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Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg)

B&H # CUM528 Mfr # CU 55280
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The Cullmann Magnesit 528 Tripod Legs is an intelligently-designed 3-section professional's class tripod, meant for use with large SLR cameras and the large, bright telephoto lenses professionals often employ, such as a flagship-class SLR with a 300mm f/2.8 lens.  Even when using smaller items, the larger maximum tube diameter can occasionally benefit your images' sharpness in tough conditions.

The Magnesit 528 reaches a maximum height of 5.5', collapses to <25" (63cm), and thanks to the independent leg spread and 2-part center column can operate at a low working height of just under 7".  The 528's crown has a special design which mates with Cullmann's Magnesit Nm series ball heads in a locking, 100% secure fashion.

The 528 is named the 'Magnesit' because of its extensive use of magnesium in the casings and fittings.  Magnesium is a light and stable metal, helping to contribute to the manageable weight of 4.4 pounds.

All Magnesit tripods come with an additional short center column that enables the tripods to be used for extreme macro work, when the short center column is put in " upside-down ", or when the tripod is used at its lowest position, where the normal center column would hit the ground.

Professionally-specified full size 3-section tripod
Magnesium and aluminum alloy combination
Foam-padded upper leg segments ease handling in cold and carrying upon shoulder
Individual leg angle locks and detachable center column allow excellent minimum working height
Retractable spikes for use upon soft ground
Weight hook at bottom of center column for aided stability
Crown designed with ridges that perfectly mate to underside of Cullmann's Magnesit ball heads
Maximum upper leg diameter of 28mm
Optional #55398 case accommodates legset with most 3-way heads attached
General
Load Capacity 15.4 lbs (7.0kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)
Maximum Height 66.1" (168.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 6.9" (17.5cm)
Folded Length 24.8" (63.0cm)
Weight 4.41 lbs (2.00kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 2
Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg)
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  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CullmannMagnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg)
     
    5.0

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Home (3)
      • Night shots (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (4)
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      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By TM.

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg):

        I use this tripod with a Vanguard SBH259 Ball head.
        Had to use a washer and some 1/16" rubber to mate the two because of the design of the ball head. Worked out great. This tripod is very sturdy and the German engineering is top quality.
        I was looking for something sturdy enough to mount my Canon 50D and Canon 300 f4 with 1.4 extender. This fit the bill perfectly. At 4.4 lbs. its the the lightest tripod I could find with this weight rating. I shoot mostly wildlife and I need to carry the equipment. For another $100 or so I could have had a carbon fiber tripod but it would have saved me about a pound. No brainer. Buy it and you will not be disappointed.

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        5.0

        Easy to use

        By MissD

        from Upstate, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg):

          This tripod is simple, Sturdy and good quality. Using with horizontal extension arm for table top photography. The hook on center column is useful for adding weights for extra stability.

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          5.0

          OUSTANDING

          By TKT0912

          from Melbourne, FL

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Looks
          • Good Stability
          • Padded Legs
          • Push-Button leg release
          • Solid construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg):

            If you are looking for a "basic" set of legs, these are a fantastic choice. No, it has no major bells and whistles, but that just means there are less things to go wrong and less chance of movement. This set of legs is rock solid and all movement of the legs work smoothly. Love the fact that there are only 3 sections/2 sets of locks. This helps minimize how narrow the legs eventually get while fully extended, helping to keep the legs extremely sturdy. The legs are not super light, but they are not super heavy either. To me, they are as perfect as it can get. Light enough to have to carry with you, but heavy enough to help keep your gear planted. If that is not heavy enough for your rig, then there is a sand-bag hook on the center column.
            Anyway, there were only two reviews on this set of legs, which made me VERY hesitant to pull the trigger on this purchase. After sending one set of legs back for having too much movement and too many "features", I took a chance...... I'm glad I did!!!!

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            5.0

            Magnesit 528 Tripod

            By Sam

            from Australya

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg):

            This is my first Cullman tripod,i had it only for few weeks so far i like its very solid,controls are very easy to use,it is on the bit heavy side but i dont mine thats what i wanted and im very happy with it.

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            5.0

            Magnesit 528 Tripod

            By Sam

            from Australya

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Cullmann Magnesit 528 Aluminum Tripod Legs - Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg):

              Its very well build tripod easy to use very handy for macro shots it does go almost down to ground im very happy with it so far.

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