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Dave Wooten
08-09-2011, 01:12 PM
I'd appreciate personal experience recommendations. 35 - 40 lb workload.
Thanks

Greg Davis
08-09-2011, 04:46 PM
You could try somewhere like McMaster-Carr, but that stuff is very expensive no mater where you go.

gtyler5
08-09-2011, 05:51 PM
It is expensive, are you looking to make your own? It can be nasty to work with, similar to fiberglass.

timparkin
08-09-2011, 06:39 PM
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.

David A. Goldfarb
08-09-2011, 06:45 PM
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.

Dave Wooten
08-09-2011, 06:49 PM
Was hoping to find a manufactured product with specs for ulf.

eclarke
08-09-2011, 07:15 PM
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

Monito
08-09-2011, 07:40 PM
Carbon fiber for ulf

I'd appreciate personal experience recommendations. 35 - 40 lb workload.

Was hoping to find a manufactured product with specs for ulf.

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.

wildbill
08-09-2011, 07:57 PM
tripod dudes.
get the sachtler and a fluid head.

Dave Wooten
08-09-2011, 08:00 PM
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.

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