In the process of preparing an upcoming traveler tripod review, my research for comparable models revealed the new Aerometal Travel Angel II series from Benro.
The quite marketing oriented "Aerometal" stands for Aerospace industry type metal denoting light weight and strength.
In this Aerometal series, Benro® has adopted the long used by Sirui® and Triopo® metal formation technique of forging in place of casting for their tripods' center leg hub (spider).
As I have debated in the past, forging with consequent CNC machined finishing is a more time consuming and thus more expensive method but the benefits are reflected in substantially improved strength, rigidity and vibration resistance on the final product.
Aerometal travel angel II tripods come with Aluminium and Carbon Fiber leg tubes in kits with older Benro B series and latest Benro V series ball heads.
The following table shows a comparison between the new Aerometal C2282TV2 and the older Magnesium C2682TV2 travel angel II tripods. Dimensions and weights include the new V2 balll head.
Otherwise both tripods share the latest Benro improvements of:
- New Tube twist Locking System with dust resistance technology, promising an increase in locking force by 30% and in stability by 10%.
- New leg rubber pads (feet) made of a more durable material, larger in diameter and textured for increased friction and better tripod stability
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Price & Availability:
Prices of the Aerometal series are expected to be the same or slightly higher than the current Magnesium series, according to Benro policy. Availability is not yet announced from any distributor.
Benro Travel Angel II Aerometal tripods are available from eBay.
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Aerometal travel angel II series V kit at Benro.com
Magnesium Alloy travel angel II series at Benro.com
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