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(From company literature) Velbon Neo Carmagne 740. Also known as Sherpa PRO CF-740. Four-section legs made from Carbon Fiber and with inner jut pipe enables this professional tripod to reach a maximum height of 173 cm with a weight of just 2.3 kg. Weight is reduced thanks to Magnesium alloy body and inner jut pipe ensures extra stability. Length when folded is just 58 cm.

The meaning of Carmagne: Carbon + Magnesium. Legs constructed from carbon fibers and body consists of magnesium. Carbon fibers produced by pultrusion technology achieves extreme light weight and robust structure. Specific gravity of magnesium is only 1.7. This is two thirds weight of aluminum and one quarter weight of steel. Also, magnesium is far superior to aluminum or steel in terms of vibration-absorption, anticorrosion, dimension-stability with temperature change and overall strength.

Neo Carmagne series tripods feature Velbon's unique "Inner Jut Pipe" system. This makes the legs more sturdy and stops them from rotating when the locking nuts are tightened or loosened.

Each leg is individually adjustable, enabling your tripod to achieve its ideal position, even on difficult terrain.

By removing the splittable centre column, the legs can be opened to their maximim spread, allowing you to shoot at ultra low angles. Minimum height can be achieved by splitting the center column.


  • Material: Carbon Fiber & Magnesium
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist
  • Maximum Height: 173 cm / 68.1 in.
  • Minimum Height: 16.2 cm / 6.4 in.
  • Folded Length: 58 cm / 22.8 in.
  • Maximum Load: 14 kg / 30.8 lbs
  • Weight: 2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs

Keywords: Velbon Tripod Rapid


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