30

DAYS DAY HRS HR MIN LEFT
for Overnight Shipping
> Shipping Cutoffs

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
Visit Our NYC SuperStore, Explore Where Technology Lives B&H Super Store B&H Super Store
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 14:56 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Close
Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 6:00 PM EST (in 14 hour(s) and 56 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.
What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head

B&H # COCCT Mfr # 5591
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $338.95
Product Highlights
  • For CobraCrane I/BackPacker/FotoCranes
  • Die-cast Alloy Head
  • 3-way Action
  • Dual Pan & Tilt Handles
  • Bubble Level
  • Quick Release Plate

The CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head has been designed for CobraCrane I, BackPacker and FotoCrane UltraLite and Xtreme from CobraCrane. Providing a sturdy foundation to your most elaborate crane shots, this heavy-duty 2-way fluid head and 2-stage tripod combo is the perfect complement to CobraCrane's rugged and affordable jib kits. While you raise and lower the camera, you can pan in a full circle or tilt up and down 90°, confident that the base will remain firm. And when you're done jibbing, you'll still have a solid, dependable tripod for shots needing a little less flair.

For use only with CobraCrane I, BackPacker and FotoCrane UltraLite and Xtreme. This product is not compatible with CobraCrane I with extension, CobraCrane II, CobraCrane II with extension, CobraCrane I PLUS, CobraCrane II PLUS, CobraCrane I HD, or CobraCrane II HD.

Go To

Head
Load Capacity 30 lb (13.6 kg)
Diameter/Thread 3/8"-16 female (with 1/4"-20 adapter)
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes
Balance Plate Not specified by manufacturer
Tilt Drag Fixed
Tilt Range -90/+90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Fixed
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / No
Temperature Range Not specified by manufacturer
Legs
Material Aluminum
Maximum Height 70" (178 cm)
Minimum Height 33" (84 cm)
Folded Length 37" (94 cm)
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread No
Weight 8.5 lb (3.9 kg)
CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head
  • 2-Stage Tripod
  • 2-Way Fluid Head
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CobraCraneCertified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head
     
    3.4

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    57%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Highly compatible (4)
    • Professional quality (4)
    • Improves performance (3)

    Cons

    • Poor design (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (6)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • Home movies (4)
    • Independent films (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-8

    Back to top

     
    4.0

    Steady

    By Blaylock1978

    from King of Prussia, PA

    Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

    I like this steady tripod. I'm using it with my cobra crane ultra lite and it's great for that. It's heavy but that's the point.

    Share this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Hefty and difficult tripod

    By Bond... Austin Bond

    from Fort Worth, TX

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Too Many Loose Parts

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • In The Studio

    Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

    As soon as I received this tripod, I threw my CobraCrane jib on it and took it for a test drive. It is a nice tripod, and very big, but I had a few issues with maneuvering various adjustment nobs to allow/disallow movements (when the crane was attached, many of the nobs couldn't turn all the way and allow me to secure the tripod head, requiring me to set up the nobs prior to attaching the jib). Another problem was when I places my pocket dolly on the tripod legs; everytime I hit a bump, even just delicately against a small bump, the fastener on the tripod leg (whichever was faced forward at the time of use) would give out and the leg would collapse a few inches. It was frustrating, but honestly worth the investment if you are careful to watch for the small things that it does like that and you prepare for them in the future.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Too Many Problems

    By John T

    from Kill Devil Hills, NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

    I used this tripods chiefly for video work, though one has recently been pressed into service to support a CobraCrane crane.

    If you do not double check and double tighten the friction locks, you are apt to find the tripod leaning and in danger of tipping over.

    The fluid head has a small "hitch" where when you start a pan, there's no resistance and then the resistance sets in. I have tried innumerable tightenings and loosenings and have not been able to correct the problem.

    Despite the level bubble being clearly centered, shots still appear to be about 1 degree off.

    I have two of these and both have the same problems, so I don't think it is a individual tripod's defect.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

     
    5.0

    Great Tripod!

    By Jake

    from Florida

    About Me Film Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

      Great to use with my Camera Crane!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      3.0

      A headache with sturdy legs

      By VideoEd

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Design
      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • In The Studio

      Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

      I use this product with the cobra crane HD II for high, overhead shots that look streight down. Upon receiving the tripod, the legs seemed sturdy enough for the job, but the screw-on junction between the fluid head and legs, is less sturdy. Even with light cameras on the crane, it is very easy to loosen the head from the legs of the tripod when the friction lock is in use. With any degree of loosening, there is a shifting of the head on the legs which is bothersome for sturdy locked-down shots. We are contemplating using loc-tight to help with the head coming loose.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Cobra Crane Tripod

      By Buyer

      from San Jose, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Spike feet

      Cons

      • Knobs not solid
      • Not fluid without Crane
      • Overpriced

      Best Uses

      • Video hobbist

      Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

      The tripod is decent. The main advantage is that it can handle the extra weight of the crane. It did not out perform $100 dollar tripods as far as being fluid. (Provista's cheap $100 tripods can compete with it as far as being fluid but not with weight requirements.) It has some nice features like the retractable spike feet, and its ability to be raised to a decent height.

      Negatives:
      *Pans are not as smooth without the crane attached.
      *The tripod head slightly leans to the side when gear is mounted. (5lb camera, 13lb of weights, monitor, and camera remote.)
      *Does not come with a tripod bag. Even $100 tripods have one.
      *Over priced
      *After locking the pan knob, if you forget, with a small amount of pressure to tripod head it will pan still.
      *Some knobs can be rotated to the opposite side but can still be awkward to use when the crane is attached.

      I bought the tripod for event videography, and internet videos. If you are willing to add a little more money and/or buy the tripod and head seperate you can get a better tripod. Not a professional one but a better one.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

       
      4.0

      great heavy duty tripod

      By kidron2579

      from sarasota, fl

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Home Movies
        • Independent Films
        • In The Studio

        Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

        I use this for video production with the cobra crane I bought
        very heavy duty

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this review

         
        4.0

        I would recommend.

        By Yup

        from Hanover, PA

        About Me Digital Media Teacher

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about CobraCrane Certified Tripod w/2-Way Fluid Head:

          Sturdy, smooth, easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          System Extensions

          Show more >
          CobraCrane -  210062 Dolly Track
          • You Pay: $139.00
           
          See any errors on this page? Let us know.

          Close

          Close

          Close