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Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

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Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 4 lb
  • Max Height: 53"
  • Min Height: 20"
  • Folded Length: 21"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 2 lb
  • Geared Center Column
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Carrying Case Included
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The Vista Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is a lightweight support with a load capacity of 4 lb. It extends from 20" to 53", and folds down to 21" for transport. Its 3-way pan/tilt head incorporates a long single handle for tracking moving subjects. It features a center-brace, for added stability, flip locks on the legs, and a quick release plate for attaching your camera. A case is included for carrying and protecting your tripod during transport.

Maximum Height 53" (134.6 cm)
Minimum Height 20" (50.8 cm)
Folded Length 21" (53.3 cm)
Load Capacity 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip
Independent Leg Spread No
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet No
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt with quick release
Head Mount Thread Size Head is not interchangeable
Bubble Level Yes
Weight 2 lb (0.9 kg)
Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • Tripod Case
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Vista by Davis & SanfordTraveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
     
    3.4

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    63%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Compact (6)
    • Easily adjusted (5)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Locks in tight (4)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (6)
    • Unstable (5)
    • Jerky movement (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home (8)
    • Travel (6)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Portraits (3)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Casual photographer (3), Semi-professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    NICE TRIPOD!!!

    It works with compact and semi-slr cameras, but not for my dslr since it is lightweight -it can't handle it.. but overall.. it's a nice tripod. cheap and
    reliable for some...Read complete review

    It works with compact and semi-slr cameras, but not for my dslr since it is lightweight -it can't handle it.. but overall.. it's a nice tripod. cheap and
    reliable for some cameras like my canon g10. very light and easy to carry!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent Low Cost Tripod

    I bought a few of these to loan to students in my high school photography class. At this price I can afford for them to lose or break a few, but they're good enough...Read complete review

    I bought a few of these to loan to students in my high school photography class. At this price I can afford for them to lose or break a few, but they're good enough for general purpose work with smaller SLRs and lenses (I wouldn't use this tripod with a heavy camera or lens).

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    4.0

    Great deal!

    By MOMZENG

    from NEW YORK

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Unstable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

      This is a great deal. Price is right. Perfect tripod for my son to use as he tries to improve his skills. Only downside is it doesn't seem to be sturdy enough to hold the DSLR with the bigger lens. Overall a great buy!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      great equipment

      By jessica

      from tulsa

      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

      Thank you

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      5.0

      Good Purchase

      By Victor

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

        Very light and have a good material

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Newer Cheaper hard to use with gloves on

        By JT

        from Wenatchee, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

            I have had the older version of this tripod that was made by Tiffen for years. I loved it because it was light weight for hiking and easy to flip the legs open with gloves on. I had to replace it, I thought I was getting the same tripod but no, the newer version going by the same name, but made by Vista is sorta the same but not where it is important to me. It is even lighter at the sacrifice of quality, the legs flips require taking off glove to open, all the knobs are smaller, harder to use with gloves. The stop at the bottom of the center post that is supposed to keep the leg brace secure comes off fairly easy. It is different enough they should have given it a different name for we would know it is different!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product for A Great Priceq

            By Shan

            from NewYork

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

              I love this little thing!! I was so excited upon arrival! It's very lightweight, but capable of handling my tiny powershot Canon 320 hp (I wouldn't recommend this for cameras any bigger than that). I got it for use indoors, but I'm pretty sure it'll be fine to use outside as well depending on the foundation used. It holds up fine on hardwood and carpet. The legs are sturdy. There's a handle to steer the camera and it's angles are limitless with the camera screwed onto the dock! I love that feature! There's also a tiny leverage located on the dock, which is cool. It gets pretty tall (just about 5 ft) and as short as a foot.. nice range for me! The only thing I'd change is the wind up handle you see sticking out the side because once you wind it to where you want it, it doesn't lock. My camera is a touchscreen, so if I'm handling it too much while sitting on the dock, I'll end up pushing the tripod back down from where I wound it up. I hate that.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Excellent product!!!

              By Arun Manohar

              from Brooklyn

              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

              Perfect and easy to use at a low cost. Just love it.

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              5.0

              Not a waste

              By photographer

              from us

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

              Use and practice for tripod shooting, alternative to handheld in slow shutter. Retract extensions to reduce deflection, add small weight to increase stability

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Perfect for Yamaha YPAO setting

              By Ponzio

              from Plymouth, PA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

              • Weak Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                This was strictly purchased for taking Yamaha YPAO (speaker equalization settings) readings. Since I'll probably only use it about 10 to 20 times in my life, I felt no need to go overboard. It does the job admirably and has a nice tote bag for storage. It is semi-fragile. Not commercial grade and I wouldn't recommend it for photography buffs.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Was Shocked At This Great Tripod!

