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Initial Thoughts of HorusBennu C-2540-TM vs Benro C2680T

 
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Dec 14, 2011 12:40 |  #1

*note: the following is based upon an INITIAL review with no real world practical use/application yet.

Good news & bad news.

Good news is that my HorusBennu C-2540-TM came in today (finally).

Bad news is that I cannot confidently recommend these (HorusBennu) legs. Having owned a Gitzo 1542T and Benro C2680T, the HorusBennu clearly has inferior build quality. Granted, it's significantly cheaper than the Gitzo and Benro.

Some will disagree, but to ME, the Gitzo is marginally superior to the Benro (not $250 superior, though). However, the Benro is far superior to the HorusBennu (to me, definitely $140 superior).

Not to mention the specs of the HorusBennu are incorrect. Its folded length and weight are longer and heavier than advertised.

I have exams this week, so this is my initial review. I will do a more in depth review this weekend.


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Dec 14, 2011 17:54 |  #2

v35skyline wrote in post #13544336 (external link)
*note: the following is based upon an INITIAL review with no real world practical use/application yet.

Good news & bad news.

Good news is that my HorusBennu C-2540-TM came in today (finally).

Bad news is that I cannot confidently recommend these (HorusBennu) legs. Having owned a Gitzo 1542T and Benro C2680T, the HorusBennu clearly has inferior build quality. Granted, it's significantly cheaper than the Gitzo and Benro.

Some will disagree, but to ME, the Gitzo is marginally superior to the Benro (not $250 superior, though). However, the Benro is far superior to the HorusBennu (to me, definitely $140 superior).

Not to mention the specs of the HorusBennu are incorrect. Its folded length and weight are longer and heavier than advertised.

I have exams this week, so this is my initial review. I will do a more in depth review this weekend.

Very interesting - looking forward to the review!


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Dec 14, 2011 18:58 |  #3

Yeah just post some pix and we will call it a review.


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Dec 14, 2011 19:34 |  #4

Thanks for posting this. I'm debating between a Horusbennu and a Benro and I think this probably tipped me towards the Benro.


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Dec 14, 2011 22:53 |  #5

thanks for sharing!
I'm interested to hear what you're seeing with the build quality compared to a gitzo. I don't own any current gitzo models to really compare to but I've spent a little bit of time handling them and I can honestly say I didn't see anything that struck me immediately as being much higher quality than the horusbennu I have. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I didn't like the gitzo better, just for me personally I didn't see enough improvement to justify the difference in price although someone shooting at a pro level would presumably feel much different about it.


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Dec 16, 2011 01:09 as a reply to  @ elogical's post |  #6

Im really surprised by this! The dimensions on my 3540V are correct. I do not agree that it is inferior at all but Ill wait for your full review as everyone has different ideas on things sometimes. Ive been out shooting and at the local camera shop and had people ask me many many times about my HB. They are surprised that it isnt a Gitzo or like brand and by how good (stable, overall style, etc) it is. I get positive comments and I'm extremely happy with mine, but it isnt the same model as yours. What specifically about it's build do you think is interior or sub par?


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Dec 16, 2011 12:26 |  #7

I bought this based on the amount of satisfied customers here. This product may not be representative of the rest of HorusBennu's products, so I can't speak for their whole product line.

Anyway, I just got done with my last exam (woohoo), but I'm BEAT. Whoever told me grad school was a good idea lied. :p less than 3 years to go is what I keep telling myself, heh. Anyway, enough of me ranting.

I'll try to do the review when I catch up on some much needed sleep.


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Dec 16, 2011 18:25 |  #8

v35skyline wrote in post #13554811 (external link)
I bought this based on the amount of satisfied customers here. This product may not be representative of the rest of HorusBennu's products, so I speak for their whole product line.

Anyway, I just got done with my last exam (woohoo), but I'm BEAT. Whoever told me grad school was a good idea lied. :p less than 3 years to go is what I keep telling myself, heh. Anyway, enough of me ranting.

I'll try to do the review when I catch up on some much needed sleep.

I don't blame you, sleep definitely comes first. Maybe it's a good thing I never got accepted applying to grad school.... :rolleyes:


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Feb 03, 2012 02:15 |  #9

Any update? How is it going with your HorusBennu C-2540-TM?


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Feb 26, 2012 23:34 |  #10

So why is this a bad idea/inferior tripod, in your opinion?


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