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|Weight||2.6 lb (1.17 kg)|
|Head Mount Thread Size||1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Reversible|
|Head Type||No head - available as option|
|Spiked Feet||Available as option|
|Center Column Type||Classic Lift, rapid type, reversible|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Independent Leg Spread||3 Position|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip lock|
|Load Capacity||11 lb (5.0 kg)|
|Leg Tube Diameters||Top leg: 25 mm|
|Folded Length||19.3" (49 cm)|
|Minimum Height||6.7" (17 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||52.8" (134.1 cm)|
|Maximum Height||65.4" (166.1 cm)|
I bought this beause I wanted an extremely light weight tripod with suficient height for my 6'2" that I could replace a monopod with. The 8254 has met my expectations. I am using it with a DSLR and a 50-500mm zoom on a gimble. I find it as portable as my monopod setup.
I bought this because i have been a lifetime Giottos user. I noticed that the normal leg spread was half of what my alumnium Giottos was, and when i put my 5D MKiii + 24-70mm lens on top, it literally fell right over. So i sent this back for another manufacturer.
This tripod is lightweight, compact, and with lever locks, which I much prefer, very quick to set up and take down. The "Y" shaped center column allows a much smaller yoke and much more compact form when collapsed for travel.
On a recent shoot, one of our group broke the leg off his tripod and had to shoot handheld for the rest of the trip. I shoot 95+% of my photos from a tripod. What I realized is that a spare tripod would be a wise investment as it is not uncommon to invest $1500 - $2000 on a workshop.