(From company literature) Velbon EL Carmagne 530. The name "Carmagne" stands for Carbon Fiber and Magnesium (Mg). 3-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.