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Jobu Design Algonquin Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Jobu Design
Jobu Design Algonquin Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 55 lb
  • Max Height: 62"
  • Min Length: 5"
  • Folded Height: 26.7"
The Jobu Algonquin Carbon Fiber Tripod is made of strong and lightweight carbon fiber, and each leg is composed of three leg sections for maximum stiffness. It extends out to be 62" tall, folds away to only 28", and weighs 4.2 pounds. The stainless steel spiked tips have removable rubber caps, allowing for sturdy use in a variety of surfaces. Standard 55, 25 and 5° leg angles allow shooting from 5" to 62" in height.
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Jobu Design Algonquin Overview

The Jobu Algonquin Carbon Fiber Tripod is made of strong and lightweight carbon fiber, and each leg is composed of three leg sections for maximum stiffness. It extends out to be 62" tall, folds away to only 28", and weighs 4.2 pounds. The stainless steel spiked tips have removable rubber caps, allowing for sturdy use in a variety of surfaces. Standard 55, 25 and 5° leg angles allow shooting from 5" to 62" in height.

The three leg sections are individually adjustable and held in place via twist locks. Each leg has a foam cover for added comfort, especially in hot or cold temperatures.

UPC: 728795730086

Jobu Design Algonquin Specs

General
Load Capacity55 lb / 24.9 kg
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Maximum Working Height62" / 157.5 cm
Minimum Working Height5" / 12.7 cm
Closed Length26.7" / 67.8 cm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Feet FeaturesSpiked, Retractable
Center Column
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30 x 5.3 x 2.1"

Jobu Design Algonquin Reviews

I hope there is thinner and 4-section type in the future

By song
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Goot tripod ,but it's too long when folded

A Gift

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-13

Purchased for a gifted professional bird photographer. When it arrived I was just a tinge jealous, but being a shorter guy that likes a tripod that fits in a small bag this would not fit my needs. Nonetheless it impressed me as rock solid, very easy lock and unlock with the twist action, beautifully crafted and an ideal tripod for a 500 mm lens used in bird photography. Bought this brand because of great luck with the same brand of gimbal head purchased.

Sturdy and well made

By Judith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-25

Just using it now in Yellowstone and easy to set up and doesn't move when placed. Like it so far.

Simplicity..

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-23

This is one sturdy tripod. The simplicity of its design is what drew me to the Algonquin. But its the Algonquin's performance in the field is what matters. And its an excellent performer, as they say its robust and stiff, a very stable platform on which to mount your gear. I've owned other tripods made by other, more well known manufacturers, but the Jobu beats them all for stiffness...and the customer service is excellent. Try picking up the phone and calling the head of one of the other more well known tripod makers..then try Ian at Jobu and you'll see what I mean.

light and solid....definitely worth buying !

By PhotomanRod
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-16

I use with 300/2.8 and extender...with Jotul Jr. 3 head

Superior Design

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-15

The Jobu Algonquin tripod is worthy of a great review. What strikes me more than anything is the simplicity of the design and features, which equates to reliability and ease of use in the field. There is nothing on this tripod that is superfluous, but there is everything that you absolutely require of a good tripod. I am fortunate to have found this tripod because it provides me with the confidence to take it with me into wilderness areas where it gets abused more (by packing it in), and has to handle wind, weather, and rough terrain. Even though Jobu themselves say that it is not a back country tripod because it is too heavy and bulky, I have come to learn that it is not a problem to carry a 4 pound tripod vs a 2 or 3 pound tripod - a little extra weight will not break my back, and the quality of photos, along with the reliability, is of unquestioned value. I have been able to use other expensive, high quality tripods, but easily, and happily, settled on the Jubo design. I fully agree with all the other reviewers that this is an outstanding tripod, and when compared to the other leading tripod manufacturers, is a fantastic value.

Excellent tripod!

By Uwe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-24

Light weight but solid as a rock. Topped it with a LBA2 Benro Leveling Base, and a B2-LR-II RRS 60mm Lever Release Clamp and it now gives me the convenience of switching from pano ballhead for landscapes, to gimbal head for wildlife with the flick of a lever. This carbon fiber tripod is in the same tier with Gitzo and RRS in quality. It really shines in the cold, its solid aluminum leg collars lock positively no matter how cold it gets; also the tripod platform is solid billet aluminum not cheap cast aluminum. What I like most about it is the ease of disassemby, and reassembly for maintenance and cleaning. While most might think they do not need a tripod that tall, I bought it specifically for its height because sometimes you just need a leg with that little bit extra to create a solid support on uneven ground, in a field of boulders for example. Also don't know of a better manufacturer than Jobu Design when it comes to customer service. Have called them about questions regarding my gimbal head and actually had the gentleman from the YouTube video answer my call. Great company to deal with!

Excellent Tripod

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-29

This tripod is very sturdy and also fairly light weight. I wouldn't want to carry it miles through the woods, but for short distances it's fine. It's not the weight, but rather the length. Even with all legs retracted, it's pretty big, but that makes it such a sturdy tripod. I recommend buying this.

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How do you change the leg angle????

How do you change the leg angle????
Asked by: Becky
At the top of each leg is a release clip that allows leg adjustments to be made at set angles. :) In the pictures, the release clip is the part that says "Jobu Design Algonquin" on it.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-20

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Are the leg sections anti-twist, as on Gitzo and RRS?
Asked by: Albert
Yes, the same as Gitzo..
Answered by: Mike W.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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What is the diameter of the platform?
Asked by: Albert
The platform on this tripod is triangular in shape, its three inches fromone corner to the next. My gimbal head fits nicely on this platform, and this is one sturdy tripod.
Answered by: Mike W.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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