An ideal choice for backpackers, nature and wildlife photographers, photojournalists or any other photographer where the size of their gear matters. Maximum Working Height: 63 3/8".
ProMaster XC series tripods are lightweight, stable, stylish and easy to carry. They are the ideal choice for backpackers, nature and wildlife photographers, photojournalists or any other photographer where the size of their gear matters.
- 180ﾰ folding leg design for compact storage
- Precision machined alloy body minimizes weight
- Dual threaded head platform assures compatibility with almost any head or camera
- Spring loaded weight hook allows the addition of additional weight for added stability
- Built-in monopod for added versatility
- Three position-adjustable legs with easy and fast-to-use push button locks allow for low angle shooting, shooting in cramped situations or shooting on uneven surfaces.
- Ball head has multiple bubble levels to help with precise positioning
- 5 section; 28mm leg diameter
- Maximum Working Height: 63 3/8" / 161cm (without head)
- Minimum Working Height: 6 3/8" / 16cm
- Folded Height: 16 3/16" / 41cm
- Maximum Load: 26 lb / 12kg
- Tripod Weight: 3 lb 7 oz / 1.56kg
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a bit heavy to tote, but that actually contributes to stability ... strong and easy to stowe
Great tripod, lots of features and solid. Mounted a canon 7d with battery grip and 70-200 lens and the tripod was sturdy. For the money, this tripod is unbeatable.
Bought one and put a Gimbal head on it to use with my Tamron 150-600mm lens and decided that I did not want to take it off/on to use it with other lenses, so I bought another one!
Nice tripod, holds my Nikon d700 with various lens's no problem.
I went in to my local camera store looking for a travel tripod, expecting to walk out with something like the Benro Travel Angel or another brand that I recognized. The salesperson then showed me this, which runs a little cheaper than some other brands with the same features. I'd never heard of Promaster, but the salesperson told me that they only sell to specialty camera stores, which explains why I didn't run across the name in my searches on the B&H and Adorama web sites. Apparently Amazon is making it available through a retailer that supplies the product.
This has all the features I need in a travel tripod: short enough to throw in a backpack when folded up (16"), a decent ballhead, legs that quickly collapse and expand, relatively light (3 lbs 7 oz), holds a lot of weight (26 lbs) and has a good quality look and feel about it. The maximum height is more than enough to get the camera higher than my eye level and I'm 5'11". A big plus is the fact that one of the legs is removable and forms a monopod. I'd been looking for a good monopod and this one is long enough and can hold the weight of my Canon 7D and a 70-200 2.8 lens just fine.
The ballhead and the tripod itself have bubble levels, though I don't know how much I'll use those. The ballhead is removable so that you can put whatever type of head you want on there. The plate, however, is not a quick release; it requires cranking a screw type adjustment to secure it, but once you do, it is tight. The screw on the plate itself is a little small however- it's hard to get adequate tightness just using your hands.
Another nice feature is that the center column is two pieces. You can unscrew it and use only a portion of it, then lower the tripod down to nearly ground level to get those really low shots. The ends of the legs have metal points on them that are good for outdoor use, or you can adjust the rubber pads on the end so that they extend beyond the spikes if you're using it indoors and don't want to damage the floors. Nice touch.
All in all, a good value. Not as light as a carbon fiber tripod, but not as expensive either.
For the money, this tripod / ball head hits the spot. Excellent value and pretty sturdy. I might eventually replace the ball head with something that has a quick release. I am using this with a 1dx and a 70-200 2.8 IS or with a 100-400 lens and it is sturdy. Not as light as carbon, but can't beat the price either.