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Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead

You Pay: $39.99
Product Highlights
  • 3-Way Panhead
  • Extends to 72" (1.81 m)
  • Supports Up to 20 Lbs (9.9 kg)
  • Center Locking Brace
  • Geared Center Column
  • Weighs Just 3.83 Lbs (1.74 kg)
  • Quick Release Plate (2 Included)

The Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead extends up to 72" (1.82 m), supports up to 20 lbs (9.9 kg), and weighs just 3.83 lbs (1.74 kg). It features a 3-way panhead and quick release plate (a second quick release plate is included). This 3-section tripod is designed to support digital still cameras, lenses, telescopes and camcorders. It also has a locking center-column brace and flip locks for fast and easy height adjustment, as well as a geared elevator center column, 2 built-in bubble levels (on the base and on the panhead), and rubber feet. It also includes a carry handle, foam grips on the base, and a hook on the bottom of the center column for hanging additional accessories, or to add weight to the tripod for additional stabilization. A carrying bag is included for storage and transport.

Tripod with 3-way panhead extends to 72" (1.81 m)
Supports up to 20 lbs (9.9 kg)
Center locking brace and geared center column
Weighs just 3.83 lbs (1.74 kg)
Quick release plate (2 included)
General
Load Capacity 20 lbs (9.9 kg)
Maximum Height 72" (1.82 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height 26" (66 cm)
Folded Length 28" (71.12 cm)
Weight 3.83 lbs (1.74 kg)
Head
Head Type 3-way panhead
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread No
Tripod Feet Rubber feet
Center Brace Yes
Center Column
Center Column Type Geared elevator
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes, on base and on panhead
Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead
  • 2 x Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PolaroidPLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead
     
    3.9

    (based on 45 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    71%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (35)
    • Stable (26)
    • Unfolds quickly (24)
    • Folds away (17)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (13)
    • Unstable (5)

    Best Uses

    • Home (20)
    • Video (16)
    • Landscape/scenery (15)
    • Portraits (15)
    • Night shots (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (8), Photography student (6), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Tripod.

    I use this tripod mostly for for family events and for sports, and so far, it has suited me great, and hasn't disappointed me once. I is very lightweight, strong and stable....Read complete review

    I use this tripod mostly for for family events and for sports, and so far, it has suited me great, and hasn't disappointed me once. I is very lightweight, strong and stable. It's the cheapest tripod for it's height (although it's still a bit too low for me, I'm 6.7.....) Very easy to extend the legs, awesome quick-release (2 of them included with the tripod), and very sleek design. It has a carrying handle positioned exactly in the middle so the weight is even between both sides, and that makes it very comfortable to carry around. The carrying case that it comes with is also great.

    My camera that I usually use with it weights about 900 gr. with large lens, and I have had absolutely no problems using is with this camera (d70 with telephoto lens). But large video cameras that a weigh a few kilos are a bit too much, they are too big and then the tripod gets unstable. I don't even think that it is meant to be used with such cameras.......
    However, it's kinda big (when folded), but I guess thats how it is when it's a relatively tall tripod. Also, a few of the locking knobs on the top are a little hard to turn (the one that locks the upper extension rod and the one that controls the vertical angle of the camera).

    All in all, it's a great tripod if camera isn't heavy, and it's definitely worth the price, even if it would cost $50 more. If you want a tripod for video, search elsewhere.
    But if you're in to photography, go and buy it, and don't waste your time looking at all the others.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Incorrect Load Rating Stated!

    Pan-head is 100% plastic and there is no tension adjuster for panning up/down. At most the plastic head could support 2-4 pounds and in that weight category there are many cheaper models...Read complete review

    Pan-head is 100% plastic and there is no tension adjuster for panning up/down. At most the plastic head could support 2-4 pounds and in that weight category there are many cheaper models to choose from. The center column also has a LOT of play when extended even half way out. I give it one star for the nice carrying case that came with it.

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    5.0

    Perfect in every way

    By Nostaljea photography

    from Ny

    Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

    Has everything I was looking for!
    Very Stable and withstands all the accessories i use on my camera.
    Smooth to adjust and everything can be locked in place.
    Seemingly a very good & cheap price for the quality.

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    3.0

    Plastic connectors snap off in cold

    By traveling queen

    from milwaukee, WI

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Weak Construction

    Best Uses

    • Home

    Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

    If you plan to baby this tripod, it could work for you. I like to use a tripod in all types of weather and this didn't stand up to use. The first time I took it out in cold weather, the plastic connections that hold on the legs snapped off, leaving the legs unable to support the camera. The pins that connect the supports at the legs also snapped. What I did like were the level indicators and the ability to easily put in the camera and take it out. Too bad it didn't work out as far as real use. Would not recommend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Regular para el C90 MAK

    By Marco

    from México, Estado de México

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

        While the C90 MAK Supports up to an inclination of 45 °, after that becomes unstable

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        easy to use but really flimsy

        By Doogie

        from Erie, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unstable
        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

        This is super easy to set up and use, if you have a 2 Lb or less.

        it says its rated for 20Lbs. maybe thats the weight it will collapse under. with a 5 Lb scope it acts so flimsy i'm better off holding it by hand. every thing including the head is cheap plastic to boot.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        The tripod is fine.

