
Center Column
Spiked Feet
M8 Thread
Head Mount Thread Size
3.6 lbs (1.6 kg)

Benro A1691TB0 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Travel Companion


from Rockwall, TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I purchased this tripod to use when I travel and to shoot locations where I needed to set up and break down quickly. It is quite sturdy for a travel unit and the ball head provides a considerable range of motion for positioning the camera. It also provide a solid platform for my Canon 7D with the 18 to 135mm lens while taking time exposure shots. The unit will allow for solid set up on uneven terrain and will also allow for shots taken at ground level with the inverting center section.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Highly recommend this tripod


from NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very happy with this tripod. Not only is it lightweight but having the monopod as another option serves more than one purpose. The head feels firm but moves nicely. Definitely holds my Canon 60D with 24-105 lens attached without any forward drop. There are not too many bad things I can say about this tripod other than I wish it had the clamp type legs instead of the screw type. Be careful when releasing the legs, if you turn too much the pole extenders will fall off. Not a big issue as inserting tubes is quick, it's just a pain especially if you are in a hurry to get things set up. Very easy to carry with the nicely constructed case, or alone on a backpack.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great small tripod


from Houston, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

This tripod is a small travel alternative to larger units. It is very stable. It weighs about the same as my larger carbon fiber tripod and hold close to the same weight, but when folded properly is much more compact. The included ball head is surprisingly strong given the size. The ability to remove one leg and have a mono pod is a great plus. make sure you tighten things down when you get this out of the box since the factory does not do more than hand tighten. The package includes tools, spiked feet, case with strap and everything fits inside the case. The tripod with ball head fits inside the case as well. The only downside is that as an aluminum tripod it does weigh a bit more than a small travel pod should


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Questions about this item:

Roger T  I'm planning to buy the Transfunctional carbon but I'm looking for advice on the model. Either the C1691TBO or the C2691TB1. My camera and lens are heavy, a Canon 60D with a EF 100-400 lens and together they weigh over 6lbs (2-3kilo). Any recommendations?
PHILIP B  I recently purchased the aluminum model A1691TB0 for a trip to photograph the Aurora Borealis. Though it doesn't feel super lightweight, it packed very easily in my luggage and it was very easy to carry along in travel vans. I didn't do any backpacking. Weather interrupted any Aurora viewing but I did set up and shoot several long exposure night time landscapes which I could not have done without a tripod. Prior to the trip I set up and shot several times outdoors to make sure I knew how to use all the equipment together. I used a Canon 5D Mark Ii with a 24-105 lens and found the tripod to be very stable. Nothing wobbly about it at all and very well build. The head tightens very well and I felt comfortable my camera gear was not at risk. I typically only extended three sections of the legs, but on occassion extended all 4. Again very stable. I haven't yet used the monopod for any real shooting, but I frequently do shoot with a monopod so I feel like I'm covered for other trips. I'm interested to see how well the ball head holds up over time. It seems like it's going to do well. No slippage and there are two tightening screws. The third screw which holds the plate in place could be a little confusing. that was one reason i did several runs of setting up and tearing down prior to the trip. I use a pistol grip on my Bogen tripod so I needed to gain some familiarity. I'm very happy with my purchase and can see that I'm more likely to take a tripod with me for travel and day hikes. I'm a portrait photographer by trade. This tripod is well made and I would not be embarrassed to use it to hold a second camera or flash for weddings or other events. I didn't feel I needed a carbon tripod given the added cost, but if weight is a consideration the aluminum version is no feather.
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