Benro has introduced a brand new tripod. It’s referred to as the CyanBird (buy here), and it takes some noticeable inspiration from the Peak Design Journey Tripod (buy here). It does so, nonetheless, at a considerably cheaper price level.
It’s focused in the direction of creators. Particularly, it targets these like vloggers who’re repeatedly on the go whereas capturing. It’s nonetheless a journey tripod, although, so it’s tailor-made to go well with journey images and simply serving to you with vacation snaps.
Benro CyanBird – Constructed for journey and elegance
The CyanBird tripod sports activities ocean blue anodised aluminium elements with satin aluminium leg lock levers. The legs have that arched form paying homage to the Peak Design Journey Tripod. This permits them to fold as much as a diameter of solely 6cm.
The Benro N00P double-action ball head on high of the tripod accepts the usual Arca Swiss-compatible tripod plates. The provided Arca Swiss plate can also be anodised blue to match the remainder of the aluminium elements on the tripod and supply a constant look between the pinnacle and legs.
It’s a grower, not a bathe
When closed, the tripod is round 46 centimetres (~17″) lengthy. With solely a 6cm diameter, this makes for a fairly compact bundle to slide into the tripod pouch in your digicam bag. It weighs only one.02kg (~2.25lb), which means it ought to have little or no influence on the load you’re carrying, too.
Opened up, the minimal working peak is a mere 18cm (~7.9″). However absolutely extending the legs with a raised centre column brings this as much as 155cm (60″) or round 5 ft. This isn’t the tallest of tripods, nevertheless it ought to suffice for many journey wants.
Value vs efficiency
The comparisons between this and Peak Design’s Journey Tripod are apparent. However whereas there are a variety of apparent variations, too, the largest one is by far the price. Peak Design’s carbon fibre journey tripod costs around $650, whereas the aluminium model is round $380. With the included ball head, Benro’s carbon fibre CyanBird costs only $189.95.
Sure, that cheaper price does include a drop in efficiency. The Peak Design Journey Tripod has a load capability of as much as 9.07kg (~22lbs). The Benro CyanBird presents lower than half of that, at a fair 4kg (8.8lb). Positive, this can be a massive drop, however for journey and vlogging, how many people are actually utilizing 4kg digicam rigs?
General, it seems like a good choice for low-weight journey tripods. And a carbon fibre tripod at this value is fairly good worth.
Value and Availability
The Benro CyanBird carbon fibre with the double-action Benro N00P ball head is accessible to pre-order now for $189.95. It’s additionally out there with the Benro FS20PRO 2-in-1 Pan Head for $279.95 in carbon fibre or $199.95 in aluminium.