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Special deals: Carbon video tripods and monopods
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    Video tripods



    Tripods offered have FC-04H head (modified version):

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    With stepless adjustable counterbalance, and stepless adjustable pan and tilt drag.

    Counterbalance range is 1-3kg (free extra spring included for 3-6kg).

    Weight: 1.8kg;

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    New NEST tripods



    NEST is top chinese produced premium tripods. Best option if you want to be sure in your gear.

    Carbon transformers with amazing ball head.

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    New Fancier tripods specially made for HDSLR owners



    Light, sturdy, with ability to transform, you can also get optional telescopic center column to big heigh to get unusual angle.

    Compact, but fully metal fluid head. Work good for photo also.

    Both kits come with very good padded bags.


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    E-Image Carbon Monopod with fluid head.



    High quality and sturdy thing, not very light due to head (of course, you can remove head if you want).

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    Price: $189
    Shipping: Includes express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Ask for others.
    Packing: Usual. Good padded bag for monopod.




    E-Image Carbon Monopod with QR.



    Light, with big diameter carbon tubes used and adjustable metal clamps.

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    Price: $149
    Shipping: Includes express shipping for US/Canada/UK/Australia&NZ/Western Europe. Ask for others.
    Packing: Usual. Good padded bag for monopod.









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  • Do not post here, find product topic.

  • @rheinpirat

    It is deals topic, we have one separate about fluid head and legs :-)

  • I´ve got one FC-04H Mod Fluid head and CT7402 legs today. Awesome product! Well built and nice and smooth head.

  • Has there been any more user reviews since 2012?

    Looks like a nice package - WeiFeng is silly money for apparent reasonable quality, how are they holding up with time?

    The Vitaliy setup look nice too.

  • @ade4all

    It is wrong topic for questions.

    Did not have time to clear it out as all other topics and move all to appropriate places.

  • My Weifeng FC-04H Fluid head and CT7402 legs arrived this morning too. Fancier kept me updated, and it only took eleven days to get here (Texas, USA). The legs are very sturdy and easy to adjust. The fluid head is nice and smooth with easy adjustments. I will not have my full rig built for a few days, so I can't check the counterbalance settings yet. It did come with the alternate spring, but after spending an hour trying to figure out how to change it, I did not figure it out. Will push on with that tomorrow. Thanks, Vitaliy!

  • My Weifeng FC-04H Fluid head and CT7402 legs arrived this morning. On the first look, it is top quality by all means. Some two hours after ordering it via Vitaliy, I received e-mail from China with tracking # and it took only 9 days until delivery (due to very slow customs here in Europe), cool. The tripod is very sturdy and I'm happy it is big enough. I will try to write here small review after testing it, could take week or two - lots of work right now. Thanks Vitaliy, not only amazing hacks but also great deals for us! (-:

  • I ordered 2 FT-6664 and they arrived yesterday. It's great value for the money, I can highly recommend this deal. Thanks to Vitaliy for making this deal possible.

  • All I can say here is that as Vitaliy_Kiselev just pointed out to me, the Weifeng 717 fluid head is the best thing I've ever seen for the money. I don't have that name brand but I have two with other names slapped on em and I can't believe what you get for the price! I have two of em. One on a small tripod/head combo when it's just the camera or part of my slider combo, or when we have a B cam going and someone brings a POS plastic one. And then I bought another one for the head for the slider. Not sure anything can touch it for the price. It actually wasn't too far off a 501HDV head that I eventually got rid of for an old school 316.

  • Having had the e-image carbon monopod for a while; I can highly recommend it. I replaced the head with a manfrotto 701, which is lighter. (very good combo actually)

    Serves as a minijib, stabilizer and whatnot.. really good tool.

  • I also just got my FT-6664 carbon tripod with 717AH fluid head. Seems really superb. Thanks Vitaliy for setting this up.

    I wish there were an angle setting for the legs between the normal and very wide settings (and they could do away with the totally flat leg setting), but that's a minor quibble. sturdy, lightweight and nice fluid head. Best tripod i've ever owned (though that's not saying much) - but probably also the best i've ever used. Good build quality.

    They forgot the ball head in the initial shipment, but were nice enough to ship it out anyway separately once they realized the mistake - without my even having to ask.

