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Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod Expert Series - Medium
Effortlessly keep your camera steady and stable with this Carbon Fiber Tripod from Monoprice!
This tripod is constructed of carbon fiber, which provides the most strength and least weight possible. The quick release leg extension locks and locking leg angles make it easy to quickly setup, so you won't miss that perfect shot while messing around with complicated or difficult to use accessories.
The tripod can be setup with a maximum height of 59.1" to a minimum height of only 10.4". The central column can be detached from the tripod and used as a monopod, with a maximum length of 61.8". It weighs only 53.6 oz., can accommodate up to 33 lbs. weight capacity, and when folded for storage, measures only 16.3" long. It features a 3/8"x16 screw mount for attaching a camera head (not included). A zippered nylon carrying/storage bag with shoulder strap is also included.
- Maximum Height: 59.1" (1500mm)
- Minimum Height: 10.4" (265mm)
- Maximum Monopod Length: 61.8" (1570mm)
- Folded Length: 16.3" (415mm)
- Weight: 53.6 oz. (1520g)
- Load Capacity: 33.0 lbs (15kg)
- Tube Diameter: up to 26mm
After a couple of weeks with it, I would highly recommend it. It is relatively light weight, stiff and very easy to use with the 1/4 turn twist leg locks. There is a very high level of precision with the CF leg tubes and aluminum fittings. Everything slides and moves very well and nothing looks or feels cheap. The legs lock in 2 positions as well as 180 back folded position for storage. Converting it to a monopod requires a bit of moving things around but not a big deal and pretty standard for these types of convertible tripods. The carry bag that comes with it is also great quality.
Amazing value for money !
Rated it 9 out of 10, docked 1 pt for the lack of having an option for steel spikes which I would rarely ever use anyways.
PROS: The pictures accurately show the product. The legs seem to be first rate carbon fiber. The locks seem well made too It folds quite compact and expands to a very usable size. Fully extended it is a solid platform provided you are not using extra long lenses like a 600mm. It's most solid with the column all the way down. The case was more than just a cheap Nylon bag. There was padding and a small compartment. Zippers were good quality. You could pack it in a travel bag and be OK.
CONS: The case very while nice won't hold anything extra but a tiny ball head. You need to flex the legs to release the angle locks, but they are solid. They stick after it's been loaded. Not a stability issue just a disassembly issue.