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This Magnum tripod offer extra sturdy body and legs for indoor or outdoor use. A built in grounder feature allows you to get very low and is perfect for Digital DSLR, Still, Video or Scope uses. The FX12 3 way fluid head is perfect solution for DSLR cameras with video mode giving silky smooth movements for perfect pans. 2 built-in bubble levels in the head and 1 in the tripod along with the 4 position, independent leg adjustments make for easy and accurate set up. A quick lift 2-section centerpost allows for rapid adjustment and low range shooting. The bottom center post hook gives a place for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability. Adjustable 3 section snap leg locks and rubber feet add extra stability and adjustability. This kit includes a high quality tripod bag to protect your investment. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Maximum Height: 72" Minimum Height: 8" Folded: 27": Centerpost Diameter & Height: 28mm, 14" Leg Diameter & Sections: 30mm, 3-sections: FX12 Quick Release: QRFX12 Leg Lock Type: Flip lock Capacity: Tripod: 15 lbs. Head: 12 lbs Total Weight: 6.7 lbs.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
Davis & Sanford 72" Magnum XG Tripod With FX12 3-Way Head
Maximum versatility and value in medium-weight class
Rugged, professional grade, full-featured, medium weight tripod
Designed to provide high performance and outstanding stability
Will accommodate virtually any still or video outfits
After days of searching and reading over 30+ reviews (no exaggeration) of every brand and website in Tripod-em which I'm sure you did as well!? I decided on the Davis & Sanford MAGNUM XG Grounder Tripod with 3-way fluid pan head in Black. It's Heavy duty 3-section and 3-way fluid head, perfect for field or studio, for digital, photo and video cameras weighing up to 12 lbs (is what it says on the front of the tripods short booklet).
What I found- The tripod feel- sturdy and allows my Nikon D90 to sit on a quick release safely and it has a nob that allows me added safety because it's adjustable. I am recommending this tripod to everyone as each of the 3 levers allow you to pan,tilt and adjust the friction/play of this tripod. It comes with a black caring case too. To put the tripod into the case- you must remove the 3 handles that unscrew with ease. So far so good!!
I wasn't sure about this product because no one wrote a review(usually I never buy if there aren't any reviews) but for the price and the specs., I had to give it a try and I'm so happy I did! I will never over look a product without a review ever again.
I am using this tripod for general photography and video recordings as my Nikon D90 DSLR has a movie mode. I can use it for macro too because the legs allow me to adjust to uneven,short and weird angles. The legs open in two separate sections as most tripods offer. The legs can be adjusted to four different angles at the very top. You'll find four silver buttons. While holding the button adjust the legs, release and your ready. The center post has a bottom hook which can be used to hang a sand bag or your accessories. Great option if your shooting in unstable conditions or climates. Options are the key to successful photographs and video.Read more ›
This is a well-made tripod for the price. Initially I was concerned that the pan head had way too much friction for smooth operation. I then found an adjustment nut that wasn't listed on the manual card. Loosening up that slightly made a big improvement. The handles are also a bit short for my taste, but I'll get use to it. Very light and easy to transport. Overall a good value for the money.
This is a great tripod for all low-budget filmmakers. It's extremely sturdy, the head is very smooth, and it is very tall. The quick release is plastic, but it's really thick. I haven't worked with many fluidheads before, but I found it a little strange that the release that allows you to raise the center column has to be open in order for you to do a pan, the pans are extremely smooth though. Panning and tilting at the same time is no problem at all, both work very smoothly and provide just enough tension to keep you steady, but not enough to cut up the motion.
When I received mine, the zipper on the case was broken(it's not a fancy case, just like any other material case), that was a little frustrating. One of the legs was jammed, but with a little bit of pulling it worked fine. Nothing other than that was damaged, I expect those types of things anytime I buy online.
The head is pretty nice, as you can see on the picture, its not really a true fluid head, its a pan/tilt model, but it does work very fluidly. When I first set it up I thought the roll was more fluid than the tilt, but you can mount the camera on it sideways and turn the tilt into the roll and visa versa.
To all you DSLR filmmakers looking for a budget tripod: Stop looking, this is the one you want.
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Let me start off by saying that this is an OK tripod for under $100. This critique may seem like I hate the product. I don't. I plan to use it. But I think there are some things a potential buyer should know. Especially some neccessary modifications to prevent this tripod from damaging your equipment!
Pros: under $100 Smooth enough pan and tilt for consumer grade portrait/landscape flip sturdily built weight/bag hook reversible center pillar for low shooting threaded head for removal bullseye level indicators for tripod and head
Now the Cons: It will not fit in the carry bag when you assemble it. The best you can do is fold the head but still you cannot close the bag all the way The bag strap opposes the opening so when you carry it anything will fall out of the bag. Throw the bag away. Why did they bother?
There are no feet.. no cups, no spikes, no threads. Just some plastic tubing end caps that will wear through after 10 minutes on concrete. They should have spent a dollar on some feet.
Although the tripod is generally well made, the Quick Release plate is very sloppily machined. Its sides are not close to the same angle as the reciever so it binds terribly when you are trying to mount your camera. Also the index pin on QR plate has sharp edges and too much spring force. It would have destroyed the bottom of my brand new camera if I didn't notice it (and remove it). The QR plate is held in place by both a slopy plastic detent which seems only useful for getting in your way. It does nothing to hold the camera in place. I suspect it is meant as a last chance to save your rig if you forget to cinch down the plate.Read more ›