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Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System

B&H # BETH770 Mfr # TH-770
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Product Highlights
  • Mid-level Spreader
  • Soft Case
  • 15 lbs Capacity

The Bescor TH-770 is a high performance tripod system for mid-sized camcorders up to 15 lbs. It features lightweight portability and a camera plate with long travel. This kit comes with a tripod and head combo with a carry case.

Mid-Level Spreader
This system comes with a mid-level spreader for support security on uneven surfaces.
Case
This kit offers a carry case for portability.
Maximum Height 5' (152cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended N/A
Minimum Height 30" (76.5cm)
Folded Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Load Capacity 15 lbs (7kg)
Leg Sections 2
Leg Lock Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Independent Leg Spread 40" (102cm)
Center Column Sections Not Specified by Manufacturer
Center Column Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Center Brace Mid-Level
Spiked Feet Not Specified by Manufacturer
Head Type Fluid
Head Mount Thread Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 7 lbs (3.2kg)
Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System
  • Tripod
  • Mid-level Spreader
  • Case
  • 90 Day Warranty
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    BescorTH-770 High Performance Tripod System
     
    3.9

    (based on 139 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (60)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (10)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (80)
    • Compact (64)
    • Professional quality (48)
    • Highly compatible (46)
    • Improves performance (40)

    Cons

    • Poor design (15)
    • Poor performance (15)
    • Limited compatibility (8)
    • Lacks functionality (7)
    • Pricey / poor value (6)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (65)
    • Home movies (47)
    • In the studio (44)
    • Complex projects (25)
    • Home (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (49), Professional artist (34), Enthusiast (19), Film student (16), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (78), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    okay tripod 4 the $, mine has a problem

    i ordered this tripod for a friend who is trying to get started with a small business that involves taping some simple interviews. she didn't have a huge budget, so this tripod seemed to...Read complete review

    i ordered this tripod for a friend who is trying to get started with a small business that involves taping some simple interviews. she didn't have a huge budget, so this tripod seemed to offer all the features she'd need: 2-stage legs, smooth pan & tilt, lightweight, leveling knob, and a sub [$] price tag.when it was delivered, all seemed to be fine until i tried leveling it. first, when the level bubble seemed to be right, it wasn't necessarily level (i know not to always trust it - what you see is most important). i made necessary adjustments for my shot, then panned. yikes! it got so far out of level (by simply panning - on a level surface, mind you) that it was as if i was getting ready to shoot an MTV-style interview with extreme canted angles. nothing looks out of whack on it, but somehow the head is off-kilter and means that anytime i pan, i have to readjust the leveling knob to make sure things are right. not good.i'm assuming that this is not standard for these tripods, so i'll be trying to exchange it or get it fixed (through the warranty, hopefully!).

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Defective Product

    I am a film student and received this tripod as a gift. I was super excited and had hand selected this specific brand. The FIRST TIME I received the tripod I found two...Read complete review

    I am a film student and received this tripod as a gift. I was super excited and had hand selected this specific brand. The FIRST TIME I received the tripod I found two problems1. The release lever that ejects the loading slate was stuck. It was stuck to the point that I called B&H asking if it was going to "break" if I "yanked it". It took a pair of pliers and my father's strength to actual unstick this lever, and there after it was still a difficult process.2. There are two turning locks on the camera that lock the up and downward pan motions. The lock on the left side of the head, opposite the guiding lever, snapped. By snapped, I mean the actual bolt broke in half - half of it in my tripod, half of it in my hand. I didn't even exert force on this lock, I was merely adjusting it.[...]The SECOND time I received this tripod.I VERY carefully opened up the box my tripod came in. I was removing the plastic wrap around the tripod and what falls to the floor?THE VERY SAME SCREW THAT HAD BROKEN THE FIRST TIME.It was not the same tripod, but the same exact spot was broken. This tripod is made of cheap materials and is not meant to last. This does NOT reflect B&H, but the manufacturer that creates this product. I have purchased from B&H in the past and will continue in the future, but to all amateur filmmakers out there looking for their first tripod DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND.Again. DO NOT BUY THIS TRIPOD

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    5.0

    Bescor tripod

    By Hex

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

    Very great tripod. The way is made is very professional and very trusty for big lens. The price is also very good, you get a well made tripod for an affordable price. I would recommend this for any filmmaker!!

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    5.0

    Grea tripod for my 3 Octive Psalltry

    By Dave

    from South Bend Indiana

    About Me Love Music

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Holds Musical Intrument

      Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

      Very steady for this heavy instrument.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works Great

      By Jordan

      from Salt Lake, UT

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

      We used this to shoot a commercial for our business. It worked great! Much better than those cheap tripods you get at most big box stores for about the same price.

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      3.0

      It's Changed

      By Rhoran

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Professional Film Editor

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

      I got my first TH-770 in 2009, and just bought another one in 2014.I recommend this tripod, but I am upset at all the changes that were made to make it cheaper.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great bang for your buck

      By Emily

      from Binghamton

      Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

      This tripod is great. It has a very fluid head, feels very sturdy and is the perfect size and weight for carrying to various shoots.

      It's a great tripod for a beginner filmmaker.

      The only thing that was bad was the lock at the bottom, which holds the legs together was broken when I got it. Just a minor defect. I still love it and use it for all my video shoots.

