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.