Benro & Triopo tripods

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mitsosmitsou Regular Member • Posts: 339
Benro & Triopo tripods

I 'd like to ask if somebody knows whether the following tripods from Triopo and Benro
are actually the same:

Triopo GX-1127
http://www.triopo.cn/en/products/t_carbon.html

Benro C-157M8
http://www.benro.cn/EnSite/EnProduct.aspx?ParaId=1&id=126&ProductId=94

They seem to have the same specs, optically are identical, someone said in a
forum that they are produced in the same factory in China, they are even having
similar model numbering !

I ask because I do a shopping search for a tripod (light for travel, relatively cheap,
steady enough for a D300s+70-200+TC).

The Triopo GX-1127 seems a screaming opportunity buy since it is carbon, light
(1.2 Kg) tall enough, strong enough etc and it costs only 115 euro ($150) which
is extremely cheap IMO for the specs.

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