The Cullmann Magnesit 525 Tripod Legs is an intelligently-designed standard class tripod meant for use with SLR cameras and the typical lenses serious enthusiasts would use, such as a semi-professional SLR with an f/2.8 constant aperture telephoto zoom lens.
The Magnesit 525 reaches a maximum height of just over 5' and thanks to the independent leg spread and 2-part center column it can operate at a very low working height of just over 7". The 525's crown has a special design which mates with Cullmann's Magnesit Nm series ball heads in a locking, 100% secure fashion.
The 525 is named the 'Magnesit' because of its extensive use of magnesium in the casings and fittings. Magnesium's a light and stable metal, helping to contribute to the quite tolerable weight of under 4 pounds, an excellent number for this class of aluminum-based tripod.
In addition to the features mentioned, the 525 M has the ability to turn into a full height ( 61 inches ) Monopod. By backing off of the main center column locking knob, the center column can be lifted from the main locking collar. By grasping the bottom-most knob of the center column, and pulling it downwards, the monopod can be adjusted to any length, with a maximum working height of 61 inches. A firm right-hand twist of the bottom portion locks the entire monopod. To return the monopod to it's fully closed position, each locking section ( 4 ) must be unlocked with a simple left hand twist. Once done, the center column can be reinserted into the main tripod locking collar.
|Load Capacity||Legs Capacity: 13.2 lbs (6.0kg)
Head Capacity: 11 lbs (5.0kg)
|Head Attachment Fitting||3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)|
|Folded Length||26" (66.0cm)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip locks|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Type||Sliding|
|Center Column Sections||2|
|Maximum Height||66.5" (169.0cm)|
|Minimum Height||7.1" (18.0cm)|
|Weight||Legs only: 4.0 lbs (1.80kg)
Total Weight 5.3 lbs (2.40kg)