Flashpoint F-1228 is a 4 Section carbon fiber tripod for beginner, advanced and professional photographer. The tripod features Reversible Stud Accepts 1/4×20 AND 3/8″ Ball Heads with Bubble Level for Fast & Accurate Setup and Quick Set Rubber Pads or Ground Spikes includes Center Column Separates for Low Ground Level Use. The Flashpoint F-1228 has maximum height of 52″, maximum height (with extended column) 60.25″, Folded Length 21.1″, Load Capacity 17.6 lbs, and weighs 3.30 lbs.
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Flashpoint F-1228 User Reviews
“I have this tripod and a Gitzmo Mountaineer tripod. The Montaineer Carbon Tripod is the one below this one. The Mountaineer Tripod can support 17.6 lbs and the flashpoint supports 17.6 lbs. The mountaineer tripod is much more sturdy and less vibration so I replace the Flashpoint F-1228 with the Flashpoint that supports 26 lbs. The 26 lb flashpoint is equal to the Mountaineer 17.6 lb tripod but about $300 cheaper. With the Flashpoint I would get one tripod heavier than it suggest.” – By David
“Carbon Fiber, hmm, okay it looks like it but acts more like plastic. Other than that, it works very well and is easy to extend, and offers several configurations that make it user-friendly. 4 out of 5 stars due to the “carbon Fiber” yeah, right.” – By Chris Draper
flashpoint f-1228 carbon fiber tripod
“for the money you cannot beat this tripod. i took it half way around the world to Georgia
and used it extensively. it is lightweight and sturdy enough for my Nikon D90 and my lenses
up to a 70-300mm VR. It is not as convenient as other tripods but what do you expect for
179 bucks.the ball head I purchased works just as well.” – By Michael Bourgault
FlashPoint F-1228 Carbon Fiber Tripod
“I am extemely satisfied with this tripod. It’s sturdy, lightweight and about half the price of other Carbon Fiber tripods… and comes with a carring case. I also bought the F-3 Ball Head. Tripod with ball head attached fits perfectly in the supplied bag. Carbon Fiber Tripod with case, F-3 ball head with quick release…at about $250 That’s hard deal to beat!” – By John Slater
Flashpoint F-1228 Tripod
“I’ve been using my F-1228 for 2wks now – I use a Manfrotto ball head with it and holds my Nikon D50 and telephoto lens with no problem. I wish it was just a little lighter but I can definitely put up with carrying it around in the supplied case during my outdoor hikes. Overall its easy to set up, easy to use, seems very sturdy, and I can’t complain for the price. It may not be the highest quality but so far I’m very satisfied with it.” – By J. Thomas
Flashpoint F-1228 Expert Reviews
Flashpoint F-1228 User Manual
Flashpoint F-1228 Features & Specifications
Adorama has studied for many years the needs and wants of the beginner, advanced and professional photographer. All the equipment that bears the Flashpoint name meets these essential qualifications, equipment that is dependable at a fair price. The Flashpoint Carbon Fiber Tripods are yet another fine example that follows in the Flashpoint tradition; high quality tripods that can go the distance. Made to Adorama’s specifications, you’ll feel the quality the first time you set it up. Leg locks that work! They open and close with ease. Pride of ownership is only a small reason to have one of these fine tripods in your equipment bag.
Featuring classic European Styling, these Flashpoint tripods have all the features of other carbon fiber tripods, except the high price. Besides its legendary light weight, carbon fiber does not transfer heat like aluminum, but does absorb vibrations. This feature helps to insure sharper images.
All Flashpoint tripod legs have rubber double-grip twist locks. The center column can be separated into a low column for ground level use. The supplied wrench can adjust the leg friction to match the photographers needs. Leg tips can be set with either a rubber pad or ground spike for rugged terrain.