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Cartoni F128 FocusHD Carbon Fiber Tripod System

B&H # CAF128 Mfr # F128
You Pay: $1,842.95
Product Highlights
  • FocusHD Fluid Head
  • 3-Tube Ultra Light 1-Stage CF Tripod
  • Mid-Level Spreader
  • Constant Variable Fluid-Damping System
  • 90° Tilt & 360°
  • Compatible with ENG & HDV Cameras
  • Quick-Release Sliding Camera Plate
  • Counterbalance System / Spirit Level
  • Telescopic Pan Bar / Black Soft Case

The Cartoni F128 FocusHD Carbon Fiber Tripod System consists of a lightweight (4.4 lb / 2 kg) FocusHD fluid head, 3-Tube Ultra Light 1-Stage CF Tripod, and a mid-level spreader. Equipped with constant variable fluid-damping system, the fluid head offers ±90° tilt and 360° pan range. Compatible with all ENG and HDV cameras weighing up to 26 lb (11.7 kg), the fluid head is ideal for news operators and HDV videographers.

To provide a stable support to the camera, the unit is equipped with a Carbon Fiber 3 Tube Tripod. It includes a mid-level spreader for additional support while shooting on uneven surfaces, such as steps, rocky ground, slopes etc. The quick-release sliding camera plate allows you to quickly detach the camera from the tripod. An illuminated spirit level helps in obtaining perfect camera leveling on the tripod while the telescopic pan bar allows you to adjust the pan angle. The F128 FocusHD Carbon Fiber Tripod System comes with a black soft case that allows you to carry the FocusHD system to different shooting locations.

Consists of a lightweight (4.4 lb / 2 kg) FocusHD fluid head, Carbon Fiber 3 Tube Tripod, and a mid-level spreader
Equipped with constant variable fluid-damping system
Offers ±90° tilt and 360° pan range
Compatible with all ENG and HDV cameras weighing up to 26 lb (11.7 kg)
Ideal for news operators and HDV videographers
3-Tube Ultra Light 1-Stage CF Tripod - provides stable support to the camera
Mid-level spreader - provides additional support while shooting on uneven surfaces, such as steps, rocky ground, slopes etc
Quick-release sliding camera plate - allows you to quickly detach the camera from the tripod
Illuminated spirit level - helps in obtaining perfect camera leveling on the tripod
Telescopic pan bar - allows you to adjust the pan angle
Comes with a black soft case that allows you to carry the FocusHD system to different shooting locations
Load Capacity ENG and HDV cameras weighing up to 26 lb (11.7 kg)
Pan Range 360°
Tilt Range ±90°
Dimensions 68.6 x 39.3" (1742 x 998 mm)
Weight 12.8 lb (5.8 kg)

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CartoniF128 FocusHD Carbon Fiber Tripod System
 
4.0

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4.0

Excellent Tripod

By Neil @ n2 Productions

from Miami, FL

About Me Film Professional

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Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

  • Cheap plastic leg locks

Best Uses

  • For tracking motion
  • Movies

Comments about Cartoni F128 FocusHD Carbon Fiber Tripod System:

I had the opportunity to put this tripod through it's paces on a hectic 4 day shoot on South Beach as soon as I got it. I bought it to use with my canon 5d Mark III and although the tripod head is rated for 26 pounds which seems like overkill for a DSLR rig; when my rig is totally built out with rails, matte box, Marshall monitor with Sony NFP970 battery, Letus follow focus and all the wires and cables the rig weighs close to 18 pounds. The tripod handles the weight very well. The counter balance system is excellent and dialing in drag is easy and effective. The carbon fiber legs are very light and supper sturdy. The head's side load system makes taking the rig on and off a snap, literally. No hunting down the slot to slide the plate in like on some Manfrotto systems. The padded carrying case it comes with is large and very well constructed with thick padding. The CONS are the tripod I got is only 1 stage making it very tall even when at it's lowest point, but the height is good when fully extended. The other is the leg locks to raise or lower the tripod are made out of plastic that feels like it wouldn't last long at a rental house or under stressful use. But they are easy and quick to use when raising or lowering the legs.

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