- Max load capacity: 60 lbs
- Folded length: 20.8 inches
- Max height: 59 inches
- Minimum height: 3.8 inches
- Leg sections: 4
- Weight: 4 lbs (head excluded)
- Carbon fiber legs - 10 layers with 1/4 turn twist locks
- Rubber feet with built-in spikes
- Removable top plate with bubble level
- Aircraft-grade aluminum apex (black, red)
- Three 1/4-20 accessory threads included
- Six anti-twist pin slots
ProMediaGear TR344 Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Tripod Overview
The ProMediaGear TR344 Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Tripod is a heavy-duty professional tripod. It supports cameras and huge lenses up to 60 lbs. This tripod has 4 sections and can fold to 20.8-inches. It has a maximum height of 59 inches with all legs extended. Moreover, it can go very low at 3.8 inches.
ProMediaGear created the tripod legs with 10 layers of carbon fiber. Obviously, the result is a lightweight tripod that can withstand any condition. For this reason, it can be used in the snow, desert, or even while raining. As a travel tripod, it only weighs 4 lbs or 1815 grams. This carbon fiber travel tripod is perfect for travel photography.
Another neat feature is the modular apex. The included apex has a flat plate with a standard tripod screw mount. However, take it off and it can be transitioned through several accessories. For example, the ProMediaGear TRB3475 Pro-Stix 75mm leveling bowl is just one compatible accessory. Attach it to this tripod and you have sturdy support that is easy to level and align.
The standard tripod mount is compatible with the majority of ball heads, video heads, and accessories in the market. Each side of the apex includes a 1/4-20 threaded adapter port for more accessories. Also, one port even comes with a large bubble level.
Again, the carbon fiber legs have three adjustable locking angle positions. The twist locks are easy to use and work smoothly all throughout. In addition, the three positions allow the tripod to go very low to the ground. At 3.8 inches, it is easy to take worms' eye view shots and other angles.
Lastly, this tripod is compatible with any location. The rubber feet work well indoors. Meanwhile, the built-in spikes are perfect for outdoor shooting.
ProMediaGear manufactures its products in Tinley Park, Illinois. The products are made in the USA by photographers for photographers. Rest assured that the products are tested and created by seasoned photographers. Besides, ProMediaGear offers a 5-year warranty on its products. Now that speaks a lot about its quality.
Full Specifications• Leg Sections: 4 (34mm top leg diameter, 34mm-30mm-26mm-22mm)
• Leg Material: 10x Layer Carbon Fiber
• CNC Machined Apex: T6061 Aluminum
• Mount: 3/8-16 (Flat Center Disk)
• Mount Diameter: 2.70 in.
• Max Height: 59.30 in. / 150 cm
• Min Height: 3.80 in. / 9.70 cm
• Folded Length: 20.80 in. / 53 cm
• Weight: 4.00 lbs / 1815g
• 3 Locking Leg Angle Positions
• 3 Stainless Steel Spikes ($75 value included)
• Max Load Capacity: 60 lbs.
So far, I am impressed. It replaced my 12 year old Gitzo LS3542which had served me well, but was becoming finicky to keep in shape. The PMG TR 344 has been a worthy successor in every way so far. Very sturdy. No flex that I have noticed either in deflection under load or with the "twist the legs" test. Operation has been silky smooth despite a fair amount of abuse. The design is smart, with lots of thoughtful touches. I have had to tighten the legs a couple of times, which is annoying, but that seems endemic to all tripods I have used. Or maybe I just have an extra aversion to floppy leg syndrome. No Gitzo hickies, either, which is nice. I love that it is from a small USA shop, which I am happy to pay a little extra for, especially since I am getting top-level quality. The final grade would depend on (1) whether this tripod holds up to continued abuse, and (2) how PMG's customer service responds when I need replacement parts. But A+ so far.
Excellent, Sturdy tripod. Well balanced. I used it in harsh weather and on sandy beaches- No problem. No tweaky noise noted when retracting and folding the tripod.
I like doing long exposures and panoramas, and I wanted a tripod that provides a stable platform and reduces vibrations, and this does. It's extremely well built, easy to deploy, and very sturdy, and definitely worth the money I spend & highly recommended.
Great legs! This tripod is the best in the business no doubt.
So I began looking for a stronger but light tripod for some of my gear. I had actually never heard of Pro Media Gear until I began my searching. I bounced back and forth between a couple different brands and finally decided on the PMG TR344. The tripod is lighter than I thought it would be and very sturdy. I am still getting used to not having the center column like on my smaller tripods. The height is great for me at 5'11". Coupled with The BH1 I am very pleased that I chose this tripod and head. I think I will end up getting the half ball leveling head for it also.