Sunpak 423PX2 Tripod Kit with 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head

Sunpak 423PX2 Tripod Kit with 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head

Sunpak 423PX2 Tripod Kit with 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head

B&H # SU423PX2 MFR # 620-423-CFT-PX2
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
  • Max Height: 65.8", Min Height: 11.5"
  • Folded Length: 26.5"
  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 3.0 lb
  • Reversible, Long and Short Columns
  • Carbon Fiber Legs, Flip Locks
  • Pistol Grip Ball Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • Independent 360° Pan, 90° Tilt
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This 423PX2 Tripod Kit from Sunpak supports up to 15.4 lb, measures 26.5" when folded, and includes both a long and a short push-and-pull center column, as well as a 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head. Each of its 3-section carbon fiber legs help maximize durability while limiting weight. They also feature independent spread as well as flip locks for rapid deployment, and can be positioned for a minimum height of 11.5" when its short center column is in use, or 20.5" when its long center column is in use. This 423PX2 Tripod Kit provides a maximum height of 65.8" with its long center column fully raised.

Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the 620-749 Quick Release Plate, which is secured to the tripod head using a quick release cam lock. Using the 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head's squeeze trigger, the tripod head's integrated ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled 360°, tilted down to a 90° angle, or returned to its upright position.

For added versatility, the center columns are reversible, facilitating low-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them. Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet each with a twist-out, metal spike further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil.

A carry bag with a handle and shoulder strap is included for storage or transport.

General Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 15.4 lb
  • Long and short, push-and-pull, rapid center columns with ballast hook for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Can be set for a minimum height of 11.5" when its short center column is in use, or 20.5" when its long center column is in use
  • Can be set for a maximum height of 54.0", or 58.0" with its short center column fully raised, and 65.8" with its long center column fully raised
  • Short and long center columns are reversible, facilitating low-angle photography where an attached camera is positioned among the tripod's legs instead of above them
  • Carbon fiber legs help maximize durability while limiting weight, each feature 3 sections, have flip locks for rapid deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Legs can be locked at 25, 46, 66, or 88 angles
  • Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet with twist-out, metal spikes further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil
  • Built-in tripod bubble level and 1/4"-20 mount for direct attachment of accessories that feature 1/4"-20 female accessory threads
  • Weighs 3.0 lb, measures 26.5" when folded
Pistol Grip
  • Aluminum-alloy pistol grip ball head with quick release cam lock and included 620-749 Quick Release Plate
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Uses a ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • Handle with squeeze trigger allows ball-and-socket joint to provide 360 of swivel control, tilt down to a 90 angle, and can be locked into place by releasing the trigger
  • Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount, anti-twist index pin, and rubberized, anti-slip surface
UPC: 090729609684
In the Box
Sunpak 423PX2 Tripod Kit with 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head
  • Compact Pistol Grip Ball Head w/ Quick Release Plate
  • Long Center Column
  • Short Center Column
  • Tripod Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Sunpak PRO 423PX specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pistol Grip Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Load Capacity 15.4 lb / 7 kg
    Maximum Working Height 65.8" / 167.1 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 54" / 37.2 cm
    Minimum Working Height 11.5" / 29.2 cm
    Folded Length 26.5" / 67.3 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Weight 3.0 lb / 1.4 kg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 4 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Ballast Hook
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"

