“Over all I am very happy with this tripod. It is extremely well constructed and easy to use. Its compact and lightweight design makes it useful to the photographer who might hike long distances to capture his or her subject. Although it is lightweight, there was no compromise in its stability.”
– Christopher Paparo- Professional Photographer and Director of Marine Science Center at Stony Brook University, Southampton NY
What is Carbon Fiber?
Basically Carbon Fiber is formed from carbon atoms are bonded together with other composite materials such as graphite to make it not only extremely lightweight and incredibly strong, but give it a high tolerance to heat, low thermal expansion, etc. The resulting properties of carbon fiber crystals can be wound or molded into a variety of shapes and objects, popular with manufacturers of motorsports companies, the aerospace industry, etc. That is why products produced with carbon fiber materials are generally more expensive than products containing other fibers like glass or plastic. So when it comes to Carbon Fiber vs Aluminum tripods, aluminum weighs more and is less expensive, the carbon fiber tripod legs and centerpost are what make our Traverse tripods great travel tripods.