Benro announces new Tortoise Series tripods: compact, lightweight, effortlessly portable

  • No centre column means Tortoise tripods are one of the most compact in the Benro range, measuring less than 8cm in diameter when folded
  • New series offers the ultimate balance of portability and strength for photographers who need to travel light but accept no compromise in performance
  • Multi-angle leg adjustment and Benro auto-hold feature make setting-up shots easier than ever

Benro today completes its trio of new product announcements with the release of new Tortoise series tripods. With no centre column these tripods are super-light and can collapse down to less than 8cm diameter making them one of the most compact and portable in Benro’s range. Seven models in total – five photo and two video – including a miniature version for tabletop or extreme low-angle shooting mean there is something to fit all photographers’ needs in this range. A whole host of Benro patented technology contributes to no loss of performance despite their convenient proportions; while the option of a removable centre column can be added for those who require additional height.

Tortoise tripods extend up to 164cm* in height and can support a maximum load of up to 18KG*. This is more than enough for almost all professional-level Mirrorless, DSLR or Video cameras and equals, or improves on, many heavier and less compact models.  New braided Carbon Fibre composite tubing in tripod legs improves Tortoise’ weight-bearing capacity by 13% over previous compact models, while Benro’s simple twist-lock system means legs can be quickly and easily adjusted for height independently of each other.

The new range debuts Benro’s auto-hold leg adjustment feature in a compact range, making even the most complex of set-ups accessible no matter where the shoot is taking place. Simply move the trigger at the top of each tripod leg to the ‘open’ position, adjust leg to exactly the angle and position required and press the locking-button to hold.

The five photo tripods in the Tortoise series are available in kits with Benro’s new GX low-profile ballheads, for ultimate performance. The two models in the video range are available in kits with the popular S4PRO video head. The Benro GX heads feature an Arca-compatible camera plate for universal use, with safety features to ensure camera gear is kept safe when adjusting or swapping kit at speed. All models feature Benro’s trusted three-step self-adaptive rubber feet for improved stability and come with a spare set of spiked feet for varying terrains and a carry-case.

For ultimate versatility, with a simple press the 3/8” thread mount converts to a ¼” mount, while three ¼” threads are included on the main casting for mounting accessories. In addition, to make the Tortoise series a true all-rounder, an additional centre column is available for those times when photographers require additional height.

Benro Brand Manager at Mac Group Europe, Mark Hoskins, said: “These Tortoise tripods are small but mighty, offering great stability. They are light enough to be effortlessly portable; they can easily be stowed in a bag or backpack, yet robust enough to be trusted in any shooting situation. We have designed Tortoise to be a working core part of a photographers’ kit, not just an additional convenience, offering the ultimate trio of portability, versatility and strength.”

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Tortoise Kits Pricing GB £ inc. VAT
TTOR03CGX25Benro Tortoise 03C + GX25 Kit69317473143489£220
TTOR14CGX25Benro Tortoise 14C + GX25 Kit69317473143556£260
TTOR24CGX30Benro Tortoise 24C + GX30 Kit69317473143626£280
TTOR34CGX35Benro Tortoise 34C + GX35 Kit69317473143796£310
TTOR35CGX35Benro Tortoise 35C + GX35 Kit69317473143866£320
  TTOR24CLVS4PROBenro Tortoise 24CLV + S4PRO Video Kit69317473144164£340
  TTOR34CLVS4PROBenro Tortoise 34CLV + S4PRO Video Kit69317473144234£360
Centre Column Pricing GB £ inc. VAT
CSC22Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #069317473176774£35
CSC25Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #169317473176844£38
CSC29Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #269317473176914£40
CSC32Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #369317473177074£45


CodeDescriptionSeriesMin Height cmMax Height cmMin Tube Diameter mmMax Tube Diameter mm
CSC22Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #0019.64018.425.2
CSC25Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #1119.64021.828.6
CSC29Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #2219.64025.232.4
CSC32Benro Tortoise Short Centre Columns #3319.84028.636.2

*Capacity varies as required across the range. Figures are for flagship photo and video tripods, see specifations table for full details for all models.

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