Manfrotto Tripod Combines Strength of Magnesium and Carbon Fiber

The MagFiber series of tripods and monopods comprise a revolutionary design, combining the strength of magnesium and carbon fiber. Each leg is crafted from carbon fiber using an exclusive, patented process. Under intense pressure, extra long carbon fibers are combined with resin to produce a stronger tube that absorbs more vibration than any other tripod in its class; all with a wall thickness of only 1.2mm. To reduce slipping and rotation and more importantly to promote enhanced stability, each tube is highlighted by a three faceted design.

Manfrotto engineers also have replaced all aluminum tripod components with die-cast magnesium. The switch represents a lateral move in sturdiness yet a substantial gain in strength and overall reduction of weight by 30% over similar sized aluminum models. The MagFiber series starts with 4 tripods and two monopods with dimensions almost identical to Manfrotto's most popular models the 3001 and 3021 series with both 3 and 4-section legs.

The MagFiber is also packed with numerous features such as quick-action adjustable lever locks that instantly secure leg extensions in place with no slippage or rotation, push buttons to operate leg angles offering four degrees of inclination, a center column with built-in low angle adaptor allowing for vertical and horizontal positioning and a detachable carrying handle which can be used to support a counterweight.

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