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Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head

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Product Highlights
  • 8 lb (3.62 kg) Load Capacity
  • Maximum Height 63" (160.02 cm)
  • Multi-Directional BHQ8 Ball Head
  • Lightweight 3 lb (1.36 kg)
  • Folds Down to 21" (53.34cm)
  • Carry Bag Included
  • 10-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

The Vista by Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head is an aluminum tripod that weighs only 3 lb (1.36 kg) and folds down to 21" (53.34cm). It features 3-position independent leg adjustments, a quick lift 2-section center column, and the BHQ8 multi-directional ball head. This tripod will hold point & shoots, SLRs and DSLRs, and camcorders weighing up to 8 lb (3.62 kg). This versatile tripod is equipped with a directional compass, bubble levels, rubber spiked feet and comes with a high-quality padded carrying bag.

Compact extra light aluminum grounder tripod
3-position independent leg adjustments
Tripod and head have bubble levels for accurate leveling
Directional compass set in tripod base
Adjustable 3-section snap leg locks
Rubber spike feet add extra stability
Quick lift 2-section 0.94" (24mm) center post
Bottom center post hook allows for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability
All-way BHQ8 Ball head
High-quality, padded carrying bag included
General
Load Capacity 8 lb (3.62 kg)
Maximum Height 63" (160.02cm)
Minimum Height 7.5" (19.05cm)
Folded Length 21" (53.34cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes
Weight 3 lb (1.36 kg)
Head
Head Type BHQ8 Ball Head
Quick Release FZ10 Quick Release: QRBHQ8
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 4-sections
Diameter: 0.90" (2.3cm)
Leg Lock Type Snap lock
Independent Leg Spread 3-position
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Quick lift
Dimensions Diameter: 0.94" (2.4cm)
Height: 14" (35.56cm)
Center Column Sections 2-section
Special Features Directional compass set in tripod base
Bottom center post hook
Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head
  • Padded Carrying Bag
  • BHQ8 Standard Ballhead with Quick Release - Supports 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • 10-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    Davis & SanfordVoyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 171 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (95)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (124)
    • Lightweight (94)
    • Folds away (66)
    • Unfolds quickly (63)
    • Attaches firmly (46)

    Cons

    • Unstable (8)
    • Heavy (5)
    • Poor quality (5)
    • Small range (4)
    • Weak clamp (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (130)
    • Night shots (113)
    • Travel (96)
    • Portraits (85)
    • Home (81)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (94), Semi-pro photographer (33), Casual photographer (22), Photography student (12), Pro photographer (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (129), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    WOW

    I am really impressed with this tripod. I would have never expected such a nice tripod for the money.

    first my only complaint is that there is a tiny amount of...Read complete review

    I am really impressed with this tripod. I would have never expected such a nice tripod for the money.

    first my only complaint is that there is a tiny amount of creep in the head and when laying it all the over doesn't bring the camera to 90 degrees it's more like 95 or 100 so you have to lift the camera slightly to level out portrait shots.

    Since those two issues are kinda big I docked the tripod a star. But for those weaknesses there are a ton of strengths.

    First the tripod feels extremely sturdy, I have no worries with my D300 and my 70-300mm lens on there.

    the foam grips are really nice when shooting outside in the cold.

    you can set the tripod flat on the ground by removing the lower portion of the stem. And you get two bubble levels.

    The legs move and operate with ease and the spiked feet are really nice, you screw up the rubber guards to expose the spiked feet and screw the guards back down when shooting indoors.

    This tripod is really light but very sturdy and it is really compact, when attached to my back back it doesn't take a lot of room or stick out really bad. It also comes with a very nice case for either storing or traveling.

    For the money you can't beat this tripod!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    No 2 piece Center Column

    I didn't receive the 2 piece center column as stated in the product description. I did register the product on line, mentioning the discrepancy, and received an e-mail stating that a replacement 2...Read complete review

    I didn't receive the 2 piece center column as stated in the product description. I did register the product on line, mentioning the discrepancy, and received an e-mail stating that a replacement 2 piece center column would be shipped to me within 2-weeks.

    The lower leg extensions of the tripod are very small in diameter and the locking clip does not provide a stable tripod with the legs fully extended. If you only extend the lower section about half way, the tripod is very stable under my cameras weight.

    The ball head is permanently attached to the center column, so don't plan on upgrading to a different and/or better ball head in the future.

    I like the aluminum construction. No plastic parts at major loading points to break or wear and lead to wobbling.

    Reviewed by 171 customers

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    4.0

    Must Buy for Beginers!

    By Prana-O2

    from des moines, IA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots

    Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

    very firm hold on the camera as well as ground. loved the product but heavy to carry everywhere. It can became my travel companion, if it was lighter. Overall, liked the product and worth every cents!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Pleased

    By TW

    from SW Florida

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Down Easily
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

      Pleasantly surprised, upon first opening this product, at the quality and the sturdiness. I am fairly new to photography, so after a horrible experience with the purchase of a much cheaper tripod from one of my favorite retailers, I was happy to receive a product that was sturdy and of great quality, and for a very reasonable price. The rubber feet offers great grip, and the quick release is simple enough for me to use. I really am enjoying this tripod. I am giving it a 4 because I have only used it once or twice, and am still in the process of evaluating all of its other features.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great size and weight to transport.

