As someone who has carried a large format camera outfit while skiing, I certainly appreciate the weight savings of a carbon fiber tripod. I still have painful memories of the "good" old days and getting smacked in the back of the head by my 10 lb. metal tripod whenever I did a face plant (which was rather frequently in my case). In my experience, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod is much more cranium friendly.
Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
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