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Robus RC-8880 Vantage Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #RORC8880 • MFR #RC-8880
Robus
Robus RC-8880 Vantage Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 77 lb
  • Maximum Height: 80.5"
  • Minimum Height: 4.5"
  • Folded Length: 28.5"
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-8880 Vantage Series 5 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 80.5", these substantial cylinders combine with the tripod's anodized CNC-machined spider to support video or still camera rigs weighing up to 77 lb.
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Load Capacity
55 lb
77 lb
Maximum Height
58"
63"
70"
80"
Leg Sections
3
4

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Robus Vantage Series Tripod Legs 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-8880 Vantage Series 5 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 80.5", these substantial cylinders combine with the tripod's anodized CNC-machined spider to support video or still camera rigs weighing up to 77 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 4.5". 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-8880's maximum height to 95.25".

A quarter turn of the tripod's twist-locks retracts the 4-section legs to a reasonable folded length of 28.5". 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 95" reach, a 77 lb weight capacity, and a folded length of less than 30", 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 dampens 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, and 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-8880's maximum height to 95.25".

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 accommodates uneven terrain and allows shooting at a minimum height of 4.5".

Twist Leg Locks

Twist Locks that open with a quarter turn to extend to a maximum height of 80.5" 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: 847628007499

Robus Vantage Series Tripod Legs Specs

General
Load Capacity77 lb / 34.93 kg
Maximum Working Height80.5" / 204.5 cm
Minimum Working Height4.5" / 11.4 cm
Closed Length28.5" / 72.4 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Weight6.5 lb / 2.95 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Bubble LevelYes
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.42" / 36 mm
1.26" / 32 mm
1.10" / 28 mm
0.98" / 25 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber, Spiked, Wide Feet
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30 x 6.8 x 6.5"

Robus Vantage Series Tripod Legs Reviews

One for the tall people.

By Odinn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

I had been on the hunt for a good quality tripod for some time which would not have a center column, and still fit my height well. I am 185cm tall or just about 61 and then even this tripod, fully extended get a tad too high when have my camera on top. I am using Acratech ballhead. I just lower the tripod just a bit and just think its nice that I can add some extra height if I feel I need it. Got this tripod few months ago and it feels very strong and robust. Very sturdy. I use it also with my Promediagear Katana jr. gimbal head and have then my Sigma 500mm f/4 lens on and it feels lightweight for this tripod. Sure he has some weight this tripod but nothing I will complain about. I have hiked all over with this thing and it doesnt bother me at all. If you want tall and sturdy, then you should be aware it is going to be few grams heavier than smaller tripods. It comes with beautiful well made bag and you get these extra feet too attach for different terrains you might find yourself in. I am loving my Robus RC-8860 and do believe we will be a great team for the coming years.

Solid, but heavy

By Willie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

I've had this for a few months now. Its a very sturdy tripod, but no doubt its HEAVY! Also the top plate always gets loose...even after synching it down.

Great Tripod

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

I changed from a Bogen Carbon Fiber with a center column to the Robus and I'm very happy with this tripod. Been a photographer for over 30 years and this is by far the best system. Very sturdy and easy to lock the legs. The Bogen had flip-locks and worked well but the twist locks are great. Highly recommended! Mark

Great tripod

By Douglas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

For the money this a great tripod. No it is not a light weight travel/backpacking tripod, but for most of my landscape shots it is a great choice. Very stable.

Great tripod Overall

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

These sticks are light weight, travel easy, and are sturdy as anything else we own for this price point. However, we almost lost a rubber footing, so be careful to make sure it stays screwed on. Regardless, I will purchase another one of these in the near future, as it's better than pods I've used at higher price points.

Great! A lot of bang for the buck

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

I was forced to step up my tripod game for my prime 600mm. The Robus is less expensive and surpassed my expectations which are usually high. I parried this with the Wimberly gimbal for photographing wildlife and love it.

Best tripod ever

By Igal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-13

I have had many tripods throughout my career, and this one by far coupled with the manfrotto head is the best I have had, the height on this is INCREDIBLE. Love it

great tripod!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

sturdy tripod, steady in windy conditions. Relatively light weight. Excellent stability due to having adequate height without the need for a center column. good quality at a good price.

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