This is advantageous from the traditional cast aluminum tripod because CNC parts have the tightest tolerances so the tripod has perfect specifications to the original. This provides for a very smooth operating tripod. Also since the CX600B502D/S tripod is made from a single block of aluminum you have a much stronger tripod, part for part, since a single block of CNC aluminum is significantly stronger than cast aluminum. Finally, our CNC tripods receive a protective anodized finish that makes the tripod resistant to rubbing, chipping, and peeling. The protective finish will keep your tripod beautiful for years.
The CX600B502D/S has many advanced features for professional photographers on the go. First of all, the main leg composition of the tripod is an 8-layer carbon fiber. The advantages of an 8-layer carbon fiber leg are: lightweight, resistance to vibration, and overall strength. Plus this premium carbon fiber material has a low friction surface to the leg allowing effortless gliding in and out when expanding and contracting the tripod leg. Second of all, the 8-layer carbon fiber construction and CNC aluminum composition has the ability to fold into a compact 16.5 inch by inverting the legs 180 degrees into the tripod; thus, enclosing the center column and ball head for a more compact design. Third of all, one tripod leg detaches into a 60 inch monopod when attaching the center column to it. This allows the tripod to become a 2-in-1 solution that makes it versatile when a monopod is needed. Fifth of all, advanced tripod feature included is: short-throw leg locks with a slight counter clock twist that means quick setup. Standard features included with our professional series tripod are a counterweight hook for adding stability at the center column, reverse center column by inverting the tripod legs, multi-angle leg locks for adapting leg angle to any elevation, and a spiked metal foot kit to interchange with rubber feet on dirt and sand surfaces.
The final advanced feature of the Dolica CX600B502D/S is a ball head created with CNC parts. The ball head utilizes a classic design for ultra-smooth pan and tilt positioning. The ball head includes easy to read degree angle marks at the pan base that makes for precise panorama shots. Independent pan and tilt knobs allow the photographer to maintain tilt angle independent of pan. The CX600B502D/S has a 3 way bubble level system to ensure your shots are level horizontal and vertical. The quick release clamp is extra wide to accommodate most quick release plates from 38-42mm wide plates (measured from base of plate).
Included with the CX600B502D/S is a padded nylon carrying case and tool kit.