Davis & Sanford EXPLORERV Vista Explorer 60" Tripod with Tripod Bag, BONUS Smartphone Adapter and 10 Year Warranty
|Price:||$24.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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- 3 way pan head with bubble level
- Only 3 pounds
- Quick release leg locks
- Geared Center Post
- Bag included
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|Included Components||Explorer Tripod - Carry Bag|
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|Item Weight||3 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||3.4 pounds|
From the Manufacturer
Davis & Sanford EXPLORERV Camera & Video Tripod with Smartphone Adapter Included
Perfect for ALL shooting environments
The Explorer Tripod is perfect for todays DSLR, Mirrorless, Video & Smartphone cameras up to 4 pounds. Featuring quick release leg locks and 3 way pan head, the Explorer tripod is a breeze to set up. Utilizing a geared center post, this extends from 22" to 60" giving great range. Extra leg support offers better stability. Tripod bag & Smartphone adapter included.
BONUS Smartphone Adapter
Mount your smartphone to the Davis & Sanford EXPLORERV so you can capture beautiful landscape or family pictures. Maximum phone size 8.1cm or 3.19 inches wide.
A locking leg support brace enhances stability, and there's a third bubble level on the base to facilitate quick, easy setup on uneven surfaces, a carry hook at the bottom of the center post, a separate carry handle, and non-slip rubber feet for enhanced stability on slippery surfaces.
- Min Height: 22"
- Max Height: 60"
- Max Capacity: 4lbs
- Head: 3-Way pan
- Center Post: Geared
- Tripod Weight: 3lbs
- Bubble Levels: 3
- Legs: 3 Section
- Case: Included
- Warranty: 10 Years
- Smartphone Adapter Included
Extending to a comfortable eye-level viewing height of 60 inches, and providing a maximum load capacity of 4 pounds, this robust aluminum folds down to an easy-to-pack 23 inches in length and weighs only 3 pounds.
When you need to operate at lower levels when shooting landscape or taking some close up/macro shots, the ExplorerV comfortably goes down to 22 inches.
A nicely finished 3-way pan/tilt head with two bubble levels for precise vertical and horizontal orientation, and a quick-release plate for speedy camera mounting and removal.
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|Max Load Capacity||8lbs (3.62kg)||12lbs (5.44kg)||10lbs (4.53kg)||12lbs (5.44kg)||13lbs (5.89kg)||18lbs (8.16kg)|
|Type of Head||3-Way Fluid||No Head||Ball Head||Ball Head||FX-13 Counterbalance head||FM18 Fluid Head|
|Manufacturer Warranty||10 Years||10 Years||10 Years||10 Years||10 Years||10 Years|
Top Customer Reviews
Relatively lightweight - certainly not in the lightest class but sturdy and still manages to remain light enough to not tire for standard use.
Ability to rotate in all directions.
Quick connect/disconnect feature.
Able to hold decent sized DSLR not just super light weight point and shoot models.
Decent little canvas bag.
Quick hang hook.
Good spread - fairly steady.
Ability to set-up on non level surface.
All in all, this is a terrific starter tripod or spare you can toss around, leave in the car etc for a very affordable price. Not sure about durability since I've only had a short period of time but like I mentioned before, at the current sales price a tripod bag will cost you nearly the same amount. This should have a little life in it and can double for other uses later. Better than expected at this price!
This is the reality...IT ONLY COST $20!!!!
Let me tell you, it's a $20 well spent. If you need a basic tripod to hold your camera still in one spot...buy this.
If you want to record movies at your kids party, or at your sister's wedding, buy it.
Want to take some pics at the park this weekend because that's what you like to do as a hobby, and need a lightweight tripod, buy it.
If you think you are professional photographer and your income depends on your camera and tripod...don't buy it.
Some people want everything for nothing. This tripod gives you excellent VALUE for just $20. It even comes with a nice carry bag for goodness sake!
Recommended for folks looking for a cost saving and effective tripod for $20!!
Why 5 Stars? Because you get the most Bang for your buck.
BTW...yes there are "instructions" included. It's part of the Warranty Registration Card. I think most folks think the card is a brand label and just throw it away. It tells your how to set up the tripod and how to use panning and tilting. Don't throw away the 3 X 5 card that looks like a label tag.
It's super easy to use. But can refer to the card to give you peace of mind if needed.
-very lightweight and portable
-bag is a great bonus even though its minimal
-possible to use in portrait orientation with a Nikon D80 and zoom lens (just be careful!)
-less stable than I was hoping for
-3 way adjuster takes some getting used to
Overall, I am fairly satisfied with the tripod. It's a nice starting point. However, down the road I'm sure I'll desire a more substantial pro-style one.
-The extendable legs are adjustable, and allow you to level your camera/camcorder, even on slopes or uneven surfaces.
-The included tripod bag isn't terribly fancy, but just that it's included is a plus.
-Built in bubble level. It's not much, but at least it's there.
-Pans and tilts - Meaning it goes, up and down, and left and right. Most (but not all) budget tripods do that anyway, so it's not a groundbreaking feature, but should be mentioned for something at this price range.
-Detachable head, for if you want to quickly remove your camera/camcorder.
-Tall enough for most people (I'm 5'10"). Unless you are gigantically tall yourself.
-When folded, it's pretty small, and would be very convenient for carrying around.
-Fairly sturdy aluminum. It definitely supports the weight of larger cameras. That said, I wouldn't lean against it.
-It's fairly easy to detach the head, though you need both hands to put it back onto the tripod. (If you have multiple cameras/camcorders, I'm sure you can buy extra heads from the manufacturer.)
-The plastic used for the feet, the head, and the handle just doesn't feel like it will last long. I have no doubt that with medium use, it'll start to wear and tear pretty quickly.
-Tilting and panning is not smooth at all, and ends up being sorta jerky.
The panning and tilting is not a problem for just photos, just don't use it for video. There are knobs on the tripod which allow you to loosen the head, but it's more intended for you to reposition and then retighten the knob.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Decent quality, better than the other ones i bought. use it for in home shots on canon i5 135mm lens batterypackPublished 4 days ago by genboom981
A very good little tripod for the money. I use it for binoculars, 15x70 and this works great for that. Love the adjustments on this tripod, easy to follow and use. Read morePublished 13 days ago by GapperJay
Tremendous value. Great for casual use and perhaps occasional professional use. Well designed stable tripod with many options for adjustment in all dimensions. Ten year warranty!Published 14 days ago by LKF
This is an inexpensive tripod and it works like it. It does not hold a firm position at all with a pair of binoculars on it. Read morePublished 18 days ago by CDM G
Arrived busted and missing a piece. The top now flops to the side whether you want it to or not. I gave it as a gift, so I'm especially irked.Published 1 month ago by JH
Very sturdy and good quality. The carrying bag and smart phone adapter are such great bonuses. Super happy with this purchase!Published 1 month ago by richardx
Broken after a few uses. The plastic is very cheap. Knobs just break right off. Spent hundreds on the camera and cheaped out on the tripod. Don't be like me.Published 1 month ago by A.Buyer