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Horusbennu ???

 
mzondeki
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Feb 24, 2011 12:52 |  #1

Anyone heard of this tripod ? Well, I should have posted earlier, though I don't regret it.

I got it from e-Bay C2540 + LX3 Ball head. Pleasantly surprised by the quality for price ($225). LX3 ballhead and controls looks strikingly similar to Markins-Q3T with a red paint, even the circle & triangle mark on panning scale !!.

On tripod, the screws have "Triopo" written on it. This tripod resembles very similar to Benro Travel Angel Series. Wondering if all these "Benro", "Triopo", "HorusBennu" are same product under different name.

BTW: I have no affiliation with this company or so.


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Feb 24, 2011 16:10 |  #2

mzondeki wrote in post #11906209external link
Anyone heard of this tripod ? Well, I should have posted earlier, though I don't regret it.

I got it from e-Bay C2540 + LX3 Ball head. Pleasantly surprised by the quality for price ($225). LX3 ballhead and controls looks strikingly similar to Markins-Q3T with a red paint, even the circle & triangle mark on panning scale !!.

On tripod, the screws have "Triopo" written on it. This tripod resembles very similar to Benro Travel Angel Series. Wondering if all these "Benro", "Triopo", "HorusBennu" are same product under different name.

BTW: I have no affiliation with this company or so.


Let us know how you like it, i ordered that one too :)


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Feb 24, 2011 17:25 |  #3

From the FM forum: Horusbennu - Korean marketing firm, all products sourced in China.


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themadman
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Feb 24, 2011 18:16 |  #4

peter_n wrote in post #11907677external link
From the FM forum: Horusbennu - Korean marketing firm, all products sourced in China.

Funny... Markins are made in Korea... I see a connection...

EDIT: OP give us a review on the product!


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Feb 24, 2011 19:53 |  #5

themadman wrote in post #11908021external link
Funny... Markins are made in Korea... I see a connection...

Not necessarily. Markins is a design/engineering/man​ufacturing company and their products are made in S. Korea. Horusbennu is a marketing company that puts its name on products made by an OEM in China. Very different.


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Feb 24, 2011 20:30 |  #6

peter_n wrote in post #11908607external link
Not necessarily. Markins is a design/engineering/man​ufacturing company and their products are made in S. Korea. Horusbennu is a marketing company that puts its name on products made by an OEM in China. Very different.

I am not sure where you are getting your information, care to link me? From what I have read Horusbennu designs and assembles their stuff in Korea, only manufacturing is done in China.

Just to clarify, are you stating Markins is NOT a Korean company?


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Feb 25, 2011 10:47 |  #7

Info is from a "tripod sources" thread on the FM forum. Sorry to be opaque but the difference is Markins does everything in S. Korea and yes it's a S. Korean company, Horusbennu is also a S. Korean company but sources from China as I said in my first post. AFAIK they're two completely different companies, but of course there is a connection in that both are based in the same country.


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themadman
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Feb 25, 2011 12:54 |  #8

I have gotten plenty good products from China so I am not really worried about products being manufactured there as long as there is proper quality control and inspection. Regardless, I am interested in a review of these products.


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Feb 25, 2011 14:20 |  #9

themadman wrote in post #11912839external link
I have gotten plenty good products from China so I am not really worried about products being manufactured there as long as there is proper quality control and inspection.

Me too. More arriving today! :)


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Feb 25, 2011 19:04 as a reply to peter_n's post |  #10

"The package box comes in white-gray color."

Sold!

Seriously, let us know how you like it. I'm still within the return period on my current setup and this would save me over $100.


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Mar 20, 2011 08:58 |  #11

Any updates on this tripod? Found this but looking for more input.
http://www.dgrin.com/s​howthread.php?t=176088external link


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Apr 03, 2011 13:37 |  #12

Yes, I would like to know about this tripod as well. I wonder how it compares to the benro travel angel carbon fiber series. It seems that the Benros are more compact (when folded) than this model, but I see different measurements for it. Some places cite 16", some 13", and some 14". I don't know what to believe.


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Apr 03, 2011 14:06 |  #13

They are great, lol. I have the c-1540T (which is the traveler one). Imho it's as good as the Gitzo equivalent--only even lighter. :) Also have the c-3540T, which imho is also as good as the Gitzo 3-series equiv--not "as good for the price"--but AS GOOD as the Gitzo products. I like it better than any Benro/Induro/Fancier/F​eisol/whatever stuff I've ever seen. From what I can tell, it's basically like buying a twin of the Gitzo stuff with a slightly different color, lol. Haven't tried the C-25xx series stuff (that looks like more of a manfrotto type one, with the flip locks instead of twist.)

I bought an e-bay carbon fiber tripod once, it was awful (Fancier or Feisol brand I forget)...it was just awful, the metal was easily chipped, the center column had play to it, all that. I ended up taking it apart and using the legs for walking sticks. I was brave and tried e-bay again and found the Horus stuff. Glad I did. The downside might be trying to get support if something ever broke.

Honestly though, i've strung a 40-some odd pound jug of water off of my c-1540T and it took it with no problems. I think the C-3540 would probably hold 100lb if you asked it too, lol. Maybe I should post a review....

From what I've seen, no one has yet became the U.S. distributor for these. Someone with some $ should jump on that.


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