My new favorite Tripod?
Review of the BUCKY Carbon Fibre tripod (3 legged thing)
One of your top questions whenever it is visible… What tripod are you using? I went from the Manfrotto 190go to the "Legends" BUCKY carbon fibre tripod by 3 Legged thing ... let me tell you why.
Having a good tripod is important... It seems obvious, but I see so many photographers go cheap on this important tool. There are tons of them out there for every type of use. From your studio to your travels you might not use the same one, because obviously your needs will be different.
I mainly use mine for low angle shots, every time, I know I need to make a clean plate to clean-up a scene afterwards or when I venture myself in complexe composites or simple merges.
I heave been desperately searching for 2 different tripods lately. One for my heavier setups and filming needs and a small portable versatile tripod that would work for the majority of my photography work.
The Bucky tripod made by 3 legged thing seems to be the perfect versatile tripod I've been looking for. In addition to the tripod they also make a custom GFX100S L bracket, and as a Fujifilm GFX user, this may be the sign I am making the right choice.
I hate the additional plastic thing I had to screw on to tuck my tethering cable and secure my USB-C port. The GRACY L bracket solves that problem and since I never take it off, I save a lot of time every time I shoot tethered.
Combined to the Bucky tripod I have the perfect combo, making it easy to switch quickly from a vertical to an horizontal position. At a glance :
BUCKY KIT w/ AIRHED VU
Max Height - 1.89 m / 74.4 "
Max Height w/o column - 1.32 m / 51.9 "
Min Height - 20.2 cm / 7.95 "
Detachable Leg Max Height - 1.35 m / 53.1 "
Detachable Leg (Full Monopod Set-up) Max Height - 1.98 m / 77.9 "
Folded Length - 41 cm / 16.14 "
5 Section Legs / 3 Section Column
Load Capacity at 23º - 30 kg / 66 lb
Load Capacity at 55º - 20 kg / 44 lb
Load Capacity at 80º - 10 kg / 22 lb
Tripod Weight - 1.52 kg / 3.35 lb
Total Kit Weight - 1.87 kg / 4.12 lb
Leg Angles 23º, 55º, 80º
Max Leg Tube Diameter - 26 mm / 1.02 "
You will probably see the Manfrotto 190go disappear from my future Behind the scenes video.