Opteka CFT80

Opteka CFT80 is 8x Carbon Fiber Tripod with TH60 Quick Release Ball Head for DSLR or point and shoot camera. The tripod features Carbon fiber construction for lightness and rigidity, Ultra compact, folds to a height of 18.75″, 5 section legs with rubberized twist leg locks, and has Smooth TH60 alloy ball head with quick release plate. The Opteka CFT80 has maximum height of 65″ (165 cm), Folded Length 15.75″ (40 cm), Load Capacity 17 lbs (7.7 kg), and weighs 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg); Head: 10.4 oz (294 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Opteka CFT80 User Reviews

Awesome – Cheap – Light
“This is a steal for the money. I used this tripod as a tripod and though it was pretty good, then I needed a boom in a studio shoot to hold a Canon 7D/batterypack/77mm lens at full extension. Amazingly this tripod held the camera steady while being held by the leg ends horizontally. It did bend a bit (as carbon fiber should) but never broke, craked, or made any noise. This was a real stress test since it was used in an unintended manner with a 5+lb weight on the ball socket and it worked very well..” – By Gene Naftulyev
Rating: ★★★★★

Strong contender
“The strength/stability to weight to price ratio is impressive. Everything works as it is supposed to. A couple details not shown: The center column hook retracts when not in use (spring loaded), and the leg pivot joint tension is adjustable by the socket-head cap screws, with a small zippered pouch inside the carrying case to keep an allen wrench or two. The head has a small spirit level, which I did not notice at first. This is my first quick-release ballhead and I like the pushbutton safety lock (in case I forget to tighten the thumbscrew). Very much worth the money.” – By Mark Prairie
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Opteka CFT80 Features & Specifications

The Opteka CFT80 tripod is a versatile 8x carbon fiber that uniquely folds to a ultra compact size. This is the perfect traveling companion for your DSLR or point and shoot camera. 5 section legs with seize-proof rubberized twist leg locks make set up quick and easy. The leg also features 2 position, 23mm independent leg adjustment and rubber feet. Able to collapse pivot 180 degrees, allowing tripod legs fold up for a very compact size while protecting the tripod head. The easy glide center post allows for quick adjustments and the bottom center post hook gives the ability to hold equipment or add weight for extra stability. The TR60 magnesium alloy ball head has a single knob control with quick release and is easily adjusted.

Technical Specifications:
* Maximum Height: 65″,
* Minimum Height: 15″,
* Folded: 15.75″ ,
* Center post Dia. & Height: 21mm; 12″
* Leg Dia. & Sections: 23mm-5 sections,
* Quick Release,
* Leg Lock Type: Twist action lock knob,
* Capacity: 17lb Total, 53 oz (Tripod 42.6 oz, Head 10.4 oz)

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