The new Benro Rhino tripod series launched at the beginning of October and has received rave reviews from photographers since its initial release. The Benro Rhino series come complete with quality materials, a versatile design and steadfast reliability – even when being used in adverse conditions.
This new series comes in four different models in a range of sizes to suit different photographers' requirements. This means that no matter what kind of camera you use, or whether you're more interested in portability over stability (or vice versa), there's a perfect Benro Rhino model for you.
One of our favorite features of the Benro Rhino tripods includes the lightweight carbon fibre tube design, which allows for improved weight capacity while reducing the weight of the tripod itself. This means that photographers can mount their expensive kit on any of the Benro Rhino tripods with total peace of mind.
However, the carbon fibre tube design isn't the only exciting aspect of the new Benro Rhino tripod series. They also include an auto-hold trigger to make it easier to adjust tripod leg angles, a lengthened centre column locking mechanism to improve locking strength and three self-adaptive rubber feet to help improve stability.
But don't be fooled into thinking that Benro threw the baby out with the bath water. Each of the new Benro Rhino tripod models retain the much-loved Benro design elements that have made the brand such a firm favorite among photographers. This means that the new series retains features such as reverse folding legs and the ability to easily convert the tripods to monopods.
However, don't just take our word for it. Photographer Jim Cossey has been using the new Benro Rhino tripod and has shared his first impressions. "Straight away, the new Benro Rhino tripods feel really great in the hand. Everything about these tripods has been manufactured to a high standard. From the beautiful carbon fibre construction, to the responsive and sturdy twist lock legs, to the newly designed VX ball heads that lock your camera into place with a vice-like grip, these tripods don't miss a beat.
"The Rhinos offer all the flexibility you need for composing your shots, whether it's a few inches from the ground or fully extended to chest or head height. The legs also completely fold back for a smaller footprint that's perfect for traveling. The small and light form factor of these tripods has been a welcome addition to my camera bag for a day in the hills, as it keeps weight to a minimum and doesn't compromise on performance."
In fact, all of the performance elements for the new Benro Rhino tripod series were carefully thought out to provide the best experience for photographers. These include a dual panoramic function where both the base of the head and the camera release platform offer 360º pan movement. Plus, Benro designed a new QR platform and Arca-compatible plate to help reduce the weight of the kit even further – and even added a safety catch to help prevent the plate being accidentally removed.
Mark Hoskins, the Benro Brand Manager for Mac Group Europe, commented, "Benro set out to make sure that the Rhino tripods together with the new VX ball heads would represent the very best of Benro and we hoped this would be reflected in their reception by photographers. We now know that Benro has succeeded, as the feedback we're receiving from them is tremendous."
The Benro Rhino tripod kits are available now, including the:
• Benro Rhino 05C + VX20 kit SRP £200,
• Benro Rhino 14C + VX20 kit SRP £230,
• Benro Rhino 24C + VX25 kit SRP £250 and the
• Benro Rhino 34C + VX30 kit SRP £290.