Benro Rhino FRHN34CVX30 review

The Benro Rhino FRHN34CVX30 is designed for travel but its rigidity and height makes it a match for any full-size tripod

Benro Rhino FRHN34CVX30
(Image: © Rod Lawton/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Benro Rhino FRHN34CVX30 is at the top and of the size spectrum for a ‘travel’ tripod, but its simplicity, rigidity and ease of use mark it out as a top choice for landscape shooters, hikers and any outdoor photographer who needs to travel light but still have the best support possible – and Benro’s VX ball head is just brilliant.


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    Impressive maximum height

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    Simplicity and ease of use

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    Excellent VX ball head


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    No ‘stub’ center column

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    No column pivot mechanism

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The Benro Rhino FRHN34CVX30 is the largest model in Benro’s new range of Rhino travel tripods. It has four section carbon fibre legs to offer a good compromise between folded length and speedy setup, a Benro VX30 ball head with a unique secondary pan axis (more on this shortly) and comes with a padded carry bag and screw-on metal spikes for use outdoors.

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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