Your personal selection : Carbon Fibre Tripod


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I am considering getting a light weight Carbon Fiber tripod to replace my current 055ProB which I feel it is a bit long, heavy & bulky.
I feel quite tough especially when using 055ProB during overseas trips, not to say the additional camera backpack which I am carrying.

I've have tried out some carbon fibre tripod and all seems equally good.
This topics have already been discuss before and I have do some search on it, but I hope to get more information from users experience after their usage of tripod for sometimes.

Somehow, I would like to see individual's point of view; why they choose X brand over Y brand; their selection and requirement for getting what they needs and wants.

Kindly consolidate an updated list here. Thanks for comments and advise.

Brand, Model, Why you choose this product?
0. Manfrotto, Carbon fibre 444, Because it is light, cheap, or folded length is short or etc........(Example format)
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loupgarou

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Brand, Model, Why you choose this product?
0. Slik, 803CF , Because it is light at 1.2KG
 

Dennis

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Most people have more than 1 tripot, so do I.
Depends on what you want to use it for.
The one I carry out will be the Gitzo 1128 + Markin M10
The lightest and stable tripot I can kit up.
May be a bit short for some but is OK for me as I am old liow. :bsmilie:
Also have a Benbo used at home because of the weight.
 

Ian

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A couple of the CF tripods I own:

Sachtler CF-100 ENG CF2 "sticks"

Min height: 15.5"
Max height: 63"
Load capacity: 40kg (88 pounds)
Weight: 2.4kg

Cost: $2600 USD (includes on ground and off ground spreaders, rubber feet).

I use this tripod mostly with long glass (500~1200mm primes) and a variety of professional bodies. My criteria for the tripod were fast setup, low weight and extreme rigidity and a good weight carrying capacity.

Sachtler Speed-lock CF-HD 2 stage sticks

Min height: 21.6
Max height: 63"
Load Capacity: 95Kg (209 pounds)
Weight: 4.2kg

Cost: $4,300 USD (incl off/on ground spreaders, rubber feet and dolly).

This tripod gets used mostly with my 8x10 and 4x5 LF view camera setups. Both this and the tripod above (or more accurately a pentapod) are actually professional video tripods used by broadcasters etc. Though they are expensive they are worth it when your livelyhood depends on the quality of work you produce. Weight wise it's similar to my Manfrotto 058B which I also use extensively in the field.
 

RossChang

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woo... these are super heavyweight stuff man...

I'm using a Gitzo 1228 + Acratech Ultimate Ballhead. reason being, decent height, Gitzo is proven stuff, and lightweight...
 

edwinywh

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RossChang said:
woo... these are super heavyweight stuff man...

I'm using a Gitzo 1228 + Acratech Ultimate Ballhead. reason being, decent height, Gitzo is proven stuff, and lightweight...

WOW!! U GUYS ARE SUPER RICH!! :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:
 

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Members , Brand, Model , Why you choose this product?

1. loupgarou , Slik, 803CF , Because it is light at 1.2KG

2. Dennis , Gitzo 1128 + Markin M10 , the lightest and stable tripot I can kit up.

3. Ian , Sachtler CF-100 ENG CF2 , fast setup, low weight & extreme rigidity and good weight carrying capacity. :sweat:
4. RossChang , Gitzo 1228 + Acratech Ultimate Ballhead , decent height, Gitzo is proven stuff, and lightweight.
 

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