Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader

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Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader

B&H # LIRS450M Mfr # RS-450M
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Product Highlights
  • Up to 26.5 lb (12kg) Payload
  • Head w/Pan Handle
  • 2-Stage Tripod
  • Mid Spreader
  • Large Rubber Feet
  • Soft Carrying Case

As part of the RS series, Libec's RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader introduces its "free plus 3 steps" drag system along with a counterbalance range of 4.5 to 10.5kg (maximum payload of 12kg). This makes for a smooth, wobble-free image whether panning, tilting, or stopping movement on a dime. A low temperature rating of -40° C/F plus LED bubble illumination lets you continue shooting into the cold of night.

Ideal Counterbalance
Complete counterbalance makes it possible to stop the camera precisely at any tilt angle within the range of 4 to 10kg weight on board (height of center of gravity at 100mm).
New Drag System
The new drag system makes a quantum leap in operability when panning or tilting. There is also a significant reduction in wobbling of the image that occurs at the start of the pan as well as backlash at the end of the pan.
Low Temperature Characteristics
The RS-450M can operate in severely cold areas with a low temperature rating of -40° F/C. Torque performance is maintained in the most extreme climates.
Premium Functionality
Drag mode: Free plus 3 steps. Select torque strength based on your shooting preferences.

LED level illumination: Ideal for night time shoots.

Outstanding Rigidity
The RS-450M eliminates wobbling of the camera image caused by tripod twisting.

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General
Load Capacity 26.5 lbs (12kg)
Maximum Height 65.5" (166cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height 32" (81cm)
Folded Length Not specified by manufacturer
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/Yes
Weight 14.9 lbs (6.8kg)
Head
Counter Balance System 10 - 23 lbs (4.5 - 10.5kg)
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes, w/14" screw and video pin
Balance Plate No
Tilt Drag Fluid-action
Tilt Range +90° / -70°
Tilt Lock Separate
Spring Loaded Counter Balance 0 + 3-Step Fluid
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Separate
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 75mm
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Not specified by manufacturer
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Not specified by manufacturer
Center Brace Mid Spreader
Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader
  • RH-45 Head
  • RT40B 2-Stage Tripod
  • BR-4B Mid-level Spreader
  • FP-2B Food Pads
  • PH-4B Pan Handle
  • RC-40 Carrying Case
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    LibecRS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (4)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        5.0

        Don't the price fool you

        By hchris

        from Bozeman, MT

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

            This a quality piece of equipment. Fine feel and solid stability.

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            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Izzy

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Build Quality
            • Good Stability
            • SMOOTH
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                I used to be a Manfrotto-fanboy, but after this purchase I believe I have been converted. This is the highest quality tripod I have ever used. It is sturdy, well built, ergonomic, and easy to set up. I love that the legs are heavy enough that they drop when released. The fluid motion is perfect (no more using rubber bands). No backlash whatsoever. It may feel heavy to some, but it's actually lighter than I expected. Bag is okay, a little hard to zip at times, but it makes hauling these beefy sticks a breeze.

                No cons. Absolutely in love.

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                4.0

                Good quality and value.

                By Scott

                from Nova Scotia, Canada

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good price value
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                  I bought the RS-450M tripod to replace my Manfrotto 519 tripod that I was never happy with. I use it with my JVC GY-HM700 camera. The Libec is well made, sturdy and the drag and counter balance systems work much better than the Manfrotto.
                  I wasn't impressed with the BR-4B mid-level spreader that came in the package, so I contacted Libec to see if the BR-5S spreader would work...yes it does and it's much better.

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                  5.0

                  Want to by more

                  By Tim

                  from Bowling Green, Ky

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                  Use for ENG with full size Panasonic P-2,
                  good drag, love the lighted level, great Tripod for the price. Would be nice if a little lighter.

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                  5.0

                  Great Tri-pod at a good price

                  By Ninja Lemur

                  from DC

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                  • Kinda heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Stabilization

                  Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                  I am a stop motion animator... so a stable tri-pod is very important. I like the fluid head, it makes for easy pan with out jerking the frame.It is a bit heavy if you are going into the field ( which i rarely do)[...]

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                  4.0

                  Seems like a great system for $

                  By Rob

                  from Seattle

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                        Have only used it once but performed as expected. Used it with an HPX and promoter with no problems. It breaks down nicely for travel. I would recommend this system to those on a budget.

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                        5.0

                        Libec Tripod

                        By Mark

                        from Geneva - Switzerland

                        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies
                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Libec RS-450M Professional 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System with Mid Spreader:

                          Just a great product..[...]

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