Davis & Sanford MAGNUMXG Magnum Grounder Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Pan Head (Black)
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- Extra Sturdy Body and Legs
- Fluid head for smooth movement.
- Built in bubble levels
- Bag included
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|Item Dimensions||7 x 7 x 30 inches|
|Item Weight||7 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||7.9 pounds|
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
Generous load capacity (tripod: 15 pounds; head: 12 pounds)
Extends to full 6' in height for convenient eye-level shooting
Gets down to minimum height of only 8 inches in grounder position
Equipped with the acclaimed FX12 low-profile 3-way fluid head
FX12 head delivers smooth, well-damped panning and tilting actions
Essential for use with DSLR's, camcorders, and scopes
Extra-sturdy yoke and legs ensure maximum stability
2 built-in bubble levels in head and one in yoke
3-section adjustable aluminum legs with handy snap locks
4-position independent leg-angle adjustments on all legs
Quick-Lift 2-section center post for rapid adjustment
Rubber feet for added stability on slippery surfaces
Bonus: High-quality tripod bag included
Top Customer Reviews
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 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!
Smooth enough pan and tilt for consumer grade
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 ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm hoping to contact the owner via this review. I bought this tripod as it was recommended to me by another professional photographer. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
*** UPDATE: 2015-12-26 ***
After using it once or twice, one of my legs fell off. It looks like the white plastic ring that holds one leg inside the other had cracked. Read more
MagnumXG Tripod leg brackets internal (white plastic) components broke after only half-dozen shoots - very disappointed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very well designed, surdy, reliable. I use it with a D800 which is a heavy camera. Worth each dollar spent if you compare to top brands that are at least 30% more expensive. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A R.
Took me about six months to find the "perfect" tripod for me. I looked almost everywhere and at nearly every brand, then I found the Davis & Sanford. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Soccer99
After the other cheaper stands I got this one is amazing. Like butter... smooth control of the head and strong stable legs.Published 11 months ago by Coug122
I was looking for a sturdy tripod to replace the flimsy plastic one I got years ago as my lenses are heavier now. this is a very well made tripod. Read morePublished 12 months ago by CyberHillbilly
I bought two of these tripods at the same time, and my only complaint is QC in the manufacturing hence the four star review. Are these Manfrottos? No. Read morePublished 12 months ago by KansasGirl