Velbon El Carmagne 630

Velbon El Carmagne 630 is Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with PH-460B 3-Way Panhead and ideal for use with SLR. The tripod features Lightweight, durable tripod with rigid carbon fiber legs and magnesium body includes 3-way quick-release pan head; effortless lever-lock system for quick adjustments and Split center column enables low-angle and semi-low-angle positions completed with Scratch-resistant neoprene grips and rubber feet; includes tripod case. The Velbon El Carmagne 630 has maximum height of 68.5″ (174 cm), maximum height (with center column down) 60″ (152.4 cm), minimum height 9.4″ (24 cm), Folded Length 26.8″ (68 cm), Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6 kg), and weighs 4.7 lb (2.130 kg).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Velbon El Carmagne 630 User Reviews

excellent tripod — not a lot of money
“The fit and finish of this tripod are excellent. Neoprene handles on each of the legs make it comfortable and easy to carry. The leg locks are flip-locks and the legs have markers to assure even extension in all three legs. Widening the leg base is easy and intuitive. The extension arm in the center column is removable — further cutting down on the weight. The panhead is removable, allowing you to substitute your favorite ballhead. I like using the panhead because you can secure heavy items and movement is minimal. My only nit-pick is that I wish it came with a bubble level. Overall the tripod is light and strudy. It has a weight limit or 25 lbs, so it should be able to handle the larger lenses. Near perfect for use in the field. It comes with a carrying case and rock bag. I strongly recommend this tripod to anyone who wants an excellent carbon fiber tripod without breaking the bank. “ – By Christian Buhay
Rating: ★★★★☆

A happy carmagne owner
“This price includes a head which makes the savings even greater. The head is heavy and a little sticky but solid as a rock. I know the pros recommend a ball head but the tri-plane is fine, though slower, and allows me to open up the horizontal plane and pan easily and shoot my 3 frames per second at a pack of passing cyclists. The padded legs are nice for carrying it over the shoulder. The legs have a release that lets them splay out very wide to bring the camera close to the ground and shoot low angle macro or wide angle. The removable center post is essential to let the tripod get inches from the ground. The legs extend nicely and lock solidly; great for setup on uneven ground.” – By HWJ3
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent carbon-fiber tripod
“This has been a great tripod for me the past few years. The sturdiness and light weight makes it well worth the money. Good value compared to higher-priced carbon fiber tripods. The included 3-way pan/tilt head is very nice. I’ve taken this on my flights where it has been abused (just thrown in packed luggage with no padding), but it has held up fine. “ – By Mr. Ditto
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent Value
“I purchased this over the summer for a trip I took. I wanted a light weight carbon tripod without the price tag of the big brand that you would normally think about. This is a well built tripod. Everything functions as it should and fits tightly. It is sturdy and I expect it will last for years to come. I would buy another in a heartbeat.” – By R. Hume
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Velbon El Carmagne 630 Features & Specifications

Velbon’s EL Carmagne series responds to the demands for a lightweight durable tripod, offering superior strength and specifications while being one third lighter than their conventional aluminum counterparts. Carbon fiber is also more resilient to temperature changes.

These durable and versatile tripods have 3-positions of leg spread for normal, semi-low and full-low angle shooting, and the split rapid center column detaches appropriately to access the full range of height.

Included are also an accessory hook and a “stone bag” (tripod apron), which can be used to add stability to the tripod.

* Neoprene covering protects the top leg sections from scratches, and make them easier to use in extreme weather conditions

* Height-markings on lower two leg sections allow for more precise positioning

* Split center column allows the tripod to go down to 10.2″

* Tripod head can be mounted on either end of the center column

* Appropriate for 4×5 systems, all medium format cameras & all 35mm applications except lenses larger than a 400mm f/2.8

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