                By Ashley

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                I used this tripod on a production set and it works great! The set up is easy, and I can definitely tell that I won't have to put WD40 on this product any time soon.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Cheap & Fragile

                By Marin

                from Chesapeake, VA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Fragile
                • Jerky Movement
                • Slips Out Of Position
                • Unstable
                • Weak
                • Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                I teach Digital Photography and have a limited budget. I ordered 10 of these for my classes to use. We have been using them for 3 weeks now and already have had to return one (it was broken out of the box). Three have already had parts break.
                Two had the turn knob break off completely. One, the center support broke.
                DO NOT recommend. Cheap. Lightweight and easy to use, but will break easily with any average use.

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                • No

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                4.0

                good for home use

                By a yid

                from new york

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight

                Cons

                • Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                the price is very affordable but its head is quite junky, i would recommend it only for home use not for daily use

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Very light, but that means, very light!

                By JR

                from Haiti

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Jerky Movement

                Best Uses

                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                This tripod is what it says it is: for traveling. It is light and therefore very vibration-prone. Should be used mostly for locked-off shots, and simple pans. Nice carrying case, very light and packable!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not impressed

                By Jake

                from Peoria, AZ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • None

                Cons

                • Small Range
                • Unstable
                • Weak Clamp

                Best Uses

                • None

                Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                I bought this product as a tripod for a slave strobe flash. I was really un-impressed with its quality. One time, at random and unprovoked, the middle piece just fell right of. Also, the head of the tripod is always falling off. The cause of all these problems is simply poor build quality. I mean you feel like your going to break it just using it. I am too worried about it to use when dealing with any clients, thats how bad it is. I suggest that you save your money and buy a decent tripod instead of this one.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Absolute cheap tat.

                By LenstaSF

                from San Francisco

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                      Upon opening, I had trouble getting the legs to extend at all, and then when testing the raiser for the top, the handle snapped off, and I was stuck with a mostly extended top end.

                      Was in the trash within 5 minutes of arrival.

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                      5.0

                      NICE TRIPOD!!!

                      By Bran

                      from Wa

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Portraits
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                        It works with compact and semi-slr cameras, but not for my dslr since it is lightweight -it can't handle it.. but overall.. it's a nice tripod. cheap and
                        reliable for some cameras like my canon g10. very light and easy to carry!

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                        1.0

                        bad quality

                        By JOe

                        from Raleigh NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Bad quality
                        • Unstable
                        • Weak Clamp

                        Best Uses

                        • Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Skateboarding

                        Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                        it is a light weight trippod, but when i put my canon rebel on it, the neck would go down slowly, after i just raised it. the bold that tightens the legs allowing the to spread dindnt fit and the legs were free and always moving.
                        overall bad quality.

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                        3.0

                        This tripod is perfect for what I needed

                        By Mike

                        from Easton, Pa

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Good Footing
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight
                        • Smooth Movement

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                          I use this to hold one of my cam coders, while capturing video to my computer. It seems pretty sturdy, and for the price you can't beat it.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Cheap and Flimsy

                          By Stephen

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Jerky Movement
                          • Unstable

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                          The tripod is very light and flimsy, I wouldn't put a heavy camera on it, however it's great for a light pocked sized camera or, in my case, several remote flash units.

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                          3.0

                          Ok for light cameras

                          By Taylor

                          from Salt Lake City, UT

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Slips Out Of Position

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                          This is definitely not a pro tripod as you can guess from the price. It is very lightweight and portable and is well matched to a small camera. I used it with a Fuji S700 and a Canon Elph and it worked very well. It will hold my new Canon Rebel SLR, but it isn't rock stable and it is not confidence inspiring. Even though my SLR setup is only 1.5 lbs, it seems like too much. This tripod says it is rated for 4lbs, but I would say realistically to do its job, it is more like 1 pound. So basically I would recommend it as a cheapo solution for compacts, but not for any SLR. Mine is the lightest SLR setup I know of an it is too much for this thing.

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                          3.0

                          Decent Low Cost Tripod

                          By jw

                          from Philly, PA

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy
                          • Jerky Movement

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Vista by Davis & Sanford Traveler Aluminum Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

                          I bought a few of these to loan to students in my high school photography class. At this price I can afford for them to lose or break a few, but they're good enough for general purpose work with smaller SLRs and lenses (I wouldn't use this tripod with a heavy camera or lens).

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