Field Optics Research MicroLite FT-5017C Carbon Fiber Tripod

Field Optics Research MicroLite FT-5017C Carbon Fiber Tripod

Field Optics Research MicroLite FT-5017C Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # FIFT5017C MFR # FT5017C
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 26.4 lb
  • Max Height: 50.4"
  • Min Height: 10.2"
  • Folded Length: 12.2
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Twist Locks
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Material: Carbon Fiber

Aluminum Carbon Fiber
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Field Optics Research FT-5017C overview

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The FT-5017C carbon fiber MicroLite from Field Optics Research is a lightweight support, weighing only 1.8 lb, that can hold optics weighing up to 26.4 lb. Its five-part telescoping legs with twist locks can extend up to 50.4" tall and shrink to just 10.2" short. The tripod is also portable, measuring only 12.2" tall when folded. Its center column is reversible and comes with an attached ballast hook for additional stability.

UPC: 685450679923
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Field Optics Research MicroLite FT-5017C Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Field Optics Research FT-5017C specs

    Load Capacity 26.4 lb / 11.97 kg
    Maximum Working Height 50.4" / 128 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 37.9" / 96.27 cm
    Minimum Working Height 10.2" / 25.9 cm
    Folded Length 12.2" / 30.99 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 1.8 lb / 0.82 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Bubble Level No
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 5
    Leg Diameter 0.91" / 23 mm
    Feet Features Rubber
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Reversible, 3/8"-16 Accessory Mounting Thread
    Center Column Sections 2
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 4.5 x 4.4"

    Field Optics Research FT-5017C reviews

    MicroLite FT-5017C Carbon Fiber Tripod is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update Earlier Review After using this tripod for two weeks I have decided to update my review to five stars. Yes this tripod could be sturdier but it is extremely well made for the price. The quality of this tripod is comparable to my much more expensive and heavier Gitzo tripod. Considering its weight and price I do not think one could expect more. I really like that MicroLite folds to such a compact size and weighs less than two pounds. You do sacrifice height and total stability, but if you need something very light and compact in a full size tripod this may be the one to get.
    Date published: 2018-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good small light weight travel tripod Considering its small size and light weight this is a very good tripod for travel, backpacking, and carrying on a bike. Of course it is not as sturdy as my larger Gitzo tripod, but that is to be expected. For the price the tripod is well made. I've used it with my Nikon D800 and several lenses including the Sigma 150-600 sport. That works but it is pushing the tripod to its limit. By the way, I am using the tripod with a Sunwayfoto FB-28i ball head. The two together are light and are a good combination.
    Date published: 2018-10-17
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