Polaroid 42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head (Black)

Polaroid 42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head (Black)

Polaroid 42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head (Black)

B&H # POPLTRI42 MFR # PLTRI42
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 2 lb
  • Max Height: 42"
  • Folded Length: 11"
  • Leg Sections: 8
  • Weighs Only 1 lb
  • Stainless-Steel Legs
  • Pan Handle Controls Movement & Locking
  • Storage Pouch Included
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Support your small camera weighing up to 2.0 lb with the black 42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head from Polaroid. This small tripod features a max height of 42", folds to a mere 11", has eight stainless-steel sections, and weighs only one pound. The integrated pan head is controlled by a multi-purpose control handle. Use the handle for panning, tilting, leveling, and locking. The head tilts 90° so you can orient your camera in landscape or portrait mode.

Rubber feet ensure non-slip contact with smooth surfaces
Leg stages extend via twist locks
Includes storage pouch
UPC: 815361013213
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Polaroid 42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head (Black)
  • Storage Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Generalffwzddbs
    Load Capacity 2 lb / 0.9 kg
    Maximum Working Height 42" / 107 cm
    Minimum Working Height Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Folded Length 11" / 28 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy, Stainless Steel
    Weight 1 lb / 0.45 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 8
    Bubble Level No
    Center Column
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.06 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 4.4 x 0.5"
    42" Travel Tripod with Pan Head (Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel Tripod Gets the Job Done I am writing this review because a lot of people warned that this tripod is not for DSLR cameras. I did find two people who gave the thumbs up to use, so I am am here to add to that voice. I have a Rebel T3i and this tripod works just fine with it. Obviously it isn't for heavy duty use, but for traveling (I am about to do a grand tour of Europe), this will work great! It is very compact and fits in the water bottle pocket on the side of my day pack. The legs are simple to use; kind of like a thick radio antenna. Supports the weight of my camera with a 15 oz lens with no signs of stress. The head pivots to wherever I need and then twisting the handle locks it firmly into place. I am very pleased with my purchase!
    Date published: 2014-08-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for travel Just received. I love that it is very light and - most important - very compact. More than sturdy enough for my compact camera. Can easily fit in my everyday tote. Yes - it doesn't open and close as easily as the usual leg clip configuration - but it is not that hard to open/close. Also there is no plate you can attach to bottom of camera and then slip in and out of tripod - you have to screw the camera on to tripod. Also cannot fully customize height of tripod - only a limited choice. So not as versatile or easy to use as standard tripod - but - for me this is all minor - the convenience is great- no problem, hassle carrying this around - great for travel. The best tripod is the one you have with you. And for $ you can't go wrong.
    Date published: 2013-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish and does what is expected So I have to clarify I am rating this in comparison to my expectations, not in comparison to pro and mid level tripods, there is no comparison to carbon fiber fluid head build, obviously.I am a student filmmaker who has been around the pro gear but totally broke so I was looking to put together an economic starter pack for my Canon 60D to hold me over for a little while. Essentially I wanted a mid-low level tripod for tricky low video shots or long night exposure stills, portable enough to carry into any situation, stylish, stable, and durable.When I received the tripod I was immediately pleased with the style, sleek black and steel silver. I'm a bit of a sucker for style I will admit. However upon immediate testing I knew it would do the job. The legs unfold and fold easily, so long as you read the instructions and actually do what they say. People are mostly correct when they say there is no in between height setting with these tripods, however with a little extra time and ingenuity you can achieve these mid heights using the lock system and crutching on the minny leg ball snaps, its sketchy but supported my 60D fine for quick shots, etc.The stabilization is absolutely fine for taking stills and motion free video. When people say the legs bend it is not when I set my DSLR on the head, I noticed the considerable bend ONLY when I try to pan, this is because there is no center column so the pan torques the whole tripod. Will stand in moderate wind, high wind with a light camera is questionable. I would leave my camera on it unattended for a portrait, but a rogue cat could probably knock it over.THIS IS NOT A FILMING TRIPOD. The head is composed of a single steel ball clamp mechanism which allows most any angle variability, I like this a lot. You can achieve amateur panning with the handle locked tight which is awesome if you want to capture your child tripping around a soccer field, or some random quizzical thing. I DON'T recommend anything other than still photos and still/single angle video.My greatest lament is that due to the ball head it is very difficult to get the head perfectly level, you have to eye ball it and lock it tight, I'm used to this so NBD. There is no spirit or anything so if this is a pain for you, rethink, especially if you tote a heavy DSLR. I really don't think a fully loaded 7D or 5D will be a good partner for this tripod.Its a mostly steel metal build so I'm confident it will last me a descent amount of time. Not really a jungle mountain pod, but certainly everything else. Then again its so cheap its not a big loss.I went with this as opposed to the other fuller sized cheap tripods for the extreme portability, low minimum height, and of course the sleek look. For the price I am pretty well pleased.
    Date published: 2012-06-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for Backpacking! I used this tripod for a backpacking trip this month. It is ideal if you are looking for a tripod to be mobile, light and simply just help frame a shot. I took my Canon 60D with a 18-135mm lens. It just holds the weight, anything more than that is going to be too heavy. I used it to do time lapses over a weeks time. The best thing about this tripod is the weight, it is super light, and collapses to a very small size. The downside is it will not hold much more than my Canon and the small zoom lens. So if you are looking for a cheap tripod that is light and small this is great for exactly what they advertise is for.
    Date published: 2012-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Backpacking with a point and shoot Used this for my recent backpacking trip in the Cascades. It is easy to unfold and fold back up very quickly. (I had no problems folding it back up. You just twist the leg a little to lock and unlock and then push on of the foot to close) It is very light weight and compact with it's own travel sack which makes it perfect for my backpacking needs and attatching it to my backpack. I would look to a more sturdy tripod if you have a digital SLR with tripod lens.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is what it is I purchased this tripod because I wanted something very light and compact. Sometimes I don't want to lug around my regular tripod, and even a travel tripod can add too much weight. This thing is exactly what I was looking for. I'd never use it with my 5D (over the supported weight), but it's perfect for my Fuji X-E2. Yes, it's not built the best, but it's only $... what do you expect?!
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Acceptable Travel Tripod for Sony NEX I'm using this with my Sony Nex-3 and it works pretty good. I'm not sure I would trust it in windy areas or areas with a lot of pedestrian traffic when fully extended. It does the job for what it is, a travel tripod, but it isn't rock solid stable if that's what your are looking for. I've used it for HDR and works fine. I find the rotate to lock mechanism on the legs a little odd but it works. I needed a small light travel tripod to take to Europe and it seems to fit the bill for that purpose. I'm willing to sacrfice stability and quality for size and weight in this scenario.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for compact cameras and traveling light. PROS: Weighs one pound, folds down to less than a foot, good when in a bind. You get what you pay for. CONS: Will only support a compact camera or mirrorless camera with a light lens. If it's windy photos may not be sharp with long exposures. The collapsing mechanism for the legs is a bit sticky. Maximum height is only 42 inches.
    Date published: 2016-12-21
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