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Berlebach 2042 Wood Tripod Legs with Levelling Center Column - Supports 26.5 lb (12.0 kg)

B&H # BE2042 Mfr # BE2042
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Berlebach has been manufacturing beautifully finished pieces of German craftsmanship for over a century, and then as now the natural advantages of wood continually appeal to discriminating shooters. Handling a wood tripod in extremes of heat or cold is quite a different experience than that of a metal or even carbon fiber tripod. Wood just seems not to care.

But despite wood's impervious nature to temperature and its general asthetic appeal, the best reason to choose wood over any other material for a tripod is its incredible ability to absorb vibrations. A wooden tripod placed in a shallow stream may be vibrating quite a bit where the legs meet the water, but up at the column it is dead as a doornail. Putting a laser pointer on top of a metal, carbon fiber and wood tripod and shaking the legs of each clearly displays the advantage. The laser pointer's beam upon the wood tripod will have come to a rest much quicker than the others, and additionally its resonating disturbances will be smaller as well. This will assuredly show up in your pictures!

The 2042 is a 2-section model, and features a center column that is incorporated into a levelling base with a bubble level, and this provides 30° of quick correction in all directions. For many applications you wouldn't even need a tripod head at all, and of course the closer your camera is to the top of the tripod legs the better off you'll be.

Integrated levelling base and center column with bubble level
3-Position independent leg spread
Simple to clean
Leg locks which are unaffected by sand, mud or water
Dual spiked/rubber tipped feet
Classic stylish appeal
Maximum Height 64.5" (164.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 45.0" (114.0 cm)
Minimum Height 20.5" (52.0 cm)
Folded Length 32.0" (81.0 cm)
Load Capacity 26.50 lb (12.00 kg)
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet Yes
Head Type None
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 7.00 lb (3.20 kg)
Berlebach 2042 Wood Tripod Legs with Levelling Center Column - Supports 26.5 lb (12.0 kg)
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    5.0

    Finally easy to use/carry wooden tripod

    By Harry-K

    from East Coast

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits

      Comments about Berlebach 2042 Wood Tripod Legs with Levelling Column:

      I use a tripod "almost always" for both FF-digital and MF-film and this new Berlebach is wonderful. The operation is simple but effective. The leveling head combined with the "tilt and pan" functions pretty much alleviate the need for a separate ballhead for most landscape work. And it has unlimited choice of leg angles.Best of all it is light weight but doesn't seem to move in most normal wind..of course a full-blown gale would be different but then I don't work in full-blown gales.Bottom Line: A great product that is easy to use and light to carry and provides the stability and vibration damping that only wood can give.

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      5.0

      Excellent tripod for it's purpose

      By Willy

      from Douglasville, GA

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      Pros

      • Fine craftsmanship
      • Good Stability

      Cons

      • Leg angle locks

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Berlebach 2042 Wood Tripod Legs with Levelling Column:

      Birding/digiscoping. This is not a travel, quick set up tripod by any means. I use it set up in several fixed locations and with a large 85mm scope. The leveling column really helps and is easy to adjust. The leg angle locks could be more defined but with practice seem like they will work well. The extensions on this are two piece and the fit/finish is excellent but the adjustment clamps are not precision adjustable. On my old 20 lb. capacity tripod I add a bag of stones - about 5 pound or so- to the lower column to help reduce vibration transmitted to the scope. I am not sure I need to do this with this tripod.

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