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Sunpak - PlatinumPlus Ultra 6000PG 61" Tripod - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1529 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, sturdy tripod - Getting used to Trigger

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    OldTimeRacer
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    This is a good sturdy tripod, but I would still be careful with it. There are plastic parts that could break if it gets thrown around a lot (which I don't do). I'm a casual photographer. I like the height and how it adjusts. However, I'm still getting used to the trigger mechanism. I think this is more for camera photos rather than for video. It is difficult to move side to side without any up and down movement. This is not a knock on the tripod itself, but more so on the style of the tripod. There is a way move side to side without using the trigger mechanism, but I'm not sure that it was totally meant to be used that way as it is not a 100% smooth movement. However, I would mainly recommend this for photographers, but not as much for video cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pistol Grip for Panning is Pretty Tight

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    ReaganEsq
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    I bought this tripod (my third!) specifically to record my kids' plays, and I'm using it with a nice Sony 4K camera. My other tripods have never panned back and forth well, so I wanted something more fluid and less jumpy. The pistol-grip style is generally better for panning and produces a more consistent movement, but you'll need to have a firm and long grip if you're going to be panning around a lot. I think for most people, this grip is just too tight for consistently fluid movement. Otherwise, this has been a good tripod and I have no complaints. So I guess I'll keep looking for a better tripod, but this will do until I find it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Sturdy and Easy to Use!

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    rgecy
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    I was really impressed with this tripod for the price. It is very sturdy and compact. I love the trigger swivel head with level. I found it a little difficult though to pivot the camera without moving the tripod or having to reset the trigger handle. The level is very handy and works well, but it is not very precise. An additional level on the camera plate would be nice to ensure the camera is perfectly level left to right. Overall not a bad tripod for the beginner to intermediate user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra bucks

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    GODSCowboy
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    The trigger adjuster lets you position your camera and lock it in place really fast. You'll have to practice moving your camera during a video recording. I find that I have to steady the camera with one hand and use the trigger with the other to limit shaking. I have to admit this is the second one I purchased. My first one had a problem with one of the locking legs. It has a lifetime limited warranty. You have to mail it back and pay the return postage. So I should have two units pretty soon. So keep your box and receipt, you might need them some day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Entry-Level Option

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    mediabyherbie
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    I just started product reviews on YouTube and this thing is perfect! It's just a little more than the cheaper tripods that tend to be flimsy, but it's quality enough to keep around if you get more serious and start upgrading your gear. I use an iPhone which makes this even better for stable video. A word of advice, though: if you're using a smartphone adapter, make sure you use the level app on your smartphone because the adapter doesn't reflect the bubble levels installed on this tripod. Good luck creating content with this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice rtipod

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    FunCamera
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    Holds all our cameras steadily and firmly. Easily adjustable; just the right height when adjusted. I would recommend this item to anyone who desires a good tripod. Best Buy has a great stock situation and you can be assured that you will get what you are paying for. Of course a minimum word count is a bit hilarious when you can review an item in just a few words! Read the first few words and you will understand of that which I speak. And I'm still not at the minimum...………………… Help!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very effective tripod.

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    EBBIT
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    Very good, very light tripod. It has a lot of flexibility in terms of height adjustments. Very easy to use. The trigger handle can be used to turn and pivot the tripod and it has a level window to ensure that the tripod platform is level. The trigger handle is not steady if you want to move the camera only in the horizontal plane, but you can lock the trigger grip level and adjust another lever to move the camera only in the horizontal plane. As a result I have to swivel the camera and not the handle to get my shots. Not really a problem though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light weight, easy to set up

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    renovada64
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    I Love my sunpak tripod because of its ease of use and the fact that it is light weight. I take it with me every where keep it in my trunk. What I like is that I can set it high or low for the perfect shot. The camera holder is easy to use and holds my camera in place safely. I highly recommend this tripod. The only con is that because it is light you may have to use a weight such as a sand bag to prevent the wind from tipping it over...........

