The Cullmann Magnesit 532C Tripod Legs is an intelligently-designed professional's class tripod meant for use with large SLR cameras and the large, bright telephoto lenses professionals often need, such as a flagship-class SLR with vertical grip, 300mm f/2.8 lens, teleconverter and flash bracket. Even when using smaller items the large 32mm maximum tube diameter can benefit image sharpness in tough conditions.
The 532C provides a height that, when the legs are fully deployed and the column is retracted, will place the camera's viewfinder at or above the eye level of the vast majority of people. Though the 17.6 lbs (8kg) support rating's officially identical to the aluminum Magnesit 532 (Cullmann primarily rates tripods' load ratings based upon maximum size of tubing), in practice the carbon fiber 532C has some practical advantages: it is lighter, easier handled in cold weather and reaches a 'dead stop' after being exposed to jarring action more quickly than its aluminum counterpart.
The Magnesit 532C reaches a towering maximum height of ~6', collapses to 27.6" (70cm) and thanks to the independent leg spread and 2-part center column can operate at a very low working height of just 7.1". The 532's crown has a special design which mates with Cullmann's Magnesit Nm series ball heads in a locking, 100% secure fashion.
|Load Capacity||17.6 lbs (8.0kg)|
|Head Attachment Fitting||3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)|
|Folded Length||27.6" (70.0cm)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip locks|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Type||Sliding|
|Center Column Sections||2|
|Maximum Height||71.7" (182.0cm)|
|Minimum Height||7.1" (18.0cm)|
|Weight||4.85 lbs (2.20kg)|