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Old Tuesday 20th August 2019, 17:31   #3
Boogieshrew
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Originally Posted by etudiant View Post
These seem pretty evenly matched, fold to 24 and 26 inches respectively, leg diameter max 1.1 and 1.25 inches, weight 3 versus 4 pounds.

The Amazon USA reviews of the Benro are generally very favorable, but there are some complaints about quality control.
https://www.amazon.com/Benro-Mach3-C.../dp/B00YEU9GK2
There are no independent reviews of the Audubon unit that I could find, it seems to be an Audubon exclusive.

My $0.02 is that the aluminum unit will be more stable, having only one joint and thicker tubing.
Yes they are quite well matched.
I think the deciding factor is whether the extra 1lb is actually worth the possible extra stability of only 2 section legs.
I think I will have a look at the Benro in a local shop to help my decision.

I do really like the idea of 2 section legs though. The internet is full of 4 and 5 section legs which seems like a lot of overkill to me.
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