Considering getting a carbon-fiber tripod to save some weight

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Ian L Contributing Member • Posts: 702
Considering getting a carbon-fiber tripod to save some weight

I currently have a Slik 700dx pro. Very happy with it. Works well and seems pretty durable. And is probably the cheapest piece of gear I own. But it's not exactly light.

I was looking at some of the carbon fiber tripods and was wondering if anyone had any feedback on getting one? I only just started looking into it, but this one https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1584513-REG/3_legged_thing_legends_bucky_tripod_bronze.html seemed pretty good. It's one of the less expensive tripods (for carbon fiber anyhow). And seems to check all the boxes I want. Extends up to 70 inches. Supports more then enough weight for my needs. And it weights about half of the slik tripod.

I do Architecture/RE/Commercial photography for work.

Any opinions?

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