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29 products

  1. Velbon QHD-61Q review

    Velbon QHD-61Q review

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    A top-end ball and socket head designed to compliment Velbon tripods and can hold up to 4kg of kit, but is it easy to use?

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    Velbon Ultra Rexi L review

    Velbon Ultra Rexi L review

    8  

    A third smaller than most similar tripods when closed, this has a simple design that performs well, but is its low maximum weight capacity a problem?

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    Velbon Sherpa 600R review

    Velbon Sherpa 600R review

    6  

    For a basic but durable tripod at a cut-down price, the 600R has a lot to offer

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    Slik Pro 500DX Complete review

    Slik Pro 500DX Complete review

    6  

    Straightforward, conventional and a bit old-fashioned, this tripod's a stickler for tradition

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    Hama Omega Carbon II review

    Hama Omega Carbon II review

    6  

    A complete tripod kit, the Hama comes with ball and socket head, and a reasonable price tag

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    Benro C-1681 M8 review

    Benro C-1681 M8 review

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    Part of Benro's Travel Angel tripod range, the C-1681 M8 is an attractive carbon fibre tripod with a max load of 8kg

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    Benro C-1180 T review

    Benro C-1180 T review

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    A compact, lightweight tripod specifically designed for travellers

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    Benro A-157 EX review

    Benro A-157 EX review

    8  

    Part of the Quicklock series this aluminium tripods supports a maximum load of 6kg

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    Benro A-197 EX review

    Benro A-197 EX review

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    A budget option to support lighter cameras and lenses, with a centre column that can be set at an angle

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    Benro A-1681 TB0 review

    Benro A-1681 TB0 review

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    This tripod kit has it all and includes a ball head and a monopod

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    Uniloc System 1700 with 30 ball head review

    Uniloc System 1700 with 30 ball head review

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    Uniloc tripods use a curved centre bolt to link both their legs and their centre column. The legs and the column can move independently, and much more rapidly than conventional tripods.

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    National Geographic Expedition NGET1 with NGEH1 head review

    National Geographic Expedition NGET1 with NGEH1 head review

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    The NGET1 is actually ‘engineered’ by Manfrotto for National Geographic. It doesn’t take too much detective work to spot the similiarities between this tripod and Manfrotto’s 458B tripod and 468MG hydrostatic ball head.

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    Manfrotto 055XB with 804 head review

    Manfrotto 055XB with 804 head review

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    The 055XB doesn’t have the rotating column described in the 190XPROB review. If you want this, you’ll have to pay £15 more for the 055XPROB.

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    Gitzo GT2330/G2272M 3-way head review

    Gitzo GT2330/G2272M 3-way head review

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    Gitzos are the Rolls-Royce of tripods, and the GT2330 is expensive for an aluminium one, but surprisingly light.

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    Manfrotto Table Tripod 709B review

    Manfrotto Table Tripod 709B review

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    On the one hand, £25 looks pretty expensive for a very simple table top tripod, but on the other it's quite something to be able to say you've got a Manfrotto, one of the most highly respected tripod brands

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    Velbon Sherpa 450R review

    Velbon Sherpa 450R review

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    Let's imagine you don't want to wrestle with the wacky multi-directional legs on the Benbo or Uni-Loc. You don't want the fuss of the Giotto's multi-axis adjustments or the Manfrotto's mind-taxing three-way head, clever though it might be.

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    Velbon Ultra Maxi SF review

    Velbon Ultra Maxi SF review

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    The Ultra Maxi SF's weight might not make your eyes water, but its price will. Even if you shop around, you'll be doing well to get this miniature marvel for less than £60

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    Uni-loc 1600 review

    Uni-loc 1600 review

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    Uni-loc and Benbo offer the same 'curved' bolt tripod design, soit's no surprise that the Uni-Loc 1600 has the same set-up procedure asthe Benbo Trekker.The best method is to loosen the large bolt...

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    Slik U6600 review

    Slik U6600 review

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    At just £39, the Slik U6600 is the cheapest tripod on test. It looks pretty good on paper, too, with braced legs for extra stability, a decent maximum height and simple, classic construction, plus you get a threeway head included in the price.

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