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CF tripod-is it worth it?

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"RE: CF tripod-is it worth it?"

Replytoken Registered since 08th Mar 2008
Sat 26-Jan-13 12:41 AM

>I do use a carbon fiber
>tripod for video though. And I feel I have to baby it-which
>drives me nuts. It cost $$$$$$, and I keep it in a fancy
>petrol bag. And as easy as I am with it, it just feels so
>delicate. I'll be surprised if it lasts a whole season of work
>without failing....

While I often feel the same way when I see my CF tripod, I am not sure if looks are deceiving. They are using CF to build many things that were previously built out of aluminium, including commercial aircraft, so I cannot imagine that it is as fragile as it looks. I would be curious to hear from folks who have owned CF tripods for a bit of time and have not babied them in use.

--Ken

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