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This is a discussion on About tripods within the Camera equipment & accessories forums, part of the Education & Technical category; I'm wondering if the Benro can be used to macro as well? I guess Hillbillygirl can answer that question....

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    I'm wondering if the Benro can be used to macro as well?
    I guess Hillbillygirl can answer that question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovin View Post
    I'm wondering if the Benro can be used to macro as well?
    I guess Hillbillygirl can answer that question.
    Pretty much all can be used for macro work, but there are limitations for sure. Most will tell you that the reversible centre column works well for macro. Does it?, yes and no. If you use the reversible centre column it means that you hang the camera under and between the legs of the tripod to get lower to ground. You also must use a collar on your lens to orient camera in upright position, or it will be upside down.
    This one would be a better bet if you are interested mostly in macro work, as centre column can actually be moved horizontally also, thus no need for collar. https://www.benphoto.ca/store//catal...x.php?cPath=24
    Just remember, if you are VERY serious about macro work with tripod, you will also need a sliding rail system for the very shallow DOF you will be using, and they are NOT cheap.
    What actual lenses/body combos will you be working with, and what type of photography are you using tripod for, as this would give us some sort of direction in best direction to send you?
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    Thank you HBGirl
    I'm not with macro photography, but never know.
    I'll go for Benro, but first I have to save some money
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    Hi, Lovin.

    I think I have an identical set up only its labeled under the Vortex name. The documentation that came with it has Manfrotto written all over it. Nowhere near as stable as I'd like, but its a heck of a lot lighter that the old Bogen I used to have to carry everywhere.(and still use on those windy days.)

    Most here have commented on the tri-pod without mentioning the ballhead on top. If your hands are strong enough to use this all day, then I'd highly recommend it. I say this because it requires a great deal of tension to be dialed in when I have something like the 70-300 mm mounted on the D300s. But boy is it fast. Just squeeze the handle, frame you shot, and release the handle. It's configurable for right or left hand use and can even be turned into a pistol grip which is how I'm using mine at present. It may not be the most expensive ballhead on the market, but in my view its the most practical and user friendly by far.
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