Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head

Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head

Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head

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Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head

Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head

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  • Load Capacity: 12 lb
  • Max Height: 65"
  • Min Height: 9"
  • Folded Length: 18.5"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.25 lb
  • Reverse-Folding Legs
  • Ball Head with Arca-Type QR Plate
  • Rubber and Spiked Feet
  • Carrying Bag Included
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The TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod with Ball Head from David & Sanford is a compact support that extends to 65", weighs 3.25 lb, and can hold up to 12 lb of gear. It features 180° reverse-folding legs that fold around the ball head allowing it to fold down to just 18.5".

The tripod's four leg sections are independently adjustable and held in place with twist locks. The grounder feature comes into action when the included short center column is installed, enabling the tripod to get down to just 9" above the ground.

The included ball head has separate locks for the panning and ball movements, allowing you to pan your camera without losing your level position. An Arca-type compatible quick release plate attaches to your camera's tripod mount for fast mounting. A carrying bag is included with the tripod to protect it during transport.

8-layer carbon fiber legs
Magnesium and aluminum components
Easy Glide center column
Three independent leg angles
Foam grip cushioned insulated leg
Rubber feet with retractable spikes provide stability on a variety of surfaces
A ballast hook on the center column allows for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability
UPC: 884613026820
In the Box
Davis & Sanford TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head
  • Ball Head
  • Short Center Column
  • Long Center Column
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
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    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Load Capacity 12 lb / 5.4 kg
    Maximum Working Height 65" / 165.10 cm
    Max Height without Center Column Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Minimum Working Height 9" / 22.86 cm
    Folded Length 18.5" / 47 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Weight 3.25 lb / 1.5 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Shape Round
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.9 x 5.5 x 5.2"
    TR654C-36 Traverse Carbon Fiber Grounder Tripod With Ball Head is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 54.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from my tripod leg locks broke. the leg locks which lock the legs width has broken now on all 3 legs. i can no longer use the middle width anymore. i shoot a lot at the beach and on hikes so i used those quite a bit for uneven surfaces on rocks and slanted locations so I'm pretty bummed on that and honestly expected that to be the most durable part of the trip pod. besides the weak link in there process for building the aluminum portion, its a nice small, lightweight, and its pretty sturdy until you open the bottom(skinny) legs. you'll notice some movement especially if water will be hitting the legs so i just avoided opening it all the way up unless i was using on a solid, flat surface.
    Date published: 2016-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, sturdy and well built I've been using pro tripods for almost fifty years, so it was fun shopping for a compact tripod to fit in my duffel. I looked at Manfrotto's BeFree, MePhoto's GlobeTrotter and Gitzo's GT1545T. Most were comparable in specs. This and the Gitzo were only in carbon fiber. The Gitzo was beautiful but cost 5x as much, so it's out. The BeFree looked good, and Manfrotto is generally reliable, but the head seemed not removeable, and had sketchy reviews. Anyway, I got this one, definitely the least expensive, and was slightly worried because of that. But I t's great! Solid hardware, smooth operation, great head, great small touches. No corners cut anywhere. Great on the road as well as at home, and compacts to a neat package in a padded case (Gitzo didn't even have a case at all!).
    Date published: 2015-12-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Lightweight Tripod (Excellent Value) I'm a working professional...and though I've used this tripod only once so far...it appears to work just fine. My typical working rig is a Manfrotto 055 carbon fiber (legs) with a Graf Studioball, but it's a little on the heavy side to travel with. I was thinking of going with a Manfrotto 190Go! set of legs (carbon fiber) with a lighter ball head of some kind, but then I saw this on sale at a price too low to pass up! The cost of this tripod...with a lightweight ball head included...was a fourth of the price of what I had been looking at! Whether it will last is yet to be seen, but at first glance (and use) I'm happy with it!
    Date published: 2017-07-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Medium Duty After testing this: You can trust this to hold something like a Nikon D810 with a 200 or so lens, but only if you are really careful. It will tip when in the narrow leg position with a very slight bump. Align the heavy axis with a leg in the same direction; sometimes even slightly moving a leg up or down to change center of gravity. Shoot with a remote or cable (remember those?). The wind will shake it. For mirrorless MFT these are great. Wish the thing didn't have to be folded wrong to fit in bag, but other mfgs. do the same thing. A little lighter than an aluminum equivalent.
    Date published: 2017-08-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Tripod with Many Features I am impressed with the features and operation of this tripod. It is well designed, head operates smoothly, legs fold over head for easy portability. Just a couple of minor quibbles with quality control. When I unzipped the carry bag provided with the tripod, the grip broke in half as soon as it was pulled. Not confidence inspiring. In addition, the level was fastened in place at an angle, making it useless. Neither of these things was a deal breaker for me, since zipper pulls were easy to find and I use the level on my camera flash mount anyway. Everything else works very well and the tripod is solid.
    Date published: 2015-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent travel tripod I recently took a three day cross country trip and brought along my camera, lenses, and this tripod. Shooting both in and outdoors in rural and urban environments was a breeze. The foundation is solid and it had no problem giving me a stable platform for shots ranging from macro to portrait to wide landscapes. The weight is easily manageable for the performance it provides and my only complaint is that, in order to fold it properly for storage and transport, you have to have either two hands free to make sure you can work the release lever on each leg OR have very nimble thumbs. That is such a minor quibble in light of the stellar performance, however, that I can't deduct a star. I highly recommend this tripod for any budget-conscious travel photographer looking for something light and extremely durable.
    Date published: 2015-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet deal for a travel tripod. This is a compact, lightweight and sturdy tripod. Well made and complete with head. I especially like the 1/4 turn leg locks. Only the top tripod makers share this attribute. Feet with rubber and spikes! More makers need to offer little things like this instead of nickel and diming us for everything. It's darned convenient too.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well worth the weight, and the wait The wait was it being on pre-order for three months, which kind of left me hanging. When I initially ordered this item, it just said that they would ship as soon as they were provided. Well, three months later, it arrived! Just in the nick of time to photograph this year's fireworks. This little tripod has a grown up feel to it. I was a little nervous putting my D800e and Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 on the smaller ball head, but it held like a champ. I have an L plate, so there was no need to use the ball head in the vertical position for this use. It held up very sturdy. It does get a little wobbly when the legs are opened up all the way, but it's only a slight shimmy and settles nicely. It is extremely light, easy to carry on long hikes and folds down nicely.The only reason I gave 4 stars is there have been a couple of times now while walking that the ball head hasn't held where I tightened it to, causing a couple slight camera leans, but they were slight and it could possibly have been my fault. Overall, if you want a quality carbon fiber tripod that can hold some serious weight, this will do all of that and more.
    Date published: 2015-07-15
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