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Published 14/10/16

New Tripods and Ball Heads from Kenro to suit all budgets and needs

Kenro Ltd, the specialist photo & video distributor for the UK and Ireland, has extended its range of camera supports, with four new own-branded tripod kits, plus 6 different ball heads.

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Kenro’s tripods and monopods are manufactured to exacting standards of quality and are designed to give users exceptional value for money and many years of good, reliable service - covered by a 6-year limited warranty.

The new carbon fibre Karoo Standard Travel Tripod Kit (KENTR104C) is manufactured in eight layers of high quality carbon fibre, with aluminium alloy castings, giving it a weight of just 1.44kg. Despite its light weight, it is durable and stable in use with an impressive 8kg load capacity. Maximum working height is 163.5cm.

The four-section, twist-lock legs fold back 180 degrees when not in use, and when fully collapsed it is ultra compact at just 46.5cm long.

A very useful feature is a removable leg that can be used as a monopod with ball head with maximum height of 173.5cm.

The legs extend out in three positions for low-level work, with a minimum working height of 22cm.

Reversible regular and short length centre columns are both supplied in the kit as standard, as well as rubber and metal spiked feet for rough terrain. A hook is included on the bottom of the centre column to attach weights for counter balancing, plus the column also reverses to enable very low-level photography.

Also included is a matched triple-action Kenro BC1 ball head with quick release plate and built-in spirit level (Arca Swiss-style) and a carry case with shoulder strap. SRP is £221.94 inc VAT

Next up, the Karoo Ultimate Travel Tripod Kit (KENTR401) is manufactured from high quality aluminium alloy - making it light at 2.15kg, but durable as well as stable in use, with an impressive load capacity of 10kg.

The 401 is packed with features. One leg is removable and can be used as a full-sized monopod (with max height 176.5cm) and the twist-lock legs extend out in three positions for low-level work down to 22cm.

The centre column features an easy ball action movement, which converts it from vertical to horizontal mode, plus a 360 degree smooth panning action. Reversible short and regular length centre columns are both supplied as standard, as well as rubber and metal spiked feet for rough terrain. Folded size is 48cm long

Also included is a matched dual-action Kenro BB2 ball head with quick release plate (Arca Swiss-style) with built-in spirit level and a carry case with shoulder strap.

Covered by a 6-year limited warranty, SRP is £215.94 plus VAT.

Kenro website

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A carbon fibre version is also available for those who wish to travel as light as possible. This model has an upgraded triple action fluid ball head (BC2) and its removable leg monopod gives a maximum working height of 177.5cm. Weighing just 1.93kg and having a load capacity of 10kg, the KENTR401C has an SRP of £281.94 inc VAT.

Also in lightweight carbon is the new heavy duty KENTR501C Tripod Kit. Again, manufactured from 8 layers of high quality carbon fibre with aluminium alloy castings, this tripod has a load capacity of 14kg - ideal for heavy cameras. Maximum working height is 168cm.

The four-section, twist-lock legs are easy and quick to use and one of the legs detaches and can be used as a monopod with a working height of 174cm including the ball head. The centre column can also be reversed to enable very low-level camera work.

Reversible regular and short length centre columns are both supplied as standard as well as a BC3 triple-action ball head with spirit level and quick-release Arca Swiss-style plate. A hook is also included at the base of the centre column to attach a weight for extra stability.

With a 6-year limited warranty, the kit comes complete with a quality carry case and shoulder strap and has an SRP of £395.94 inc VAT.

The new Kenro ball heads start with the KENBA1 - a double-action head with a maximum load capacity of 5kg. The KENBB1 and KENBB2 are also double-action heads with respective load capacities of 6kg and 8kg.

The three triple-action heads - KENBC1, KENBC2 and KENBC3 - have load capacities of 6kg, 8kg and 12kg respectively.

All Kenro ball heads are precision manufactured in aluminium alloy and are specifically designed for lightweight, compact and stable performance. All have a built-in spirit level, Arca Swiss-style quick release plate and are supplied with fabric carry bags. They are designed to fit all leading make 3/8'' thread tripods, including Kenro’s own range. Prices range from £35.94 to £105.00 including VAT.

Says Paul Kench, Kenro’s managing director: ''Here at Kenro, our goal is always to provide equipment that stands the test of time, while also providing excellent value for money. Our new tripod kits and ball heads have a fantastic feature set and great build quality, while at the same time are priced very competitively. Tripods have moved on a lot from the early days when stability meant weight.

The latest designs, especially the carbon fibre models, now provide great stability without being heavy to carry. It’s also very useful to be able to use one of the legs as a monopod. Think of it as two-for-one value!''

All quoted prices are SRP guide, including VAT.


1st Published 14 October 2016 16:19 Posted by Ben Jones
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