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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 1530 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

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    ThalaH
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    I bought my camera and realized I didn't have a tripod so I had to run to Best Buy and get one. There were cheaper ones there but I just couldn't get myself to purchase them. I finally settled on a medium priced tripod. I was expecting it to be basic but I am very happy and surprised. I LOVE the way the top swivels. I also love how expandable it is. I do a lot of crafting projects and occasionally I will record what I'm doing. I love how when I'm sitting in a chair the tripod extends far enough that I can have the camera looking over my shoulder, then I love how the neck swivels so it can be looking down at my work. The level on the tripod is also very helpful to make sure my shots are straight and balanced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality at a bargain price

    Posted
    TuxedosamLover

    I just got into photography about 6 months ago. I wasn't really sure if having my own tripod was necessary, as my boyfriend has a couple of higher priced ones he lets me use. Knowing the cost of his, I decided not to get my own, plus his are very heavy to carry around! Upon a chance trip to Best Buy, I saw this model. First thing that appealed was the "gun" on the top. I love that. Second I picked it up and oh boy! LIGHT as a feather in comparison. The final deal sealer, the budget friendly price: about 1/4 of the ones we had already. I use this tripod all the time, so does my boyfriend who initially wasn't impressed with it, but once he used it, really digs it. Hurry up and go get one today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    ohmichea
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    I love this tripod. I got it to use with my iPhone X and it is the perfect combo of price and features. It is well made and sturdy and very quick to open and close. I love the pistol grip feature. You simply pull the trigger and point in any direction, then let go and your done. So easy to use! There is also a crank for up and down so it is very easy to adjust for precise shots. It also has a bubble level built in. For the price this has everything I need and it feels well built and it's quick to setup take down. It collapse fast so it's easy to store as well. I am super happy with this tripod!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So happy with this!

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    ThalaH
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    I bought a new camera and I needed a tripod. I needed one that could face in all directions with a lot of variation in height. I needed it to be very sturdy and able to hold the camera even when it was facing completely upwards or downwards. Being able to face downwards was also a big thing for me. I'm so happy with this one. I also bought it on sale, but even if it wasn't on sale the price is very affordable. Over all I'm glad I went with this one instead of the cheaper option. I also like the locking mechanism on the grip which prevents the camera from tilting downwards when it's at strange angles so you can make sure you'll keep the same frame/shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice tripod - love the pistol grip!

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    DookyLover
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    This isn't an industrial strength tripod, but for one of the less expensive, lighter weight types, this one is great. I love the pistol grip feature which makes it very quick and simple to adjust the camera angle up, down, left or right without needing to loosen or tighten anything, and it is very smooth, so you can even adjust it while taking video without causing the camera to jerk around. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good non-commercial tripod for home use or light industrial use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sunpak - PlatinumPlus Ultra 6000PG 61" Tripod

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    BillyBudd
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    I have been using this tripod for 8 months now and have not had a bit of issues with it. It adjusts well for my height of 5' 7". It has the necessary adjustments I need and have tried many different angles with this to get snaps that I would not have been able to get by holding the camera in my hands. It is great for taking family portraits and group photos plus it allows me to have the camera steady and be able to make fine adjustments to the camera. The legs collapse and extend smoothly and the hardware is solid and sturdy. This tripod does not have a cheep feel to it whatsoever. It does not feel top heavy with the camera mounted on it at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value for the Price

    Posted
    WinnyDad
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    Needed a tripod for a spotting scope to use at the range. This one came on sale and looked sturdy enough. Overall the quality is adequate although it feels a bit too light. The handle to angle the platform is very stable and locks tightly. I use an 11" high power spotting scope and it stayed in placed firmly. I didn't need anything too robust or high end just for purpose of using at the gun range, so this product is suitable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy, versatile, and best value

    Posted
    Luke
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    This is exactly the type of tripod I was looking for. I'm an amateur photographer so I didn't want to break the bank on a tripod, but I wanted it to be sturdy, light, and versatile. It's well manufactured - i.e. no loose parts or poor fits. It's light and compact so very easy to carry. It's versatile - stand anywhere from about 2 feet tall to about 5.5' and can stand on uneven ground easily. It's easy to use, too. The one con I would say is how you have to screw on your camera to the mounting platform, but this is how all the tripods worked (at least the ones I looked at).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice, portable, easy to use tripod

    Posted
    JDenise
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    We purchased a Nikon camera at BestBuy a few months, and knew I would eventually need a tripod (so that I could be in the pictures!) We did some research on line, but I wanted to see the product. We looked at several tripods at BestBuy and the Sunpack Platinum Plus seemed to be the best overall product for the type of tripod we needed. It is very easy to use, easy to attach the camera, easy to maneuver the camera once it it attached, and easy to make the legs longer or shorter. We are very happy with the Sunpack tripod and would recommend it to anyone who needs an easy to use tripod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Camera Tripod

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    Boatlover
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    This tripod is a great "middle of the road" tripod. Not too light - but yet heavy enough to accommodate a nice camera. Weight and ease of carrying this tripod around was also important to me. When a tripod is too heavy, one has the tendency to leave it at home and then regret their decision. I really like the "grip" handle - just squeeze and adjust - no more levers to twist or turn. I would highly recommend this tripod. You won't regret your purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have for any photog!

