Through the end of March, if you purchase Feisol's CT-3441S Traveler tripod along with a Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead at their regular prices through Really Big Cameras' website, you'll receive a free Photo Clam PC-52-UP2 Universal Camera Plate, plus either free insured Priority mail shipping to any US address, or a $24 discount towards the actual cost of international shipping. The offer is valid only on the red, gold and blue versions of the tripods and ballheads, and runs thru to midnight Pacific time on March 31, 2010.
While they're both relatively young brands, Feisol's tripods and Photo Clam's ballheads have gained an enthusiastic following for their quality and relatively affordable pricing. The Feisol CT-3441S is a carbon fiber tripod weighing just 2.2 pounds, and measuring 16.9 inches in length when folded. Maximum height with the center column extended is 70.1 inches, and the CT-3441S is rated as good for a load of 22 pounds.
The Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead meanwhile is designed to fit inside the legs of the Traveler tripod when folded, and is made of cast aluminum with a weight of 0.7lb, rated for up to a 66lb load. The PC-33NS accepts quick release camera plates, and has a two-axis bubble level, a panning base, and a friction control knob.
Really Big Cameras is also now carrying Feisol's latest generation of Rapid tripods, announced at the recent PMA show. Specifications of the Feisol Rapid line tripods are identical to the standard versions, but they feature what the company is calling "Rapid Action Legs" - what's more commonly known as an anti-rotation design. The previous designs will continue to be available alongside the new Feisol Rapid tripods, and the anti-rotation versions will carry pricing roughly a third higher than the standard versions.
Feisol Traveler CT-3441S tripod with Photo Clam PC-33NS ballhead attached.
Photo provided by Really Big Cameras.