Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)

Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)

Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Optional Heads Available
  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height: 65"
  • Min Height: 28"
  • Folded Length: 30"
  • Leg Sections: 2
  • Geared Center Column
  • Weight: 8 lb
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Ideal for video, the Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod supports 25 lb, weighs 8 lb, and has a maximum height of 65" with both leg sections and its geared center column extended. The black aluminum tripod offers twist-type leg locks, center bracing for extra stability, and leveling rubber feet. It accepts optional pan/tilt, ball, and fluid heads.

UPC: 037733005002
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Smith-Victor Propod Base Tripod (Black)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    General
    Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
    Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 with 3/8-16" bushing
    Maximum Height 65" (165 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54" (137 cm)
    Minimum Height 28" (71 cm)
    Folded Length 30" (76.2 cm)
    Weight 8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
    Legs
    Material Aluminum
    Leg Stages/Sections 1/2
    Leg Lock Type Twist
    Independent Leg Spread No
    Spiked/Retractable Feet No
    Center Brace Yes
    Spirit Level Yes, 1
    Center Column
    Center Column Type Sliding
    Center Column Sections 1
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.5 x 6.25 x 6.0"
    Propod Base Tripod (Black) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wobbly feet First let me state that this is not a pro tripod so any negatives I have regarding this item have to be tempered by the low price for a fairly heavy sturdy tripod. My only criticism has to do with the design of the feet. There is an available alternative of having metal spike or rubber feet. Choosing the spike feet requires retracting the rubber footings by screwing the rubber portion clockwise revealing the metal spike type feet. With the spike feet the footing is relatively stable however if the surrounding rubber feet are chosen the feet are quite wobbly and one can reveal that instability by merely rocking the tripod back and forth. I don't notice the wobble however during a slow gradual pan of the fluid head I have on the tripod so in the real world I am not sure the wobble will present any issues.
    Date published: 2014-08-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not perfect Overall these legs are pretty good, but they have several flaws that drop the rating to three stars. Starting off with the good, these legs are incredibly solid. The legs have markings to keep them even, as well as a bubble level on the top. Now to the bad. The legs are incredibly heavy, around 10 pounds. This isn't bad for a professional video or studio setting, but not if you want any kind of portability. Secondly, the legs are a pain to tighten and they don't stay in place very well. The width of the legs and weight also makes the system very unwieldy. Overall these sticks are very solid and definitely worth the price, but make sure you know what you're buying and it is what you want.
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang for the Buck For the price of less than a hundred, I cannot complain. I bought it last friday for a wedding on saturday. There were little reviews to I thought I'd take a chance. Here's my review after 1 wedding shoot, two days ago. I gave it a 5 star because the price, performance, and surpassing my expectations all outweighed the cons. I've listed some cons i found in case those might be a deal breaker for others and decide to get something more expensive. Pros: -economy price!!! -it came in black!!! i was hesitant because the image is bronze. -decent height!!! with dolly wheels and a 501HDV head, the camcorder AC130 is way too high for me to operate, and I'm avg. 5'6. -there are metal retracting spikes!!! -the foot is ball rotation!!! -the thread on the column is 1/4 -the column won't come off when fully extended. Meaning, there is a stopper. So I can keep extending without worrying that i might overextend the the column will fall out. -light enough to carry fully extended on and off stages via stairs -the legs have number markings -Professional look!!! won't get touched!!! thanks to the V-legs, I can set up the tripod in the back of a church during a wedding ceremony, leave it to shoot in the front and not wory about it getting knocked over. it's more visible and professional looking, and passerbys will try not to touch it. Cons: -the 3/8 adaptor was crooked, so thankfully, I have an extra 1/4-3/8 adaptor -the foot is hard rubber -compared to a Bogen 3021 Manfrotto, it is not as sturday as a 3012. slight wiggle but when in action, wedding reception, it did not bother me at all. there is enough weight to keep firm. One would have to take care of it while, I can toss the 3021 around in my car trunk, and it stays as sturdy as day 1. -compared to a Bogen 3021 Manfrotto, the poles are thinner in diameter and the thickness between the inner diameter to the outside diameter of the poles doesn't feel as thick as a solid metal 3021. -you have to twist to lock the joints, instead of clamps. slower to close than clamps. -no bag. by then again, a provided bag may not fit a head. But for me the pros outweigh the cons. If ever I want something more solid with thicker metal and thicker pole diameter, i probably should have saved up for it but i'm under a budget.
    Date published: 2012-06-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in Price/Value Tripod Category! This is my second one. When I bought fist one I was a little suspicious cause the price. But don't let price to fool you. This is great tripod. Very well build. You can use it with heavy slider or without. I really like adjustable legs with marks. Recommend this product to everyone.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great tripod This is a great tripod all the way around. I use a 36 inch slider on top of this tripod and it's very stable. Without the slider even more stable. It's heavy but that doesn't bother me at all. I use this for my Canon 7D and I have no complaints so far.
    Date published: 2011-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good tripod legs Overall a good set of tripod legs. As I read somewhere else, a little unsteady when the cushioned feet are in use, but pretty rock solid when the spikes at the bottoms of the legs are exposed. The twisty-type connections to lock and unlock the legs work fairly well, but I'd probably prefer something a little more convenient. They have worked to keep the legs locked so far, but I don't use very heavy cameras. A good value for the price, though I wish it had come with a travel bag. I'm stuffing it into a bag from an old tripod, and it doesn't quite fit...
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Sturdy Tripod at Very Good Price So far I really like this Tripod. After researching this seemed like the most sturdy tripod legs I could find for under $100. These legs have no issues holding my video rig with a DSLR, Mounting Cage, Microphones, Monitor, or whatever I decide to mount on here. One thing I wish was changed is the rubber foot that cover the ground spikes. I have seen rubber feet that are retractable/threaded which would be a much better design than the ones on this tripod that just pull down over the ground spikes. I gave this product 4/5 stars because the 1/4 to 3/8 thread adapter that came with this was completely stripped out. Luckily I had an extra one on me. Definitely suggest this tripod! I will likely be buying another in the next few months.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod legs I recently used this item for a wedding and I was impressed. I do not have previous experience with professional brands so this was a wonderful upgrade from my pervious consumer grade tripod. It extends to an impressive height and I use it with my Manfrotto 501hdv tripod head. It is heavy but to me that's an added benefit for stability. The reviews I read prior to purchasing helped a great deal and I am glad I took the chance to purchase a good product and save some money.
    Date published: 2013-09-30
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