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than I expected for the price

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    Badwolf34
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    I had a much more expensive tripod for my professional camera that someone else took on vacation forgetting I had a shoot that night. I bought this expecting it wouldn't last through one shoot with the weight of the camera and lens. I've started using this tripod more than my other just because it's easier. The only cons I can think of is it doesn't come with a carrying case and it feels cheap like it could break but it's held up much better than most other tripods I've purchased in this price range

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

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    MikebKut
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    I am a real estate photographer and use this tripod daily! I love the design of the handle and how it doesn't stick out; allows me to get into tight corners and still have room to align my shot while not having to deal with a long arm getting in my way. My only negative is that it's not built to last. I am hard on these tripods and they can take a bit of a beating; still I find myself buying a new one each year because one part always seems to break on it. Overall this tripod is great! I wont use anything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad design at all, but not for heavy lenses

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    Victor
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    I used this to take pictures of the eclipse. It couldn't angle all the way back except in the cutout on the grip allowing for portrait orientation. That's not a huge deal since it's a single use case, but with a heavy 200mm f2. 8 Canon L lense it could not hold up! This is a heavy setup and the tripod is a bit flimsier in this regard than expected, so a star comes off. However, for the price, its not too bad, but I'd pony up the few extra dollars for the Manfrotto.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Needed it in an emergency

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    Mormad
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    I bought this outside of Denver as my wife and I were heading to the Rocky Mountain National Park. I realized that I had left my tripod at home by mistake. This purchase actually turned out well and I prefer it over my original. It's not fancy but my camera is a small mirrorless so it doesn't need to be bulky. I'm not a professional so this little unit works just fine for my static shots.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Travel tripod

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    Gary
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    This is a nice lightweight travel tripod with a ball head. It is not that fast to set up because of the numerous extensions and it's not great if there is much wind, but all-in-all, it's reasonably easy to use. It folds up into a small enough package that it fits easily into carry on luggage. I wouldn't recommend it for regular use as it's so light and isn't made for the heavier professional DSLR cameras, but it will work for them on a vacation trip for those early evening low light situations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Tri-pod, solid purchase

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    revprice
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    I bought this tripod to replace my existing tripod that I got as part of a Best Buy promotion package with a camcorder. The first tripod is sufficient to hold a camera still, but for fluid movements it failed as it would not move smoothly creating a jerkiness in the footage if you used the tripod to capture movement. This tripod is much smoother, better built, and was not terribly expensive. If you need a quality tripod without having to take out a loan, this is the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for the Price

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    Mickraut
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    Very content with this tripod; sturdy and light enough for hiking by with and holds my cameras and iPad with no issues. One minor fault was that it did not come with a hook for the bottom (it is however threaded should you choose to use it with your camera for macro work) to use a weight in winds, but $2.00 at Ace hardware solved the problem. I would absolutely buy another if they were to go back on sale (wink wink).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great everyday tripod

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    Paige
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    This tripod is sturdy, light, and easy to use. The pistol grip makes lining up the shot simple and fast. While the tripod is great for lighter cameras, and yes, the stand can hold 11 lbs, but the head cannot. The head is not suited for heavier lenses. I tried to use my super-telephoto lens and the head is not sturdy enough, nor is it capable of the fine tuning necessary for long distance photography. As long as you aren't putting much weight on it, this is still a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tripod for the price

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    ChrisHanson
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    This is a pretty solid tripod for what you're paying. It's sturdy but light. I wish the swivel was a little more smooth and that it had more tilt, but again, for the price I can't complain too much. If I need more of an angle I just have to get a little creative with leg length. The removable plate is nice. This is a great tripod for portraits and steady, direct angle video.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod for the price

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    Mckominiak
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    I purchased this tripod for my home business, so I use it inside and outside of the house. It is sturdy and is easy to setup up and take down. It has a tilt on it that makes it easy to adjust the camera to point in a particular direction (to tilt forward, back or sideways). The only thing I feel would be nice to have with this tripod is some kind of carrying case or bag, but for the money, it was still worth it (I just use a bag that I already had when I want to transport it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR

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    rebeccapearl
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    I take pictures in a home studio for an online business and having clear photos is imperative. I wanted a tripod that had the hand crank to move the height up and down precisely and with ease. I also needed an easier way to adjust the camera to a precise point and the trigger handle is great for that! My only 2 complaints are that the trigger handle can be a little persnickety at times and the tripod could be taller. Otherwise, it's all good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great starter tripod for DSLR

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    MACCIAVELI
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    I spent a long time looking for a solid starting tripod for my DSLR. I have a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and I like taking it everywhere I go. This Tripod is light weight, easy to set up with a smooth functioning head for panning or tilting. I really like the pistol grip. It saves time when putting it away giving you one less nob to worry about when you are on the go. Although I will say that for the price, I expected some sort of bag but it doesn't come with one.

    I would recommend this to a friend