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Mar 23, 2011 16:32 |  #1

*** LAST UPDATED 8/18/2011 ***

Hi Everyone

For a relatively unknown company like HorusBennu, I thought I would try to consolidate the information so people looking can more easily find it. I will try to update this as frequently as needed.

FAQ:

Q: What types of quick release plates do these ballheads use?
A: Different ballheads use different plates.
1. The LX (LX-1T, LX-2T, LX-3, LX-5) and FX (FX-45Q, FX-34Q) line use Arca Swiss type plates.
2. The NS-BH10S uses some type of plate I am not familiar with.
3. The NS-BH1 uses Manfrotto RC2 type plates.
4. The NS-BH2 seems to come in both Manfrotto RC2 and Arca Swiss variants.
5. The KPS (KPS-NT30(R), KPS-NT30A(R), KPS-NT36(R), KPS-NT40(R)*) use some kind of slim plate I am not familiar with, KPS plate?
* the R at the end just means RED, these come in red and black I believe.

Q: What do the different series mean?
A: The LX seems to be their standard line. The FX seems to have quick release and perhaps a higher line. The NS seems to be a smaller and lower end line and do not feature panning bases. The KPS line have a funny slim quick release.

Q: Where to Buy?
A: It seems the only place to get these so far is from eBay.

Q: Where are these made?
A: According to HorusBennu, their products are designed in Korea, made in China, and then inspected and distributed from Korea.

Q: What do they make?
A: It seems like they make a variety of photography products including ballheads, tripods, lens adapters, dry cabinets, and other photography accessories.


Reviews:

Ballheads:
LX-2T
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1017612 (TheMadMan)

LX-5
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1008624 (TheMadMan)
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1020642 (Redfox911)
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1081696 (torvaterra)

FX-45Q
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1017621 (TheMadMan)

Tripods:
C-3540V
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1081696 (torvaterra)

Other Accessories:
(no reviews currently)

Threads about HorusBennu (excluding reviews):
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1005168 (some general talk)
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1018112 (removal of clamp)

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Mar 24, 2011 17:46 |  #2

Awesome, thanks for throwing together this thread. I'm looking forward to trying mine and will write up some reviews once the tripod and ballhead get here.

It always amazes me that these companies like Horusbennu and Yongnuo, etc don't have better english documentation and website. I know it saves money, but it seems like it would be a pretty minimal cost to hire someone to translate everything into a nice looking website so it's easier to find info.

For instance, I wasn't even sure that they used arca swiss plates on most of the heads before reading so here. I can tell from the pictures that it looks like one, but I never saw it mentioned specifically in the auction so I was a little afraid it was just going to be similar, but not quite built to the arca swiss standard.


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Mar 24, 2011 17:50 |  #3

My FX-34Q just came in today and just from briefly playing with it, I love it. I won't review it until at least one field test, but hopefully that will happen sooner than later.

EDIT: It fits the Gitzo 1541T PERFECTLY. I am rather thrilled.


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Mar 24, 2011 18:05 |  #4

These conversion rates are killing me. I'm comparing the 7439TT w/FX-34Q to Manfrotto 055cxpro4 w/498rc2 The HorrusBennu is listed for 346 something. How much is that going to be in dollars?


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Mar 24, 2011 18:23 |  #5

GeeMack wrote in post #12086114 (external link)
These conversion rates are killing me. I'm comparing the 7439TT w/FX-34Q to Manfrotto 055cxpro4 w/498rc2 The HorrusBennu is listed for 346 something. How much is that going to be in dollars?

It is $345.50 US Dollars.

The ballhead alone is around $100 and the legs separately are around $253, so you get a slight discount buying them together.


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Mar 24, 2011 18:51 |  #6

So that's about $100 less expensive and competitive in performance. Thanks. Great thread. I'll keep following along.


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Mar 30, 2011 19:50 |  #7

I just recently received my horusbennu combo of LX-7439TT with the FX-34Q head. I'll wait till I've used them a while to do real reviews, I don't want to jump to conclusions but the initial impressions are very positive.

Shipping was quicker than expected, I received 6 business days after ordering and the estimate was 7-15.