      By Tim

      from Waukesha, WI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

        I like the size and weight, but it isn't the easiest to unfold and level quickly.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Happy with my tripod

        By charlie

        from Florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

          I was traveling to the Grand Canyon/Las Vegas and wanted a lightweight tripod for the trip. I was impressed wit the sleekness and compatibility of the tripod. It came in it's own bag so I was able to attach it to my camera bag and get through the airport fairly easy. I used the tripod mainly for night shots and hiking through the rocky terrain. I was very impressed with it's stability and the size that it folded down to. It was not as light as I thought it would be but was still manageable. It has a quick release locking system that did not work quickly for me. I think there is a knack to it but I have not worked it out as yet. I enjoyed using the ballhead system for panning wide shots. Overall I was very impressed and would recommend it to someone who is looking for a relatively lightweight, stable, compact, inexpensive tripod.

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          5.0

          I absolutely love this tripod!

          By ZIP

          from Cleveland, OH

          Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

          What an amazing tool to have! I have been using this tripod for a lot of long exposure shots. It has helped me tremendously! Very stable, very accessible when trying to get complex angles. I absolutely love this tripod!

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          4.0

          Very good tripod for the price

          By HELDESIGN

          from Bogotá, Colombia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Travel

            Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

            Stable, lightweight and good case to transport, excellent choice for the price.

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            5.0

            Great producto for my money!!!

            By AOlvera

            from Mexico City

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel

            Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

            I used on a trip and works very fine!!!

            Very satisfied with my money!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect!

            By Aaron

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Shots
              • Travel

              Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

              This is my first tripod, but I have been very pleased with it. Very high quality, easy to attach camera and weight. It folds down very small and the included bag is a huge plus. I ordered another!

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              4.0

              Great product for a great price!

              By Luke Johnson

              from Rhinelander, WI

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Foam Cover On Legs
              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                I use this tripod for landscape and portrait photography. Most of my work is done outdoors and this has been working very well for me. It is lightweight but stable with fully adjustable legs. The padded top section of the legs is a nice feature as well. I used this tripod in very high winds to shoot the Aroura a few weeks ago and it stayed fairly stable, although when fully extended it becomes a bit more vulnerable to any movement. When adjusting the legs length independantly, it does have a couple spots where it binds a little. However, this can be corrected by releasing all the clips on that particular leg and adjusting the length from there. Overall, I am very pleased with this purchase.

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                4.0

                Great tripod

                By Chiefing chan

                from Lancaster, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits

                Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                The tripod is easy to use, has a spikes and rubber stoppers for different surfaces which is useful. Only bad I saw I was it could not keep my 60d completely steady at certain angles.

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                5.0

                A fine piece equipmentfor small camera

                By Taubby

                from Mountain Home, AR

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                  For most cameras, a sturdy tripod is a necessity for sharp photos. It is easy to
                  use and packs neatly with the rest of yourphoto gear.

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                  5.0

                  Lightweight, but sturdy

                  By Anji

                  from Newark, DE

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                    I have a Nikon D7000, and was looking for a lightweight tripod that can support the camera. I am very satified with the buy, specially for the price it comes with.

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                    3.0

                    Nice design...quality, not so much.

                    By AR in Miami

                    from Miami, FL

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                          I purchased this tripod because it had nice features and an excellent price point. The product was designed well but there was a problem with the telescoping legs. The second of the 3-stages, on each leg oddly enough, wouldn't slide smoothly. I had hoped it would loosen after a bit but never did. I had to force the legs to telescope and was afraid it would damage to tripod so unfortunately I had to return it.

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                          4.0

                          Amateur photogs new best friend!

                          By lightpainter

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                            I especially love that I can set it very close to the ground providing me with great angles when shooting flowers and insects on macro.

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                            4.0

                            good thing for beginners

                            By Tony

                            from Toronto, Ontario

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Large Range of Motion

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                            the attach mechanism is quite firm
                            very good for my nex6
                            but i would not trust a 6D+720 on this unless if its going very low or if its not extended
                            although the hook is suppose to add weight to the tripod and make it more stable
                            you won't really trust the legs to do that kind of thing

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Compact Wonder

                            By Suzie

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Compact
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Limited Product Details

                            Best Uses

                            • Product shots

                            Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                            I absolutely love this product. It is so lightweight and compact but holds my gear exactly where I need it. It has great features for keeping it level as well.

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                            3.0

                            Crumbly quick release plate

                            By JB

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Affordable

                            Cons

                            • Bad quick release plate
                            • Flimsy

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                              It does what it needs to but it's flimsy. I could deal with that given the price, but the quick release plate has cork-board or something similar where it contacts the bottom of the camera. This was fine for a while but now it rubs off and gets all over the place. What a mess.

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                              2.0

                              Quick Return

                              By Chickboom

                              from Hartford, CT

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Inexpensive
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Flimsy

                              Best Uses

                              • Point Shoot

                              Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                              Just didn't meet my needs. Flimsy. It wasn't out of the box 5 minutes before I re-packed it and was looking for an RMA number. On the positive side - it certainly was light and it came with a nice carry bag. Ended up going with The Vanguard Alta 264AP. Heavier but a much nicer unit with a very smooth pan head.

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                              5.0

                              Great for the Price, well built

                              By JEA

                              from Miami Fla

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                                This is not a tripod intended for a large DSLR with a heavy lens, but for a small to medium camera it works perfectly.

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                                4.0

                                battle tripod

                                By vemmar

                                from mexico city

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Large Range of Motion

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Davis & Sanford Voyager Lite with BHQ8 Ball Head:

                                  I use this products to mount my video camera, the most important features I was looking for was a reasonable price, since Im a semi pro user, how portable it was, when checking other tripods I put special attention in weight and the size when folded.
                                  I work as a documentarist.
                                  The bag its a plus definitely for travelers like me a good feature
                                  Another good thing was the versatility.

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