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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tripod for the Price, April 12, 2009
This review is from: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head (Camera)
If you're a professional photographer, go look at Manfrotto or some of the other high end brands. If you're an amateur photographer looking for a good tripod that won't cut into your lens budget, then look no further.

The ball head is nice, but is sometimes a bit unwieldy, and difficult to set. Sometimes you have to crank down the tightening nut a lot to get it to stay. The snaps that extend the legs are plastic feel cheap, but what can you expect from such an inexpensive tripod?

On the good side, you are getting a ball head tripod, with legs that can be extended past their typical angle. They also have nice padding on them which is great in the Northern climates when you have to work without gloves. The tips of the legs can be rotated to reveal spikes for difficult terrain, and there's two bubble levels: one on the legs of the tripod, and one on the actual ball head. There's also a compass, if you need that utility. Even with all that, you still get a pretty nice carrying case.

If you're looking for a high quality, professional grade tripod, this probably isn't the one for you. But if you're an amateur on a budget, you probably won't find a better tripod for under $150.
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2010 5:04:56 PM PDT
Ray says:
What carrying case? Amazon just confirmed that I'm not getting one with my order!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2011 5:07:14 PM PST
R. Kanzig says:
Mine came with a soft case. They may have changed this since I bought mine. I don't even use it, so it's more of an afterthought for me. It was simply a zip up nylon bag.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2011 8:33:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 11, 2011 8:36:29 PM PST
When mine arrived a month ago, it had a black zip-up nylon bag.

I help out at various film shoots, and since I don't like my stuff getting mixed up with anybody else's, I took the initiative here, and went and sprayed some bright green paint on one end of the bag. The paint soaks through the nylon, and basically disappears. So I went and got another can, and kept spraying. You have to use a lot of paint to get the bag properly branded. Bags are a lot like cattle: you will have to brand them if you want to keep people from getting theirs mixed up with yours.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2011 8:46:10 AM PDT
A. Thompson says:
Yeah, nylon and spray paint don't exactly go together. Try a little fluorescent tape next time.
Hanson Standard Flagging Tape

Posted on Nov 16, 2012 10:07:43 PM PST
Ruth Adamson says:
Mine came with a soft carrying case not a nylon bag.

Posted on Nov 16, 2013 11:20:21 PM PST
ryan says:
I'm looking into doing some mild backpacking with my camera. Would this tripod be good for that?

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 7:52:45 PM PST
Yvonne says:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's so helpful when buying on line.
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