The Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 is part of Benro's most advanced range of compact, travel style photo tripods. Made from carbon fibre, it's lightweight and compacts down to just 44cm when folded away. It's one of 8 tripods in the Travel Angel family. Here, we find out how it performs.
Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Features
The Benro Travel Angel comes in it's own handy carry bag with front zipping pockets and a detachable shoulder strap for ease of carrying. The tripod itself is protected by a drawstring fabric bag.
The tripod has reverse folding legs to keep the design as compact as possible. The legs are made from Benro's signature 9x carbon fibre constructed from 9 layers of carbon fibre. Benro says this maximises the strength to weight ratio of the tripod. Magnesium is used for the castings and leg joints, carrying on the lightweight theme. The tripod weighs just 1.54kg and can support up to 8kg of weight.
The legs have 4 sections and feature rubber twist locks. Optional spikes for the feet are also included. There is also the ability to turn one of the legs of the tripod into a monopod, by unscrewing it and attaching the included wooden knob to turn it into a comfortable walking stick.
The tripod has a max height of 154.5cm and a centre column which can be lowered. The triple action ballhead has a quick release plate and easy to use rubberized knob controls for pan lock, drag and ball lock. There is also a spirit level on the head.
- Carbon Fibre construction
- 4 leg sections
- 3-way ball head included
- Can make one leg a monopod
- Height adjustable centre column
- Dust resistant construction