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(From company literature) Velbon EL Carmagne 640. The name "Carmagne" stands for Carbon Fiber and Magnesium (Mg). Four section Carbon Fiber legs with die-cast Magnesium alloy components combine to create a lightweight tripod of superior strength offering features not found in other conventionally designed tripods. Ideally suited for use with all 35mm SLRs and most medium format cameras.


• Carbon Fiber is 1/3 lighter than aluminum with strength superior to that of iron and aluminum. It is an excellent vibration absorbing material and is resistant to temperature changes.
• Maximum versatility is achieved with its individually adjustable 3-position leg spread: normal, semi lowangle and full low-angle.
• Die-cast Magnesium (Mg) alloy body for strength and light weight. Velbon was one of the first to utilize this method in the manufacturing of tripod components.
• Finish: Carbon fiber black.

Specifications (leg assembly only):

  • Material: Carbon Fiber & Magnesium
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Leg Lock Type: Flip Lever
  • Maximum Height: 151.9 cm / 59.8 in.
  • Height w/o Center Column Extended: 124.5 cm / 49 in.
  • Minimum Height: 14.7 cm / 5.8 in.
  • Folded Length: 44.7 cm / 17.6 in.
  • Maximum Load: 11.3 kg / 25 lbs
  • Weight: 3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs

Shown with PH-460B 3-Way Panhead.

Keywords: Velbon Tripod Rapid Panhead


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