This is the first traveler tripod setup I've had, so the first thing I noticed was how small it is. I knew the sizes and everything ahead of time, but it's different when you're actually handling it. Seems to be very similar to the gitzo 1541t in dimensions and in basic design. The construction is very good overall and everything moves quite smoothly. The only question in my mind at all is how durable the carbon fiber is. If it dies in a year, I'll be wishing I went Gitzo. If I still have it years from now, that would be the true test.

Ballhead is very nice too, seems durable and sturdy.


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Mar 31, 2011 00:40 |  #8

elogical wrote in post #12127846 (external link)
I just recently received my horusbennu combo of LX-7439TT with the FX-34Q head. I'll wait till I've used them a while to do real reviews, I don't want to jump to conclusions but the initial impressions are very positive.

Shipping was quicker than expected, I received 6 business days after ordering and the estimate was 7-15.

This is the first traveler tripod setup I've had, so the first thing I noticed was how small it is. I knew the sizes and everything ahead of time, but it's different when you're actually handling it. Seems to be very similar to the gitzo 1541t in dimensions and in basic design. The construction is very good overall and everything moves quite smoothly. The only question in my mind at all is how durable the carbon fiber is. If it dies in a year, I'll be wishing I went Gitzo. If I still have it years from now, that would be the true test.

Ballhead is very nice too, seems durable and sturdy.

Awesome, please do a proper review when you feel like you have used it enough. I will link it here.


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Mar 31, 2011 22:11 |  #9

will do, I wrote up a bit already but really just need to wait until I've had it out a few more times


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Mar 31, 2011 22:26 |  #10

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Apr 02, 2011 12:54 |  #11

hi madman i have a question about the tripod would you recommend the 7439TT w/FX-34Q with the gear that i have? im about 5'4..and sooner or later ill be getting a nikon 24-70mm


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Apr 02, 2011 23:33 |  #12

I'm not madman but I'd say you aren't going to have any issues at all with your gear on that tripod. Do keep in mind that it's a "traveler" set up though. To some extent it's just a personal decision. There are always going to be some compromises involved in a tripod package this small, but if you've already decided to go with a compact tripod set-up, then I think this is a very good one and it won't have any issues holding up the 24-70 lens.
I'm planning to do a review here but I just wanted to use the setup a little more first, so feel free to ask if there are any specific questions about it...


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Apr 03, 2011 03:50 |  #13

Added to the support sticky.


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Apr 03, 2011 04:23 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #14

For the ones wondering about the CameraMate's FX-7439TT+FX-34Q as sold here:
http://cgi.ebay.com …&ssPageName=STR​K:MEWAX:IT (external link)
,here's a little clarification about the short center column:
"Dear cameramate2010,
Aside of the stock Standard Type center column,do you provide a short column for this tripod/monopod as showed in the presentation (the "low angle" pictures)?
If yes,is this included or it can be bought separately?Link please?
Please clarify.
Thank you"

..and the reply,2 hours later (fast,indeed!):
"Good day!
Thank you for your message.
Ah, yes.
The short type center column is also included in the package,
so you don't need to buy it separately.
FX-7439TT tripod is the latest carbon tripod from HorusBennu company and it is made of super lightweight carbon,
so you will be satisfied with the item's quality and the performances. :)
Well then if you have more questions or concerns, please let me know.
Thank you.
Kind regards,
Nadia."

I'm currently pimping one of these HorusBennu tripods w/ballheads,as a reliable alternative to other known brands (wich otherwise are sold for much more):
C-2540 Tripod w/ LX-3
FX-7439TT Tripod w/FX-34Q
...and,most probably that I'll buy,the C-3540V Tripod w/ LX-5 :D


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Apr 03, 2011 16:04 |  #15

zupreme wrote in post #12144310 (external link)
hi madman i have a question about the tripod would you recommend the 7439TT w/FX-34Q with the gear that i have? im about 5'4..and sooner or later ill be getting a nikon 24-70mm

Hi there. Unfortunately I don't have any of their tripods so I can't say, but I don't think most people 5'4" shouldn't have much of a problem with most tripods. I have three tripods and I don't really have an issue with any of them (I am 6'0).

The FX-34Q is excellent, when I get a chance I will write a review, but it is a gem in the Horusbennu line, the FX-34Q and the LX-5 are my favs so far.


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