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Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System

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Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System

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Product Highlights

  • Supports 9 lbs (4kg)
  • H22DV Head
  • 2-Stage Tripod
  • Pan Handle
  • 3-Position Counter Balance
  • Built-in Brace
  • Carrying Case
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The TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System, though weighing only 8.1 lbs (3.7kg), provides ample support for today's lighter digital camcorders. It comes with the H22DV head, providing smooth pans and tilts with no backlash or bumps, and rapid, secure camera counter balance, with a -60° to +90° tilt angle. Also included is an aluminum 2-stage tripod with center brace, offering superb strength and stability, with precisely spaced fastening to prevent tripod pinching when closing the system.

Load Capacity 9 lbs (4kg)
Mount/Base 75mm 3" Half Ball
Balance Plate No, fixed quick-release plate
Counter Balance 3 positions + off
Pan & Tilt Range 360°, +90/-60°
Pan & Tilt Drag Fixed
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes / No
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Minimum Height 29.5" (75cm)
Maximum Height 61" (155cm)
Folded Length Not specified by manufacturer
Weight 8.1 lbs (3.7kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 7.0 x 7.0"
Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
  • H22DV Head
  • Aluminum Tripod Legs
  • PH-2 Pan Handle
  • Quick Release / Wedge Plate
  • TC-60 Soft Carrying Case
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    LibecTH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
     
    4.1

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (10)
    • Stable (9)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)
    • Folds away (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Video (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great tripod for the money

    The last Libec tripod I had lasted 12 years. The 950 DV is a great tripod for the money. Holds up to 9lbs. Heavier than last tripod, but good in high winds....Read complete review

    The last Libec tripod I had lasted 12 years. The 950 DV is a great tripod for the money. Holds up to 9lbs. Heavier than last tripod, but good in high winds. Nice fluid head. Good for shooting sporting events.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not worth the investment

    I am a Broadcast Journalism student and we used this model of tripod while shooting and reporting on stories for our college news class. We did not use these tripods at the volume...Read complete review

    I am a Broadcast Journalism student and we used this model of tripod while shooting and reporting on stories for our college news class. We did not use these tripods at the volume (bi-weekly) that a normal news organization would use them (daily).

    The good points about this tripod is that it's light and fairly easy to carry. The leveling system they use is very handy when you need to level-up your shot quickly.

    Now, the bad points:
    - The leveling system that the tripod uses becomes loose after very little use and makes it hard to pan and tilt your shots smoothly, causing a jerky motion when attempting to make smooth movements with your camera. There's too much slack.

    - The center "spanner" piece of the tripod needs to be completely redesigned because after light use, the plastic connectors in the center and on the legs break off and render the spanner unusable. This has been declared a weak spot, since this has happened on more than three of the same models in one 16-week semester, using the tripod every two weeks.\

    - There are small, metal shafts that work their way out of the plastic mechanism that locks the legs into place. If a person does not catch the bolt, working its way out, the locking mechanism ceases to work and you will be stuck with a bipod as the result.

    - DO NOT rely on the warranty that comes with the tripod or you will be charged around $110.00 for the repair of the tripod.

    - Overall, I would not recommend this tripod to anyone unless you were to only use it sparingly throughout the year and you need a lightweight tripod.

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    3.0

    The Best Light Tripod For Least $$

    By Anton

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Cannot Hold Heavy Cameras
    • No Tension Control

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

    This tripod is a great low-cost option for use with very light-weight cameras. I use it on professional shoots in tandem with tripods three times as expensive. However, it is not good with heavier cameras, or with DSLRs with a bunch of peripheral gear, like monitors and Zoom recorders attached to the camera. This head lacks real tension controls and it pre-set to hold a camera that weighs between 3 and 6 pounds.

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    5.0

    Great tripod for the money

    By Alecia news photojournalist

    from Batavia, NY

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Video

    Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

    The last Libec tripod I had lasted 12 years. The 950 DV is a great tripod for the money. Holds up to 9lbs. Heavier than last tripod, but good in high winds. Nice fluid head. Good for shooting sporting events.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Libec TH950 Tripod

    By Wayne the Broadcast Sales Professional

    from Australia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

      Good value for money. I have sold plenty of these and have received no complaints.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good Things Come In Small Packages!

      By Steve

      from Eagan, MN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

        We use this tripod to record to video our Sunday chruch services. The action is SO much more fluid than our other tripods and is totally worth the $. We recently had a guy faint while standing for an hour filming, so we have to move to a seating position with a remote monitor for the camera (because the tripod needs to be the same height), which brings me to my only regret: I wish the handle were longer or came with an extension so our camera guys could reach it more easily from a seated position.

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        5.0

        Good enough

        By Lsundli

        from Sandefjord, Norway

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

            For Small Cameras (max Sony AX2000 or similar).
            Easy to use in different situations, indoors and outdoors because of the light weight.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not worth the investment

            By Mike the Shooter

            from Morgantown, WV

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Unstable
            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

              I am a Broadcast Journalism student and we used this model of tripod while shooting and reporting on stories for our college news class. We did not use these tripods at the volume (bi-weekly) that a normal news organization would use them (daily).

              The good points about this tripod is that it's light and fairly easy to carry. The leveling system they use is very handy when you need to level-up your shot quickly.

              Now, the bad points:
              - The leveling system that the tripod uses becomes loose after very little use and makes it hard to pan and tilt your shots smoothly, causing a jerky motion when attempting to make smooth movements with your camera. There's too much slack.

              - The center "spanner" piece of the tripod needs to be completely redesigned because after light use, the plastic connectors in the center and on the legs break off and render the spanner unusable. This has been declared a weak spot, since this has happened on more than three of the same models in one 16-week semester, using the tripod every two weeks.\

              - There are small, metal shafts that work their way out of the plastic mechanism that locks the legs into place. If a person does not catch the bolt, working its way out, the locking mechanism ceases to work and you will be stuck with a bipod as the result.

              - DO NOT rely on the warranty that comes with the tripod or you will be charged around $110.00 for the repair of the tripod.

              - Overall, I would not recommend this tripod to anyone unless you were to only use it sparingly throughout the year and you need a lightweight tripod.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what we wanted and expected

              By marketing dept

              from cincinnati,oh

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies
                • Stabilization

                Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                Time to make some movies, our marketing dept was over the moon with the product and can't wait to get started!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice and compact

                By nucktv

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                    Great for travel and once set up very sturdy. Fits my 'on the go' needs

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Surprisingly sturdy for its weight

                    By Owen

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me semi-pro

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good stability for weight
                    • GOOD VALUE
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portability

                      Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                      If carry weight or value for money is important, this tripod and head is quite solid. Smooth action also.

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                      4.0

                      So far so good!

                      By LivVicar

                      from San Jose , ca

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Cumbersome

                      Best Uses

                      • Movies
                      • Stabilization

                      Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                      I have used the tripod a few times now and it works great! Easy to setup and tw ball level is very convenient! A bit larger than what I used to carry but worth it!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Head

                      By Enlightened Editor

                      from Corpus Christi, Tx.

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easily Adjusted
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smooth Movement

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Video

                        Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                        Super smooth fluid head. Esp. for the price.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great product

                        By Zbt72

                        from Mexico

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Libec TH-950DV 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System:

                            High quality, low price, and very easy use

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                            • No

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