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Smiert Spionam wrote:
I'd be curious about how they look inside. The internals of Benro Arca-style ballheads are notoriously shoddy, and don't hold up well over time (cheap metal bearing surfaces that get pitted and grooved with repeated use). If they've improved things, they would do well to promote that fact, though to do so would be to admit how badly they were made originally.
My guess is that they won't go out of their way to promote "we've changed" because: i) as you mentioned, companies don't like to admit to mistakes, ii) a quick scan of the Web indicates that the majority of people who buy the majority of Benro products are thrilled with their performance and value, and finally iii) aside from a few products (those ballheads in particular) people who have been using benro products for the past few years have anecdotally indicated that they're holding up very well (let me add my piece to that: not a year old yet, but my benro tripod has been in sand, fresh and salt-water, used across Southeast Asia, crashed inside my bag going really fast down a mountain in the Bavarian alps in the snow and ice-- that just happened a few hours ago), and served me very well for professional editorial assignments.