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Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head

B&H # CU53583 Mfr # CU 53583
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Product Highlights
  • Folds Flat for Easy Storage & Transport
  • One Leg & Center Column Form Monopod
  • Single-Lever Ball Head
  • Quick-Release Camera Plate
  • Two Bubble Levels
  • 54.7" Maximum Height (58.3" as Monopod)
  • Folds Down to Only 16"
  • Single-Twist Locking Per Leg
  • Weighs Just 2.9 lb Total
  • Supports Up to 6.6 lb

The Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head performs a few different tricks as it supports cameras and camcorders up to 6.6 lb. First, there's the contortionist act it pulls when you fold it down. The Magic folds completely flat, and measures just 16" (including its head) when contracted. Second, there's a transformation from tripod to monopod when you unscrew the marked leg and attach it to the center column. Finally, the Magic allows you to perform some sleight of hand: Just rotate the top twist lock a quarter-turn to secure in place all of a leg's sections.

As for the rest of the Magic, its operation might be more conventional, but it certainly looks good while doing it – anodized, as it is, to a matte black finish with stylish red accents. The Magic comes with Cullmann's CB6.3 ball head, which features a single spring-loaded tightening handle for controlling pan and tilt movements. The quick-release assembly features a dual-locking mechanism for securing the plate.

Perfect for travel at only 2.9 lb and able to slide easily into backpacks and carry-on luggage, the tripod reaches a maximum height of 53", but as a monopod, the center column, head & leg combine to extend up to 58.5".

Stylish matte-black anodization with red accents
CB 6.3 head features reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 camera screw and bubble levels for both portrait and landscape orientation
Quick Release Assembly (CU-40440) unscrews to reveal round rubberized platform with 1/4"-20 screw, an alternative mounting option
Center column inverts for low-angle and macro photography
General
Load Capacity 6.6 lb (3 kg)
Maximum Height 54.7" (139 cm)
As monopod: 58.3" (148 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 36.2" (92 cm)
Minimum Height 16.9" (43 cm)
Folded Length 16" (40.6 cm)
Weight 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
Head
Head Type Single-lever ball head
Quick Release Yes, with reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screw
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections Not specified by manufacturer
Bubble Level Yes, two on quick-release assembly
Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head
  • Medium Quick Release Assembly
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
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    CullmannMagic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head
     
    2.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

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        1.0

        Great design.,. Faulty Materials

        By Northmoose

        from Yellowknife NT

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head:

        bought this tripod for travelling, great design but the legs attach using a plastic part and one of the legs keeps falling off my tripod

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        4.0

        Compact but too lightweight for my use.

        By Slowgrowing

        from NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

          Comments about Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head:

          The Cullman Magic Tripod is as described without any question. Everything delivered as promised. The quality was decent and easy to use.

          I purchased with the intent to use as a travel tripod/monopod with my Canon 20D and 50D. While it will support both of the cameras at it's fully extended height, it does not do so with much assurance. I set the tripod up in under a minute and installed my 50D at the full extension height in my office. Unfortunately the camera took a very long time to stop swaying. I'm sure with a point and shoot camera this would be minimal but I was not willing to risk it for my cameras and photos. I had also hoped to use the tripod for some landscape photography "off the beaten path" but the center of gravity is very high in relation to the legs footprint.

          I think this tripod kit is perfect for traveling and photographing in city areas. I took a chance that it would be a little sturdier than it turned out and I would be able to use on trail. I do not want to give a poor rating because it did not fit my needs. The only reason I am giving it four stars is because of the amount of swaying. The camera is well under the weight limits of the tripod but the metal that makes it soo light may just be too light weight to stay stable at full height.

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          2.0

          Unsatisfied Customer

          By Ian

          from Evanston, IL

          About Me Photography Student

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head:

              The Cullmann Magic 4 tripod is very compact, light and folded flat but I had a lot of gripes with it. The legs on are aluminum but the joints to center post are plastic and really aren't sturdy. With minimal use the joint broke on one of the legs and kept coming off. I was looking forward to having a small and good tripod but without the legs being of sturdier construction this product is really not useable.

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              4.0

              Sturdy

              By Auntie Janet

              from Twin Cities MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Cullmann Magic 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with CB6.3 Ball Head:

                This tripod is very versatile. Can be used in so many ways.
                My only whine is that ball head came with no instructuions and this new system hasr poven to be a challenge.

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