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Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # SU523PX2 Mfr # 620-523-CFT-PX2
In Stock
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You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Includes Pistol Grip QR Ballhead
  • Supports 6.1 lb (2.8 kg)
  • 3 Leg Sections
  • Weights Only 4.1 lbs (1.9 kg)

The Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with a Pistol Grip QR ballhead is a lightweight, full size tripod that incorporates carbon fiber material for its leg construction, yielding exceptional stability for its weight of 4.1 lb (1.9 kg). Despite its light weight, it will support your equipment up to 6.1 lb (2.8kg)

The included Pistol Grip QR ballhead allows removal and replacement of the camera to the tripod and enables the photographer to gain a high degree of control over camera positioning.

The Pro 523PX2 chassis incorporates 3 position leg angle adjusters for providing mid and low-angle adjustment, a chassis spirit level and center column tensioning adjustment. Other features include rubber guarded twist lock legs, neoprene leg warmers, a removable center column hook, a reversible anti-rotation center column, a second short reversible anti-rotation center column and rubber feet with retractable spikes.

These combined features make this tripod ideal for both amateurs and pros.

General
Load Capacity 6.1 lbs (2.8kg)
Maximum Height 63" (160cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 13.5" (34.3cm)
Folded Length 24" (61cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Weight 4.1 lbs (1.9kg)
Head
Head Type Pistol Grip QR ballhead
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Head Attachment Fitting Reversible 3/8" to 1/4"-20
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Flip-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 1 (incl. 2nd short center column)
Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Pistol Grip QR Ballhead
  • 2nd Short Center Column
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SunpakPro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    3.4

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

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      (2)

    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (3)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best deal around

      By Doug

      from Hobe Sound FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Too Large For Easy Travel

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      The Sunpak 523PX2 is a great tripod. It's light, strong, easy to set up and use, and the price can't be beat. I'm especially impressed with the pistol-grip ballhead. Squeeze and hold the trigger to position the camera; release the trigger and the head immediately locks in position.
      The ONLY downside is that it is a 'full size' tripod which I consider too large for travel. I use a compact tripod for travel when I'm on vacation.

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      5.0

      Works as it should

      By Pete

      from Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I found it on sale for [$] and for that price I'm more than happy with it. Does what it should and is light weight which is good for travel. The ballhead mount is a must if you do a lot of shooting.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My dream tripod!

        By Frosty

        from Wichita, KS

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easily Adjusted
        • Good Footing
        • Lightweight
        • Locks In Tight
        • No threaded adjustments
        • Quick leveling
        • Smooth Movement

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Outdoors

          Comments about Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          As one who has come to the world of photography late in life, I looked for resilient equipment that I could tote on my own, that I could change out quickly and that wasn't too heavy. As a real estate photographer, much of my work is done outside in extremes of hot/cold. This tripod is light enough for me to sling over my shoulder and carry when I'm not using it, but strong enough for my camera/lenses/pan-heads/flash. A BIG feature for me is that I don't have to loosen or tighten anything on threads - a must for those older joints in my hands/fingers. The pistol grip level is just a squeeze and the flip releases to extend/retract the leg have completely spoiled me - so much that this is the second 523PX2 I've purchased and this one is my backup!

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I would not buy this product again.

          By FunDog

          from South Carolina

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Smooth Movement

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Slips Out Of Position

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Portraits

          Comments about Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          The ball head is not tight enough and allows slippage...

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          • No

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          (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broken Leg

          By JP

          from Connecticut

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Sunpak Pro 523PX2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          one of the leg locking mechanisms broke and plastic piece underneath camera plate broke.

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