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feature rich tripod!,
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This review is from: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head (Camera)
It is made out of aluminum. Light enough to carry around the whole day yet still very sturdy. The aluminum ball head actually performs well. Once you've got the desired angle and lock it in place, the camera will stay on that angle until you release the lock unlike my 20 usd tripod. Im using a d80 with 18-270mm lens attached. That's about 1.2kg weight. The tripod is rated by the manufacturer to handle up to 13 lbs of equipment. Other features are a quick release plate, 2 bubble levels ( one on the head and the other on the legs), user replaceable aluminum tripod head, a threaded weight hook and spiked feet. The tripod can also converted so you can take macro shots. The legs can be locked in position independent of one another. With all these features plus great performance, this tripod is a steal!
One minor hiccup, the plastic on the leg clamps, while not cheap, isnt top of the line. But they get the job done so it a no issue for me
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Initial post: Nov 26, 2009 1:01:38 PM PST
Sandra L. Gorman says:
thanks for the review but one question, will the ball head unscrew so the camera can be attached direct. thanks
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2009 1:22:05 AM PST
The ballhead can be unscrewed, however, you cannot attach camera onto the tripod itself. Only the actual ballhead or panhead. All tripod heads are 1/4" screw (standard for all camera), the tripod itself are 3/8" to screw with ballhead or pan head. You can purchase a tripod head separately to combine with this or any other professional tripod.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010 4:22:26 PM PST
Thanks for your comments re. cheap plastic. The plastic on my current tripod is crumbling. I'm not taking a chance. A high quality plastic costs next to nothing. When will these manufacturers learn?
Posted on Sep 23, 2010 7:17:52 PM PDT
The Tripod comes whit the bag?
Posted on Nov 4, 2010 7:00:20 AM PDT
I just got mine and I can't get the central extending shaft to lock at different heights, is that a defect on mine or is this also the case with yours? maybe I'm just not doing it right... though I can't find any other levers or screws to tighten.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2010 3:01:32 PM PST
This is a defect. I am sending mine back Monday. You should if you still have time to and order something different.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2010 3:53:38 PM PST
David Dunton says:
This may be obvious and so you may already know it, but there is a metal collar that wraps around the center column (it has two ribbed tabs opposite each other). Turning the collar clockwise tightens the grip on the center column to hold it in place, turning it counter-clockwise loosens the grip and allows you to adjust the column. If the column is not staying in place when you tighten the the collar, then I would say you have a defective item. I've had my AX620B100 for a year of very limited use and it still holds the column firmly in place.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 25, 2011 12:39:56 AM PDT
Smart Shoppie says:
I have a dolica mono pod and I was wondering if I can use the removable ballhead on this tripod with the monopod?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2011 10:47:01 PM PDT
David Dunton says:
If you have the Dolica WT-1003, which appears to be their only monopod, and want to attach the ballhead to it, you will need a 1/4" to 3/8" screw adapter. Here is one Amazon offers: http://amzn.com/B001CZUSUE.
Posted on Aug 19, 2011 9:31:03 AM PDT
Art T. says:
As my lenses and camera bodies seem to get heavier, my cheapo tripod becomes more like a rocking horse. I'm going to give this one a try based on your review. Thanks.