SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Tripod Review

SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Tripod Review

A review of the Sunwayfoto T3650CM tripod. In this review, I'm going to show you my experience and opinion.

In this extensive review of the SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM + TH-55 Ball Head I going to show you my experience and opinion, during my recent trip to Iceland. Where I spend a month and a half, guiding 3 workshops and having some free time in between for me to explore the Highland, where I have been able to get the most out of this magnificent tripod.

Tripods are essential tools for photographers, serving as the foundation for stable and professional-quality shots. The SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Tripod promises to deliver a blend of stability, portability, and versatility, making it an attractive option for both enthusiasts and professionals. In this comprehensive review, I’ll delve into its specifications, what’s included in the box, key features, pros and cons, and provide a final conclusion to help you make an informed purchase decision.

As a professional landscape photographer, a good and study tripod is need it. Specially in conditions like Iceland, where in one just day, you can experience for seasons, from summer to winter. Apart of stability I also need a versatile tripod and easy to use. And so far, this tripod delivers to me all my needs. So, let’s dive more into it, and see why.

Sunwayfoto T3650CM review

SPECIFICATIONS of the Sunwayfoto T3650CM Tripod:

  • Model:  T3650CM
  • Material; Carbon Fiber
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Tube Diameters (mm): 36/32/28/25/22
  • Minimun Height: 4.1 inches (10.5cm)
  • Maximun Height: 60.6 inches (154 cm)
  • Platform Diameter: 81mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg
  • Maximun Load Capacity: 25 kg
  • Leg amgles: 23°, 55°, 85°
  • Mounting Screws:  3/8
  • Ball Head: Not included (requires separate purchase)
  • Quick Release Plate: Arca-Swiss compatible
  • RRPP: USD 588

What’s in the box:

  • SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Custom Padded Carrying Case
  • Multi-Function Tool Kit
  • Apex platform
  • Spiked feet set

Key Features:

Carbon Fiber Build: The T3650CM’s carbon fiber construction ensures both durability and lightweight portability, making it ideal for on-the-go photographers like me. The only 2.1 kg of this tripod make it idyllic for this type of photography. Very light and compact for how robust it is.

Impressive Load Capacity: With a maximum load capacity of 55 lbs (25 kg), this tripod can support a wide range of camera equipment, from DSLRs to heavy telephoto lenses, or even Start Trackers, for astro photography.

Versatile Leg Angles: The tripod’s three leg angle positions (23°, 55°, and 85°) enable shooting at various heights and angles, including very low-angle shots. This is probably on my favorites. I love to get very down to the ground and close to my foregrounds.

Arca-Swiss Compatible Quick Release Plate: The included quick release plate ensures compatibility with a wide range of camera accessories and allows for fast setup and breakdown.

Tripod Sunwayfoto T3640CM
Tripod and bag

Packing compact As a professional landscape photographer, I travel a lot and I’m always on the go. So I really need a tripod that can fit on my bag pack, carryon luggage without any issues. Normally, the more sections on any tripod, the more shaky and unstable a tripod is, Sunwayfoto make the T3650CM very robust and compact without any shakiness. My favorite tripod so far in all my years as a landscape photographer.

Interchangeable platform / Bowl

This Sunwayfoto T3650CM comes with a replaceable platform so you can switch between different accessories depending on your needs. You can change the platform without any tools by simply loosening it and pulling the security lock.

Sunwayfoto offers different bowls adapters and half bowl accessories to pair with this platform system, making this tripod super versatile and useful for videography or photography by swapping the platform or bowl within seconds

You will also find multiple mounting holes to connect accessories and extra equipment enhancing the tripod’s functionality.

Interchangeable platform / Bowl
Vented tubes and Mounting holes

Another very cool feature is the little holes at the top of the legs. Make it very easy to pull back the legs with any effort. As you can see on the picture above, the leg tubes are vented with 3 small holes at the top of each leg to allow the sealed legs to be easily and quickly closed.

One of my favorites features of this tripod is the weatherproofing system. Each twist locks have a sealed to prevent water, sand or any kind of dust go inside the legs, locks or tubes. I have tried on rivers, ice, lakes and on the ocean and very impressive to see nothing went inside.

Weatherproofing system

Before concluding this review, let’s see in my opinion the Pros and Cons of the Sunwayfoto T3650CM Tripod bellow here:

Pros:

  • Sturdy and Stable: The T3650CM’s robust build and impressive load capacity ensure stability even in challenging conditions.
  • Portability: Its compact folded length and lightweight design make it easy to carry on hikes or during any travel.
  • Versatility: The adjustable leg angles provide flexibility for various shooting scenarios.
  • Carbon Fiber Construction: Offers a great balance of strength and weight, making it comfortable for prolonged use.
  • Arca-Swiss Compatibility: The quick release plate is a convenient feature for photographers using multiple cameras or accessories.
  • Competitive Price
  • Multiple mounting holes for accessories

Cons:

  • Spikes: the interchangeable spikes for the legs are too short
  • Stickers: the brand stickers on the tripod are peeling off very easy just after a month and a half of using it.

Conclusion:

In this paragraph, I’m going to discuss my impressions about the SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Master Series Carbon Fiber Tripod. Firstly, is really impresses with its exceptional blend of stability, portability, and versatility. Secondly Its carbon fiber build ensures both strength and lightweight design, making it a reliable companion for photographers and videographers on the move. Thirdly, and most importantly, with an impressive load capacity and adjustable leg angles, it caters to a wide range of shooting scenarios.

When paired with a suitable ball head, the T3650CM becomes a formidable tool in the hands of any creative professional.

In conclusion, the SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Tripod is a solid investment for those who prioritize stability, durability, and versatility in their photography gear. However, Its exceptional build quality and features make it a valuable addition to any photographer’s toolkit, whether you’re capturing landscapes, portraits, or engaging in more adventurous photographic endeavors. You can find this an other products at Sunway Store

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Wish you all a good light!

1 thought on “SUNWAYFOTO T3650CM Tripod Review”

  1. Thanks for doing this review, as it has helped me finalize my tripod purchase. I could not decide between the 3650 and the 4040 (88 LB support) but 2 inches longer. I will go with the 3650 :)

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