K&F Concept 168CM Professional Camera Carbon Fibre Tripod.
First thing I would have to say is stop thinking about purchasing this tripod, (JUST DO IT) I have purchased this and the light stand which I will review afterwards, but WOW this is so light and stands solid, I got this or my husband and he suffers with a bad back and shoots on location and today we had a shoot and we used the tripod as a light stand just to see if it could hold up to the task, we also used the K&F light stand to see how light we could make the whole setup, Put it this way it was half the weight what we normally carry so will be ordering more.
the quick release worked well and the 360 pan has some amazing dampening which make it so you can only move it smoothly at a constant speed.
being able to hold 10Kg means my portable flash and large soft box was not a problem, I extended the tripod to its full extent 168cm means its taller than most people and using it as a light stand as well was a bonus.
it takes less than a minute to unfold and get it to its full extended range, again impressive,
the setup I used on it today was.
Sony a7rii and a7iii with extended batter grip as well as a full manual Samyang 135mm f2 which has a lot of weight to it and this did not effect the tripod in anyway, the locking dials move smooth there was no slop or creep in the ball head even with all that weight.
I have manfrotto tripod almost three times this and they do the same job so it’s not a hard choice, K&F all the way for me now, I am sold.
get yourself a deal, try it out for yourself.
→ Very light weight
→ 10kg weight
→ great finish
→ Quick locking
→packs away very small 50cm
→ a spare plate would have been nice.