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The Opteka FTR56 tripod is a versatile all metal tripod that uniquely folds to a ultra compact size. This is the perfect traveling companion for your DSLR or point and shoot camera. 5 section legs with seize-proof rubberized twist leg locks make set up quick and easy. The legs also feature 2 position, 23mm independent leg adjustment and rubber feet. Able to collapse pivot 180 degrees, allowing tripod legs fold up for a very compact size while protecting the tripod head. The easy glide center post allows for quick adjustments and the bottom center post hook gives the ability to hold equipment or add weight for extra stability. The TH55 magnesium alloy ball head has a single knob control with quick release and is easily adjusted. Technical Specifications: Maximum Height: 54", Minimum Height: 15", Folded: 15.75” ,Center post Dia. & Height: 21mm; 12" Leg Dia. & Sections: 23mm-5 sections, Quick Release, Leg Lock Type: Twist action lock knob, Capacity: 13lb Total, 52.8 oz (Tripod 43.4 oz, Head 9.4 oz), Black anodized finish.
Pros: Solid construction. Holds the camera where you lock it. I'm using a 5dMarkII and even if I have to put a flash on it, the ball head is able to hold it in place. Folds up to be very small and portable.
Cons: Opening the legs to their lock point doesn't make it perfectly level. It's not a big deal because it's easy to adjust, and it is afterall a ball head.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend it.
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