I have had my Benro Travel Angel Tripod for about a month now. It has changed the way I take photos. I take it everywhere with me, it is so light that I do not mind hiking with it. My big tripod (Manfrotto 055) with it’s large ballhead was just too heavy to hike with. I was even starting to leave it at home on my work trips. That changed a couple months ago when I took a trip to Metlakatla, Alaska and had to balance my Canon 5D mark II on a rock to get this photo.
Last week I packed my Benro on a trip to Juneau, Alaska. I took it with me to get some shots of Mendenhall Glacier and waterfalls next to it. No balancing my Canon 5D on a rock this time.
Here is a link to the tripod. Remember, it is a lightweight tripod not meant to handle your huge lens. It does the job of a great lightweight tripod for traveling and hiking.
Traveled to Metlakatla, Alaska last week. Metlakatla is south of Ketchikan on Annette Island. We flew into Ketchikan then took the inter-island ferry down to Metlakatla.Â Metlakatla’s population is about 1500 people and the roads are paved, very rare for villages I travel to. Had to spend 2 days there and got our work done quickly on the first day. The second day we spent hiking around the island while we waited for the afternoon ferry. The weather was fantastic, there is nothing like Southeast Alaska on a nice day. All photos are HDR tonemapped in Photomatix.