Well-known for its durable camera supports, accessories, and pro video parts, SHAPE has enhanced its product line further with a new line of professional tripod systems. The three new systems provide support for different rig sizes and include the SVT10K 3-stage aluminum tripod with 75mm fluid head that supports up to 22 lb;, the ST15 2-stage carbon fiber tripod with 100mm fluid head that supports up to 33 lb; and the ST20 2-stage carbon fiber tripod with 100mm fluid head that supports up to 45 lb. With their various features, these three tripod systems are sure to suit your camera-mounting needs.
Three Payload Options
The smallest of the three systems is the SVT10K aluminum set of tripod legs. Designed for smaller rigs, such as mirrorless or DSLR cameras, it weighs 8.5 lb. It features three stages that extend from 30 to 70.5" in height, which support up to a 22-lb payload, and a mid-level spreader that provides added stability. Its rubber feet prevent slipping and can be twisted to reveal spikes for more grip on rough terrain. The fluid head features independent pan and tilt, a rosette pan handle, bubble level, 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 accessory mounting threads, and a quick release plate to accommodate just about any camera mount.
The ST15 system supports up to 33 lb, sports lightweight carbon fiber legs that extend from 31 to 66.75" in height in two stages, and has a ground spreader that can be removed to reveal spiked feet. Its 100mm bowl supports the included fluid head with 12-gear pan/tilt balancing and a quick release plate with up to 2.4" sliding range for additional balancing. When assembled, the system weighs 14.3 lb.
The ST20 system expands on the same 2-stage carbon fiber tripod legs with a supported payload up to 45 lb, a quick-release plate sliding range of 2.8", and a 16-gear pan/tilt balancing system. It also features a 100mm bowl fluid head, quick-release plate, removable ground spreader, spiked feet, and a height range up to 66.75". It weighs 16.3 lb when assembled.
All three systems include a padded carry bag with a shoulder strap and carry handle to protect the legs and fluid head during storage and transport.
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