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Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Tripod Review

We review Benro's Travel Angel carbon fibre tripod with triple action ball head.

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Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Tripod Review :

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. 

Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Tripod Review :

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. 

Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Tripod Review :

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. 

Benro Travel Angel FTA18CV0 Tripod Review :

Key Features

  • Carbon Fibre construction
  • 4 leg sections
  • 3-way ball head included 
  • Can make one leg a monopod 
  • Height adjustable centre column
  • Dust resistant construction


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BobShaw Avatar
BobShaw 16 55 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2016 5:53PM
I've used a variant of this tripod - and although it's compact and easy to carry I found the head to be fiddly to use and really couldn't get on with the long neck of this and any breeze would make the camera wobble.... no good for long exposures in my book. Also the locking mechanisms on each section were not the quickest to use... shame really.
emmaK22 Avatar
emmaK22 Plus
12 166 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2016 8:50AM
Hi Bob,

It wasn't windy when we tested the tripod so I can't comment on that.

The long neck of the tripod can be altered by unscrewing the rubber grip above the legs and sliding it down.

I found that you didn't have to turn the leg locks very far to loosen them and lock them firmly - for me they seemed quite fast to use. Admittedly though if I turned them more than necessary they did take quite a while to tighten back up.
JonnyNI Avatar
JonnyNI Plus
12 2.8k
22 Jan 2016 10:10AM
I was lucky enough to win one of these tripods in the Christmas prize draw. It arrived a couple of days ago and from the unboxing and having a play with it round the house I'm really impressed so far. Heading to Rome next week for a wee break so will give it a proper test out in the real world for both portability and stability but as Emma has mentioned i would use it with the centre column at its lowest setting and will let you know how it copes with long exposures when I get back.

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