Manfrotto 645 FTT Carbon Fibre Twin Leg Tripod With Quick Deploy Legs
The Manfrotto 645 FTT is a new tripod revealed at IBC 2019. Manfrotto have evolved the traditional twin leg tripod to a faster, lighter solution. Regular twin leg tripods have two locks on the legs, it wasn’t possible to raise the tripod to full height without unlocking both sets of legs. A somewhat annoying design flaw, especially if you need to raise or lower the tripod with a camera on it.
The Manfrotto 645 FTT (Fast Twin Tripod) design features double tubed legs that can be released with a single release of the Ultra L-Lock. This design advances on the old double lock system found in other models of twin-leg tripods; raising the tripod from low to high can be done even faster without bending down. A similar feature to the Sachtler/Vinten Flowtech.
The tripod construction is available in aluminium or carbon fibre, with a 2 in 1 half ball; 100mm comes as standard, but this can be adapted to 75mm. This is beneficial for production houses or rentals that have different sized head pairings.
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