TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2023
Benro Induro Hydra 2 Waterproof Carbon Fiber Tripod
Dedicated outdoor photographers who work in all types of environments know that inclement weather and unique points of view often involve less than ideal working conditions. The TIPA jury were impressed by the Hydra 2 as built to handle challenging terrains and conditions. It’s a compact-carry, lightweight, waterproof and fully extendable tripod that actually encourages adventurous photography. Its reverse folding design compacts down to 16 inches (@41cm) yet extends to 60 inches (@152cm) with center-column rise. The fully waterproofed leg locks protect the workings in the snow, on shore or on a stream bank, and even in low water, so there’s no hindrance to getting great points of view. The five section leg supports can hold rigs up to 37.5 lbs (17k), plus the three stop adjustable legs locks and independent leg spread functionality allow for excellent compositional flexibility.