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Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead (Quick Release) - Supports 6.6 lb (3 kg)

B&H # SU4300PB MFR # 620-430B
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The Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead is a full size tripod that features many professional features. It comes supplied with a sturdy ballhead with built-in quick release system, a split-level center column to facilitate low angle positioning, and each top leg section comes coated with a foam protector, for better handling in extreme weather conditions.

Quick acting flip locks
3-Position leg locks allow for leg openings of independent angles
Split center column for ultra-low angle use
Hook on bottom of the center column allows for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability
Retractable leg spikes
General
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3kg)
Maximum Height 66.7" (169.4cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height 20.3" (51.5cm)
Folded Length Not specified by manufacturer
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
Weight 3 lbs (1.36kg)
Head
Head Type Ballhead
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip locks
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 2
Leg Sections 3
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead (Quick Release) - Supports 6.6 lb (3 kg)
  • 2 x Quick Release Plate
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Sunpak4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead
     
    4.3

    (based on 34 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (22)
    • Stable (19)
    • Folds away (12)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Unfolds quickly (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (22)
      • Home (19)
      • Portraits (16)
      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Night shots (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Enthusiast (4), Semi-professional (4), Casual photographer (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      good entry level mount

      great value-priced tripod. Very steady, like the ball mount and quick release mechanism, but found that it can be pretty wobbly at the quick release when composing shot. The legs are straight and...Read complete review

      great value-priced tripod. Very steady, like the ball mount and quick release mechanism, but found that it can be pretty wobbly at the quick release when composing shot. The legs are straight and quick to deploy, but found that they can be a bit wobbly due to no reinforcement arms. Best part is it folds up very small and light weight! Small enough to tote on backpack. Suggested bag for this tripod is way too big, almost twice the size! Would reccomend a small size bag. My next mount will be one with reinforced legs and a grip handle for better and more precise movement.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good buy for price.

      I got this tripod for a trip to Honduras. I didn't have the cash to get the one I wanted, but this had the features I was looking for and the right price....Read complete review

      I got this tripod for a trip to Honduras. I didn't have the cash to get the one I wanted, but this had the features I was looking for and the right price. I was shooting a Nikon D300 with an 18-200. The tripod is lightweight and pretty sturdy. The quick release works fairly well. The only problem I ran into was that the quick release latch became loose, and I didn't have an allen wrench to tighten it back up. I could pull the camera off the ball head without undoing the quick release. However, I was able to get it adjusted and tightened and it worked great the rest of the trip. The ballhead tended to take a bit more loosening and tightening than I would have liked. Overall, I was impressed with the tripod for the price. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't have the funds to get what they want just yet.

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      3.0

      Worked well for a short time

      By Crazy Carl

      from Lebanon, PA

      About Me Casual user

      Pros

      • Ball Head Strong
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape Photography

      Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

      I bought mine about 2 years ago, took it hiking and used it around the house. But, one of the clutches in the leg just gave out while I was putting my equipment away and I almost lost my camera. Disapointed it wore our already. It's not top of the line tripod, but I had a cheaper one that lasted longer. I use a Pentax K-30 with multiple lenses.

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      5.0

      Good deal, especially for the money

      By Wretched

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

        Sets up quick and easy. Sturdy and versatile. Comes with spare quick release plate.

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        5.0

        4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead by Sunpa

        By njbeachbum

        from Southern Jersey

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots

          Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

          I bought this tripod when my package-deal tripod broke. The 4300 seems sturdy, is easy to operated, handles my 70-300mm lens and camera body without shifting or wobbling. I wish to use this tripod mostly for nighttime photo shoots of the moon, stars, etc. It is not complicated to operate and seems to pose no problems adjusting it in the darkness. Another reviewer commented that the bubble level could not be seen when the camera body was attached to the tripod. Because I wish to use this mostly in the darkness, this is not an issue for me. Although others had recommended not buying legs with the flip locks, I have some arthritis issues in my hands, and these locks are very sturdy but easy to operate. I like this tripod very much. Also, due to the wide range of positions, I will be experimenting with close-to the ground macro shooting! I feel it is a very good tripod for the price I paid. I think it in near pro equipment for the non-pro.

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          4.0

          works as should !

          By JH

          from NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                comes with extra plate !
                capable of withstanding student use.

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                5.0

                Just what my camera wanted!

                By TR Photo

                from NJ

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Studio
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                  This tripod is great and I use it for portrait Photogaphy.
                  I like the head of the tripod and the easy way to go from portrait to a landscape view.
                  There is not anything that I could say that is not great about this tripod.

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                  4.0

                  Tired of lugging heavy equipment

                  By Rodeo Bob

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Somewhat Limited Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                  I have two 4300 B tripods and use them for smaller/lighter digital cameras. I like the height the tripod provides and the ball head seems to hold well. I especially like that the 4300 includes two release plates. The tripods are light but seem sturdy enough for smaller cameras and lenses. I would not chance using my bigger, heavier cameras and lenses because I have several Gitzo carbon fiber tripods for such use. For what I am using the 4300 B tripods, they work well and are easy to carry around.

