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Old Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:13   #1
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Benro TMA27C Carbon Fibre

Anyone got any opinions on this for an 82mm scope with a Manfrotto 701RC head (which i already have)? I have a very lightweight Benro to use with a 50mm scope and it is amazingly stable for its weight.
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Old Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:36   #2
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I have a tripod from the same series and use it with an ATX 85. It's very good, fairly light and very stable. I generally find Benro tripods to be excellent for their price and quite durable as well as nicely designed.
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Old Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:41   #3
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I have a tripod from the same series and use it with an ATX 85. It's very good, fairly light and very stable. I generally find Benro tripods to be excellent for their price and quite durable as well as nicely designed.
Cheers Andrew. Which model do you use?
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Cheers Andrew. Which model do you use?
I have the TMA38CL, which I think is just a bit bigger and with an extra leg section. The design is basically the same otherwise, as far as I know.
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Old Saturday 7th September 2019, 12:41   #5
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Thanks. others have recommended it too, so decision made.
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Old Sunday 8th September 2019, 22:57   #6
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I would look at something bigger. I find scopes much more difficult to support/stabilise than Camera lenses. Given that my primary lens is the longest that Canon currently make I use a Gitzo 4 series Systematic - and it is great! However it is only adequate for my old 77mm Kowa scope.

I would suggest a more rigid and substantial tripod if you intend to use higher (30x +) magnifications.

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Old Thursday 12th September 2019, 16:54   #7
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It arrived today. Absolutely ideal.
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Old Sunday 8th December 2019, 13:43   #8
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Hi everyone,

I am also looking into the Benro tripods from that series but I am getting a bit confused with the different models.
For the 9x Carbon Series there is the TMA18, 27, 28, 38C and 38CL. If I got it correctly, the general design and materials used are the same but the main differences are max height and number of segments?!

I am looking for a tripod for the Nikon Monarch ED82A. For the head I decided to go for the Manfrotto MVH500MH. I am 187 cm and reading the excellent 'Tripods Primer' in the forum, having only 3 segments is better than having 4.
So would it be best for me to also go for the 27C (3 segments etc)?

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Old Sunday 8th December 2019, 15:12   #9
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I find the 27 absolutely prefect for the Monarch.
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