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      4.0

      Great value

      By GDN

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • Independent Films

        Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

        Easy set up and break down

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good built quality for the Price

        By David Armel

        from New York, NY

        About Me Film Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          It's in someway heavy to carry but compare to others tripod in the same range it's totally worth it. You can easily use and balance your DSLR or your Camcorder. You use a Canon 5d iii and could easuly change my lenses with any compromise in the weight!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          TH-770 Good for the money

          By Fgilges

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          It`s good for the money but the termination is not great.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good For The Money

          By Indie Film Maker

          from Clovis

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cheap Feeling
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          The Bescor Th-770 Tripod is a good beginner Fluid Head Tripod for $[$](as of 6/9/14).The tripod is a robust and lightweight design with flaps to release the legs. It offers a good Fluid Head and Lower legs section of the tripod. However there are some cons the spreader is cheap and the latches to release the legs are plastic.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Best bang for the buck.

          By Panik

          from Alabama

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          Absolutely solid tripod. Honestly for $, I wasn't expecting much, but have even please toy surprised. Metal plate is nice, handle is adjustable. It's not the most fluid head in the world or anything (jumps/sputters a fair amount unless you're careful) by it's highly affordable, the head can be replaced, and dead easy to operate, even one-handed. Perfect for fast shooters who hate wasting time.

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          4.0

          Overall good quality but bad in detail

          By Indy Ian

          from Kenmore, NY

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Photographer, Producer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best For Your Money
          • Easy To Use
          • Handleable
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Not The Best Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          I usually would use this tripod for film, its really compact and maneuverable to a point. Some of the parts aren't the best quality. I bought this tripod on my own its a mid-range (borderline professional) well priced tripod thats easy to operate. Like I said before that some of the parts aren't the best quality, the pan and tilt knobs are small and they seem like they'd easily be broken so just be carefull with them. The middle stabilizer that goes in between the tripod legs is made of cheap material and plastic and also seems like it would easily broken. If it would've been made of thicker or heavier material and held to gether by more than just a small screw I might be able to trust putting a weight on it but not the way its made now. Overall its a great tripod to use if your little bit more experienced in the film or photography field.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great for my students

          By Eric

          from Newark NJ

          Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

          It's lightweight durable easy to use for the students.

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          1.0

          Solid tripod but the head is useless

          By Simon

          from Canada

          About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor Performance

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

            I had this tripod for a year and I'm already planning to get rid of it. I'm doing a lot of video work and the tripod head is not fluid at all. I have great difficulty trying to to smooth tilts and pan. The only solution I found was to put a Manfrotto 501HDV head on to of the actual head so it will give me more smoothness.

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            • No

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            4.0

            would buy another of these

            By Michael

            from Ponce, Puerto Rico

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

              I use the product for a Canon photographic camera, but to record videos. In the major fashion runways of my country ... For the type of camera you use, the product is good. The system has legs that I like. Things not so good that the head adjusters fit or much or little is not as accurate as a tripod much more expensive ...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              3.0

              The quality has gotten worse.

              By Bud Buck

              from Colorado Springs, Colorado

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Incredibly Affordable
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

              I bought a Bescor tripod back in 2009 and I recently needed a 2nd tripod to mount a slider to. My 2009 Bescor model is much better quality. This new one is made of cheaper plastic instead of aluminum, and it just screams "made in china".

              That said, it's still a study tripod that does the job, and it's still super inexpensive.

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              • No

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              1.0

              There are better tripods for the money

              By Ethan

              from Ratanakiri, Cambodia

              About Me Freelance Filmmaker, Humanitarian Worker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Decent Auto-leveling
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor durability
              • Poor Fit And Finish
              • Poor Performance
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

                I purchased this tripod 8 months ago for indie studio work and the occasional location shoot. At first glance it seemed like a decent little tripod for DSLRs (D7000), though the fit and finish was a little inferior.

                But this tripod has NOT lasted like you would expect for its price range. The leveling bubble broke inexplicably after two months, miscellaneous screws loosened, and the pan lock lever fell off at some point—and this is mostly light studio work.

                After 6 months, the the extension lock on two of the legs began to fail; in other words, the legs would randomly collapse. Unfortunately, the leg collapsed once during a shoot, and one of our cameras fell, breaking a Nikkor lens.

                I personally would never purchase this tripod again, or recommend it to others. I have found few pros and many cons in my 8 months with it.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Disappointing

                By David the Trainer

                from Abilene, TX

                About Me Trainer, Videographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Design
                • Poor Performance

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

                Doesn't have a fluid head, and the camera attachment is difficult to release or fasten.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Very good for a cheap price

                By Mario

                from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                About Me Business Owner, Film Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Lightweight
                • Very Light

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

                  I will use with Panasonic V720, is perfect.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Cheap

                  By Mike

                  from Boston

                  About Me Business Owner

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality
                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Performance

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

                    There's nothing great about this tripod. I bought 2 of them because of the price and shame on me for that. You can tell the minute you pick it up that it is poorly constructed. Pan/tilt are not smooth at all, so every move is unstable. Only using these for wide shots or unmanned cameras. Don't waste your money.

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Solid enough but not for big cameras

                    By MizQ

                    from Guadalajara, MX

                    About Me Business Owner, professional photographer, Video producer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • It Looks Cheap

                    Best Uses

                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Bescor TH-770 High Performance Tripod System:

                    It's a simple tripod for small cameras and D-SLRs. Light and small, so don't try to use it with big equipment it will bet unstable and shaky. It has some manufacture fails.

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                    • No

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