Cartoni has announced the RED LOCK Tripod. RED LOCK is a lightweight tripod that has been designed specifically for shooters who want to work quickly and efficiently.
RED LOCK is a two-stage aluminum tripod capable that can be used for both high and low shots, and everything in between. Having a tripod that can go very low takes away the need to carry around an additional baby leg tripod.
The tripod can go to a maximum height of 153 cm (60″) and a minimum height of 50 cm (19″).
In a nice touch, the RED LOCK tripod can also accommodate both 75mm and 100mm heads by simply changing the inner composite ring. This is a smart move by Cartoni because it lets you customize the tripod depending on the weight requirements of your camera set up.
One day you might want to use a 75mm head with a lightweight camera, and the next you may want to switch to a 100mm bowl head to un a larger camera package.
The RED LOCK Tripod weighs in at 3 kg (6.6 lb) and it has a payload capacity of 60 kg (132 lb). What you do need to keep in mind is that the payload capacity of the cameras you can use will depend on what tripod head you choose.
Cartoni have made new rubber feet for the tripod to increase stability.
There is also a Smart Spreader that allows you to set up & fold the tripod quickly. It works by using an innovative ring that folds the tripod and spreader with a single movement.
There is currently no indication of pricing, but the tripods are scheduled to start shipping by the end of the year.