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    beastoftartarus
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    I really like this tripod. I was looking at another, more expensive model and opted to give this one a shot; because of the price differential. Honestly, there is no reason to spend twice as much on the other model, because this is essentially the same thing. They both have self-adjusting bases on the legs, so that you can use it on uneven surfaces with ease. They both have a pistol grip swivel head, with a quick release plate to allow for changing your shot quickly and it can support up to 10lbs, so no comsumer level camera/ lens combo should be a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod for the price

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    ramb
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    Great Tripod for the price. My main concern was buying a tripod for my camera that was light enough to cart around but also sturdy enough to be secure during setup. I have looked at several and the Ultra 6000PG was the right choice. It has a great pistol grip for fast movement. Always go with the flip lever locks for securing the legs on expansion, the threaded locks do not hold up. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy versatile (relatively) inexpensive tripod

    Posted
    luketc08
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    I am an amateur photographer who wanted a tripod to take family/friend portraits and nature scenes. This tripod meets all of my needs: I wanted to be able to set it on uneven surfaces (has feet with spherical joints), to be able to adjust to wide range of heights (as low as 2 feet up to 5.5 feet), sturdy/quality construction (inch thick aluminum telescoping legs with strong locks and easy to adjust/maneuver center column and pan head). Best of all it was $50 which was cheaper than the other tripods with similar features so I was happy with that price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod!

    Posted
    Natasha
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    This tripod is so great that I bought another one for my mother! It's lightweight. You can adjust the height. It's sturdy. I highly recommend it. If you're using it with a mobile phone, you'll need to buy a selfie stick. You take the phone portion of it and attach it to the tripod to hold the cell phone in place. They one I got was ReTrak - Bluetooth Selfie Stick. Also purchased from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multiple uses that work great!

    Posted
    skarznomore
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    I ended up eyeing this tripod when I initially got my wife her camera last year. I wanted to get her a great tripod, as that helps getting better pictures. One day, I went in and was able to pull it out of the box. Once out, I managed to test it out and boy was it good. It's lightweight, it's very maneuverable, and it has so many great features! It has a level built into the base and into the camera holding, it has a grip to move the camera to the desired position. It's great! I would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a great tripod!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable tripod

    Posted
    lizlaramba
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    Best Buy has a few of these with a wide range of price, I went in looking for something decent, sturdy and cheap. I think I opened about 4 of them and had them lined up and compared all of them to one another. The two cheapest ones wore flimsy, then there was this one, not flimsy. If a good gust of wind comes by I'm not worried it's going to tip over and damage my camera. It's was at a decent price and when I went to check out it was on sale. I got lucky with this tripod. It's worth the cost, sale or no sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice and good price

    Posted
    Ibuytekthings
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    The bestbuy gent had one of these and recommended to me. I am an amateur photographer and just wanted something with a little flexibility for family photos or shots I deemed interesting. Easy to install my camera on - easy to take off as well. I like the pistol grip and ability to get different angles if the sunlight or building is in the way or creating an issue. Works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good item for the money

    Posted
    Harold1950
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    There are more expensive/better tripods out there but for what this one cost, it will work well for what I am going to use it for. I'm putting my spotting scope on it to use at the range and not a camera. The only complaint I have about it is the mount that attaches to the camera/scope is a little wobbly when it is on the tripod. I've tried to tighten it up but there is no way. Regardless, it works for what I need. It might work better with a camera instead of the spotting scope.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good camera stand

    Posted
    dby407
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    I needed a solid but not too heavy duty camera stand to film my kids' recital and I compared a few different ones. This unit is priced reasonably and has a very solid stand that could hold a variety of cameras including a smartphone (with an adapter). The panning grip has a lock which you squeeze to unlock while panning, which in my opinion is a nice design over the other units that use a lever. I'd buy this unit again for a second camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Carry and Fast to Set-up

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    TimA
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    This was a good purchase for me. The tripod is lightweight and easy for me to carry. Fast to set-up. Takes less than one minute to set it up and put the camera on. I purchased a case separately with a shoulder sling that makes the carrying easier. Even though it is lighter than others, the case and sling really help. Weight and efficiency are much better than the tripod I replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend