I like to photograph but are allways looking for the best tools. Some years ago I bougth the "Wimberley Head I" but it was a little bit to heavy. Then together with a partner with formula 1 experience we developed and made Carbon Heads and could reduce the weight from 1.7 to 0.7 kg. To get a stable carbon solution you need some layers and this needs working time in production. That means it can not be as cheap as aluminium casting. We will help interested photographers and the target is not to earn money with it. This we do with our engineering job at other fields. Therefor we do not produce into a stock but only if a photographer want it. Look at: www.alfredkrappel.de >>> Fotogalerie >>> Zenfolio Photographers special Tools. Best regards
Alfred, what a beautiful and totally cool application of carbon fibre technology and craftsmanship. With the carbon fibre you have less mass to lug around, greater lateral stiffness and also more damping qualities than something made with a metal alloy, makes sense to me. In the photography world, that equates to a "no brainer".
Sorry for my English, it is still rather poor. But there is no problem with the "Quad Pod" if it is right designed. And it is, that means you can adjust it very easyly to the ground and than fix the system that it is very stable. Sorry, but you need no book. With a tripod it is not necessary to adjust (it is an advantage) but at the same camera high the basis area of the legs is much smaller. In my gallery I will change the name to "Quad Pod" thank you. How would you call a "tripod" with two legs. I made also one and am designing and building a second one. But I have to wait for a very light aluminium ball. Than you will see it also. Best regards
Sorry, sorry there is absolutely no rocking !!! The Quad Pod is very stable and has some advantages may be in a tent etc. Your feet are free and you can sit very relaxed without legs in front of you. The main idea was to design it in a way that you can adjust it in some seconds. But it is a little bit heavier (33 %) than a tripod.