Ikan’s latest tripod, the ECT100M 2-Stage Carbon Fiber Tripod, can hold some heavy setups for a (comparatively) reasonable price. While the tripod might be a little high-end for smaller productions, its $1,000 price tag may make sense for professionals or broadcast studios with a flexible budget.
There are a lot of features geared towards video professionals here. First, the ECT100M is a two-stage tripod and features a bowl size of 100mm. It has a maximum height of 59.6″ and lowered to a minimum height of 21.9″. This will give you some flexibility when adjusting the camera’s position.
The tripod also features removable rubber covers for its spiked feet — so you can switch between indoors and outdoors and keep the tripod steady regardless of the floor surface.
Now, let’s get into the ECT100M’s key features:
ECT100M handles high payloads
The ECT100M tripod boasts an impressive payload of 220.5 pounds. Higher-end productions typically use a fully rigged camera and jib arms and need a solid base of support, meaning that a payload of 220.5 pounds should suffice for most productions.
The ECT100M features a light design
With an all-metal main body, it’s complemented with equally tough legs. The ECT100M features two-stage carbon fiber leg tubes. So, while they’re tough inside, they’re soft to the touch. According to the company, even though the camera can hold more than 200 pounds, the tripod is relatively lightweight thanks to being built primarily with carbon fiber.
The ECT100M comes with an extendable mid-level spreader with a locking knob. Depending on the shooting environment, the spread can either extend or bring in the tripod legs to balance the setup.
- Payload: 220.5 pounds (100 kg)
- Flip-lock lever
- Sections: 3
- Height range: 21.9 in ~ 59.6 in (55.5 cm ~ 151 cm)
- Transport length: 29.3 in (74.5cm)
- Bowl Size: 100 mm
- Material: carbon fiber tubes/metal body
- Net weight: 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
Pricing and availability
You can get the E-MOTUS ECT100M tripod now for $999.