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rogerdoger 9 18
2 Oct 2020 5:14PM
Can anyone recommend a carbon fibre tripod where you can unscrew the central column to enable the tripod to go down to ground level. I dont want a tripod where you have to push the central colum up and have it flat on top of the head like some of the manfrotto ones. I have a manfrotto that does this and it is a pain in the butt having to do it. Much easier to unscrew the bottom part of the central column. Velbon do one like this but I have had one on order since March, and I am getting fed up waiting for it to come through, - if it ever does.
sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 129 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 6:32PM
Novo. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Mstphoto 12 182 1 Scotland
2 Oct 2020 7:24PM
I can't fault Vanguard tripods. The new VEO3 GO models look amazing.
Certain models come with a Low Level adapter
Philh04 Plus
15 2.2k United Kingdom
2 Oct 2020 8:48PM
No budget mentioned, but buy a tripod without a centre column....
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 739 England
3 Oct 2020 11:40AM
My carbon fibre Manfrotto tripod has a removable centre column (in fact I've never used the central clumn) but I've had it for many years so I doubt the model is available these days.
The point is, a removable centre column, or as Phil suggests, might be worth noting.
rogerdoger 9 18
3 Oct 2020 2:00PM
The manfrotto tripod that I have has a removable central column as well. I always found it a hassle and time consuming. I know a friend who has a Venbon hand you can unscrew the central column which is a lot quicker. I am jusy getting fed up waiting for Velbon to send it through.
4 Oct 2020 10:19AM
I bought a second column from Manfrotto, only 3" long, never had the old column in the tripod since. Perhaps they do one for yours?

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