Flashpoint F-1428 is 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with F-4 Magnesium Ball Head for beginner, advanced and professional photographer. The tripod features Reversible Stud Accepts 1/4×20 AND 3/8″ Ball Heads with 8″ Center Column Separates for Low Ground Level Use includes Quick Set Rubber Pads or Ground Spikes. The Flashpoint F-1428 has maximum height of 63-1/2″, maximum height (with center column down) 72″, minimum height 24″, Load Capacity 26.4 Lbs, and weighs 5.72.
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Flashpoint F-1428 User Reviews
Enough to handle semi-pro gear
“I was looking for a good quality tripod that can accommodate all the gear that I have. So far, the unit has met all my expectations. It is a solid and lightweight tripod that I consider semi-pro. Original specs state the tripod can stand over 6.5ft tall, without needing to extend the center column. I am about 5’10, and with the extra height added, this allows me to keep the last section of the tripod legs retracted for added stability.” – By The Cycling Photographer
Probably better than you think
“I have a Gitzo monopod w/RRS head that I use for my wildlife photography and wanted a good solid tripod to replace an older Velbon. I didn’t want to spend the money for a Gitzo tripod so looked for the next-best alternative. I paired the Flashpoint 1428 with their F-4 ball head.” – By Pat
Love this tripod
“I got this tripod because of it’s height and sturdyness. I find it very easy and smooth to extend the legs. I use a RRS ball head and it fits into the carrying case while attached to the tripod. This tripod collapse’shorter and weigh’s the same while being much taller than my older Gitzo G 2220.” – By TommyO
“Handles the Big Boys”
“I use this tripod with a Canon 500mm 4.0 lens, 1.4X Extender, Canon 7D w/battery holder mounted on a Custom Brackets Gimbal Head. This is not a light setup but the tripod handles it easily. I considered a Gitzo but gave this a try first. It didn’t take long to see that I made a great choice. The comparable Gitzo was over twice the price. Fellow photographers asked what model of Gitzo mine was. I just smiled. Buy this tripod and you will not be disappointed.” – By mpbphoto
“I was worried about purchasing a tripod online as my husband is particular. He was very impressed with the tripod and the height it will extend to. It’s light enough to carry with us on our outings and fits nicely in the carrying case, sturdy and easy to set up.” – By G. Torres
Flashpoint F-1428 Expert Reviews
Flashpoint F-1428 User Manual
Flashpoint F-1428 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.
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