Velbon GEO E635D Carbon Fiber Tripod with PHD-65Q Pan/Tilt Head
The carbon fiber leg tubes of the Geo Series tripods have been strengthened by the addition of a small quantity of basalt, offering greater resistance and rigidity for bending and crushing forces. The reason for the use of carbon is its quick absorption of vibration.
Carbon is not only light in weight, it is ideal for stopping the vibration caused by the release of the shutter and restraining the movement of the camera for the next shot. Tripod components and furniture are constructed of magnesium alloy, a material that is lightweight and easy to process, making Geo Series tripods both solid and stylish. Velbon was the world’s first manufacturer to use magnesium alloy in tripods.
With its high processing temperature and remarkable fineness, magnesium alloy is emblematic of Velbon’s state-of-the-art technology.
Two types of leg locking are available, either by nut or lever. This is indicated by N or E in the product name.
The advantage of nut locking is the leeway provided to adjust the degree of locking force. The strong point of lever locking is quick extension of the legs and quick locking, allowing a rapid shift to shooting. Birdwatchers choose lever locking tripods for speed of setup ‒ to get a good look before the bird flies off.
A scale is etched into each leg section. This is very useful when it is necessary to extend the legs by the same amount or shoot from the same height in fixed point observation.
Since the legs are light in weight, Velbon became the world’s first tripod manufacturer to include a weight bag as a standard accessory in consideration of the times when the user mounts a heavy camera outdoors or places a load on the tripod and stability and balance are required. Just one of the many touches that show how Velbon is always thinking of the convenience of users.
Geo Series tripods are equipped with an END HOOK DX at the end of the center column from which the camera bag or a weight bag can be hung, lowering the center of gravity and providing greater stability. This feature can be vital in taking ultra-sharp photos.
New spiral etched surface of carbon legs provides smooth and fast extension. Built-in scale indicates 2.5cm and 5cm intervals on each leg.2-way adjustable legs tips provide metal spike or rubber feet options.
Geo Series tripods also feature a detachable, 2-section center column, one of the distinctive marks of Velbon tripods. When the lower section is detached, the legs can be splayed, enabling ultra low angle photography. Not requiring changing the center column is a distinguishing characteristic of Velbon design.
LEG POCHETTE AND WEIGHT BAG
Multi-use pochette slips over the end of the tripod legs to allow comfortable shoulder carrying. Also doubles as weight bag for added tripod stability in windy conditions.