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Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod

B&H # VEURL Mfr # ULTRA REXI L
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Product Highlights
  • Compact Aluminum Tripod
  • 5-Section Legs Extend Up to 5.01'
  • Split-Center Column
  • Very Low Minimum Working Height of 3.74"
  • Simple Quick Twist Leg Locks
  • Very Compact Folded Length of 14.17"

The Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod is a compact aluminum support that's ideal for digital SLRs and camcorders--it folds down to 14.17" (36 cm), extends up to 5.01' (1.53 m), and using the split center column, it has an incredible minimum working height of 3.74" (9.5 cm). The simple quick-twist system locks and unlocks the legs quickly and easily, and the Trunnion Shaft System (TSS) makes possible the extremely compact dimensions of this tripod. A head is not included.

This compact aluminum tripod has 5-section legs that extend up to 5.01' (1.53 m)
Using the split center column, minimum working height is a very low 3.74" (9.5 cm).
Velbon's patented Trunnion Shaft System (TSS) means that each leg extends the entire inside length of the outer leg casing, making the tripod extremely compact when folded.
The "Twist Lock" leg system uses a simple quick twist and pull to extend each leg in one movement. Another quick twist locks the leg.
General
Load Capacity 8.81 lbs (4 kg)
Maximum Height 5.01' (1.53 m)
Minimum Height 3.74" (9.5 cm)
Folded Length 14.17" (36 cm)
Weight 2.88 lbs (1.31 kg)
Leg Stages/Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Not specified by manufacturer
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Bubble Level Not specified by manufacturer
Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod
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    VelbonUltra REXi L Aluminum Tripod
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      A sturdy, versatile lightweight

      By John

      from Whidbey Island, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

        I got this with the ball head and two quick release bases for an intense photo-trip with digital camera and medium format film camera. As I worked with it I became more and more pleased every day. The multi-angle legs solved lots of problems and the quick releases were solid and snapped firmly into place. The ball head moved smoothly and never moved out of position. A very good system and one that makes your work much easier.

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        5.0

        The best travel Tripod many can buy!!!

        By Pk

        from Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

          This little tripod beats all of the carbon fibre tripods out there. It is simply great for no other reason than speed of setting it up (super fast), very lightweight and compactness. I initially bought it for travel but ended using it every day. It has been nearly a year of constant use and it still works great. Well priced excellent piece of equipment.

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          4.0

          Well Constructed Tripod

          By Warren

          from Melbourne, Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Solid construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

            I bought this tripod for overseas travel and i was surprised by the solid construction and light weight compared to other more expensive options. I wanted a compact tripod and this is ideal at a competitive price.

            I can confidently use this on a Nikon D700 with a 24-70 Nikon lens attached.

            The trunnion system is easy to use once you understand the mechanism. The Tripod did come with a case although this was not stated when i purchased. I would suggest you practice erecting the legs several times before you use it so you are familiar with the operation and because the legs are quite stiff to move initially.

            I was sceptical about the capacity to hold the D700 with the 24-70 Lens on a Velbon PH-157Q Single Arm Pan and Tilt Head as this is quite heavy combo but having tested it i am quite satified with the weight it is able to hold and the stability it offers.

            In my packaging i did not receive any instructions and one of the stickers was incorrectly placed on one of the legs. I was able to obtain a download of instructions by searching the web which proved useful. Strangely i could not locate these instructions from the manufacturer site.

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            5.0

            Awesome travel tripod

            By BCfromBC

            from Rossland, British Columbia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

            I was certainly apprehensive about purchasing this tripod without having first seen it, but having received it, & used it now for a few weeks, I can say I am very, very impressed with it.
            It is tiny when fully packed. Very light. Very flexible in how it can be set up. Yes the twist locks take a few goes to get used to, but once you are used to them, they work brilliantly. Sure this tripod does move, it is after all, very light, however, for the weight & size, I think it is very stable.
            If you are after a travel tripod, or a tripod like me that you would like to use whilst hiking, then this is very hard to go past. For the money, I can't imagine finding something better.

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            5.0

            GREAT design, sturdy, durable, compact

            By Matt

            from Decatur, GA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

              This is a really well designed piece of gear. It has the widest diameter legs (30mm) of the Ultra series, which I'm sure contributes to its stability. It is notably more stable than any other 5-section-leg tripod I have used, while maintaining a weight of about 2.5 lbs., and surprising compactness (just over 14" folded!). It includes a wrench that allows you to swap the mounting bolt from 1/4" to 3/8" just by flipping it over (nifty). The center column is splittable and is VERY solid when locked down- the latch for this lock is also well designed, as it requires a two-stage movement to disengage, eliminating accidental unlocking. If I had to add one gripe it would be the lack of a hook on this center column for down-weighting, but there is a removable cap so perhaps something could be fashioned to work. Highly recommended.

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              4.0

              Well-made, compact travel tripod

              By Dimitri

              from Washington DC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

                Excellent build quality and compact when folded as advertised, but not lighter than similar size tripods. Leg locking mechanism is simple and fast, but I am not sure how long it will last (I have only used it for a month so far).

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                4.0

                Very Good Tripod

                By Marty

                from New York

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

                  This is a very good TRAVEL tripod. It is light & folds to 14+ inches. I use it with the Nikon D200 with an 18-200 lens with no problems. The only issue is you have to be careful not to overtighten the legs.

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                  5.0

                  Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod by Velbon

                  By Tknight

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Light weight small size
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Friction locks bit fussy

                  Best Uses

                  • Any FX or Dx DSLR

                  Comments about Velbon Ultra REXi L Aluminum Tripod:

                  This tripod has been part of my equipment bag for about 10 days. From this limited point of view, here are my comments:It's used with DSLRs - D300, D7000. It supports these cameras very well, even with lenses, such as the 18-200 or the reasonably heavy MIcro 105.Positive points: Height; it's almost as tall as my 25 year old Manfrotto 055 at 1/3 of the weight.With this amazingly low weight it is ideal for travel and hiking.It is hard to believe that a tripod with that working height packs into a size of barely 1 1/2 ft.All round Velbon has produced a winner.Negative: I have to get used to the friction locks. It will probably take me another 10 days.B&H Service: First Class.[...]

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