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.
Reviewed by 3 customers
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.
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.
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