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AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag
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- Lightweight tripod with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
- Compatible with most video cameras, digital cameras, still cameras, GoPro devices, smartphone adapters (not included), and scopes.
- Recommended max load weight is 6.6 lbs (3kg) for optimal performance
- Weighs 3 lbs; Extends from 25 inches to 60 inches when center post is fully extended; Carrying case included
- Two built-in bubble view levels and 3-way head to allow for tilt and swivel motion; portrait or landscape options
- Quick-release mounting plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots
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AmazonBasics 60” Lightweight Tripod with Bag
Size it up
This lightweight tripod is perfect for most cameras up to 6.6 pounds. Setup is quick and easy. The included bag makes storage and transport a snap.
The tripod’s legs can extend from 20” to 48”. Leg locks release smoothly and glide easily to your desired height. Crank up the center post for a tripod that is 60” tall.
- Two built-in bubble view levels
- Quick-release mounting plate
- Zippered bag included
- Suitable for digital, video, or still camera
- Dimensions: 25 (collapsed)x4 inches; extends up to 60 inches
- Weight: 3 lbs.
On the level
The built-in level above the legs lets you know when the base is level. Another on the top of the camera plate lets you know when the camera is level. The rubber feet adjust to help you achieve the perfect position.
What’s in the Box
- AmazonBasics 60" Lightweight Tripod
- Zippered carrying case
|Item Dimensions||4.52 x 4.33 x 24.21 inches|
|Item Weight||2.77 pounds|
|Maximum Height||158 centimeters|
|Minimum Height||60.5 centimeters|
|Shipping Weight||3.45 pounds|
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As you can see I have no arms so I need a tripod that is lightweight but full on perks...this tripod is EVERYTHING I hoped for & then some!!!!
It is VERY easy to operate from manipulating the height to changing the swivel points for various angles. The knobs are nice & big making screwing/unscrewing very easy & effortless.
I got this for my Makayama iPad case & it works seamlessly with it.
Great product! Great pricing!! Thanks Amazon!!!!
I was surprised to learn how affordable such a useful accessory can be so before spent my 27 bucks I watched some utoob videos on how to select and use a tripod (I think I might need a monopod too!). And, of course I read the Amazon user reviews. Only SEVEN one-star reviews, as I write this, against 246 5-star reviews. The few bad reviews seemed to concern the tripod being shaky when the center tube extension was cranked up and/or the total lack of instructions.I think the two issues are related and Amazon could eliminate 5 of the 7 bad reviews by including instructions. The center tube IS shaky, even when it's all the way down, until you tighten the collar.
I had never touched a tripod before this one. It's not hard to figure out but don't clip your new camera into the quick release mount until you are sure you know how to remove and replace the mounting plate and FULLY lock the cam lever. That may be why one of the 7 reviewers that gave one star was unhappy. I have uploaded some photos to the gallery that might help locate all the locks and to tell when the quick release is seated.
Since I'm not going to be recording combat or Kardashians this Amazon Basic unit will do just fine. It's light,well made, sets up or takes down easily, and, when all the locks are tightened, very steady.
The professionals recommend hanging some weight from the center hook because it keeps the wind from wiggling everything and makes the whole assemble more resistant being knocked over by fishing buddies, especially on uneven ground. The professionals recommend using your camera bag but I plan on trying a bucket of ice and a six-pack.
With the center tube cranked all the way up the lens of my camera is 63 1/2 inches high. The quick release feature will be handy for swapping to a small telescope. It's not really quick at all if you don't have a second mounting plate and need to unscrew the plate from the camera and screw it onto the scope. The Velbon QB-4W Quick Release Platform fits the base and is nearly identical to the original plate.
I bought this tripod for my second digital camera, which is about half the size of my first one. I know there are brackets available that let you use the camera in your cell phone or tablet. You can mount spotter scopes or binoculars too. Who knows what cameras will look like 5 years from now, but I bet they will have a screw mount in the bottom and a tripod will still be a good idea.
Since receiving this tripod, I did a "test" where I installed my camera and left it alone for almost five days with the legs fully extended and positioning locations locked / secured. This tripod held its position without any trouble, easing my concerns about it falling over and damaging my camera.
One issue I found is related to my specific camera (See Image). When attached to the tripod, I am unable to flip the screen around due to the locking arm being in the way. This is not a major issue since you only need to release the camera, flip the screen as desired, and re-secure.
Overall, I'm completely satisfied with my purchase and would strongly recommend it to anyone. Take a look at my added images where I give a closer look of its features and capabilities.
There are two things that drive me bananas, and these are the reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5. First, there's no case! It does have an attached carrying handle, but when I'm on a shoot I have so much stuff I would much rather have the choice to wear it on a shoulder strap or looped over my arm rather than having to dedicate a hand to it.
Second, the mechanism that holds the camera plate on can't be closed if the plate isn't attached. I prefer to leave the plate on my camera most of the time, so that means the little bar is sticking out unless I actually have my camera on the tripod, which has already put a bruise on my arm. These two little irritations don't create enough of an issue that I don't love the tripod, though!
What kills the quality on this tripod are the completely flimsy, loose-fitting rivets on the metal bars that connect the lower legs to the center column. I don't know how else to describe them. They are completely flimsy, and I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't fall apart after even moderate use.
If you don't plan to take this on trips often, and instead will keep it relatively stationary in a studio, you *might* be satisfied with this tripod. But I personally feel that just about any other low-priced tripod would be a step up over this, because of the very poor construction.