    Sunpak PRO 423PX reviews

    423PX2 Tripod Kit with 620-CPG Pistol Grip Ball Head is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 70.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for small light weight cameras I bought this for my wife for a point and shoot camera. This is perfect for this kind of application. I mounted my canon 7D onto this tripod to see if it would be suitable for this heavy of a camera. The tripod data says it will hold up to 14.3 lbs. This is way too much weight for this tripod and the tripod is way to light weight for the heavier cameras. If you are buying this tripod for use with the bigger cameras, don't waste your time. The handle grip lever is pretty hard to squeeze, but other than that is is a great little, light weight tripod.
    Date published: 2011-06-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not A Good Buy In the Long Run I have had this tripod for about 3-4 months now and it is completely falling apart. The legs and the body of the tripod are great, but the head is completely awful. I love how light weight the body is, so I plan on keeping that and continuing using it. Though, I am very dissatisfied with the head, the plate that attaches to my camera to hold my camera onto the tripod didn't fit like it should when I first purchased it. This should have been my first warning. I put some tape around the plate to make it fit better and not wiggle so much, so that's fine. But now, the latch that you move to lock your camera in has completely come undone. The spring underneath it that gives it tension to hold the camera in place no longer stays tight, or it just comes unattached from the lever. Also, the metal thing underneath the lever that you have to push down to get your camera in comes out just about every time that I try to get my camera in. It then springs out, and I spend more time trying to fix my tripod then I do actually getting pictures. Overall, I was happy with my purchase for the first few weeks but from there I have experienced great displeasure with this tripod. I am very dissatisfied and am currently looking to get a different head... More money down the drain that I could have saved if I hadn't bought this tripod.
    Date published: 2011-12-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod Legs I ditched the head the second I bought and mated it with my manfrotto 498rc2. For what I do (wilderness/ hiking/ urban exploring/ decaying buildings) this is perfect. Its compact and light. Strong and cheap pricing. I have put these legs through the test of salt water, mud, asbestos grime and never failed. I was using the manfrotto 055xprob before this which is great, but is heavy and bulky. It handles my Nikon D600 along with my 14-24 2.8 or 24-70 2.8 which are both pretty heavy lenses. So if you're on the move a lot and need something light and strong for a long hike this should be an option.
    Date published: 2014-03-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Tripod; Bad Head Purchased this carbon fiber tripod on sale at @ for use with a DSLR. Was leery of the pistol-grip head from the get-go. After a period of use, I was very satisfied with tripod (leg-locks, position options, etc.) but did not like the head, (stiff. insecure, etc.) I replaced the head with a Manfrotto 494 ballhead w/RC2 quick release. Admittedly, I wanted standardization among all my quick release plates. This combination of tripod and head works very well for me. As for portability, the tripod is lightweight and compact when closed. The tripod and mounted Manfrotto ballhead fit inside the lightly padded Sunpak case and are a good fit on my LowePro Flipside 200 backpack.
    Date published: 2013-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little tripod for the money The compact pistol head is extremely easy to use without requiring a lot of grip pressure to adjust, but stay's firmly in place once adjusted. The head also come with 3 bubble levels on it to help with leveling the camera. They are quite small and hard to read with the camera attached but still nice to have them included. The pistol grip head is nice for stationary shooting but not the easiest for panning. The tripod it's self does not weigh a lot (listed as 3lbs) and my only complaint is that the smallest leg section is just 13mm (about 1/2) thick. They will flex a little with lateral movement so only time will tell how well they hold up. The lever locks for the legs lock them firmly in place with no slippage and an allen key is included incase they ever need to be tightened up. It can adjust to a max height of 65.75 and a min height of 10.5 once the normal (aka: long) center column is replaced with the supplied short center column. So the tripod and compact pistol head are easily adjusted for low angle shooting as well. The box listed the max wight capacity as 15.4 pounds and while I have not come close to testing that weight limit I think it might be a bit over stated, but again only time will tell it it can handle those type of loads. The supplied carrying case is padded enough to help protect the tripod during transport and has a small pocket inside for the short column and allen key (or any other supplies you want to cram in there). The carry strap is also nicely padded to make carrying it over a shoulder very comfortable. Over all a great tripod at a low cost. My only complaint coming from how flimsy the lowest leg section seems. This is however my first carbon fiber tripod so I am unsure if other CF tripods seem the same. If you're on a budget but still want a good tripod I would highly recommend taking a look at this one. While it is not the highest of quality it is a great buy at it's price.
    Date published: 2011-01-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke in 3 weeks. For the first two weeks, this was a terrific tripod. Came with a great carrying case, lightweight, loved the trigger head. I was going to buy from a local store but the display model was broken and they were out of them, so I ordered online via B&H (also because B&H is amazing). After three weeks of strictly light use real estate photography, the joint that adjust the height of the head started slipping and eventually stopped holding it all together. I was very upset but fortunately I can always (although it takes significantly more time) adjust the length of the legs for the most part. Another week later the pistol grip stopped holding and my camera, which idly sitting on the tripod fell over and slammed on the ground. Thankfully it was OK, but that was only because of luck. SUNPAK IS ALSO A JAPANESE COMPANY WITH EXTREMELY LITTLE ENGLISH SUPPORT!!! Spend the extra $50-100 bucks and save yourself the HUGE head ache of having to buy a new product a month later.
    Date published: 2012-03-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor Quality The quick release spring broke in the first month. But the head still works and holds the camera. The head does NOT hold my long lens. Holding by hand works, but my remote releases are useless when the lens points to the ground. Now, after 2 years of moderate use, one of the legs won't hold. On flat ground it is ok. On unlevel ground I have to have that leg uphill, or it slides. Even then, it slides at times. Most of my use is in the back country doing landscape and wildlife. This is probably good for studio work. It is/was fairly sturdy. It fits nicely into my pack and seems to add little weight to my overall weight. Keeping the plates on my cameras, it takes less than 90 seconds from thought to being set up including dislodging the pack. So that is good. It also collapses very quickly. (I have another tripod that takes 4 minutes to dismantle. Ugh) Hope that helps, Jack
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good legs, ditch the head Bought this on sale to replace my Manfrotto Befree--replaced the head immediately based on reviews from countless others and on testing the head out myself. I'm not sure I'd load 8lbs on the stock head, let alone the 15lbs it's rated at. My gear means FAR more to me than trusting the specs. If you're using the head for light cameras (point and shoot) then I'm sure it's fine. I ended up attaching a Manfrotto head to the legs--pricier in the end, but the set is rock solid. I bought this on a good sale (half off list), and probably wouldn't have paid more than that for it, especially since I spent more than twice what I paid for the legs on a good ball head. So go ahead--buy this for the legs, get rid of (or repurpose) the head, and be happy you did.
    Date published: 2016-07-20
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