XC-M stands for eXtreme Compact Modular and it is the modular component that makes this tripod system truly special.
While some tripods use a single, detachable leg to form a monopod, all three legs on a ProMaster XC-M tripod are removable. You can use one of them to form a monopod by combining it with the center column, but can also connect a set of ProMaster Extension and Macro Legs (product 3545) to either extend the height of the tripod well beyond its native spec. or to achieve an incredibly stable macro tripod.
Remove the rubber feet at the bottom of each leg and replace them with a set of All Terrain Feet (product 3510) for a robust system of stainless-steel spikes with soft, removable covers and sand/snow baskets.
Slide the center column out and add a Ground Level Adapter (product 3517) for low-angle images, or try the Column Tilt Adapter (product 4021) to turn your XC-M's center column into an adjustable boom for creative angles and symmetrical overhead shots.
Finally, every ProMaster XC-M tripod has a Mini Dovetail Plate installed in its yoke. This unique system speeds up the time needed to attach an accessory such as a flex arm or articulating arm. Simply pre-attach your accessory to a ProMaster MD Clamp (product code 3573, sold separately) and then you can connect or remove it from the XC-M tripod in a matter of seconds.
The ProMaster XC-M 522 tripod's 5-section, transverse legs fold 180°, making the entire unit just over 12" long for storage and travel. Yet, fully extended it reaches a comfortable working height. Each leg's angle and length are independently adjustable, allowing the XC-M 522 to properly support your camera on uneven ground. Its dual-action ball head is strong, precise, and lightweight with an independent pan control. It has an integrated Memory Lock dial that enables you to set the level of tension for the ball joint to best suit your preferences and the weight of your camera rig, and uses ProMaster's Dovetail quick-release system (Arca-type) for a fast and secure camera connection.
- Built-in monopod
- Transverse 180° folding legs
- Dual-action ball head with tension memory lock
- Independently adjustable leg angles
- 2-stage, reversible center column
- Bubble levels on tripod and ball head
- Retractable weight hook
- ProMaster Dovetail QR system (Arca-type)
- Soft, comfortable grips on touch points
- Expandable & customizable modular design
- Cold weather performance: -4° F / -20° C
In The Box:
1 x ProMaster XC-M 522 Aluminum Tripod Legs with Twist Locks
1 x XC-MH26 Ball Head
1 x 3608 Quick Release Plate
1 x Tool kit with storage pouch
1 x M.D. Accessory Plate (mini dovetail)
*Please note: all modular accessories and add-ons are sold separately.
*For storage, protection, and transport use the following tripod case options:
- ProMaster TC-16 (product 4987) - when the tripod is fully folded in it's transverse leg position
- ProMaster TC-19 (product 4994) - when the tripod is collapsed but head and column are in their normal, photography position.
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