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  • Al says:

    Finally, someone stealing/copying an idea from a Chinese company, haha! (Benro is Chinese, Manfrotto is Italian).

    Good review. This pushed me over the edge. I had independently narrowed my tripod choice to the Element vs the Roadtrip and was torn between the two.

    Element Pros:
    Taller (66″ vs 61″)
    Same exact weight even though taller
    Cheaper by $15
    Italian company (vs chinese)
    Manfrotto is mfr of Gitzo the super expensive brand

    Roadtrip Pros:
    Shorter when folded (15.4″ vs 16.1″)
    Much better Amazon reviews (682 x 4.5 star vs 17 x 3.8 star)
    more and cooler colors

  • YS says:

    Since your comment is fairly new, I thought I’d let you know that the Element is a re-branded Sirui (ie Chinese manufacturer). Depending on where you are the latter might be a better buy.

  • Dan says:

    Thank for the comment, Al. I’ve long been a fan of Manfrotto products and the brands they distribute. It’s good to see them release a decent budget tripod in this class. The Element has a nice clean design at a very good price!

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