Excerpt: This tripod looked great on the day that I opened it... but 3 uses later the plastic pieces shattered in my hands. It didn't help that this was my back up tripod for a video shoot I was going to. This is by far one of the worst products I have every purchased. I highly recommend you don't waste your money.
Excerpt: Excellent value. I use it with a Nikon D3100 and a Sigma 70-300mm lens. This thing is sturdy and doesn't feel like it's going to tip over or collapse at all like some other tripods for the same money.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: first off in reference to the one review that said the center post is wobbly, true but if you tighten down the ring it makes it pretty tight. That reviewer also said the mounting plate was too large to leave on the camera, totally disagree unless you are using a small point and shoot. I have a Nikon D5100 and the mounting plate is perfect for that size camera and leave it on all the time with no problems.<br /><br />The tripod is very well made and sturdy.
Excerpt: Good tripod for the price. Base is quite stable. Center column is best kept unextended. Extending the center column, even a little bit, makes the camera super wobbly. Theres an extra quick release head which is nice, but the size is too big to leave on the camera.
Excerpt: This review is for the store. I ordered for in store pick up. They never contacted me that it was ready. When I followed up with a phone call I was told it wasn't in stock but they would have it in a couple of days. A week later I still hadn't heard back so I followed up again and was told they found one but I had to go to the store immediately to pick it up which, even though I live close to Manhattan, I couldn't do.
Excerpt: I just received this from Adorama, and I bought it as a replacement for a very crusty old hand-me-down tripod that was probably manufactured about 40 years ago. Man oh man! All I can say is that things have certainly improved since then. This tripod is lighter than my old one (3lbs versus 4) and has a wealth of better features, starting with the mechanism used to secure the legs in their extended position. My old one used hand screws, but this has much faster clamps.
Pros: Good Stability, Inexpensive, Large Range of Motion, Pretty, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: The Sunpak 8001UT tripod is a good tripod for the price. It is inexpensive, and was a good buy for my purposes: casual photography. The biggest drawback to the unit is its poor construction: its joints and fasteners are often composed of some kind of plastic material that can break easily. My tripod arrived with one of these fasteners broken; I purchased some epoxy and repaired it, but the same thing could happen to any other of the fasteners.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Great value, the head is much sturdier than the cheap [...] one I had before...it ended up snapping off after two uses with a d80. This one works great and does what its suposed to do. Also it has a 2nd quick release block.
Excerpt: I needed an in expensive tripod and this one is what it is. With a D200 and stock 18-70mm lens it droops a bit and micro adjustments are pretty non existent. If you need a good tripod, spend the money, if you need something to hold a camera still, then by all means....