Earlier this week at NAB, Benro extended its video product line by adding a Heavy Duty 3-leg folding base to the classic A38F and A48F models making them ideal for a variety of video shooters. Also new to the lineup are two twist lock versions giving the customer their choice of lock for both the S2 and S4 video monopods. The Benro monopods appear to compete directly with the popular Manfrotto video monopod.
Benro is advertising the new monopods as perfect for the "run and gun type" who need mobility when shooting a wedding, live event, news coverage or documentary. The Benro video monopod series provides solid support, flexibility and portability. Each monopod features a three leg base with pan cartridge for smooth and stable shots along with reverse folding legs for compact travel. Pairing the proper Video Head, Monopod and Travel Case, each Benro Video Monopod Kit is based on an eighth-generation design of single leg tubes and the option of flip lever or twist leg lock mechanisms.
"Offering exceptional rigidity and fluid action, so critical to smooth camera movement, these kits are available in a variety of sizes, using Aluminum Alloy legs in combination with strategically select cast and machined aluminum and magnesium alloy components."
Benro will have four versions available (flip lock and twist lock leg options at two sizes) ranging in an expected price range from $139 to $199 and are scheduled to be available by the beginning of May.