Feisol Elite CT-3472LV Rapid 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column

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About Feisol CT-3472LV

Based on the outstanding Feisol CT-3472 Rapid, the lightest large size tripods ever produced, the Feisol CT-3472LV Rapid Tripod incorporates all the CT-3472 Rapid's superb features; in addition, it is equipped with a revolutionary leveling base center column.

The CT-3472LV Rapid Tripod is not only incredibly light and stabile, but also allows for lightning-quick angle adjustment. When no center column is needed, it can be replaced with a standard mount base, effecting even greater weight reduction.

Feisol CT-3472LV Features

  • New Rapid anti-leg-rotation technology
  • Revolutionary Leveling Center Column
  • Interchangeable Standard Base Plate for further weight reduction
  • A load capacity of 12 kg (26.46 pounds)
  • Remarkably lightweight construction just 2.29 kg (5.05 pounds)
  • Base diameter of 3.5 inches (90 mm)
  • Preset leg angles at 25, 50 and 75 degrees
  • CNC-milled low angle ballhead mount is multi-layered to withstand the most punishing conditions

Feisol CT-3472LV Specifications

Max. Height
150 cm/59.01"
Max. Extended Height
182 cm/71.7"
Folded Length
59 cm/23.2"
Min. Height
9 cm/3.54"
Max. Load
12 kg/26.46 lb
Max. Leg Tube Diameter
37 mm/1.46"
Weight Incl. Ctr. Col. and Ballhead
2.29 kg/5.05 lb

Feisol CT-3472LV Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

 
5.0

Strong, Sturdy and Very Tall

By

from Orange County  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This tripod is incredibly strong and sturdy. I was a little concerned because the rated load was less than many of the others I was considering, but this has all the capacity needed. That muscle does carry with it corresponding weight, so this is not a tripod I would recommend for backpacking. I wanted something taller than my current tripod and was considering the mega-Gitzo XLS, but its 28" folded length (without the ballhead) was a concern. I travel a great deal by plane and was worried that it would not be allowed as a carry-on on some smaller regional aircraft. This Feisol folds to only about 22" and because the legs fold back over the ballhead, there is no added length. More importantly, it's just a very strong, sturdy and tall tripod. I'm not a fan of center columns, and with it removed this tripod, along with my ballhead, puts the camera's viewfinder and live view right at eye level. Plus without the center column it can get down to only inches off the ground for those low perspectives. The center column installs very quickly and puts the camera well above eye-level which is great for the northern lights or other night sky photography where the camera is pointed sky-ward. No more kneeling or stooping down all night. Although I am not a fan of center columns, I have no concerns about the stability of this one - it's as sturdy as the legs. That said, if I were to do it again I probably would not order the LV version with the leveling center column, instead ordering the legs and the optional rigid column. I doubt that I will use the leveling feature that much (especially since most of the time the center column will be removed). But I certainly do not consider it a drawback or a con - just personal preference.

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Shopper  With the center column, would you still be able to get low to shoot wildlife......or do you have to move the column up & then your camera is higher-up? Does the center column swing-out so you can get down to the minimum distance of 3.5 inches to shoot?
Andrew R  I'm not quite sure I understand your question. The column does allow some angular adjustment in order to allow the user to level the head without needing to adjust the leg lengths. Column can be replaced with a flat base (not listed as included) for use at extremely low angles.
Shopper  What ball head to you use with this tripod?
Andrew R  There are at least two that would be a good fit: http://www.adorama.com/FECB70D.html and http://www.adorama.com/FECB50DC.html
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