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Weifeng Nest tripods
  • Weifeng Nest carbon system tripods.



    This is very sturdy things.
    And best of all, you can change from included bowl for fluid heads, to flat base, or elevator column in about three seconds.

    Tripods include bowl mount, 75mm for 323CT, and 75mm/100mm for 363CT.
    Flat base is extra item.

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    More info at:
    http://www.chinafancier.com/enNEST.html

    Check additional details and price.





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  • I mailed them indicating I wanted to purchase this combination: NT323-CT + NT762H + NT-32B + NT-37P and got a reply that I could buy directly from them with PayPal. Have not found how to order though. Did you?
  • Just wait a little I'll publish deals and details after some time.
  • I'd like to see a review. Unless materials have changed lately, I find it hard to imagine legs with that geometry standing up to use with a 75mm bowl and fluid head.
  • They look like a copy of the Miller carbon fibre solo legs. I'm using the solo legs with a DS-10 head and the best thing about it is it's light weight and can get very low to the ground. It's not very steady at the normal height though, a slight push will topple the whole rig over.
  • Well, I'm afraid I'm such a klutz I need the weight. I still use my heavy 1960's Miller F4732 head and my most common mistake is to bump a tripod leg with my knee towards the end of a shot - "Sorry, everybody!" I've used lighter heads when I can but I want the rig to stay still. Good material has often been heavy until now but it would be great to get more mobile.
  • Hi, I received an email from their European sales rep with a sheet of what was in stock, unfortunately not the combination I am seeking, using those inserts which suits video and still demand for me. Using an aluminium Gitzo now, previously owned Slik and Benro carbons.
  • I got this tripod recently.

    Good and sturdy, very fast to change bases (I have three - simple base, 75mm bowl and elevator one).
    Unfortunately, price is far from low.
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  • @VK I am starting to learn that you are the worst Video Shopaholic of us all! :P
  • This is top quality tripods.
    As I remember, competition that allow such changeable bases cost from $1000.
  • Anyone go for these? This looks perfect for me but interested in longevity, flip lock vs twist lock,leg diameters?

  • @Gethinc

    Yes, people just rarely write reviews about tripods. :-)

    About all other - click the link in first post under More info.

  • Thanks. It's true they're not seen as sexy, but a bad tripod can be infuriating

  • I don't understand why high end tripods use the pull tab to adjust leg angle. It's painful. Each leg requiring 4 actions ... Push in to release, pull out tab, reset angle push in tab, pull out leg. Oy. I wish someone would make a carbon benbo: one knob to unlock all legs, and no fixed le angle

  • Review:

    Nest NT-6264CK Tripod/Monopod

    Pros:

    -Lightweight & compact;

    -Very portable because of its folding mechanism - only 1/2 metre long after folded;

    -Fairly quick & usable release locks for extending/retracting tripod legs;

    -Small ball head that pans smoothly;

    -Very sturdy;

    -Quality tripod bag that offers adequate protection.

    Cons:

    -Ball head doesn't tilt;

    -Level difficult to adjust.

    Video demonstration found on youtube:

    Thoughts:

    I've been using this tripod for over 2 months, on numerous occasions and at least 2 important events.

    This tripod is useful for a multi cam but non-manned setup, it should not be used as your main camera's support, where you would likely want to pan/tilt, and adjust quickly.

    But it's wonderful for picnics or outings with family & friends, when time is not of the essence, you would still have to be very patient with the level of the bullhead though.

    I also have a Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Photo-Movie Kit QR, obviously the price reflects the quality, the Nest Tripod is much better in almost all aspects, and it's only slightly bulkier after folded up.

    I like Manfrotto's legs locking mechanism, I think they are the best in the market, but I've found these Nest tripods locks very usable, much better than what I expected.

    This tripod can be converted to a monopod, but I've never tried it.

    If you need an extra tripod for an un-manned camera, these are very good and reliable and will add only very little to your bulk, because of the excellent packing design, I'd suggest you go for the tallest version(model no. maybe NT-6294CK), since it's so light and compact.

    For main camera like GH2/GH3 I still prefer to use Manfrotto 128RC head+190CXPRO+Rapid center column+shoulder strap.

    Finally I would like to thank Vitaliy for finding us such wonderful tools.

    Where to buy: http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1325/special-deals-carbon-video-tripods-and-monopods/p1