The ever-evolving world of photography and videography is seeing a lot of change. Moving to faster and lighter, in the world of tripods, carbon fiber is the new buzz.
SLIK has just introduced the company’s new VARI series carbon fiber tripod professional kits for Hybrid Still and Video photographers.
The new VARI series carbon fiber tripods introduce the tool-free Rapid Column Exchange system to quickly convert from a traditional center column set-up to a flat plate for low angle work and a lighter package, to a video bowl mount for quick horizon adjustments. In a matter of seconds, the tripod converts to one of three specific setups via the simple to operate, tool-free release mechanism. This makes it the perfect tripod for those that want one tripod for any situation.
The new carbon fiber series offers two models: the CF-703 with 3 leg sections and a folded height of 22.6 inches and the CF-704 with 4 leg sections and a folded height of 18.7 inches when using the flat plate.
The Professional Kit includes:
• VARI CF-704 or CF-703 carbon fiber legs
• Carbon Fiber Center Column
• Flat Base Plate
• Video Bowl Mount
• (3) Standard diamond-shaped rubber feet for everyday shooting
• (3) Spiked Feet for soft natural surfaces and ice
• (3) 50mm Flat Rubber Feet for hard flat surfaces
• Stainless steel hook to increase stability
• Carrying case
Weighing as little as 2.4 lbs while supporting 17.6 lbs, the newly-designed 25mm diamond-pattern carbon fiber tubes and precision-milled aluminum body provide a lightweight system with maximum strength and durability.
Additional features include a bubble level on the body for quick level set up, an accessory port for extension arms that hold monitors, tablets, or other photographic accessories, and a new leg angle lock mechanism for fast adjustment to 3 stable leg angle positions.
The move to lighter cameras, as mirrorless cameras, along with new lenses is taking the market by storm.
Lighter and faster means less bulk and less weight for getting the images and footage needed.