Originally Posted by etudiant
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.
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.