Sunpak 8001UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Sunpak 8001UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

Sunpak 8001UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head

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  • Load Capacity: 10.0 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60.0"
  • Minimum Height: 24.3", Folded: 22.5"
  • Weight: 2.8 lb
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Aluminum Alloy Legs, Flip Locks
  • Geared Column, Center Brace
  • Bubble Level, 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Rubber Feet with Twist-Out Metal Spikes
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Sunpak 8001 UT overview

  • 1Description

This Sunpak 8001UT Tripod supports up to 10.0 lb, measures 22.5" when folded, and includes a three-way, pan-and-tilt head. Its 3-section legs each feature flip locks for fast deployment, and can be positioned for a minimum height of 24.3" to a maximum height of 47.4", or 60.0" with its column fully raised. The column utilizes a geared movement for precise height adjustments and an integrated center brace allows the legs to be spread simultaneously as well as uniformly. The center brace helps to hold the legs in place, which include rubber feet with twist-out, metal spikes to further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil.

Cameras, sport optics, or camcorders that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the quick release plate, which is secured to the tripod's pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. The head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and can be locked into place.

Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 10.0 lb
  • Geared center column with rotating handle for precise positioning
  • Can be set for a minimum height of 24.3" to a maximum height of 47.4", or 60.0" with column fully raised
  • Legs each feature 3 sections, flip locks for fast deployment
  • Center brace allows legs to be spread simultaneously as well as uniformly and provides additional support
  • Rubber feet with twist-out, metal spikes to further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil
  • Built-in tripod bubble level
  • Three-way, pan-and-tilt head can be rotated 360°, and tilted 90° backwards or forwards, as well as sideways for portrait orientation
  • Rotation, backwards and forwards tilt, as well as portrait orientation tilt each function independently of each other and can be locked into place
  • Weighs 2.8 lb, measures 22.5" when folded
Construction Details
  • Aluminum-alloy legs and three-way, pan-and-tilt head
  • Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount, anti-twist index pin, and rubberized, anti-slip surface
UPC: 090729600803
In the Box
Sunpak 8001UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head
  • Quick Release Plate for Select Sunpak Tripods
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

  • Includes Free

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    • 1Description

    Sunpak 8001 UT specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity 10 lb / 4.5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 60" / 152.4 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 47.4" / 120.4 cm
    Minimum Working Height 24.3" / 61.7 cm
    Folded Length 22.5" / 57.2 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.8 lb / 1.2 kg
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Leg Sections 3
    Bubble Level Yes
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Center Brace
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Geared
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 5.0 x 5.0"

    Sunpak 8001 UT reviews

    8001UT Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 147.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from TripodTASTIC! I'm very pleased with the 8001 UT Tripod that I ordered. I was concerned that I wouldn't be getting a quality item because of the low price, but I was absolutely wrong. First the negative: It weighs more than a feather. That's the only negative thing I can think of, and I never had the expectations that it would be the lightest tripod. It's still very manageable and comes with a nice cover with carrying strap. I didn't even notice it over my shoulder. Everything feels solid, well constructed, and glides smoothly to expand or collapse. It's very stable. I would highly recommend this tripod to another non-professional photographer.
    Date published: 2013-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! For backpacking or casual use, this inexpensive, lightweight tripod can't be beat! Individually adjustable legs make it ideal to set up on uneven ground and it has a maximum height which is comfortable for most folks. Additionally, there is a bubble level for more precise work. While this tripod will never replace a professional tripod such as a Bogen or Manfrotto, for the price it is ideal for the student photographer or for times that you are unable or unwilling to carry a heavy tripod. It is nice to have a spare mounting plate as well. I am a photo educator and purchased six of these tripods for a high school class. They are perfect for us!
    Date published: 2011-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple & adequate for a first tripod I've gotten to use this on 1 outing so far & it worked as expected. All parts seem strong & hold well. I feel that time will be the true test for the quality & durability of this tripod; but, for a 1st time user, it more than fits my needs. Unfortunately, my experience is too limited to make any further assessment. All in all I feel that this a great tripod to use as I am learning. Hopefully, with proper care, it will last a while. The only downside I foresee is that the quality of materials are probably inferior to more expensive models; but, as I said, it is a great piece of starter gear that is worth the minimal investment.
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality for the Price This is a very high quality product for the price. I've always scrounged around on the bottom end of the tripod price spectrum so I know what the <30 dollar market brings. Mostly junk. This is the first tripod I've bought that his impressed me with it's build quality. The only downside is the crank for the telescoping part at the top is really difficult to use and feels like it may break someday. Thankfully I don't go up and down very often so it won't be an issue for me, but for someone who wants that function I'd be wary. Overall it's a very solid product that looks like it'll stand the test of time. We shall see.
    Date published: 2012-03-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the price Have not had chance to use it too often yet, but from first impression it is a lot better than I expected it to be considering the price. The legs, once pulled out seem a bit flimsy, but once set up they seem to make the tripod quite sturdy. The turn-arm to extend the height of the main part of the tripod is a bit poorly designed and it takes a bit of time and effort to extend the tripod to it's maximum height. But that aside, the tripod really does do a great job for the price. I'm pretty sure you can get a lot worse tripods at that low price. It also comes with an extra base to attach to a second camera.
    Date published: 2011-01-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smooth, Light, and Compact I use the 8001UT Tripod by Sunpack for shooting DSLR stills and video. It's great for traveling and getting to remote locations where you never know when a tripod could come in handy. It's great because it's light weight - a mere 3 pounds. Despite being light weight, it is fairly sturdy and won't slide around too much on slippery surfaces. But be careful not to bump it! It has the ability to stick right into the ground and elevate to about 60 inches. It's minimum height is just below 22 inches so it can break down small enough to fit in a suitcase, a duffle bag, or a large backpack. It's rubber grip features are sturdy attributes. What is really amazing about this consumer level tripod is that it has exceptionally smooth tilt, pan, and raising features. It's not plastic or a hard painted metal so it elevates smooth and swift. The only down side is the plastic tripod plate. It is helpful and a brilliant idea that the tripod comes with two plates but it would be nice if it was a better quality material. There's nothing wrong with the plate itself and the cheap tripod plate probably cuts down on the price. Overall this is one of the best consumer tripods available for video and still cameras today. It's light weight, smooth, cheap, and compact.
    Date published: 2010-01-20
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pan handle attached to the left? I bought 3 of these for my high school TV Production program to use with some small canon vixias. I've been happy with Sunpak in the past and usually find them convenient to use with beginning TV Production students. I was surprised to see the pan handle on the left side, rather than the right. At first I thought that maybe they were standard like this now but after watching some people showing the same model on Youtube, I think maybe this is flawed? The product they showed had the handle on the right...I don't see any mechanism to change it to the right either... Also, it comes with a bag, which would be handy - one of mine came completely broken - zipper off and the top ripped open...even though it was sealed in the plastic wrap which means quality control at the factory isn't working out as well as could be...
    Date published: 2017-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended quick release plate DOES NOT Work! Don't order the recommended accessories quick release plate (the one with the cork on top). It doesn't fit. SU5858D is the correct one. I learned this the hard way!
    Date published: 2016-02-25
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