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Robus RC-8860 Vantage Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod

BH #RORC8860 • MFR #RC-8860
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Robus RC-8860 Vantage Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 77 lb
  • Maximum Height: 63.8"
  • Minimum Height: 4"
  • Folded Length: 24.5"
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-8860 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 63.8", 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-8860 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 63.8", 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". 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-8860's maximum height to 78.6".

A quarter turn of the tripod's twist-locks retracts the 4-section legs to a reasonable folded length of 24.5". 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 78" reach, a 77 lb weight capacity, and a folded length of less than 25", 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-8860's maximum height to 78.6".

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 4".

Twist Leg Locks

Twist Locks that open with a quarter turn to extend to a maximum height of 63.8" 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: 847628007505

Robus Vantage Series Tripod Legs Specs

General
Load Capacity77 lb / 34.93 kg
Maximum Working Height63.8" / 162.1 cm
Minimum Working Height4" / 10.2 cm
Closed Length24.5" / 62.2 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Weight6.3 lb / 2.86 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 Weight9.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 7 x 6.1"

Robus Vantage Series Tripod Legs Reviews

fantastic, beefy tripod

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-29

This thing is quite a stable tripod. Mine shipped without the spiked feet, their customer support was responsive and shipped me a set with no problems. Robus stands behind their gear, and it is quality to begin with!

It’s a tank!

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-27

I did a lot of research leading up to my first significant tripod purchase and settled on the Robus 8860. The reviews were stellar, the specs were awesome, and the price was incredible when compared to the alternatives (Gitzo, RRS). While I’m sure the other tripods are also great, as soon as I pulled my new Robus out of the bag I knew it was perfect. I haven’t put it through it’s paces yet but my first outing with it evaporated any lingering concerns that I should have gone with one of the more well known brands. This thing is an absolute tank! For my intended uses of product and landscape photography (with some video in the future) I know I have a tripod that will handle whatever I throw at it for many years. I put a RRS BH-55 on top and even oriented straight up it all fits easily in the included bag (which has a zippered pocket inside to hold the extra feet it comes with) and a shoulder strap. Please note the weight of this tripod, it’s a 5 series and it’s 6lbs and some change, so if you want a light-weight tripod this ain’t it. But if you want rock solid stability at an amazing value, pull the trigger. You won’t be disappointed!

Travels Small and Works Big

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-04

I can't believe how compact and lightweight this tripod is for the heavy load it handles with ease. If you need to set up/break down a lot for location work, you won't go wrong with this. Leg locking mechanism works great. No fear of slippage. Great buy for the money.

Robus RC-8860

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-13

Got it last week, it's a very stable tripod , using it with my manfeotto U gimbel head , it's come with a bag and more stuff like spikes etc.

Incredible!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-25

I purchased this not for photo or video use, but to support and shoot a 18lb precision long range rifle from it, and I must say, it does everything thing my friends Really Right Stuff series 2 tripod does, and it's half the cost. The machining and workmanship are outstanding! And the coatings on the aluminum parts are flawless.

Ad-Vantage: Robus!

By Barry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-12

This review was written a few weeks after my purchase, though I knew on day one that this was the ONE. After several tripod 'upgrades' during the last decade, and adding larger lenses since expanding to shooting sports, a real upgrade was in order. I thought this meant buying a tripod in excess of $1k. The Robus Vantage series had construction and features on par with established brands, at a price that was hard to ignore. I find it quick to set up, easy to adjust, and extremely well-built (this after a hands-on comparison to a competitor that cost 2x the price!) The 8860 handles with ease the weight the of my tripod head or gimbal, and any of the lenses I've used so far (heaviest being the 150-600 sport). So any dislikes? Well, one zipper pull on the included carrying bag just broke. Bottom line - this is a solid tripod, and I'll be adding the center column soon. Well done, Robus!!

Extremely well built tripod

By Caleb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-17

I picked up a Robus monopod a few months ago and was really impressed with the build quality so I thought I better try out one of their tripods before spending a lot more on the big name guys. I’m glad I did as this thing is in the same class as $1k tripods but at about half the price. I went with a 5 series but will probably order a 3 as well for when I need to run a second camera.

ONE MAJOR FLAW

By David
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-10

I really liked this tripod until one leg section CAME OUT COMPLETELY while setting up, now that leg section no longer stops at the end of travel, the tube just SLIDES OUT every time I setup. Hugely disappointing, considering it's price and I purchased it ONLY 4 months ago!!!

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