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Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 4 lb (1.8 kg)

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Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head

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The Vista Explorer V Tripod is a handy camera support that weighs in at under 3 lbs, it is rated to support up to 4 lbs. Ideal for general use with mid-range digital or film SLR cameras, point and shoots, or compact camcorders.

The attached head features a 3-way pan/tilt "fluid-effect" design, with a built-in quick release mechanism.

26mm-diameter aluminum 3-section legs
Built-in carrying handle
Bubble level on base and head
12" geared centerpost

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General
Load Capacity 4 lb (1.8 kg)
Maximum Height 59" (149.9 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 47" (119.4 cm)
Minimum Height 22" (55.9 cm)
Folded Length 24" (61.0 cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/no
Weight 3 lb (1.360 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt head
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting Head is not interchangeable
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace Yes
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 4 lb (1.8 kg)
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Soft Case
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Vista by Davis & SanfordExplorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head
     
    4.4

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (22)
    • Large range of motion (16)
    • Attaches firmly (15)
    • Strong clamp (7)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (18)
      • Portraits (15)
      • Night shots (14)
      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Travel (13)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (8), Photography student (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (26)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great for the Price

      Tripods are always a tricky buy. I'm not sure about most of you but I tend to wear mine out very very quickly. With most tripods the strength-to-weigh ration is just not up to...Read complete review

      Tripods are always a tricky buy. I'm not sure about most of you but I tend to wear mine out very very quickly. With most tripods the strength-to-weigh ration is just not up to par and after a few years or hiking/photo adventures, they tend to come apart. This tripod, however, has not disappointed. It is nice and light but at the same time is quite durable. My only concern is the smaller, more fragile plastic parts. This tripod offers many options and has all the bells and whistles but I fear that due to it's complication there is a larger possibility for something to go wrong. However, nothing has gone wrong yet, much to my surprise, and I am very very pleased with this product. The 3 way head and quick release is a must and this tripod is a very good buy for the price.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Tripod for light use

      I got the tripod and found that everything works good. I like the way it tightens in the middle so that it can have a narrow stance. It seems to have all the features...Read complete review

      I got the tripod and found that everything works good. I like the way it tightens in the middle so that it can have a narrow stance. It seems to have all the features of a good tripod. The construction appears fine, but it is light weight, so it does not feel real durable. However I think under light use and care it will last just fine. It maybe too light to securely hold a heavy camera. I found it to be a good value.

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      5.0

      must have!

      By jun2

      from Macomb,MI

      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

      Light and handy!

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      5.0

      Excellent value

      By Chris

      from Springfield, MO

      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

      This tripod might not be fancy, but for the price it's hard to beat. It feels sturdy, yet light, and folds up conveniently. The height on it is also a plus, as it should fit any need you might have for still photography. The plastics feel a little cheap, but it works and is easy to use.

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      4.0

      Good value for the money

      By ASU Mom

      from Sharon, MA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

          Very steady and just right for my college student's photography class.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Pretty nice for the price

          By SirDugald

          from Sodaville, Oregon

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                5 stars as an entry level tripod. If it is something you are only going to use a few times per year then this is the tripod for you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Excellent product

                By Chunny

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Shots

                  Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                  Very good stand that was used in astrophotography. Lightweight and perfectly suited for my DSLR camera needs.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  I Like it

                  By Kris

                  from Lafayette LA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                  Its a very good product especially for price

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                  5.0

                  Good for the price

                  By CrazyMonk

                  from Ormond Beach, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel
                    • Video

                    Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                    Considering the price you can't beat this tripod. It suits me for landscaping pics. Comes with a carrying case too. Great value.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod for a very decent price!

                    By Pich75

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                      Can't go wrong for the price, mostly used indoors. Does the job!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great For The Money

                      By Willy

                      from Northern NJ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                        Very versatile tripod. Lots of adjustable settings.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Tripod

                        By EFS

                        from San DIego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                          this product was cheap to purchase but functions and looks like a tripod that would easily have cost me ten times what I paid. Great piece of gear!!!

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                          • No

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                          3.0

                          You get what you pay for

                          By Arturo

                          from Mérida, Yucatán

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Low price

                          Cons

                          • Poorly built

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                          It gets the job done. Period.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Nice Tripod for the money

                          By BGF AV

                          from Lancaster, PA

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                            Works great with a light weight camera.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            What I can say so far

                            By Mars the gaffer

                            from San Francisco , CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Video
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                              Great for outdoor shooting

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect lightweight ripod

                              By milehightrader

                              from Aurora, CO

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                              I needed a compact and lightweight tripod for portability, and the Explorer V is just right. Seems to be well contructed and fairly sturdy too.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Hows it holdin up?

                              By PicturePerfect

                              from Pennsylvania

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                              • Weak Clamp

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Video

                              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                              This is a good lightweight tripod. At first I was nervous because it seemed flimsy, but it seems to be holding up well.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Sturdy & Affordable

                              By pm1

                              from new york

                              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
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                                the product is sturdy and can be adjusted in different sizes. I like the sleek look of the tripod and it is easy to attach to the base of the camera.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Sturdy yet low cost.

                                By jdfern

                                from Farmingville, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                                  Low cost sturdy tripod for my son's skating videos.
                                  If he destroys it, it won't break the bank.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  5.0

                                  Fun and easy to use.

                                  By Sergio

                                  from Ventura, Ca

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Large Range of Motion

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                                    The Explorer V Tripod is fun and easy to use to get that perfect shot. I like the many options that I have with the 3-way head movement.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Deal

                                    By Photo Mom

                                    from Westboro, MA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attaches Firmly
                                    • Compact
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Large Range of Motion
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                                      I am NOT a professional photographer, but I did want a tripod for those portrait photos or when you need to lower the shutter speed for lighting or effect. This is a great light weight, easy to use tripod that even comes with a carrying shoulder bag. You can't beat this deal. It is a great choice for the occasional or beginner photographer.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great Tripod for the Price

                                      By Shawn

                                      from PA

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attaches Firmly
                                      • Large Range of Motion

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Explorer V Tripod with 3-Way Head:

                                        I use this product mainly for Home Theater Calibration, with an Audyssey Microphone and a [@] Digital Sound Pressure Level Meter. It works great for what I wanted/needed. We also just got a new camera so now we can use it for that as well.

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