Benro FGP28c Go Plus 2 unstable center column

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BBbuilder467 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,375
Re: Benro FGP28c Go Plus 2 unstable center column

pauhu wrote:

I just got this tripod and while I'm otherwise mostly happy with it, I'm wondering about the attachment of the center column. This is a tripod in which the center column can be lifted and turned vertically. When the column is in a normal upright position and the attachment piece is fully fastened the column still waggles a bit. See a video here:

Is this something I just have to accept as a compromise or is the tripod faulty? It does look a little worse on the video than it actually is. I also considered Manfrotto BeFree GT XPRO which has a similarly versatile center column. Does it have the same problem.

I like Benro products, but I don't think that's a particularly good design. The original Go models had a line of accessories, but they discontinued them.

Personally,, if I had no specific use for the horizontal column, I'd avoid them. They're more trouble than they're worth.

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