OTech and cheesycam reader, Brennan Robideaux, recently bought the Benro AD71FK5 Video Fluid Head Tripod Kit after seeing it featured on Cheesycam.com. Brennan shot a video review of the specs and gave us some example shots at the end of his video (thanks, Bren). The one noticeable qualm with the AD71FK5 was the quick release knob. Brennan mentioned it being a bit of a tight fit when unscrewing the plate. This may depend on which camera you’re using and for what this fluid head tripod kit offers, I think it’s a small compromise for the price and performance.
Benro’s implementation of the Benro AD71FK5 Video Fluid Head Tripod Kit is their break into the world of video. The example shots Brennan included at the end of his review were smooth and he hasn’t reported any negative feedback as of yet. I haven’t gotten my hands on this tripod so I’ll rely on readers like Mr. Robideaux until then.
Quick Lock Levers on a Dual Stage Leg System
60mm bowl and head-mounted bubble level
Integral Mid-Level Spreader for extra stability
Pan arms can be attached to either side of the K5 head
Included 4″ long QR plate can be replaced w/plates conforming to the RC5 QR system
60mm Bowl and Head mounted Bubble Level
Pan Drag/Lock Lever
Minimum height of 28.1” (71.3 cm)
Maximum height of 60” (152.4 cm)
Retractable Rubber Feet with Steel Spikes
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