The definition of tripod leg
Tripod means the support system under fluid head, tripod leg can be divided into two materials aluminum alloy and carbon fiber, for structure can be divided into single,double or multiple, for stability can be divided into mid-level spreader, groundspreader, independent support, together with Bipolar and three-stage support system.
The material of tripod leg
There are a lot of materials for tripod leg,mainly including wood, steel, aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy, carbon fiber,vesuvianite and a synthetic materials of new technology.
>>Wood tripod Wood is the oldest but with high quality toughness, this make woodentripod have the advantage of absorbing the shutter vibrations, so a lot of people who using large camera are particularly like the wood tripod.
>>Steel tripod With high strength, can carry heavier camera, but with light net weight and it’s suitable for studio use.
>> Aluminum alloy tripod Solid and with reasonable price but also have light netweight, most used in the low end tripod.
>> Magnesium alloy With higher strength than aluminum alloy and lower price than carbon fiber, is one of the most common material among all the professionaltripod at present.
>> Carbon fiber tripod The biggest characteristic is lightweight, the toughness is better than aluminum alloy. Usually we would think that carbon fiber tripodis 100% carbon fiber production, but actually there are many domestic brands of carbon fiber tripod just have between 20% to 60% carbon fiber content, other content usually fill in with glass fiber, this may cause in the phenomenon that"carbon fiber leg is heavier than aluminum. So we need looking carefully when buying.
>>The connection of tripod leg Many tripods will appear a loose phenomenon in the legs when use after half a year, for the loose problem, manufacturers often reply you just need to retightened the screw, actually it is not. This is because they use plastic or mould products for the bowl (hot processing material will have airbubbles when cooling), the strength is not so good after repeated use, this is caused by seriously abrasion. If using full CNC (the abbreviation of Computernumerical control), then the problem can be solved for cold processing.
The locking structure is also the same, it will be easily damaged if using plastic or mould parts.
Full CNC processing for SEEDER tripods
Connecting piece, locking button,camera plate, fluid head, all use CNC processing, the S series products of SEEDER is the only full CNC tripod among the industry and not miss everydetails.