Best carbon fibre tripod: 5 top models tested and rated

    | Accessories | Reviews | 05/09/2013 00:01am

    Things to consider when buying a carbon fibre tripod

    Things to consider when buying a carbon fibre tripod

    Lose your head
    You can mix and match tripods and heads from different manufacturers. Kits tend to be cheaper, so we’ve listed both the kit and separate prices.

    The long and short of it
    Tripods with more leg sections fold up more compactly, but tend to be flimsier because each joint is a potential weak point, and the lower legs spindlier.

    Three-way heads
    Three-way heads have separate controls for vertical and horizontal movement, whereas ball heads enable free movement in all directions.

    Carbon neutral
    Many carbon fibre tripods actually have heavier aluminium centre columns; the exceptions here are FLM and 3-Legged Thing’s tripods, which are carbon fibre.

    How low can you go?
    The Eddie comes with a short column for low shooting, but an alternative is to invert the centre column and shoot with the camera upside-down. A pivoting boom also allows you to shoot low, or at awkward angles, and is great for macro.

    PAGE 1 – Best carbon fibre tripod: 01 Manfrotto 290 MT294C3

    PAGE 2 – Best carbon fibre tripod: 02 Giottos Silk Road YTL8354
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Best carbon fibre tripod: 03 3 Legged Thing 3LT X2 Eddie
    PAGE 4 – Best carbon fibre tripod: 04 Vanguard ABEO Pro 283CGH
    PAGE 5 – Best carbon fibre tripod: 05 FLM CP30-M4S Centerpod
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Which carbon fibre tripod was best?
    PAGE 7 – Things to consider when buying a carbon fibre tripod


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    Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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