The TL-85C Fotopro carbon tripod is a 5-section, 1K carbon fiber tripod of the highest quality with 8 interwoven and alternating layers. This tripod was conceived without any compromise, with a weight of 2375 g allowing you to load without problems 30 Kg of equipment and more. Thanks to the maximum extension of 1.75 meters (1.51 m without center column raised) is very convenient for most photographers. By adding a ball head (like the LG-7R or LG-9R) and the camera, you can easily exceed a total height of 2 meters (about 1.75 without center column).
The 1K carbon uses the Braided® system developed by Fotopro to braid and alternate 8 layers of carbon obtaining structural resistance and vibrations that can not be achieved even with 10 or 12 layers using traditional methods. Thanks to this unique manufacturing method, Fotopro’s T-Series carbon tripods are more stable, robust, durable and weigh more than 25% less than products with similar technical specifications.
The maximum leg diameter of the TL-85C tripod is 36.5mm, thanks to the Braided® system it has been possible to increase the leg diameter and thus add a fifth section without compromising the stability of the tripod. For this reason, the TL-85C measures only 47.5cm when closed!
The central column is removable (1.36m maximum height without ball head), the total weight decreases by about 200gr. In any case, the central column of the TL-85C is extremely stable, thanks to the diameter of 36mm, the carbon 1K 8 layers Braided®, is stable in any situation that requires a little more height.
All Fotopro tripods have been tested and designed to withstand difficult conditions, but good maintenance is mandatory. Any external agents (e.g. sand) must be removed with fresh water and if necessary by removing the tripod legs. Similarly, after use in salt water, rinsing with fresh water is highly recommended.
Central Column T8 for TL Tripods
The T8 centre column is an accessory for the TL tripods of the T-Series of Fotopro, which can be used on both TL-85C and TL-83C. It adds 390mm height at the maximum extension, and 150mm when completely lowered.
The weight is contained to 500gr, thanks to the use of high strength carbon fiber. The diameter of the central column is 36mm, it allows to maintain an excellent stability even with very high loads. The column is tested up to 30 kg of load.
Leveling Platform and Bowl for TL Tripods
With this accessory you can easily level the tripod directly by unscrewing the knob under the platform and then quickly level the camera. This accessory is very useful for videos, so you can quickly achieve a perfect leveling. It is therefore the perfect accessory in combination with the MH-7 video head.