    The 6664 tripod legs initially seem sorta light for use with the pan motion of the fluid head - they can move around when panning if you're not careful. But since there's a nice hook on the bottom between the legs, you can just hang a backpack or whatever underneath to add weight when you need it without having to carry around the extra weight of heavy tripod legs.

    With just a GH2 and a very light lens like the 20mm pancake the fluid head's spring wants to being the camera back to horizontal pretty quick. Luckily the vertical lock mechanism works well and does not seem to cause any bumps in the video when engaging or disengaging. With a heftier lens (ie an all-metal Minolta MC Rokkor 135mm) it feels more balanced. But I dont have much experience with fluid heads, so take this with a grain of salt :)

  • Received the 7402 today and soon after decided I'm going to marry it.

  • i just receic the FT-6664 carbon tripod with 717AH fluid head, very fast transaction, and really good manufactured. Thank's all of us for your work, i 'm going to test it with GH2.

  • If you want to ask question, use PM.

  • Is the fluid head available alone? If so how do I go about ordering. Thanks

  • what is the difference between 04H and 06H head, I looked on their website, to me they look the same apart that 06H has counterbalance up to 12kg. Do they just insert different spring into the same head, and sell it under a different model number? If they are the same, if i get 04H, will they be able to give me also the spring from 06H head as well?

  • @daryl they are amazing! The head is heavy- but the Carbon Tube is light as! Any more info PM me.

  • Anyone mind to share some user experience with the E-Image Carbon Monopod with fluid head....?

  • thats the plate I had on my last tripod head (which I've now retired). You know what? I was thinking of going back in that direction as well. I honestly dont understand why stills photographers bang on about the arca swiss system. Its really slow to use, the plates are small, theres more chance of not securing it and dropping your camera...

    YOu can pick up plate + clamp on amazon, for about $40. I just spent about $60 on a sunway clamp alone

    THe only thing I'm going to check is the rubber on the plate doesn't allow for vibration (I've been doing some 5 minute exposures recently and even tiny movement/vibration is a problem).

  • Gethnic, in short, no it isn't. I went through a similar problem. In the end I decided to try the Giottos M621 QR plate and it's okay but I'm not satisfied. The side knob for locking it down is annoying because with the camera mounted its tough to get your fingers in there.

    I can see the Manfrotto 577 plate having the same problem. Now I think I'll go with something like the Manfrotto 394 plate with the locking lever. Unless anyone has a better idea???

  • Hey just out of curiosity is the quick release plate compatible with any other system? I've been trying to standardise it thought my kit, and am failing miserably (just bought a new arca swiss plate and new lever style clamp, and t found my existing arca swiss plate is a different width, which means adjusting the clamp each time).

    If Im going this route I'll trash the lot and move to a system thats compatible with this head.

  • @kupchenpo @mythmaker thanks! Well thats pretty much decided me. I'm currently using a 30 year old benbo and a 20 year old JVC with a fluid effect head, so this has got to be an improvement.

  • Nice job with the review kupchenpo - hardly any bumbling in there! You pretty much covered everything except the included padded bag which is okay but I can see the seams and/or zippers eventually falling apart with a lot of use.

    I like that there's a screw at the front to stop the QR plate from sliding forward - its a good safety feature especially since I once saw an Arri BL go sliding off the front of a non-braked sliding plate and crash to the ground!

    @Gethnic - Locks tight on my system. The legs aren't so sturdy if the spreaders are all the way in so a wider stance is better and on carpet there's a hint of a wobble so a sandbag might be necessary but this could just be because I left the rubber foot covers on. To echo what kupchenpo said in his review, if you're on the fence, don't worry, this is a great product for the price. I've used everything from high-end Sachtlers and O'Connors to low end Velbon and Manfrotto and this is an excellent head that is perfect for DSLRs with a rig built around them. If you're planning to go with just the camera and lens and you have a small camera like a GH2 then you may be better off going with a Sachtler Ace as that will be able to counterbalance better.

  • I did a quick and bumbling review of the FC-04H Mod Fluid head + CT7402.

    @Gethinc It does lock down pretty tight, you can force movement when locked but it's not easy. Legs are sturdy. They are light (carbon) so you'll either want to secure it by hand or with sand bags/weights to make sure it doesn't teeter totter when you pan or tilt.

  • Gethinc... we are still talking tripods, right?? ;)