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Benro adds colorful, convertible travel tripod/monopod to MeFOTO range

Oct 1, 2012 at 19:17 GMT

Benro has announced the MeTOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod, an travel tripod that can be converted to a monopod without tools. The latest addition to the MeFOTO range, whihc sits just below the Travel Angel series, it is available in five colors and can be converted between a 1.5m (61.6") tripod and a 1.62m (64") monopod. It folds down to 40cm (15.4") and weighs 1.6kg (3.6lbs). Despite this small size, it is rated for supporting cameras up to 8kg (17.6lbs). It features an Arca-Swiss style quick release mount and plate and includes a carry case a shoulder strap in its $229 list price. No European pricing is yet available.


Press Release:

Benro® Introduces New MeFOTO™ Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kit

Available in a choice of modern metallic colors, the stylish new MeFOTO Travel Tripod Kit quickly and easily converts to a monopod

North White Plains, NY – October 1, 2012Benro, manufacturer of tripods, monopods and heads designed for today’s demanding professional photographers and filmmakers, announces today the eye-catching and very versatile new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kits. This new tripod provides photographers with a reliable camera support for sharp photos and videos while allowing them to express their individual style when choosing from a selection of brilliant Red, Green, Blue, Gold and Titanium Metallic colors.

Offering even greater versatility, the new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod provides all the same great features of the Compact MeFOTO Travel Tripod kit, plus the ability to convert from a full size tripod into a 64” monopod quickly and easily – without tools.

“These colorful, well-built and modern new Transfunctional Travel Tripods are the perfect addition to the MeFOTO product line,” said Jan Lederman, President of MAC Group. “While the Compact MeFOTO Travel Tripods are ideal for any general picture-takers using lightweight point-and-shoot digital cameras and compact interchangeable lens digital camera systems, this new Transfunctional model provides photographers with dependable support for larger camera bodies and lenses.”

Utilizing a Reverse Folding Leg system based on the popular Benro Travel Angel kits, the new MeFOTO Transfunctional Tripods, available in one size with a choice of five colors, are only 15.4" when folded yet 61.6" extended. The MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod weighs 3.6 lbs. and can securely support up to 17.6 lbs.

Aluminum alloy material is utilized extensively in the construction of these tripods to take advantage of cast, forged and CNC machining techniques, all accentuated by an elegant series of robust surface treatments accented with color.

Features include:

The new MeFOTO Transfunctional Travel Tripod Kit is available now. Suggested retail price for the new Tripod Kit is $229. For more information visit www.BenroUSA.com