ToCAD America, Rockaway, N.J., has several new Sunpak tripods. The 423PX2 is a carbon fiber model with compact pistol grip ball head. The pistol grip ball head is made of lightweight aluminum and magnesium, and the tripod has a quick release platform, allowing 360 degrees of rotation. The pistol grip ball head also rotates 360 degrees and incorporates a cut out skirt to limit movement, has a built-in bubble level, rubber gripping surface and quick acting trigger action. The tripod’s magnesium chassis incorporates three position leg angle adjusters for providing mid- and low-angle grounder adjustment, chassis spirit level and center column tensioning adjustment. It also offers neoprene leg wraps, flip lever leg locks, a second short, anti-rotation carbon fiber center column for low angle photography, reversible ¼-inch and 3/8-inch mounting screw, removable auto retract center column accessory hook and over-size rubber feet with retractable leg spikes. It has a capacity of 5.3 lb.
The Sunpak carbon fiber 423PX has a four-way aluminum pan head with quick release plate and is otherwise identical to the 423PX2.
The Sunpak 6200PG aluminum tripod has a compact pistol grip ball head. The pistol grip ball head is made of light weight aluminum and magnesium, the same as found on the 423PX2. The tripod’s legs are oversize 0.9-inch D-shaped cross section legs. The chassis incorporates a geared center column for small adjustments with includes a tension adjustment for fine tuning extension friction and bubble level. The 6200PG’s three section legs extend to more than 62-inches and include retractable rubber feet, retractable leg spikes and leg braces. Capacity is 4.4 lb.
The Sunpak 6600PG aluminum tripod with pistol grip ball head. The pistol grip ball head is the same as that of the 423PX2. Tripod legs are oversize 1-inch D-shaped cross section legs. The chassis incorporates a geared center column, tension adjustment and bubble level. The three section legs extend to more than 66-inches, include retractable rubber feet, retractable leg spikes and leg braces, flip lever leg locks. Capacity is 6.6 lb.
The Sunpak Ultra 63 tri-monopod provides the same 2-in-1 feature of incorporating a monopod into the tripod. Its newly designed all-metal pan head offers smooth pan and tilt functions. It has a quick release plate with video indexing pin. The monopod center section includes a fast deployment 5-section leg assembly with twist and lock leg sections. The oversize leg sections have a 3-D cross section that offers superior strength while keeping the leg diameter as small as possible for weight reduction. The Ultra 63 tops off the three section legs with improved locking force flip lever leg locks with oversize levers. The tripod extends to 63-inches and to more than 65-inches as a monopod. For added stability, the tripod includes rubber feet, retractable leg spikes and leg braces with a fast acting twist and lock feature. Capacity is 6.3 lb.