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Davis & Sanford MAGNUMXG13 Magnum Grounder Tripod with FX13 Head for Cameras
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- Built in quick release system
- Fluid action head
- Extra sturdy body and legs
- 2 section center post
- Tripod bag included
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|Item Dimensions||7 x 7 x 30 inches|
|Item Weight||6.7 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||7.67 pounds|
|Tripod Head Type||camera-rotator-heads|
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
Davis & Sanford Magnum XG13 Tripod With FX13 Head
First with unique on/off counterbalance control
Rugged professional grade, full-featured medium weight tripod
Delivers high performance and outstanding stability for still imaging and video applications
Bonus: High-quality tripod bag included
Ingenious FX13 head provides impressive versatility
Unique and extremely useful built-in counterbalance that can be turned on and off to accommodate video outfits in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and weight distributions
In the “off” position, the tilting action feels smooth and well damped, as a well designed precision fluid head should
Turn the knob to “on” to activate built-in counterweight and it provides a smooth, well-damped tilting action but with increasing resistance the farther you tilt it backward or forward past the mid-point. This evens out the tilting action, and prevents it from being under-damped at the extremes, an important consideration when shooting with large, heavy cameras, especially pro-caliber video cameras and DSLRs with long lenses
It also prevents the camera from swinging forward or backward in an uncontrolled manner so you can shoot with confidence. To underscore the versatility factor, it comes with two quick-release plates, a standard 1-1/2 x 1-5/8-inch, and an elongated 1-1/2 x 3-inch to accommodate practically any camera
Extra-sturdy yoke and legs ensure maximum stability
FX13 3-way fluid head with unique counterbalance control
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 let tips for added stability on slippery surfaces
Extend to full 6' height
Minimum shooting height 8" for macro shots
Top Customer Reviews
first of all it's well built, heavy duty without being too heavy, at 6.7 lbs it's light in comparison to some of the higher end tripods that Davis & Sanford makes. And at the maximum height of 72" I don't have to bend over with my bad back to get that great shot, or use my camera to video record my grandchild's concert. The tripod comes with a heavy duty very fluid 3 way head that is as smooth as silk when panning, and get this, it comes with a ten year warranty!
Also included is a very durable storage bag, an extra quick release plate,three built in bubble levels and a allen wrench to adjust the tension on the quick release lock as you please.
It supports up to 13 lbs and it comes with adjustable leg clamps, a center post that has a hook to add extra weight for stability if needed, and you can adjust each leg to different angles and as low as 8" for tight macro photography.
I absolutely hit a home run with purchasing this tripod after looking for weeks, and so will you!
My requirements were:
1 - Must have a fluid head
2 - Be able to extend to 6'
3 - Be $200.00 or under (absolutely all the budget would allow)
I did extensive searching and researching and I narrowed it down to 2 choices :
the Davis & Sanford MAGNUMXG13 Magnum Grounder Tripod with FX13 Head
or the Manfrotto 055XDB Basic Tripod Kit (Black) with 128LP Micro Fluid Head
While the Manfrotto did meet the requirements listed above, I found it to be lacking when compared directly to this Davis & Sanford tripod.
the Manfrotto 055XDB Basic Tripod Kit
Tall ! max height: 70.3"
Independent leg spread
Leg locks type: Wing nuts
No quick release mount. Camera must be attached directly to the head.
No storage bag
And if I remember correctly, comes with a 2 year warranty. (this is neither a pro or a con - just sayin'.)
Davis & Sanford MagnumXG13 Grounder Tripod With FX13 Head
Pros: (in no particular order)
Cheaper than the manfrotto
Max height 6'
2 levels on the head, 1 on the tripod
Comes with storage bag
Goes as low as 8"
Independent leg spread
Leg locks type: snap locks
Comes with 2 different sized mounting plates.
10 year warranty
So the Davis & Sanford MagnumXG13 seemed a better choice for me and I placed my order.Read more ›
You are going to need to carry 3 tools, 2 are included but you will need like a screw driver but it has a star shape instead, I have no idea what is the name or number but I will ask my husband and will post later. That tool you will need to tighten the leg locks... let me tell you i'd take that anytime over having broken plastic pieces and not being able to use that tripod anymore. Panning it's smooth. I use my tripods for video mostly.
UPDATE:the pan head got stuck a few times, and long story short i did put WD40 in it ,and that fixed it. I posted the pictures of the tools you need to tighten up the legs. They get loose with frequent use. And I bought a second tripod also. The second picture shows the included tools that come with it, but the plastic piece is useless, you need to buy a 8mm socket and a ratchet, or the screw driver that has the square tip where the socket goes to, and also the screw driver that has like a hexagon shape on the end. Sorry I am a woman and I don't know the names...lol...
Though I have used Manfrotto extensively through my school this is the first nice tripod I've bought for myself and I've gotta say, I'm extremely happy with this purchase. I was debating between this set up and buying this Manfrotto kit: http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-MT055XPRO3-Aluminium-Tripod-MVH502AH/dp/B00KXC3TEE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1422151385&sr=8-5&keywords=manfrotto+legs&pebp=1422151415037&peasin=B00KXC3TEE for about $100 more. I don't feel like I'm missing anything getting this tripod instead. It's well built and it feels like it will last for quite a while.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this tripod for a documentary project set largely inside crowded music venues so the size and versatility appealed to me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Reaves
This is the best tripod I have seen--especially in this price range. I just spent a week in an intermediate/advanced photography class at John C. Campbell Folk School. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Warren Berry
Really excellent tripod. Super quality construction yet 6lbs is light enough to throw around. Smooth pans and tilts and great level bubbles where you need them. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark Buckland
I bought two tripods and returned them back to the store. I found this one and ordered it and it is a strong,heavy and sturdy tripod. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Garry Campbell
I love this tripod! I take real estate photos and videos & use a Nikon D7000 which is a bit heavier than the plastic lighter cameras out on the market & needed a tripod that would... Read morePublished 19 months ago by JpFlaKeys
I am EXTREMELY impressed with this tripod. It's everything I was looking for in a sturdy, reliable system with a smooth fluid head for video shooting. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marvin Bell