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                  4.0

                  as advertised

                  By shooter

                  from sacramento, ca

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                      Not sure on durability but this thing is ultimately adjustable with leg setups. I am using for spotting scope in stand, sit, and prone positions. We shall see how it holds up. Has plastic leg clamps similar to what broke on my cheaper stand.

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By AMDphreak

                      from Memphis, TN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Leg clamps face inward
                      • Panoramic

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                      The tripod does everything except panoramic shots well.

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                      5.0

                      great product better than expected

                      By Mr. T

                      from california

                      About Me Photography Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                        When I did my research, this tripod was out of stock, I am glad I waited the ballhead is made of sturdy metal , it is very compact and is easilly attached to my to my camera bag. You can flip the ballhead the to face the base of the legs for even better storage. You can extend this tripod over six feet, and the hook allows you to attach some weight ( or your camera bag ) for even more stabillity . The ball head lock very well and the tipod holds my canon and a 250mm lens very well. Very well made I would recomend this to anyone and everyone great tripod at a good price

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                        5.0

                        Best tripod up to 60$

                        By qi.dmit

                        from Ru

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Large Range of Motion

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                          Cheap, good, high tripod.
                          I use it with D300s+35-70/2.8 (4.5lbs)
                          ++ Included ballhead
                          +++ ext quick release plate
                          + built-in level
                          ++Low cost
                          +Lightweight

                          --end of leg is not fixed strong
                          -last part of telescopic leg is little flexible
                          -+locks of parts of leg made from plastic and can break. But maybe plastic is good quality.

                          Total:
                          6+ - very good tripod.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Tripod

                          By Matrix

                          from Qatar

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Home
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Studio
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                            Really great and very stable, light wight

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                            2.0

                            no device to move the camera when attach

                            By none

                            from kansas

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Poor Design

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                            There is not device to allow one to move the camera while the camera is attached to the tripod.
                            To do this you must touch the camera to move the camea right to left. I find this difficult. I never thought of this when I ordered it.

                            I like the tripod, but becasue of this I wouldn't buy it again.

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                            5.0

                            Great Value Tripod

                            By dhc_rm

                            from New Plymouth, ID

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                              This is a very good tripod. Don't let the price fool you. Very sturdy and tall. Comes with a ballhead, although not the greatest, but it works. This is a big step up from a big-box store that doesn't specialize in cameras tripod.

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                              3.0

                              nice lightweight tripod

                              By Kathleen

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Awkward quick release

                              Best Uses

                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                              I use this for when I go hiking. It's lightweight, but I hang my backpack on it, and we're good to go. The quick release is awkward...it seems to stick occasionally. I think it's a great tripod for the price.

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                              3.0

                              Decent Tripod

                              By Divs

                              from Randolph, NJ

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • Bottom of leg is weak

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Home
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                              I bought it very recently and found that the center column is missing the tension adjustment column was missing. I followed up with the manufacturer to find that this is a new design and to be honest, it is better! The center column is steady and firmly holds in it's position. In an otherwise a horrendous trip to Grand canyon and Las Vegas, the pics I took using this tripod in GC, are the only memories that surpassed the value for the money i spent on this. The 3rd leg portion is weak, but not so much to affect the snaps. I recommend this to everyone, especially to those who had to operate on low budget and is still highly passionate about the snaps they grab. It's definitely worth more than it costs! Thanks ToCAD!

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                              4.0

                              Great Tripod

                              By Mikegp

                              from San Antonio TX

                              About Me Getting Started

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Studio

                                Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                                Perfect for my needs. Excellent price, no complaints.

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                                5.0

                                I would big this product again and again

                                By Thomas

                                from Bronx, New York

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Macro Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                                  This product is good for all kind of picture in travel because is durable and very lightweight.

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                                  5.0

                                  All the best features in a tripod.

                                  By RVer Guy

                                  from IL

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                                        My digital camera has a 26x zoom and that meant I needed a tripod to be able to hold it steady for those long shots. I wanted something light-weight, but with enough height that I didn't have to stoop to use it and I decided the ball head was just too much of an improvement over my old tripod's system to pass up. I love the quick release feature and that it comes with two mounting brackets. I use the second one for my binoculars. Even with the great height I can lower the tripod within a few inches of the ground for those macro shots I periodically take of the flora. [...]

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                                        4.0

                                        a good choice

                                        By pamamia

                                        from racine, wisconsin

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Folds Small
                                        • Good Stability

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                                          This the second one I bought in 4 years. I travel a lot and used the first one heavily. With the ballhead off, it is about 18" tall and I can put it inside my backback instead of strapping on outside and drawing people's attention when traveling (in those infamous foreign areas).

                                          It is sturdy and stable enough for my Canon Rebel level DSLR and a 18-270 zoom, even for taking the night shots.

                                          In my opinion, it is a good choice at a good price.

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                                          5.0

                                          Good Product

                                          By Nick

                                          from Chincoteague Island VA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Folds Small
                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Unfolds Quickly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Sunpak 4300 Pro B Tripod with Ballhead:

                                            It serves it's purpose. I'm using it for portrait photography for holding umberella and speedlight. Sturdy and i like the ballhead.

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