Well here is a sneak peek on a factory production floor somewhere in the Far East showing hundredths of Carbon Fiber traveler tripods with a Desmond label.
The label says "Desmond DCF-432 Carbon Fibre" !
Meaning that the first Desmond tripod sports large diameter 32mm top leg section tubes.
It seems that at Desmond want to introduce their tripod label in a market segment with very few, maybe only a couple other competitors who offer reverse folding traveler tripods of this caliber.
The extra capacity and torsional stiffness of a 32 mm tripod, offers a compact 180° folding traveler solution for even larger and heavier camera / lens combinations.
Summer for some, is time for vacation, but for others seems to be time for new designs and preparation of production to be ready for the high season coming next.
The Tripod Specification
|Material:||Carbon Fiber 8X|
|Maximum Leg ∅:||32 mm / 1.26"|
|Max Height (Center Column Raised):||1740 mm / 68.5"|
|Max Height (Center Column Down):||1440 mm / 56.7"|
|Leg Folding Mechanism:||180°|
|Folded Length:||519 mm / 20.4"|
|Weight:||1500 gr / 3.30 lb|
|Max Load:||25 Kg / 55.10 lb|
The above specifications refer to the tripod without a ball head.
- CNC machined Aluminium alloy spider.
- 8 X Layers Carbon Fiber legs.
- 180° Reverse folding legs.
- One leg can be converted to a Monopod.
- Three angle leg position with spring loaded locks.
- Ground level shooting with short metal column.
- Reversible center column with retractable sandbag hook.
- Stainless Steel Spikes with Rubber caps.
- Padded case, padded shoulder strap, tools and instruction manual included.
Users seeking a very transportable solution capable of heavy loads should take this tripod into consideration seriously.
I hope you found the news interesting, thank you for viewing.
Photo ©2015 Desmond Photographic Distributors
Price & Availability:
The upcoming Desmond DCF-432 Traveler Tripod is expected to sell below US$ 200.00 in the US and will be available towards the end of August.
Update Aug 23, 2015
Desmond DCF-432 Carbon Fibre Traveler tripods are now available at exactly US$ 199.95 with Free Shipping in the US. The tripod is available from Amazon aw well as from eBay
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