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| p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Do you know a lighter solid tripod at relatively equal cost to this one? |
It's interesting but they still make that same model. Based on the specs it's rated at 11lbs load so the Velbon is well under that rating. It's also 3.83lbs in weight, while the Feisol linked above is 2.53lbs and rated at 22lbs.
It's less than a 1.5lbs in savings, but every bit counts when you're packing. Weight rating shouldn't be your only guide, but it does get you started. As far as weight in this level of support, I think you'll find it hard to get much lighter and still remain stable.
I don't have a Feisol but from comments here by folks I'd respect I don't see this as a bad recommendation. The link is for a combo tripod/head, reasonable price.