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Lightweight and Rugged Camera Support
Calumet Photographic is proud to announce its new
8000 Series line of 8x carbon fiber tripods and monopods. These
extremely lightweight and rugged camera supports are the perfect field
companion for today’s serious outdoor and action photographer.
Lighter and stronger than their standard aluminum counterparts, these amazing camera supports feature non-compromising 8x (eight layers) of carbon fiber construction that provides the maximum strength and stability at the minimum weight. Non-slip rubber leg locks offer fast and secure height adjustments. In addition to providing superior support and portability, they also offer quick setup, smooth operation, and positive locking once in place. By utilizing the highest quality materials and simplest engineering techniques, they are designed to perform dependably under the most demanding of circumstances and conditions.
Each Calumet 8000 Series 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod features a grooved center column with a spring-loaded weight hook for added stability, three foam leg covers for over-the-shoulder carrying comfort and rubber feet with retractable stainless steel spikes.
Each Calumet 8000 Series 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod and Monopod come with a convenient carrying case with shoulder strap and an impressive five-year limited parts-and-labor warranty.
In order to meet the wide range of photographic demands and applications, there are four different tripods and two monopods from which to choose:
Calumet 8121 4-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head (CK8121) - Complete and ready to go out of the box, this versatile tripod extends to 56.5” (144cm), and yet, because of its unique invertible-leg design, folds down to an amazingly compact 16.6" (42cm). It features 4-section legs with 2-position leg-angle adjustments. Its built-in ball head features a convenient quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 mount, while optional 3/8" plates are also available. Designed to handle loads up to 14 pounds, which includes most medium format cameras, this tripod weighs just 3.1 lbs. (1.4kg).
Calumet 8132 3-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod (CK8132) - This extremely lightweight model extends to 58.4" (148cm), can be set up as low as 12.8" (33cm), and collapses to just 22.5" (57cm). It features 3-position leg-angle adjustments and a built-in spirit level. While it will handle a maximum load of 14 lbs. (6.4kg), most medium format cameras, it weighs only 3.1 lbs. (1.4kg). Requires ball head or pan/tilt head.
Calumet 8144 3-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod (CK8144) - For added versatility and support, this tripod extends to 70.4" (179cm), can be set up as low as 19.4" (49cm), and collapses to just 24.7" (63cm). It offers 3-position leg-angle adjustments, has a built-in spirit level, will handle loads up to 24 lbs. (10.9kg), and weighs just 3.7 lbs. (1.7kg). Requires ball head or pan/tilt head.
Calumet 8156 4-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod (CK8156) - This extremely versatile tripod extends to a maximum height of 71.2" (181cm), and yet can be set up as low as 12.8" (33cm). It features 3-position leg-angle adjustments and has a built-in spirit level. While it is designed to handle loads up to 24 lbs. (10.9kg), it weighs only 3.8 lbs. (1.7kg). Requires ball head or pan/tilt head.
Calumet 8103 4-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod (CK8103) - The perfect compact camera support for sports and nature photographers alike, this monopod extends up to 63.6" (162cm), collapses to 20.25" (51cm), and will handle loads up to 30 lbs. (13.6kg) while weighing only .95 lbs. (.43kg). It features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8" mounts.
Calumet 8105 5-Section 8x Carbon Fiber Monopod (CK8105) - This extremely versatile and lightweight 5-section monopod extends all the way to 73" (186cm), collapses to just 20" (51cm), and will handle loads up to 30 lbs. (13.6kg) while weighing only 1.15 lbs. (.53kg). It features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8" mounts.
Calumet carries a wide variety of state-of-the-art ball heads, pan/tilt heads and mini heads for a wide variety of needs and applications.
For more information visit Calumet Photographic at http://www.calumetphoto.com or click on the highlighted item numbers above to link directly to specific products. Additional photos are available upon request.
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