Robus RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #RORC5558 • MFR #RC-5558
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Robus RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 55 lb
  • Maximum Height: 58.5"
  • Minimum Height: 3.7"
  • Folded Length: 22.5"
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When your career depends on that next shot, you need a tripod that's much more than just three legs to stand on. Meeting and succeeding that need, we have the RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, one of a series of tripods from Robus that delivers performance to satiate the most demanding image-makers, regardless of the conditions or terrain in the field. The 10x carbon fiber legs feature wide, stable leg tube diameters. Even at maximum extension of 58.5", these substantial cylinders combine with the tripod's anodized CNC-machined spider to support video or still camera rigs weighing up to 55 lb.
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Load Capacity
55 lb
77 lb
Maximum Height
58"
63"
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80"
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Robus Vantage Series 3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 210x Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 3CNC-Machined Aluminum Spider
  • 4Interchangeable Top Plates
  • 5All Surface Capable
  • 6Variable Leg Angles
  • 7Twist Leg Locks
  • 8Tactile and Comfortable Rubber Leg Grips

When your career depends on that next shot, you need a tripod that's much more than just three legs to stand on. Meeting and succeeding that need, we have the RC-5558 Vantage Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, one of a series of tripods from Robus that delivers performance to satiate the most demanding image-makers, regardless of the conditions or terrain in the field. The 10x carbon fiber legs feature wide, stable leg tube diameters. Even at maximum extension of 58.5", these substantial cylinders combine with the tripod's anodized CNC-machined spider to support video or still camera rigs weighing up to 55 lb.

Shooting outdoors can definitely be a challenge, especially when doing macro or close up photography on the ground. But with three variable leg angles of 25, 55, and 85°, plus independent leg spread, the tripod can be splayed out to a minimum height of just 3.7". The tripod's central spider features a lock to loosen the yoke and a safety pull latch that releases the finely machined top plate. This permits interchangeability with the included 75mm video bowl. There's also an optional center column available that extends the RC-5558's maximum height of 73.25".

A quarter turn of the tripod's twist-locks retracts the 4-section legs to a reasonable folded length of 22.5". Two of the legs have tactile rubber grips that ensure a secure hold as you carry the support from one place to another. Additionally, a 3/8"-16 socket at the end of each leg allows you to swap out the standard feet for the included spikes or wide rubber feet to accommodate different terrains and surfaces.

With a possible 73" reach, a 55 lb weight capacity, and a folded length of less than 23", the tripod's notable stability and performance-based features ensure its place as a favorite go-to-support solution for professionals and dedicated enthusiasts.

10x Carbon Fiber Legs

Provides stability and dampen vibrations, which would cause shake in the camera.

CNC-Machined Aluminum Spider

The CNC-machined spider features a lock to loosen the yoke and a safety pull latch that releases the top plate, which has a counterweight hook on the bottom. The anodized spider also features a strap mount and an integrated bubble level that ensures your horizons are always leveled.

Interchangeable Top Plates

A finely machined top plate features a smooth anodized finish, a chamfered leading edge for ease of installation, and a 3/8"-16 threaded head mount. The 75mm bowl is interchangeable with the top plate and mounts into the spider in the same fashion. There's also an optional center column available that extends the RC-5558's maximum height to 73.25".

All Surface Capable

Accommodate different terrains and surfaces via the three different sets of feet. The standard rubber feet, wide rubber feet, and spikes are all interchangeable via the 3/8"-16 socket at the end of each leg.

Variable Leg Angles

Three variable leg angles of 25, 55, and 85° with independent leg spread accommodate uneven terrain, and allow you to shoot at a minimum height of 3.7".

Twist Leg Locks

Twist Locks that open with a quarter turn to extend to a maximum height of 58.5" or collapse the 4-sections of the leg in a quick and timely manner.

Tactile and Comfortable Rubber Leg Grips

Heavyweight rubber sleeves on two legs provide a secure, comfortable and balanced grip under any weather conditions.
UPC: 847628007482

Robus Vantage Series 3 Specs

General
Load Capacity55 lb / 24.95 kg
Maximum Working Height58.5" / 148.6 cm
Minimum Working Height3.7" / 9.4 cm
Folded Length22.5" / 57.15 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Weight5.2 lb / 2.36 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Bubble LevelYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.26" / 32 mm
1.10" / 28 mm
0.98" / 25 mm
0.87" / 22 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber, Spiked, Wide Feet
Center Column
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 7 x 6.3"
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