SmallRig FreeBlazer CT190 Aluminum Video Tripod

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The SmallRig FreeBlazer CT190 Aluminum Video Tripod was designed to be a durable and portable support option for professional photographers, videographers, and vloggers.

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Key features

  • Maximum Load Head: 8.8 lb, Tripod: 33 lb
  • Max Height: 72.4″, Folded Length: 17.7″
  • Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 4 lb
  • Leveling Pan/Tilt Head, QR Plate
  • Detachable Monopod
  • 360° Panning, +90 / -55° Tilting
  • 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 Camera Screws
  • 2 x 1/4″-20 Accessory Threads

The tripod is constructed with durable, lightweight aluminum and it has a maximum operating height of 72.4″ / 183.89cm with its column extended, and it folds down to 17.7″ / 44.95cm in length for transport in the included carrying bag.

Now, even though the legs can support weights of up to 33 lb / 14.96 kg, the head can only take weights of up to 8.8 lb / 3.99kg. This will mean that what you can run on it will be somewhat limited. It is more suitable for use with anything from smartphones and mirrorless hybrids up to small-sized digital cinema cameras.

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Given its low weight and small size it would make for a good second tripod in your kit when you ned to run an additional camera for locked-off shots. While there is no reason why you couldn’t use it as a regular tripod, I usually find budget fluid heads are never that great for panning and tilting.

The fluid head can pan 360° and tilt +90/-55°, and it features a leveling bowl that allows +10/-10° adjustments. Its quick-release Arca-type plate features 1/4″-20 and 3/8″-16 camera screws to accommodate all camera types. Other features include two 1/4″-20 threads on the legs and a detachable monopod.

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Being able to detach the center column and use it as a monopod certainly increases its versatility.

Price & Availability

The SmallRig FreeBlazer CT190 Aluminum Video Tripod is now available to pre-order for $139 USD.

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