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Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Dave Wooten, Aug 9, 2011.
I'd appreciate personal experience recommendations. 35 - 40 lb workload.
You could try somewhere like McMaster-Carr, but that stuff is very expensive no mater where you go.
It is expensive, are you looking to make your own? It can be nasty to work with, similar to fiberglass.
If you've got the money, a Sachtler would be more than adequate. From my simple 810 work I think you will need a second tripod or at least additional support in order to get a properly stable system though.
CF tripod? You want that one we looked at at PMA--Gitzo GT5540LS. I've been very happy with mine. For big cameras and long lenses I use it with an Arca-Swiss B2.
Was hoping to find a manufactured product with specs for ulf.
I use a Gitzo 3540 xls for my 11x14 and have had complete success with it, It's the only tripod I use for everything..EC
Still not clear what you need the carbon fiber for. Do you need manufactured CF sheets for building a ULF camera or do you need a tripod manufactured from CF to support a ULF camera?
If it is a tripod, get a Gitzo CF. I have one in a smaller than ULF size, but I find it light, durable, very solid, and fast when needed.
get the sachtler and a fluid head.
Thanks Dave..that was what I was trying to remember..I thought we had seen one with some impressive specs. I ve been using the old majestic