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Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # CAA303 Mfr # A303
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 110 lb (50 kg)
  • 100mm Bowl

Light weight and extreme stability with rapid deployment are the highlights of the Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod. Height adjustment is achieved by a fast, easy-to-reach clamp that includes a safety lock to prevent accidental falls. The bottom foot includes a threaded spike to receive optional adjustable rubber feet, and a sturdy cast 100mm receiver makes setup quick and secure.

Carbon Fiber Construction
Carbon fiber legs offer greater strength and lighter weight than Dural aluminum, with the added bonus of vibration absorption--very useful when capturing motion in less-than-ideal settings.
General
Load Capacity 110 lb (50 kg)
Maximum Height 55.5" (141 cm)
Minimum Height 29.9" (76 cm)
Folded Length 38.6" (98 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Material Carbon Fiber and Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 100 mm
Leg Stages/Sections 1 / 2
Leg Lock Type Rapid-action Lever
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Spiked
Center Brace Optional Mid-level Spreader
Weight 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CartoniA303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Stable (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Great tripod - but needs some feet!

        By Inspirit Films

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I'm giving these legs a 4 star for one simple reason. They don't include the rubber screw on feet as pictured. This would have been nice to see in the documentation from Cartoni.

          The spiked feet are threaded and you need to order the rubber feet separately. These legs will do you no good on a wooden floor. Very sharp and I actually prefer the rubber feet instead.

          They include a nice mid-level spreader with solid build quality. Metal rails and nice big knobs to lock the spreader down. The levers on the sides of the spreader release it from the legs so it's removable.

          The latches feel a little cheap but I think they're made of a hard density plastic composite. Not sure if that's to save on weight or what. The legs are VERY light. Really amazing actually that it can support 135 lbs.

          With the Cartoni FocusHD tripod head, these fold to 40" without the feet and about 42" with the rubber feet screwed in.

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          5.0

          Excellent price/quality

          By heath

          from NC

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod:

              i really like these sticks. super light but rigid. doesn't say on the site but they come with mid-spreader. locks are great.

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              5.0

              Great Light-Weight Support

              By GreggySF

              from San Francisco

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                Quick set-up, easy to use leg latches, sturdy design.

                Perfect fit in the Porta Brace TLQB-39XT QK TRIPOD/LT CASE

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                5.0

                GREAT! but...

                By Spencer Okonski

                from Orange County, CA

                About Me Indipendant film maker

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fantastic Build Quality
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • No rubber feet included

                Best Uses

                • Movies
                • Stabilization

                Comments about Cartoni A303 Ultra-Light Single Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod:

                Build - FANTASTIC!Weight - like a freaking feather. I'm still amazed how light this thing is considering its size and weight limit!Function - The legs lock rock solid (not at first because they are lubed really well, but after a little use the grease wears off and the legs lock like a champ!) Mid level spreader is great and locks easily and not flimsy like other brands I've worked with. Great Great Great! BUT.... The legs did not include rubber feet, only the built in pointed screws, so don't scoot it around on hardwood floors (like a chalk board!) or dig em into the grass/dirt! No Carry bag. Also does not include a 100mm Ball. But who cares, they are [$]...Overall this tripod blows my older units out of the water! Even though it has one extension, the thing is so tall you only need that one extension. PLUS the carbon fiber makes it look SHARP! Cartoni is the way to go and you will NOT regret this purchase at all!

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