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|Package Weight||7.35 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||31.0 x 8.0 x 8.0"|
|Leg Cross Section||Round|
|Leg Stages / Sections||2/3|
|Head Attachment Fitting||75 mm Bowl|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes, 23, 50, 70°|
|Leg Tube Diameters||34.2, 29.2, 24.8 mm|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip lock|
|Spiked/Retractable Feet||No, rubber feet|
|Head Mount Thread Size||None, 75 mm bowl|
|Closed Length||28.94" (73.5 cm)|
|Load Capacity||44.09 lb (20 kg)|
|Weight||5.07 lb (2.3 kg)|
|Maximum Height||67" (171 cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||Not applicable|
|Minimum Height||10.63" (27 cm)|
|Material of Construction||Carbon fiber tubing with magnesium castings|
|Center Column Type||Not applicable|
I have put off buying a good set of sticks for years. After using other companies Miller, Gitzo, and Sachtler tripods, this set ranks up there with them for quality and ease of use without the higher price tag, though they are not that cheap.
I picked the Manfrotto 535 over the miller tripod because of the miller twist leg locks, I prefer the Manfrotto clamp leg locks. A great run and gun tripod, study and quick to set up ( tip...I always hang my bag from the tripod, makes it extra sturdy.)..
This tripod is great, very sturdy, light for how big it is. The shoulder locking mechanism is a little too easy to push, minor thing. 5 stars for quality and sturdiness,
I paired it with the 504HD head... awesome combo. Good height. Light weight. High capacity. A great setup!
Use with a Sony F5 or FS7 with DSLR lenses and a FSB8 fluid head as a lightweight option to my heavy duty legs and video 18. It's very satisfying and versatile at such a low weight. The clasp locks are much easier to manage than twist locks.
Its my first video tripod, for my first video assignment. Well if price is not an issue then the is the best thing you can go for. Compared to other video tripods or other steady tripods, this one is surprisingly light. I used with it the Manfrotto 504 and the Nikon D4 & Nikon D800E
In addition to being a phenomenal photo/video tripod choice, the 535 Carbon Fiber video tripod is great for use with sliders. As the legs are sturdier and can carry more weight, they can compensate for the extra strain of the shifting center of gravity of a slider with a camera and accessories.
I was getting some kickback on pans with my Sachtler Ace M. My research led me to believe the head was very good but that the legs were the weak link. So I got these sticks to use with the Sachtler 75mm ball head. They are much stabler, and have solved my problems.
The tripod is great. Quite sturdy and stable. The quick lock leg extensions operate very securely. The only thing I'd like to see added is some way to keep the legs together when picking it up to transport it. The built in stiffness helps but that will loosen as time goes on.
I used this on the show floor at CES 2015 in Las Vegas to capture B-Roll. It was totally sturdy. And it collapsed quickly. I could easily plant it down for 10 seconds, get a shot, stick the legs back together and carry it through the crowd to my next location.