Benro TSL08CN00 Slim Carbon-Fiber Tripod with Ball head
The Benro Slim TSL08CN00 is a lightweight Carbon Fiber tripod kit which features a slim profile shoulder allowing for the tripod legs to be more compact when folded. With a maximum weight capacity of 8.8 lb this tripod is ideal for mirrorless and compact DSLR cameras.
The Slim tripod legs feature anodized aluminum twist locks that only require a quick half turn to lock and unlock. A grooved center column prevents twisting when in use and can be reversed for low to the ground shots. A weight hook is located underneath the center column for windy conditions. The rubber feet on the tripod are fixed.
Benro Slim features a lightweight magnesium shoulder which has 3 leg positions and each leg can be positioned individually for uneven terrain. Staying level is made easy with included bubble levels on the tripod shoulder and on the quick release clamp.
The removable single action ballhead has an oversized ratchet style lock knob for easy operation and a panoramic scale. The ballhead includes a blue anodized aluminum arca-swiss style quick release plate with a D-ring 1/4"-20 camera screw.
not bad at all
So far it has been great, I should have looked at the weight though because it is barely a half pound lighter than my old tripod. Just assumed carbon fiber would be much lighter, dont make assumptions kids. Did swap back to my old ball head though out of preference, just more familiar feeling. If you're on a budget I recommend an aluminum tripod, they're cheaper and nearly as light. If you really want to shave weight for hiking though you cant go wrong with this bad boy. Added bonus it's a really nice looking tripod imo.