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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
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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
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.8 x 4.9 x 25.9"
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

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 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

    No 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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Fine Tripod

    By Kit Gentry

    from Townsend, Tennessee

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    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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    • No

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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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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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