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Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod w/ PHD-31Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod w/ PHD-31Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
  • Trunnion Shaft System (TSS)
  • 5-Section Legs
  • Quick Release

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Compact and lightweight, the Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod incorporates the patented "Twist Lock" leg-locking system, which allows its legs to lock and unlock quickly and simply with just a half turn twist. This unique system speeds up the set-up time significantly. This model also features the Trunion Shaft System (TSS), where the main leg-bolts are now positioned directly above the shaft, which makes the tripod even more compact when closed.

The tripod's unique leg assembly allows for a five-section tripod with a great expansion/contraction ratio (~54.5" extended & ~13.2" collapsed). It is especially ideal for use as a traveling tripod, to be used with a standard digital SLR camera system.

The included PHD-31Q is a fully-featured all-metal "revolving" pan/tilt head. In addition to the usual 3-way pan and tilt functions this head has a second revolving plane, basically allowing for any position. It has swing function of 90° to right and left, and 360° pan action. The quick release platform is compact and thin, but is made of Aluminum to maintain durability.

Independent leg spread allows each leg to be positioned at different angles, with a choice of three preset angles.
Split center column for low-angle work
Top-leg diameter of 21mm
Load Capacity 3.3 lbs (1.5kg)
Maximum Height 54.5" (138.5cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 6.5" (16.5cm)
Folded Length 13.2" (33.5cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 2 lbs (920g)
Head Type PH-31Q revolver pan/tilt head with quick release
Quick Release Yes
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20
Leg Stages/Sections 4/5
Leg Lock Type Leg twist-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid sliding
Center Column Sections 2
Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod w/ PHD-31Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • QB-3B Quick Release Plate
  • Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

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    Excellent Tripod

    By Jediskier

    from Folsom, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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        Comments about Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod w/ PHD-31Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

        This tripod is excellent. I like how easy it pull out the three legs. All different angles you can mount the camera. To find right angle to take a great photo. It nice and lightweight. I plan to pack it while I do my long bicycle rides so I get quality pictures of scenry and group shots. I only wish I know about this tripod many years ago. I highly recommend this tripod to those who enjoy taking photos outdoors. It great for indoors to since legs angle well in tight location. This is an excellent tripod for price!!

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        ultra maxi tripod

        By zena

        from queensbury ny

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer


        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Strong Clamp


          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Velbon Ultra Maxi-M Tripod w/ PHD-31Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head:

          Nice and easy to extend.legs and.very stable. Bought a ball head fir it to make it even easier. Very happy

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