Hello,

I'm new to tripod and would like to ask if a tripod weights 2KG and the tripod's max load is 10kg, then if i add a head whcih weight 1KG and heads ma load is 5KG, the overall for the whole sell will weight 3KG and max load is 15KG(unless if i minus off the head which weight 1KG to get a current max load of 14KG).

Is my calculation correct?

Thank you

Hello,

I'm new to tripod and would like to ask if a tripod weights 2KG and the tripod's max load is 10kg, then if i add a head whcih weight 1KG and heads ma load is 5KG, the overall for the whole sell will weight 3KG and max load is 15KG(unless if i minus off the head which weight 1KG to get a current max load of 14KG).

Is my calculation correct?

Thank you
It always fail at the weakest link, the setup you mentioned max load is 5KG.

You shouldn't be loading the tripod and the height to their maximum capacity. They won't perform 100%.

Originally Posted by Leong23
It always fail at the weakest link, the setup you mentioned max load is 5KG.

Originally Posted by XiaoWei
Its really common sense. If your tripod head can only withstand 5kg, then how can it take the weight equivalent to the capacity of both the tripod and head add together???

You are staking everything on top of each other. Weight and carrying capacity of equipment have to be taken into consideration before you add additional loading to the set up. E.g. if the carrying capacity of the tripod is 10kg and weight of the head is 1kg, your tripod will only be able to carry 9kg after you mount the head on it.

Originally Posted by XiaoWei
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3.) Your tripod fail as the camera setup (6kg) exceed the tripod max load of 5kg.

the tripod's max load, and the head's max load, whichever is lower, is the max load useable. but in order for the setup to perform at it's best, do not load the setup more than 80%.

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