The STV-66K is packed with all the features the amateur photographer may need for the perfect shot. Create perfectly aligned panorama images using the tilt-lock 360 degreee panorama feature. Create crisp time-lapse videos or photos by preventing shake and blurred images in low light conditions. Built-in carrying handle and ballast hook for hanging weight in windy and unstable conditions. The removable quick-connect adapter can stay mounted to your camera for lightning-quick setup. Great for DSLR, tablet*, smartphone* & action camera* photos and videos (*mounting adapters sold separately).
Leg/Tube Size (mm): 25x19.2
Max Load (lbs.): 6.6
Tripod Sections: 3
Quick Release: YES
Pan Head: 3 Way
Bubble Level: Dual (Head & Base)
Elevator Type: Geared
Foot Type: Self-Leveling
Folded Height (in.): 26
Min. Working Height (in.): 25
Extended Working Height (in.): 66
For the money, this tripod is okay. 3 stars is just that, it's okay. Not bad. Not great.
I upgraded my tripod from the absolute cheapest tripod money could buy to this one, and I'm very pleased. The legs feel sturdy. Its tall enough for me to use standing up (i'm 5'8"). And the pistol-grip ball-joint is amazing! I'll never go back to a three-axis tripod head. I use this mostly for backpacking, and its easy to strap to my backpack. Its about the lightest i could find in the price range with a ball-head.
Works for an 8 lb, spotting though frame is light. Does need weight at center of tripod for a solid hold. Price is right for what it does and what it is.
This is an OK tripod. The head was a little stiff. I took it apart and cleaned it. I will be using some dry lubricant as well. The bag is more of a nuisance than anything else. I don't think I would call it "Pro" but it is OK. I am using it as a second tripod using a secondary camera to the main one.
I attached a cell phone mounting clip and use this for my iPhone, since I don't have a DSLR. Works great for taking time-lapse or panning for a video or panorama. Comes with a nice nylon bag with carrying strap. I keep it in my trunk so it's always available.
Great tripod, decent price. For basic needs it works well, has two levels so you can keep everything flat and the pistol-head is way better than not having one. It's adjustability is almost limitless for its size and you'll probably never have issues getting the angle you want.
Good sturdy, well made tripod. Still perfect after a year of hard use.
Sturdy but has some difficulty locking where I put it with my heavy spotting scope. Handle is easy to use. Quick release is a little sloppy. I was hoping for more rigidity. It is well built and for something lighter like my camera I think it will be just right.