The latest addition to Cartoni’s tripod line-up, Stabilo, is a very compact, lightweight (3kg) three-stage, carbon fibre tripod that folds to a short 63.5cm, which is useful for carry-on or backpack use.
Its legs extend to a maximum height of 182.5cm with a low range of 22.5cm. Leg extension is secured by three rotating easy grips that can be set to three different angles, clearly indicated on each side of the leg attachment, with no need for a spreader to maintain position. It can take a maximum load of 40kg.
Stabilo comes with a standard 100mm bowl, but can be down-stepped to 75mm via a reduction ring. It can be matched with the Cartoni’s Focus HD fluid head to create a lightweight (5kg) combination for news reporters and wildlife operators.
Also new is Smart Stop, a patented ENG tripod with an innovative two-stage rapid extension that can be operated by a single lever. It features a 100 mm bowl and weighs only 2.9kg, making it ideal for newsgathering.
Cartoni has also added an extension for Bazooka owners. The crank-able unit mounts to the existing Bazooka column, adding an extra 20cm elevation. It has a precision worm gear to easily adjust for cameras, sliders, etc.