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Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)

B&H # SMPTB Mfr # 700104
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You Pay: $82.50
Product Highlights
  • Optional Heads Available
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height: 65"
  • Min Height: 28"
  • Folded Length: 30"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Geared Center Column
  • Weight: 8 lb

Ideal for video, the Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod supports 25 lb, weighs 8 lb, and has a maximum height of 65" with both leg sections and its geared center column extended. The black aluminum tripod offers twist-type leg locks, center bracing for extra stability, and leveling rubber feet. It accepts optional pan/tilt, ball, and fluid heads.

General
Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 with 3/8-16" bushing
Maximum Height 65" (165 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54" (137 cm)
Minimum Height 28" (71 cm)
Folded Length 30" (76.2 cm)
Weight 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 1/2
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace Yes
Spirit Level Yes, 1
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Smith-VictorPropod Base Tripod (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 6 reviews)

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        3.0

        Wobbly feet

        By Al

        from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

          First let me state that this is not a pro tripod so any negatives I have regarding this item have to be tempered by the low price for a fairly heavy sturdy tripod. My only criticism has to do with the design of the feet. There is an available alternative of having metal spike or rubber feet. Choosing the spike feet requires retracting the rubber footings by screwing the rubber portion clockwise revealing the metal spike type feet. With the spike feet the footing is relatively stable however if the surrounding rubber feet are chosen the feet are quite wobbly and one can reveal that instability by merely rocking the tripod back and forth. I don't notice the wobble however during a slow gradual pan of the fluid head I have on the tripod so in the real world I am not sure the wobble will present any issues.

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          5.0

          Great tripod legs

          By TshaziStudio

          from Indianapolis, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

              I recently used this item for a wedding and I was impressed. I do not have previous experience with professional brands so this was a wonderful upgrade from my pervious consumer grade tripod. It extends to an impressive height and I use it with my Manfrotto 501hdv tripod head. It is heavy but to me that's an added benefit for stability. The reviews I read prior to purchasing helped a great deal and I am glad I took the chance to purchase a good product and save some money.

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              4.0

              Not bad for the price.

              By Elwood

              from Phoenix Az

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

                  Ok.. I should be clear, this isn't a 'pro' tripod. It is a beefed up consumer tripod. But.. like with everything in the photographic world there are compromises. But.. for $ + free shipping it is a very good value.. The only con.. is that the legs don't tighten up as much as I would like.

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                  5.0

                  Best Bang for the Buck

                  By rey

                  from New York, NY

                  Pros

                  • Black
                  • Economic
                  • Tall

                  Cons

                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

                  For the price of less than a hundred, I cannot complain. I bought it last friday for a wedding on saturday. There were little reviews to I thought I'd take a chance. Here's my review after 1 wedding shoot, two days ago. I gave it a 5 star because the price, performance, and surpassing my expectations all outweighed the cons. I've listed some cons i found in case those might be a deal breaker for others and decide to get something more expensive.

                  Pros:
                  -economy price!!!
                  -it came in black!!! i was hesitant because the image is bronze.
                  -decent height!!! with dolly wheels and a 501HDV head, the camcorder AC130 is way too high for me to operate, and I'm avg. 5'6".
                  -there are metal retracting spikes!!!
                  -the foot is ball rotation!!!
                  -the thread on the column is 1/4"
                  -the column won't come off when fully extended. Meaning, there is a stopper. So I can keep extending without worrying that i might overextend the the column will fall out.
                  -light enough to carry fully extended on and off stages via stairs
                  -the legs have number markings
                  -Professional look!!! won't get touched!!! thanks to the V-legs, I can set up the tripod in the back of a church during a wedding ceremony, leave it to shoot in the front and not wory about it getting knocked over. it's more visible and professional looking, and passerbys will try not to touch it.

                  Cons:
                  -the 3/8" adaptor was crooked, so thankfully, I have an extra 1/4"-3/8" adaptor
                  -the foot is hard rubber
                  -compared to a Bogen 3021 Manfrotto, it is not as sturday as a 3012. slight wiggle but when in action, wedding reception, it did not bother me at all. there is enough weight to keep firm. One would have to take care of it while, I can toss the 3021 around in my car trunk, and it stays as sturdy as day 1.
                  -compared to a Bogen 3021 Manfrotto, the poles are thinner in diameter and the thickness between the inner diameter to the outside diameter of the poles doesn't feel as thick as a solid metal 3021.
                  -you have to twist to lock the joints, instead of clamps. slower to close than clamps.
                  -no bag. by then again, a provided bag may not fit a head.

                  But for me the pros outweigh the cons. If ever I want something more solid with thicker metal and thicker pole diameter, i probably should have saved up for it but i'm under a budget.

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                  4.0

                  Good Bang for the Buck

                  By Charlie

                  from Billings, Montana

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                  • Cumbersome
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Video

                  Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

                  For the money it is a good "fixed location" system.

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                  5.0

                  great tripod

                  By iDiC Entertainment

                  from redding ca

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Video

                    Comments about Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black):

                    This is a great tripod all the way around. I use a 36 inch slider on top of this tripod and it's very stable. Without the slider even more stable. It's heavy but that doesn't bother me at all. I use this for my Canon 7D and I have no complaints so far.

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