Benro Adds Larger Video Monopod with 13.2 Pound Capacity to Lineup

Benro Adds Larger Video Monopod with 13.2 Pound Capacity to Lineup

If you've been following Fstoppers, you might recall the Benro S2 and S4 video monopods that we reviewed in the spring of 2013. They're solid, and despite an abundance of plastic parts that could be a turn off, the larger S4 was a great monopod. Seeing the need for one just a bit larger, Benro today announced the S6 video monopod.

The S6 Video Monopod provides a 13.2 pound capacity as well as a 4-step counterbalance that is necessary when working with heavier cameras and longer lenses. The S6 head includes an independent pan lock, which allows the user to pan smoothly without having to turn the entire monopod. It comes with a 65mm flat base with a 3/8" thread and the ball head is removable for mounting on other tripods, jibs, sliders, etc.

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List of features:

  • 13.2 lb payload capacity
  • 4-step counterbalance
  • Fixed pan drag
  • Adjustable tilt drag
  • Independent pan lock
  • Independent tilt lock
  • Tilt range +90/-75
  • Includes 501PL compatible QR6 plate
  • Max height of 70.5 inches
  • Min height of 27.8 inches
  • 3 leg folding base with fluid pan cartridge
       
      The new Benro S6 Video Monopod is available now in both flip leg lock (A48FBS6) and twist leg lock (A48TBS6) for $249.
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5 Comments

These are brilliant although I went for the manfrotto model ...it really help you do those run and gun shots @r42pro

Jaron Schneider's picture

I realized too late I basically just said what you said in a response. At least I'm not the only one who thinks this!

Jeroen Rommelaars's picture

I completely disregarded monopods for any use in shooting video. Now that I see this I suddenly really want a proper monopod with fluid head. It seems perfect for nailing those hard to get shots that dissapear in seconds!

Jaron Schneider's picture

Yeah give them a shot. Manfrotto kind of started the trend with theirs a couple years ago. Super handy, especially for run-and-gun situations.

They are brilliant! I use a Manfrotto 561 for weddings and it gives me steady shots when using prime lenses for low-light work, and can easily move around. Stillmotion made a really good tutorial on monopod use here: https://vimeo.com/26869155