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Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head

B&H # POPLTRIC75 Mfr # PLTRIC75
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Product Highlights
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 75" Maximum Height
  • Individually Adjustable Legs
  • Retractable Spikes in Rubber Feet
  • Ball Head with Quick Release Plate
  • Padded Carry Case Included
  • Weighs Less Than 6 lb
  • 20 lb Load Capacity

The Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head reaches a very high full extension of 75". With a removable ball head and a deluxe padded carrying bag included, the tripod system is ready to support your DSLR even as it's outfitted with a telephoto lens – the PLTRIC tripod supports loads up to 20 lb.

Even with such a lofty maximum height, the 5-section tripod is relatively lightweight (under 6 lb), thanks to its carbon-fiber construction. The 100% carbon fiber leg tubes are 50% lighter than metal, yet every bit as durable and rigid. The flip-lock legs feature a unique internal gasket design that keeps dirt and grit from getting into the leg sections.

The included removable ball head features a quick-release plate and a 90° groove for easy switching between landscape and portrait orientation.

Retractable spikes are coated to minimize the scuffing or scratching of surfaces
Solid rubber feet
Wing lock secures center column
Counterweight hook for added stability in windy conditions & under uneven loads
Spirit levels on chassis and head
Legs are independently adjustable
High-density foam grip pads on legs
General
Load Capacity 20 lb (9.1 kg)
Maximum Height 75" (190.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not specified by manufacturer
Minimum Height Not specified by manufacturer
Folded Length 26" (66.0 cm)
Weight Under 6 lb (2.7 kg)
Head
Head Type Removable ball head
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Carbon fiber
Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 4/5
Leg Lock Type Flip lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes/yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level Yes, on chassis & head
Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head
  • Ball Head with Quick-Release Plate
  • Deluxe Padded Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    PolaroidPLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head
     
    3.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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      (1)

    56%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (5)
      • Travel (4)
      • Family photos (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      1.0

      Looks can be deceiving

      By Randy

      from Colorado

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

      • Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Travel

      Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

      This would be a good travel tripod for a light camera system but I do not recommend it with 70-200.

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      • No

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      4.0

      A Fine Tripod

      By Kit Gentry

      from Townsend, Tennessee

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

            I use this tripod primarily for landscape photography, and it has served my needs well. It stands quite high, but is light enough to carry around comfortably. I have owned it for about eight months, and have used it a lot in that time and it's still in great condition. I have never owned a really expensive carbon-fiber tripod, so I can't compare and contrast this one to products of a higher price range. If you consider yourself to be a super-duper serious photographer, I suspect that you might consider this product to be inferior if you've used more expensive models in the past - with a slightly plastic feel, its quality of construction does, I think, reflect its price. But, for my purposes, I have been entirely happy with it, and would recommend it to anyone but the most demanding professional. Other reviewers have complained of the inability to purchase extra release plates to fit the quick-release clamp on this tripod. They may be unaware that plates by other manufacturers will suffice in place of a Polaroid plate. I actually don't even use the release plate that came with this product. Instead, I've been using a couple of older plates that I've owned for many years, and they work just fine with this tripod. They're not marked with a manufacturers label, but they appear to be common Manfrotto rectangular plates (I can't be certain, but they look very similar to the current Manfrotto 200PL-14) - but at least I do know for certain that other release plates can be found to fit this device, since I am using some.The plastic, flip-lock leg clamps do feel a bit flimsy, but I have to say that they perform perfectly despite their cheap appearance. They did become very squeaky after a couple of weeks of use, but I was able to eliminate the noise simply by applying a tiny dab of olive oil on each of them, which provided just enough lubrication to stop the noise. They've worked silently ever since, and have never slipped. Very easy to use, I can have each leg fully extended in mere seconds - although I typically extend the slimmest sections only when I really need the extra height.All in all, I'm completely happy with this tripod and very glad that I bought it. How does it stack up to more expensive competition? I don't really know. But it's been a great purchase for me.

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            3.0

            Nice Height

            By Samp

            from Western Australia

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Height
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

            I brought this as a lightweight tripod for travel.

            what's good:
            The maximum height is excellent
            Lightweight
            Price

            what's not:
            the head is not very good
            plastic leg locks feel flimsy
            tripod is not as steady as I would like
            bag came broken

            Bottom line its nice to have a lightweight tripod that's a good height but I wouldn't buy it again.

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            5.0

            Great Price

            By Jake Jones

            from Vegas, Baby! Vegas!

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

              For the price, you just can't get a better tripod that's this tall.

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              4.0

              It is a great one!

              By Photo4fun

              from Charleston, SC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good quality
              • Heavy Duty
              • Popular ball head

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits

              Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

              For those who want a tripod with good quality but limited by budget, this is it!. The ball head is removable so it can be replaced in case you want to change a fancy one in future (actualy this is not bad one at all). I especially like the quick release plate, which make the camera very easy to detach from the tripod. This carbon fiber tripod is very steady and good for indoor and outdoor portraits.

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              3.0

              Do Not Recommend

              By HikingGuy

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • No add't release plate

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

              I ordered this tripod for my Canon T1i and found the tripod to look and feel very nice. I wanted to purchase additional release plates for this tripod and found out there are none available. B & H asked me to try and call Polariod and this was to no avail. Polaroid would not call back and I do not belierve you could ever get another release plate. It came with a good case. In my opinion this would not be a good choice for the serious ametuer or the professional. It is inexpensive but if you have a problem I think you are in trouble.

              In the days ahead I will be replacing this with a Manfrotto carbon fiber. Even though this is a bit more expensive, it is a better and more reliable company to have for my camera use.

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              3.0

              Questionable Recommendation

              By HikerGuy

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Pros

              • 5 Leg Sections
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Seems Durable
              • Sets up easily

              Cons

              • No added release plate

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Photography
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

              I was VERY disappointed when I called to purchase a second release plate for my other camera. It appears that this is an inexpensive tripod and getting another release plate seems impossible. I have tried to call Paloroid directly and this is a total joke trying to reach them. I would caution anyone about buying this tripod. I have only had it since Christmas 2011 and sincerely think I have made a mistake in buying it.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Nice lite-weigh Tripod

              By Lee

              from Warren Pa.

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

                sUsed with a camera and very lite easy walking.
                Small hills but mostly flat levels trails.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                What a Great Tripod!!!!!!

                By Wolff

                from Staunton Va.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Polaroid PLTRIC75 75" 5-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Removable Ball Head:

                  This tripod is just Great, it has rubber tips and screw out spikes on the feet. It has 3 level for the legs to angle out too, from what you see in the picture to almost flat down with the legs sticking 4ft out from the center. This thing has everthing that the $700 tripods have at less then $200.

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