Benro expands the Aero family of video tripods with the release of the new Aero 7 travel video tripod, a compact support designed for filmmakers and videographers on the road and in the field. Small enough to carry in a backpack or airline carry-on, the portable tripod weighs 7.8 pounds and supports rigs weighing up to 15 pounds for creatives working with medium-sized setups.
A first for a travel video tripod, Benro’s reverse folding leg design makes the Aero 7 ultraportable—it can fold down from its four leg sections to a smaller size and become a monopod for true versatility. Additional features include a removable flat base S7 video head for use on other compatible accessories, a 2-in-1 center column for low-angle setups and 4-step counterbalance in the video head to balance the rig. The Aero 7 also features twist-lock legs, continuous drag control, a bubble level and interchangeable screw-in rubber or stainless-steel spiked feet to adapt to shooting surfaces.
Minimum height is 15 inches and max height is 72.3 inches. The tripod folds down to 32.9 inches.
The Aero 7 video tripod is available now in carbon-fiber and aluminum models priced at $599 and $399, respectively.
Learn more about the Aero 7, including a Benro hands-on video of the tripod in use, here.
See the press release below:
Introducing the Aero 7 from Benro
A Compact Travel Video Tripod for On-The-Go Filmmakers.
Expanding on the success of their Aero Family of travel-friendly video tripods, Benro is pleased to announce the new Aero 7, a compact and portable video tripod capable of supporting up to 15 lbs (7 kg). The first manufacturer in the world to introduce a travel video tripod with a reverse folding leg design, Benro’s Aero 7 is a clear evolution from its other Aero siblings. In addition to its standard ability to reverse fold to a smaller, more compact size and transform into a video monopod, the inclusion of the removable flat base S7 video head and the new 2-in-1 center column makes the Aero 7 a great traveling companion for filmmakers and videographers needing a fully featured tripod for their medium-sized rigs.
A new center-column
In addition to the standard leveling adapter, the 2-in-1 center column also converts to a short column for low angle shots. This provides more versatility for filmmakers and videographers who are looking to get more out of their tripods when either on location or when they are unable to bring other gear with them.
A tripod and monopod combination
For even more versatility, one of the Aero 7’s legs can be unthreaded and joined with the tripod’s center column to become a fully functioning video monopod. Combined with the Aero 7’s fully featured S7 Video Head, this truly makes for a powerful combination.
Additional Features & Benefits:
- Reverse folding design
The legs reverse fold creating a compact travel friendly tripod.
- Removable Flat Base Head
The video head can be removed and used on other flat surfaces such as certain sliders, jibs, half ball adapters and more.
- 4-Step Counterbalance
The S7 head has 4 stages of counterbalance (0-3), which helps to properly balance the camera rig.
The suggested retail price of the Aero 7 is $399 for the Aluminum version and $599 for Carbon Fiber.
About Benro: Benro continuously strives to develop lighter and stronger award-winning products to meet the needs of the most demanding professional photographers and filmmakers. By gathering input from photographers and filmmakers worldwide, Benro has been able to engineer products designed for use by working professionals. Benro products are exclusively distributed by MAC Group in the USA. For more information visit: www.benrousa.com
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