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FEISOLCT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (7)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Stable (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (5)
  • Portraits (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod

I am a headshot and portrait photographer. I shoot primarily in studio and occasionally venture out onto location shoots. This tripod fits the bill. I've used Manfrottos and Bogens for years but this...Read complete review

I am a headshot and portrait photographer. I shoot primarily in studio and occasionally venture out onto location shoots. This tripod fits the bill. I've used Manfrottos and Bogens for years but this tripod is so much more robust. Definitely worth the cost, so much so I just ordered my second one so that i can leave one in the studio and also have a field tripod. I use the Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 tripod head, making this tripod that much more amazing.

It is also worth mentioning FEISOL has the best customer service I have ever encountered. My tripod had a manufacturing defect with one of the o-rings in one leg. I contacted FEISOL and they recalled the product through DHL and shipped it back to Taiwan for repair and I received it six days later. I wouldn't have believed it if I did not personally experience this.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not good

Thought the tripod appears to be well made, it's missing a critical feature, it has a leveling platform but no level to be able to find the correct level. I can't imagine what...Read complete review

Thought the tripod appears to be well made, it's missing a critical feature, it has a leveling platform but no level to be able to find the correct level. I can't imagine what the designers where thinking when they designed this, the center column has a leveling base but no way to know if it's level or not. This means that you will have to buy the short column post which has a built in level and that would mean loosing the center column to extend height, not good. Very disappointed in a product that was really pushed hard but Mr. Headshot celebrity.

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5.0

Would buy again.

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

Absolutely love the tripod. Very stable even with my long lenses.

 
5.0

CT-3472LV is a great tripod for me

By BradC

from West Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

I watched a number of youtube videos regarding this tripod and was a little concerned at first. I wanted a stable carbon fiber that will be with me for a good while. I also bought the VH-60 horizontal adapter arm kit made by Feisol. I admit, they are bulkier than I thought they would be, but man are they sturdy. One reviewer said his legs would not articulate properly from the center head. I have not had any problems with mine (so far). I love the long extendable center support rod and the four piece leg set. Everything is very solidly built. One feature I really like about this tripod is that you can invert the legs and mount your camera like 1 inch off the ground surface for macro work. The price point was also appealing to me vs the Gitzo or RRS units. So far I am very happy with my purchase.

 
4.0

Great carbon fiber tripod especially at this price point

By Bryce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

I have used the tripod for some studio shoots but plan to use it while traveling as well. For how "beefy" the legs are it's impressive how compact and light the tripod is. It's a very stable platform and I don't have any hesitation with mounting super telephotos on it. While the leveling center column is nice, it'd be even better if it had a bubble level built into it. If you don't need the center column the tripod comes with a center plate that you can use. The bag is large enough to fit the tripod with a RRS BH-55 Ball Head attached. I'm very happy with this product.

 
5.0

Great tripod!

By Anello Sanvido

from Calgary, AB - Canada

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

Best tripod I ever purchased! Fantastic customer service at Feisol!

(2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not good

By David M

from Riverside, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

Thought the tripod appears to be well made, it's missing a critical feature, it has a leveling platform but no level to be able to find the correct level. I can't imagine what the designers where thinking when they designed this, the center column has a leveling base but no way to know if it's level or not. This means that you will have to buy the short column post which has a built in level and that would mean loosing the center column to extend height, not good. Very disappointed in a product that was really pushed hard but Mr. Headshot celebrity.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this sucker

By Josh L.

from Los Angeles

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

I had been in the market for a new tripod for a while, I was planning to buy Gitzo legs when a friend turned me onto Feisol. After a bit of review reading and research I finally decided to pull the trigger and boy am I glad I did. This is one of the best tripods I've used. It's durable, adjustable, stable, and all in a lightweight package. The carrying case and extras that it comes with are a nice bonus. This tripod is hands down the best bang for your buck tripod on the market, and may very well on of the best tripods on the market period.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Feisol-3472LV

By Obi-Wan

from Earth

Verified Buyer

Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

I have been using the Feisol CT-3472LV tripod for about 6 weeks now and I love it. It opens and closes easily, it's lightweight and is very sturdy.I didn't think I would use the leveling center column, but I actually use it quite often. It also comes with a nice bag, and a mounting plate in case you want to remove the center column.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod

By Nick The Photographer

from Tampa, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

    I am a headshot and portrait photographer. I shoot primarily in studio and occasionally venture out onto location shoots. This tripod fits the bill. I've used Manfrottos and Bogens for years but this tripod is so much more robust. Definitely worth the cost, so much so I just ordered my second one so that i can leave one in the studio and also have a field tripod. I use the Arca-Swiss Monoball p0 tripod head, making this tripod that much more amazing.

    It is also worth mentioning FEISOL has the best customer service I have ever encountered. My tripod had a manufacturing defect with one of the o-rings in one leg. I contacted FEISOL and they recalled the product through DHL and shipped it back to Taiwan for repair and I received it six days later. I wouldn't have believed it if I did not personally experience this.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    super sturdy

    By Shea

    from Kansas City

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Headshot

      Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

      I will have my baby (camera/70-200 2.8 lens) on this sturdy tripod and be confident that it will stay in place!!! It is very adjustable, compact and lighter that you think when you go to pick it up. I am happy with my purchase

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Remarkably Portable !

      By doctor photo

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Studio Portraits
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

        I purchased this tripod for studio use, having a smaller carbon fiber for travel. I was surprised to find this tripod to be extremely mobile despite its size and significant build. I will travel with this tripod in addition to using it in the studio.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Feisol tripod review

        By Noelle Roberts

        from New Jersey

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

          This is a beast! Light yet heavy-duty, sturdy and so impressive. Definitely worth the cost.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Tripod

          By Rob Sirota Photography

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portraits

            Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

            Very Study, heavy duty but light...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm really happy with this tripod

            By Robert

            from Olney, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits

              Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

              The Feisol Elite CT-3472LV is a fantastic tripod with the right weight for heavier camera/lens combinations but packs small enough that I might be able to use it as a travel tripod. The controls are simple and the construction solid. I paired it with a Really Right Stuff BH-55 which is also awesome.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              CT-3472LV Tripod - awesome product!

              By Anello in Calgary

              from Calgary AB - Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

                I use my Feisol CT-3472LV in Studio portraits as well for landscapes. The center leveling column is very practical, slides smoothly and tights firmly.
                I would say it is the best tripod I ever came across, and I would buy it again and again.
                Important to notice the outstanding customer service: I disasembled the center column to try the the optional leveling base CT-3472 and couldn't put the parts back together (see picture). Feisol took the time to quickly send me a step-by-step guide on how to reassemble it back.
                I really appreciated!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Most awesome tripod ever!

                By Tray-Sea

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about FEISOL CT-3472LV Elite Rapid Carbon Fiber Tripod with Leveling Center Column:

                  I am a portrait and headshot photographer. I work in studio and on-location. This tripod is smooth, easy to use and fairly light weight. The leveling head really makes a huge difference on a tripod. Very well high quality product and comes in a great carrying case. I live near the ocean and often shoot at the beach so this carbon fiber tripod was a must. I purchased an Arca Swiss monoball head and now my tripod is complete. I think this is my tripod for life! Thrilled with my purchase! Feisol and B&H rock!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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