- Load Capacity: 125 lbs
- Maximum height: 58 inches
- Minimum height: 6.8 inches
- Folded length: 26 inches
- Leg sections: 3
- Weight: 5.8 lbs
- 1/4 turn twist locks
- 10x carbon fiber layers
- 75mm interchangeable top plate system
- Standard 3/8-16" tripod mount
- 1/4-20" accessory mounts
ProMediaGear TR423 Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber Tripod Overview
The ProMediaGear TR423 Pro-Stix carbon fiber tripod is a professional tripod built for photographers and videographers. It has a max height of 58 inches and a minimum height of 6 inches.
Just like other PMG tripods, the TR423 professional tripod supports cameras and lenses of up to 125 lbs. It supports heavy camera setups without any problems.
ProMediaGear tripod plates are modular. It changes through proprietary attachments. For an instance, the ProMediaGear TRB75 75mm Leveling Bowl insert caters to a tripod leveling head.
ProMediaGear made 42 Series tripods to have 42mm diameter legs. Indeed, it is thick than regular tripods. But, the TR423 only weighs 5.8 lbs.
In addition, this tripod has 3 sections. The fewer legs results in 26 inches folded length.
The TR423 is not the lightest tripod. However, it is one of the most durable carbon fiber tripods in the market. The carbon fiber legs have 10 layers in a cross-weave pattern. Thus, it is more durable than other tripods.
The three adjustable locking angles allow for multiple shooting angles. Plus, it goes as high as 58 inches. But, it can also be low at 6 inches with the legs wide open.
Moreover, this heavy-duty manages any terrain it is brought to. It works in the rain, snow, or even dusty areas. Ultimately, this heavy-duty tripod can withstand any outdoor shoot.
The tripod's apex includes a safety lock. It prevents accidents that may damage your setup. Plus, it has a standard tripod mount for any compatible gear.
The TR423 fits tripod heads, lights, and other accessories tightly. In addition, multiple 1/4-20 threaded adapters are added for extra accessories.
Lastly, the regular rubber feet are perfect for indoor usage. But, metal spikes are included for shooting outdoors. The added spikes make the tripod more stable when planted to the ground.
ProMediaGear carbon fiber tripods are made in the USA. The TR423 Carbon Fiber Tripod and other models come with a 5-year warranty.
A BEAUTIFUL tripod. Exceptionally solid, and light weight. Very easy to work with and fun just to look at!!
I was about to order another Really Right Stuff TVC43 after my original was stolen. I'd had my RRS (along with an ArcaSwiss C1 head, also taken) for over five years, and loved the combination. But given the length of time since I last purchased this equipment, I thought it was prudent to reconduct the research, much like I had done when I bought the RRS & the Cube. Boy am I glad I did. After about a week of research, I stuck with the SwissArca Cube. I was tempted by the C1's sister model, the D4, but ultimately decided I was familiar with the C1 and absolutely loved its functionality and ergonomics. As researched, ProMediaGear's products caught my attention. At first, the company's biggest and most ambitious tripod series, the "42" series, seemed superficially similar to RRS's "43" series. But the more I looked, the more the subtle and nuanced difference revealed themselves. The ProMediaGear's top plate is more robust and elegant, is far more mechanically beautiful, and includes a method for changing the plate for cinema or other style heads that is much easier and ergonomically elegant compared with the RRS. The reversible spiked foot is a feature unavailable on the RRS. The aluminum twist locks on the PMG are higher quality and more robust than the rubber and plastic units on the RRS. These are some the many details that ultimately caused me to switch my tripod loyalties. After receiving the tripod, more differences revealed themselves. Put generally, as nicely made as the RRS is, the PorMediaGear takes build quality to a noticeably higher level. Kudos to the engineers and designers at ProMediaGeaf for designing what I think is the best large carbon tripod on the market today.
It would have been easy to upgrade to a larger RRS tripod, having owned two in the past, but I came across compelling information about ProMediaGear, a supplier with which I was unfamiliar. One of the things I appreciated about ProMediaGear is that they list the leg sizes of each section which is hard to come by with other brands. I was looking for a robust 3 section carbon tripod that would minimize vibration. I had owned 4 section tripods before, but the smallest section always seemed to cause issues because of the smaller diameter. Having only 3 sections is also easier to deploy compared to a 4th section. The TR423 eliminated any vibration and is extremely well built. It is solid as a rock and durable. The PMG TR423 It is a great match for my Arca Swiss C1 GP Cube. I added the 75mm bowl adapter to use standard 75mm leveling bases which makes it easy to swap the leveling base over to a Benro 75mm High Hat when a smaller size is required. With the leveling base and head attached to the TR423, my viewfinder is 66" above ground which is just about perfect for my 6'5" height since it allows me to see the controls on top of the GFX 50R.
This tripod is really outstanding. It is sturdy, well designed and well manufactured. I love the attention to detail, like the Aluminum sculptured bridge piece, the way the bearings are sealed and mounted, it is a joy to just look at. It is easy to adjust and set up. I have it equipped with the RRS BH55, which ensures a very low mounting point to the bridge piece of the tripod for extra stability. Despite the fact it is big, it is not too heavy for shorter walks. The pictures are off course sharp, as is the main purpose of a heaving a solid tripod. Just love it!
This tripod is very stout. Remarkably light for it's size. Great product.