Most tripods are made for a specific use case, keeping your camera stable in a variety of situations
Novoflex is not a company traditionally associated with tripods, but that may change with the announcement here today of their new TrioPod Pro75. This is a tripod the company has aimed squarely at professional photographers and that offers solid support for cameras with the flexibility that only a modular system can provide. The benefits of a modular system are clear: having the ability to adapt your tripod to whatever situation you are going to be using it in rather than having multiple tripods for various purposes is much more convenient (and in theory, cost-effective).
Novoflex says that the basis for their all-new TrioPod Pro75 is what they call the ‘advanced tripod spider,’ which is the base unit in their modular system. It has been designed with reinforced supports and materials to be able to hold the heaviest of photography and videography equipment; thanks in part to the new 8-layered carbon fiber legs that can be purchased along with the TrioPodPro75.
Key TrioPod Pro75 Features:
- 143lbs Max Load Capacity
- Removable Base Plate
- Incredible Versatility
- Self-Locking Center Column
- 7 Leg Lock Positions
- Camera-mountable on either end of the center column
One unique feature, as far as I am aware, of the TrioPod Pro75 is the ability to mount the camera to either the top (traditional mounting position for a tripod) or bottom of the center column. Heck, if you wanted to, it looks like you could have a camera mounted both ends of the center column at once. The benefits of mounting on the bottom of the center column are that it would allow for extremely low angles of view without having to lose the stability of the tripod legs being spread far out, as is the case for many tripods that allow for extremely low mounting.
If this sort of versatility sounds good to you, start saving those pennies, as this one is gonna hurt. The standard usable configuration of the kit (ie it comes with the tripod base, legs, etc) will run you $1,476, with the more advanced model with and extra leg extension coming in at $1,550. That said, you can always piece together your kit as you go, with the Triopod Pro75 base unit (without legs) coming in at $885.
For more information you can check out all of the details over on the Novoflex website.