In 1989, Libec was launched as a global brand to offer professional camera support equipment and to respond with technological advances for the evolving image industry. Initially, the main lineup of series were tripods and fluid heads for professional video users. Now, has a wide range of camera supports including pedestals, a telescopic jib arm, an electronically-controlled remote head, remote controls, dollies, tracking rails, and more. has not only achieved high repute in Japan, but also continuously gaining popularity worldwide. To satisfy customer demand, new products are always created by covering a wide range of themes such as product design, material research, and weight saving solutions to enhance functionality, operability, and durability. Libec shows consistent growth in recent years. In 2006, Sales of America Inc., a wholly owned sales subsidiary of Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd., was founded in Los Angeles, California, USA, to nurture our sales and marketing business. Subsequently, in 2007, Libec Technology Taiwan Co., Ltd., another wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, was founded in Taiwan to increase the manufacturing capacity outside headquarters in Japan.
A travel tripod is one that has been designed to fit certain criteria including lightness and rigidity to give the photographer the freedom to travel and carry his tripod for extended periods. It must be small and light enough to be carried as hand baggage yet has enough strength to support a professional DSLR and fast telephoto lens. Typical specifications for a travel tripod legs would be: Weight (without head): 2 to 4 lbs (0.9 to 1.8 kg), Height (contracted): 12 to 20 inches (30 to 50cm), Height (extended): – 60 to 70 inches (152 to 178cm) and Max Load: 5 to 10 lbs (2.3 to 4.6 kg). Typical prices for a good quality travel tripod would be: Aluminum: $150-300 (without head) and Carbon Fiber: $250-500 (without head)