Carbon fiber for ulf

Discussion in 'Ultra Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Dave Wooten, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Dave Wooten

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    I'd appreciate personal experience recommendations. 35 - 40 lb workload.
    Thanks
     
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    You could try somewhere like McMaster-Carr, but that stuff is very expensive no mater where you go.
     
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    It is expensive, are you looking to make your own? It can be nasty to work with, similar to fiberglass.
     
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    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.
     
  5. David A. Goldfarb

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    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.
     
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    Was hoping to find a manufactured product with specs for ulf.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    tripod dudes.
    get the sachtler and a fluid head.
     
  10. Dave Wooten

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    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