ProMediaGear TR344L Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Tripod Overview
The ProMediaGear TR344L Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Tripod is a 4-section camera support with a 71-inch max height. It has a max load capacity of up to 60 lbs. It is designed to be a lightweight travel tripod for photographers and videographers.
The tripod legs are made of 10 layers of carbon fiber. It has 3 adjustable locking positions for any shooting condition. It is easy to set up for high or low-angle compositions.
ProMediaGear tripods feature a flat apex However, the replaceable plate can be removed and transformed through multiple accessories. For example, it can be fitted with a ProMediaGear TRB3475 Pro-Stix 75mm bowl adapter.
The new ProMediaGear Compact Apex slims down this setup further. The included apex plate has a standard 3/8-16" mounting thread. It is perfect for ball heads, gimbal heads, video sliders, and other accessories.
Besides the standard thread, there are three 1/4-20" threaded adapter ports for extra accessories. ProMediaGear also included a simple spirit level on one side for great readability.
Other than that, the TR344L tripod has hardened stainless-steel foot spikes built-in. It is made for any outdoor situation. For indoor use, standard rubber feet are available.
The ProMediaGear TR344L Pro-Stix carbon fiber tripod is perfect for travel photographers. This lightweight and durable tripod is ideal for those who are on the go. It is easy to set up, fold, and carry anywhere.
The compact size makes it perfect for packing in luggage or a small camera bag. Better yet, grab the ProMediaGear tripod case too for the ultimate traveling setup.
ProMediaGear manufactures all of its professional tripods in Tinley Park, Illinois, USA. All products are carefully designed and manufactured for professional use. Photographers make these products for photographers.
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)
• Max Height: 70.70 in. / 179 cm
• Min Height: 3.80 in. / 9.70 cm
• Folded Length: 23.80 in. / 60 cm
• Weight: 4.30 lbs / 1950g
• 3 Locking Leg Angle Positions
• 3 Stainless Steel Spikes ($75 value included)
• Max Load Capacity: 60 lbs.
This is one solid and well made tripod. It works great with the ProMediaGear ball head!
Along with this tripod I also purchased the BH1 Ballhead and the TR34C Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Center Column. I wish I had done this years ago. I have been using, until now, a Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod and ballhead and there is nothing 'wrong' with it (I had been using it since 2004) and it still functions well but it always felt a bit light. The TR344L is sturdier, stable and so nice to look at and I don't worry that a stiff wind will send everything to the ground. I love having the optional spikes for loose ground. The ballhead stays where it is set as it should. I never realized how much I was settling for until I received this tripod and head. Merry Christmas to me!
I purchased this tripod because I needed something bigger than the other two tripods I own, both from Really Right Stuff. That's a great company too, but supply chain issues got in the way and there was no way I would be able to purchase the one I wanted before a planned astrophotography workshop I was attending. I tried a Gitzo but didn't like the quality compared to RRS so sent it back. Then I discovered ProMediaGear on YouTube and the more I looked and researched the more I liked what I saw. I ordered it directly from ProMediaGear and it shipped the next day. I had a RRS BH-55 ballhead that I put on it and it fit easily. I can honestly say that this is now my favorite tripod. It performed flawlessly in the field and the sky shots were superb. I've used up to a 70-200mm lens on it and the shots are super sharp. I look forward to using this tripod in the future, and down the road will try it with a ProMediaGear ballhead.
The TR344L hits the sweet spot for my needs for wide angle to medium telephoto lenses, and pro-size bodies. Everything about this tripod is perfectly executed — it is a pleasure to use. You really can not go wrong with ProMediaGear. If you appreciate quality engineering, American-made products, attentive customer service, and dealing directly with the manufacturer, then PMG should be your choice.
For my work, the TR344L hits a size/weight sweet spot that’s hard to beat. I love having the extra height and stability when I need it without without ever feeling like I’m caring a large tripod or sacrificing mobility. I bought the TR344L to replace my aging Gitzo and decision to switch brands was not easy. Ultimately it was a size/specs issue that tipped the scale and I’m so happy that I chose PMG. The build quality is outstanding. Light, fast, smooth movements. Loads of thoughtful details like hidden spikes, accessory ports and those little rotation locks where you adjust the leg tension—brilliant. The apex is beautifully machined. No doubt this tripod will hold up for many years. The only negative for me are the metal twist locks. I really wish they had used standard rubber grips. The metal pattern is harder to grip and takes some time to get used to. It might be a nonissue if you setup your tripod at a working height and don’t recompose frequently—but if you move around a lot durning a photoshoot (i.e. art director on set) the twist locks can be very annoying. It’s not a deal breaker. But if PMG someday released an updated version with rubber grips, I would replace my current PMG asap. Otherwise a perfect tripod and a very happy customer.