The Feisol CT-3472 Rapid large capacity tripod is a miracle in innovation, designed for heavy-duty projects while maintaining an incredibly lightweight frame. Weighing in at just 1.78 kg (3.92 pounds), the CT-3472 Rapid is capable of handling loads of over 12 kg (26 pounds).
The CT-3472 Rapid inherits all the superior specifications of the tournament grade tripods. Its high grade CNC precision-milled 6061 T6 aluminum solid block construction offers a remarkably lightweight yet highly durable design intended for large capacity loads.
Reviewed by 3 customers
very sturdy and light tripod
I wanted a tripod with no center column. I felt a center column induced vibration with the long lense and heavy setup I had. I found Fiesol tripods and did a lot of reading about this brand. Initially I was going to get a "smaller" model but was advised to get the big one. This thing impresses me as a monster (not in a bad way) Yes, the legs on this things are hugh compared to my Manfrotto tripod (055CXPRO3) and they spread much wider. It folds down slightly smaller than my Manfrotto tripod. I still am not sure how much I like the rotating locks but I think I will get used to them. I keep loosening and tightening the wrong ones! I got the anti-rotation legs. I can grab all three locks and unlock the entire leg at one time. The legs sections slide very smoothly with little resistance. Now, I have only used it once. It is a slow time for outdoor photography in the Pacific Northwest (snow country). The weight of the tripod does not bother me. It is heavier than my Manfrotto but the tripod still feels nice and light.
My plan was to buy Gitzo with similar spec. but I decide to go with Feisol after watching video review in Youtube. When it arrive I just fall in love with it. It's light compare to size and solid