The tripod Report 342 is equipped with the module insert 4, i.e. with a center column which has a length of 50 cm and a diameter of 25 mm, made of precision-drawn light-metal tubing, and a leveling ball. The center column is additionally equipped with a rotating panorama plate. By means of the center column, the leveling ball can be tilted by 30° in all directions. The support plate made of aluminium has a diameter of 68 mm and is equipped with a fixed fastening screw (size to be selected) as well as three locking screws which secure the mounted system against unintentional loosening. The spirit level ensures a quick and precise adjustment.
When using an extra-short center column (10 cm), it is possible to work near ground level.
The specified maximum height applies if the center column with a length of 50 cm is extended.
The light magnesium mounting head serves as module basis for 14 different inserts. The module insert can be changed at all times using a special wrench (included in the delivery of the changing module). The fixation in the cone ensures a positive-locking, clearance-free connection of the components.
Thanks to the stop system, it is possible to set angles of spread at approx. 20°, 40°, 60°, 80° and 100° by means of a wing catch. The stop system is designed in such a way that the specified loads of the tripods are also guaranteed at a maximum inclination of the tripod legs.
Weight: 3,40 kg = 7,50 lb.
Transportation length: 92 cm = 36 inch
Minimum height: 53 cm = 21 inch
Maximum height: 187 cm = 74 inch
Load capacity: 10,00 kg = 22,05 lb.
Vibration damping: very good
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The tripod looks and feels solid. It may not be quite as easy to extend the legs as soon metal and carbon fiber tripods but I believe it will be much more stable. I am waiting for the rest of my equipment to arrive so I have not used it yet.