Desmond DFC-428 Tripod Legs & DB-40 Head. 4 Section Carbon Fiber. LEGS: Upper Leg diameter 28mm. Reversible legs fold up 180°. Center column can be inverted. Three position leg locks. Retractable Sandbag hook (stabilizer). 8 Ply Carbon Fiber. Includes Metal Short Center column for low level shots. Anti-Twist central column groove. One leg can be converted to a Monopod. Reversible 1/4" / 3/8" Mounting Stud. Rubber Feet / Interchangable 3/8" threaded metal spikes. Max height: 56.1" (1425mm) (with lowered center column). Max height: 67.3" (1710mm) (with raised center column). Weight (inc head): 4lb (1.84kg). Max Load: 44lb (20kg). Folded size : 19.5" (495mm). Min operating height: 9.5" (241mm). Monopod Max Height: 55" (1397mm). Includes case, padded strap, short central column, 4 Allen wrenches & instructions. HEAD: Ball Diameter: 40mm. Base Diameter: 53mm. Includes QR Plate. 5 year warranty
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This tripod and head just arrived today, so this review will not be about the actual use of the tripod, but more about my astonishment of the fit, finish and feel of it.
I have two carbon fiber Gitzo tripods—both purchased about two decades ago. The 1228 Mountaineer with Arca Swiss B1 head and the 1348 also with an Arca Swiss B1 head. These were state-of-the-art at the time. Light, stiff but ohhhh the price. They supported my massive film Nikon’s and long lenses admirably, but as technology moved on and my back aged, I moved to an Olympus OMD E-M1. The 1228 Gitzo and head weighs around 5 pounds and is a good solid choice for this camera and lenses, though a bit more than I want to backpack with anymore. This Desmond weighs 4 pounds, primarily due to the lighter head and because it is a traveler design folds to about 6 inches shorter. This is the reason I took the chance and ordered it.
I have been studying travel tripods for the past month or...
Great travel tripod light and fairly stout. Time will tell how durable but seem well built. I would buy again.
excellect tripod for the mulla, definitely will use this alot
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