Review of BENRO C3570T Carbon Fiber Tripod
Tripods on the market now are made mainly of aluminum alloy and carbon fiber. Tripods made of aluminum alloy feature lower price and higher stability, but the heavyweight is not travel friendly. While tripods made of carbon fiber feature higher strength and are usually lightweight and less prone to corrosion, for which lots of high-end tripods now adopt carbon fiber materials. And for photographers, we can choose an ideal one according to our own needs. The following review is about BENRO C3570T carbon fiber tripod in use and I hope it can help you.
The C3570T belongs to Benro Classic Carbon Tripod series, featuring legs made of Benro’s original innovative OIHM-8X high intensity carbon fiber materials and main casting made of anodized magnesium alloy to ensure great stability and anti-corrosion.
C3570T matched with G3 head
OIHM-8X high intensity carbon fiber leg tube
Each leg has 3 sections and the widest diameter of the tube is up to 32.5mm. Open the tripod, it can extend up to 1854mm at the maximum extension (1580mm without the center column extended), yet can be folded up to 712mm, and because of adopting carbon fiber materials, it weighs only 1.99kg, lighter than tripods with similar height of other brands.
The C3570T tripod follows the classic black appearance. With a satin finish to the magnesium alloy casting, the main casting looks nice, anti-reflection in the sun and uneasy to leave fingerprints. By adjusting the leg angle lock, the leg can be easily locked into 3 angle positions to secure the height we need and ensure precise shooting in irregular surface areas and cramped space.
Adjustable leg angle
Benro C3570T tripod
The bubble level and the compass the tripod provides are very essential when shooting in the wildness. And the large wing profile lock ring expedites the locking speed and increases the locking strength.
3 leg sections
Carbon fiber tube
Spring load hook
The C3570T supports up to 18kg, available to professional SLR and super telephoto lens (such as Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS USM,). Compared with other brands’ carbon fiber tripods, the Benro innovative QIHM-8X carbon fiber tubes are 40%stronger in load pressure and 80% stronger laterally, in totally, being 60% stronger than current competitive brands.
Matched with G3 head
A high quality tripod never misses a chance to acknowledge a head well done. The matched head with the C3570T is the G3 which features low gravity, high stability and strong locking strength for loading super telephoto lens sturdily.
Panning scale on the base
Friction adjustment knob
With a ball diameter of 54mm, a height of 96mm and a weight of 0.74kg, the G3 head supports up to 55kg. The friction can be easily adjusted by turning the drag control (the embedded blue button) and the 360°panning scale on the base is good for precise image alignment.
There are 6 rubber pads on the QR plate to ensure a closely connect with the camera for a stable configuration. And the luminous bubble level makes sure precise image alignment.
Load test in use
The C3570T tripod from Benro is a professional photography support system for professional SLR and super telephoto lens. It has a large body but has a light weight, plus the luminous bubble and embedded compass, being friendly for long distance trip or wildness shooting. It is now available at prices of $ 374.2. If you are fond of telephoto lens shooting, it is a good choice.
Advantages: lightweight and high-strength carbon fiber material allows
Includes embedded luminous bubble level and compass
Supports loads up to super telephoto lens
Adjustable leg angles to ensure shooting on irregular surface area or cramped space
Disadvantage: the longer folded length makes it not convenient to fit in your backpack.