Benro launches three ’SupaDupa’ monopods for travel, sports and wildlife

Benro SupaDupa monopod
(Image credit: Benro)

Benro makes a wide range of tripods, monopods and other camera supports and these three new SupaDupa models extend the company’s selection of monopods with some interesting new features.

Monopods are much more useful than many photographers might imagine, as quick, portable and effective camera supports for when there’s no time or space to set up a tripod.

The three new SupaDupa models are an entry-level SupaDupa MSD36C, the mid-range MSD46C and the flagship SupaDupa PRO MSDPL46C.

Benro SupaDupa details

Benro SupaDupa monopod

(Image credit: Benro)

The smallest of the three new Benro monopods, the SupaDupa MSD36C, collapses down to a height of 42cm but can extend to a full height of 164cm and weighs just 0.5kg with a payload of 40kg. It has a metal spiked foot for soft or uneven terrain and a detachable rubber foot for other surfaces. The Benro SupaDupa MSD36C will sell for $120/£110.

Benro SupaDupa monopod

(Image credit: Benro)

The mid-range SupaDupa MSC46C offers more height, up to 1.83m, and folds down to a length of 45.5cm, with a weight of 0.59kg and payload of 40kg. It has a waterproof shell and a clever rotating foot for stable panning movements – this can be swapped for a conventional spike. The price will be around $150/£130.

Benro SupaDupa monopod

(Image credit: Benro)

The flagship SupaDupa PRO MSDPL46C is a more sophisticated and expensive model that adds a levelling base with 20 degrees of movement in all directions and 360 degrees of rotation with a panning scale and bubble level. It comes with an Arca Swiss compatible quick release plate with a sliding mechanism to balance up heavier lenses. The maximum height is 1.57m, and the folded length is 48.2cm. The weight is 0.9kg and the maximum payload is 32kg. The SupaDupa PRO MSDPL46C will cost $235/£190.

All three Benro tripods feature a flip-lock top section for easy and rapid height adjustments and come with a shoulder case and carry strap.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at