        By Will

        from Minneapolis, MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

            The tripod is fine, although I now understand what level of quality $ gives you.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good overall, a little stiff

            By Sky Watcher

            from Tucson, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                Using tripod with a pair of SkyMaster binoculars (also purchased from B&H). Overall, very happy. Good price, stable, holds the heavy binoculars well. The pan and tilt are a little stiff, but hopefully both will loosen with time. Overall, happy with purchase.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                I like this product

                By filmholder

                from Michigan

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                  This tripod is very sturdy, has great height capability and is easy to transport.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Not Recommended

                  By Omache

                  from Seattle Washington

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Unstable
                  • Weak Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                  This tripod is a study in good and bad. Good price but flimsy. Two quick-release plates, but they only work well with a video recorder (still cameras tends to swivel around the mounting screw because the plates aren't faced with rubber or cork). 72" tall but likely to collapse if you brush against it.

                  I gave this tripod to a friend who only wanted a tripod so she could appear in the group photos she takes. I kept the case to use with my new Slik Pro 400DX (which I also bought from B&H, of course).

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Perfect

                  By Sameh

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                    Great size, very robust, different setting options, comes with 2 plates, very nice case included. Very happy with the product.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very Good Product- Vale for Money

                    By ram

                    from VA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                    I am regular user of the product, I am using it for my canon t3i, so far its been a month. Considering the $$ spent its value for money, there are other great products however at this $$ this is an ideal product.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic buy for the price!

                    By Photos by Kathy

                    from IL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                      The tripod was a Christmas present for my wife, and she loved it! Especially the rotating mount.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Product

                      By Winn

                      from Fargo, ND

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                        Great product that allows smooth panning, an ability to look down upon things, even when 6 feet tall, and compacts into a small, easy to carry unit.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Great Tripod

                        By Snappy Wendy

                        from Lincoln Park, MI

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Sturdy Easily Set Up
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                        • Panning A Bit Stiff

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                        Sturdy, great looking, easily accessible to change heights, only thing is to pan it's a bit stiff and jerks but I'm guessing could be from being new and not used enough, so will see how it goes. Other than that it's a great tripod!! Great price and product.

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                        • Yes

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                        3.0

                        You get what you pay for

                        By Broadcast Teacher

                        from Alabama

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Weak Construction

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                        This is not a good tripod for everyday use. We purchased two for a production class. One was broken out of the box. B&H exchanged it for us which is great. However, I can already tell I will need to replace them before the start of the next school year. They are currently doing the job but I don't think they will hold up since it is mostly glued together.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        awesome

                        By none

                        from Olympia, WA

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                          This was the best deal for the money I have ever enjoyed! This tripod is so light to carry, yet so strong in support. It is just awesome.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          More than I expected

                          By JeseeDeMoyaC

                          from La Vega, Dominican Republic

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Video
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                            It is an inexpensive product for the quality and the features it presents.
                            Performs very well, looks strong, brings a great carry bag, has a great maximum height. A dolly would be a great feature to combine with.
                            The bubble levels work pretty good.
                            Its very stable at the moment you position it and is easy to mount digital and camcorders.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            This product stands up on all three legs

                            By Mike

                            from Scotia, NY

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                                This product is used for a large campaign put on by one of the biggest companies in the world. The product is the perfect size and very lightweight. I do not have one negative thing to say about it.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                excellent product for the price

                                By klee

                                from SC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                                I bought this to use for an outdoor wedding. I was looking for something lightweight but sturdy, quickly adjustable on unlevel ground, and inexpensive. I am very please with it and plan to use it indoors as well as for travel purposes. I read other reviews which expressed disappointment over its durability and plastic parts but after using it I don't have an concerns. Unless you are in the habit of tossing your gear around haphazzardly I would definitely recomment it.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                The price is right...

                                By Namenick

                                from Dakar, Senegal

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Video

                                Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                                It's stable and it gets high enough to see over photographers at press conferences, but it's a toy. The pan is not fluid at all and I feel like one of the all-plastic parts will inevitably break. Until that day, though, it works. Worth [$]...

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                                2.0

                                Looks are deceiving

                                By JAlmodovar

                                from New York,NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Polaroid PLTRI72 72" Tripod W/3-Way Panhead:

                                  Had it since the summer of 2011. My puppy bumped into it and one of the legs broke off of the base. While it looks and feels sturdy, it is most definitely plastic, the head is plastic. The screws to both tighten and loosen the pan and tilting on the camera can sometimes not tighten properly or over tighten completely.

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