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    Default Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    Did a search but didn't find any post on the M258 + KS1.
    Anyone using this tripod ballhead combination please?
    Appreciate any feedback on your experience.
    TIA

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    Quote Originally Posted by chankp View Post
    Did a search but didn't find any post on the M258 + KS1.
    Anyone using this tripod ballhead combination please?
    Appreciate any feedback on your experience.
    TIA
    You can ask Jack006, he might have these stocks to let you try.

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    I am using the C298-n6 with the KS1. Before that, I was considering the C258-n6 but the C298-n6 is actually a clone of the Gitzo Explorer and allows the vertical shaft to be used sideway. The built is superb and it is completely stable. if not for the Benro label, I would have thought my tripod could pass for a Gitzo. The KS-1 works very well too and is also very well-built. The combination is very good value for money. I got mine in Shanghai where the prices are really very competitive.

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    The KS-1 works extremely well for the price you pay. While I normally use my Arca-Swiss for my bigger lens, when desperate or travelling light, I would temporarily use them on the KB-1.
    The KB-1 is similar in design to the KS-1. I removed the retaining screw on the clamp so that it can accept bigger and longer non-Benro plates.

    Got the KB-1 ballhead from Jack006.

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    Thanks a lot guys for the feedback/info.
    Appreciate it very much.

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    I am using the C298-n6 with the KS1.
    How much did this set-up cost you?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    If you have some extra dough to spare, consider Markins ballhead as well. It was money very well spent thus far.

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    How much did this set-up cost you?
    Thanks!
    I've sent you a PM on the cost.

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    Have been using the KS-1 for some time...everythings good so far

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    Default Re: Benro M258n6 carbon fibre tripod+KS1 ballhead

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    If you have some extra dough to spare, consider Markins ballhead as well. It was money very well spent thus far.
    Markins will cost like 3 times more at least if compared with a Benro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Chin View Post
    I am using the C298-n6 with the KS1. Before that, I was considering the C258-n6 but the C298-n6 is actually a clone of the Gitzo Explorer and allows the vertical shaft to be used sideway. The built is superb and it is completely stable. if not for the Benro label, I would have thought my tripod could pass for a Gitzo. The KS-1 works very well too and is also very well-built. The combination is very good value for money. I got mine in Shanghai where the prices are really very competitive.
    Hi David,
    May I ask how much and where did you buy them in Shanghai? A friend of mine is coming back from there- and so would like to attempt to trouble her with this. You can pm me if you prefer to be discreet. Thanks.

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