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Velbon El Carmagne 540 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Pan Head and Case

by Velbon

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  • Lightweight, durable tripod with rigid carbon fiber legs and magnesium body
  • 3-way quick-release pan head; effortless lever-lock system for quick adjustments
  • Split center column enables low-angle and semi-low-angle positions
  • Scratch-resistant neoprene grips and rubber feet; includes tripod case
  • Adjusts from 9.3 to 58.3 inches; supports 25 pounds; weighs 3.7 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches ; 5.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001Z99T2
  • Item model number: ELCARMA-540
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 23, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

T1) VELBON ELCARMAGNE 540 CF TPOD

From the Manufacturer

Extremely lightweight yet remarkably sturdy, the Velbon El Carmagne 540 tripod boasts rigid carbon fiber legs, a durable magnesium body, and a magnesium pan head, making it an ideal choice for professionals on the move. Carbon fiber and magnesium materials are one-third lighter than aluminum, giving you a lighter load while strolling from location to location. The tripod also offers low-angle and semi- low-angle positions (with a split center column), an effortless lever-lock system that lets you easily extend or contract the legs, and scratch-resistant neoprene grips and rubber feet. And thanks to the three-way pan head, which pans and tilts in a variety of directions, you can adjust the camera to virtually any angle. The tripod, which extends from 9.3 inches all the way up to 58.2 inches, offers a maximum load capacity of 25 pounds and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

What's in the Box
Tripod, magnesium pan head, stone bag, accessory hook, tripod case.

Customer Reviews

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This is a product for amateur to professional.
Douglas S Baum
It is significantly better than lesser expensive models which are flimsy and create jerky videos.
Christopher Aiken
The construction is very solid, the entire setup is lightweight and stability is great.
John

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jake from DC on November 11, 2007
Easily fits in my suitcase, doesn't push me over the airline weight limit, sets up very quickly and provides rock solid support for my heavy digital SLR. Yes, it's more than twice the $$$ of my taller and even more solid Slik, but this is the one that goes on trips with me. The Slik I save for hauling around town, when weight isn't a consideration. If you shoot at sunrise and sunset, especially HDR (or like group shots that include you), a tripod is obviously indispensable, and this should (crossing fingers) last a lot longer than the much cheaper and flimsier lightweight aluminum tripods that always seem to die just when you need them to work. Expensive, but it's one of those accessories that feels exactly right when you use it. Very happy with this.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John on August 7, 2008
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As a beginning photographer I wanted a smallish, lightweight tripod to use with my Nikon D80. Since this is merely a hobby and good, lightweight tripods are very expensive I was torn what to do (the camera and a really good lens were already pretty expensive). Fortunately I happened across this tripod and decided I would spend a little more (ok, twice as much) than I had intended. Frankly it was well worth it. The construction is very solid, the entire setup is lightweight and stability is great. I've been very pleased with my purchase, from capturing excellent photos of July 4th fireworks to stop action photos of waterfalls where a tripod is essential, and the relative lightweight of the Velbon made hiking 3 miles uphill with it even feasible. I don't have a lot of experience in photography yet, but I'm a fan of Velbon already.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Carroll A. Smith on June 7, 2008
As an "advanced amateur" I wanted a light weight, not too big, tripod capable of holding a Nikon D200 securely for mostly close-ups and nature subjects. This one fits the bill. Small enough to pack for travel. Lighter than any aluminum tripod. Tall enough extended to shoot at eye height and adjustable to virtually on-the-ground close-ups. Looks well made but still new to me.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Mersand on June 27, 2009
First off the Pan Head is OK...no quick release kills it for me. The rest of the package is Grade A. This tripod is sturdy, lightweight, super versatile and compatible with most high end tripod heads. The legs can lock in place at almost any angle. The split post design allows one to use this thing virtually inches off the ground. Flip the post upside down for even more options. Use the included accessory hook and stone bag to add additional weight to insure rock solid performance. I love this thing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Airedale on October 31, 2009
This is a very nice tripod for the price. It is sturdy and lightweight. The included head is decent and I feel no need to upgrade it. One cautionary note - The ad says it supports 25 pounds. The box says it supports 8.8 pounds. I do have a camera lens combination that weighs about 16 pounds and I won't be putting it on this tripod!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Fang on November 17, 2008
I bought this few months back to do some light Macro work and i didn't know who Velbon is well now i do and i'm a fan! What a great tripod, it's super light, it sets up easily and it helps me to create nice tact sharp images! Be sure to turn off your VR or IS when you shoot on a tripod!
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