Question: What is the difference between carbon fiber and aluminum tripods?
Answer: For the same tripod size, carbon fiber is about 30% lighter than aluminum. There are the advantages of the carbon tripod: more stable and not rusty. But it is more expensive than aluminum tripod.
Question: Can i use peak design standard plate for the tripod?
Answer: Ulanzi makes a plate that works on either F38 or Peak Design v 3. You turn it 90 degrees to select which clamp it will fit.
Question: Is the ballhead quick release arca swiss compatible? I use a Kirk L bracket and nodal rails.
Answer: This ball head is not compatible with arca swiss, it is ulanzi F38 quick release ball head. Of course, you can replace it with the free center column and install an ARCA ball head (the arca ball head is not included in the package).
Question: Can I replace the arcus plate on this tripod with my own?
Answer: This tripod is ULANZI F38 quick release ball head, not compatible with acra plate. But you can replace the center column and install an arca ball head (the ball head is not included in the package)