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Hahnel Triad 30 Lite Professional Aluminium Alloy 4-Section Tripod with 360 Quick Release Ball Head and Free Carrying Case

by Hahnel
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)
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  • Professional Aluminium Alloy 4-section legs
  • Quick Release Ball Head 360 orientation groove
  • Mount camera on top or below for macro shooting
  • Max height: 1425mm, Bubble level, Max load: 4 kg
  • Free Carrying Case
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Hahnel Triad 30 Lite Professional Aluminium Alloy 4-Section Tripod with 360 Quick Release Ball Head and Free Carrying Case + Lowepro Nova 160 AW All Weather Shoulder Bag for Digital SLR for Canon 100D, 700D, 600D, 1100D, Nikon D3100, D3200 D5100, D5200, Samsung NX3000, Panasonic G3,  Sony Alpha A58  - Black + Canon EOS 600D Digital SLR Camera (inc. 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens Kit)
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  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 x 59.2 cm ; 1.5 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Item model number: Triad 30 lite
  • ASIN: B00361EC1S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Sep 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (197 customer reviews)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Hähnel have designed the Triad 30 Lite with the new generation of SLR’s in mind.

Camera models such as the Panasonic G1 and the Olympus E-450 are now more compact and lightweight and therefore require a robust tripod with a stable construction.

The Triad 30 Lite is a professional aluminium alloy, 4-section tripod which is both lightweight and sturdy. The quick-lock, fully adjustable legs are extendable at 3 different angles and legs fold down allowing the tripod to easily fit into the carrying case supplied making this tripod extremely portable.

The Triad 30 Lite is also supplied with a quick release ball head, +90º / -90º orientation groove.

Product Description

Hhnel Triad 30 Lite Treppiedi in lega di alluminio con testa a sfera piastra di sgancio rapida e custodia

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick Release - Problem fixed 15 April 2013
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I purchased this tripod and the first couple of times I used it I noticed that the Quick Release was loose as noted in some other reviews. It did however cause problems last week after I carried it for 3 hours on a photo walk and then it was not secure enough to allow me to use it for long exposure twilight photos.
I then scanned the reviews here and could not understand how so many users were happy with this quick release although there are a small number of reviewers with similar concerns to me.
BUT I have a solution. In my case, there is a cross-head screw at the pivot point of the lever that locks the quick release mechanism. I have tightened this screw and there is now no movement when it is locked in place.
I am now happy with the tripod, it now does what I need at a good price.
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82 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal, awesome quality 25 Jan 2011
This is one of the best buys I've ever made. I couldn't imagine I was buying a tripod with such a awesome quality considering the price. I already had a cheap tripod and I can say that was metal garbish.

I received the tripod well packaged, in a black box just like the pictures, it has a nice transport bag, but nothing fancy and an allen key.

I'm really impressed with the steadiness even with the legs and central column fully extended. The ball head is very precise, it locks with just a quarter of a turn. The panoramic rotation is very precise to, you can rotate the camera very smooth, ideal for panoramic pictures but is also fine for videos. You can also turn the camera 90 degrees for portraits.
The leg locks are the only thing in plastic, but they have a good strength feel, I assume they will last for years. Everything else is magnesium alloy.

This is an ideal tripod for a small DSLR, I use it with my Fuji S1500 and a Canon EOS 300 (18-55mm).
I recommend it to everyone looking for a first good light tripod.
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94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value for the price! 8 Feb 2011
By Markus
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I ordered this 29th of January 2011. It arrived today, and it was everything I expected; nothing too shabby and the built is quite good. I only have minor experiences over tripods, but already so much that I can tell what I think of this one.

+ the legs are sturdy, which means that they are not going to flip easily. I had to use minor force to set them up correctly. Which is great because you need to have a stable tripod for great shots.
+ the quick release lock is quite good. I attached the quicklock onto my 550D (EOS Rebel T2i), so I can swiftly attach the DSLR on top of the tripod if there will be a need to do that.
+ ball joint feels well built enough for the time being, it is precise and locks easily.
+ size and weight, only 1200 grams
+ adjustability
+ value for the money

- legs do bend a little. I didn't try to bend them too much as I fear I would use too much force so it really would snap.
- the stableness isn't the best when the tripod is set up as high as possible (quite obvious thing), so you need either stable hands or have to use a remote controller / selftimer to get a really steady shots
- the leg clips aren't as good as I imagined. They are not as sturdy as one might want, but they lock up easily and tight.

I didn't have the time to really use the tripod in many situations YET. I will inform you guys after a months use or so, and update this review. For the time being, I couldn't be happier for my purchase. It is small in size, low in weight, cheap for what you get and great looking. I would definitely recommend this product for someone who's thinking of buying a good, cheap and light tripod. It's not the best you can get, but great value and might be the best tripod for new photographer.
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68 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value! 1 Feb 2011
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When I initially received the tripod I was a bit bemused - its quite a lot smaller than I imagined. At first I was worried that the slim legs would be easily bendable and flimsy. The truth is quite the opposite - the metal (aluminium magnesium alloy) is very dense and strong, making the whole thing a good bit heavier than you'd think. This is only good though - its a compact, portable tripod, but is strong and very sturdy. The entire thing just screams quality. I've seen tripods worth twice as much that are flimsier and less sturdy than this little beauty.

The ball head action is smooth and precise and making small, minute adjustments is a breeze. The horizontal panning is also very smooth and equally as precise.

The "professional" in the title is accurate - any professional would be happy to have a compact tripod thats this quality. All in all, this tripod is amazing value for money. If Hahnel's entire product catalog is as high in quality as this, they'll be getting a lot more of my cash!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine let down by poor finishing 14 Mar 2012
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Bought this to replace a Manfrotto MKC3-P01 Compact Photo Kit - Black which, while works ok, is a little too loose and bendy for me. Looking at the good review for this Hahnel Triad 30 Lite Professional Aluminium Alloy 4-Section Tripod with 360 Quick Release Ball Head and Free Carrying Case, I decided to give it a try because the price is actually lower than the Manfrotto.

Overall, this tripod is stiffer and therefore more stable than the Manfrotto. However it is also 200gm heavier. I suppose it should work fine as a photo tripod. I do like the quick release plate as it is slightly smaller than the Manfrotto one. The head locks "bite" strongly and holds my Pentax K-x + Sigma 17-70mm f2.8-4 + Samsung SEF-36PZF in place without shifting. Some said the plate is loose here but mine is super tight. It clicks to hold the camera in position when placed into the head, and the lever needs to be pushed in to be locked. Once locked, it is so tight that I had to use a lot of force to remove it.

It comes with a leveling bubble. I feel that it is in the wrong position at the top of the 3 legs instead of at the top at the mounting plate. How do I know if the camera is level? In any case, the head do not seem to be perfectly level throughout its 360 degree spin. Speaking of spinning, it is also very tight when trying to spin it, it may loosen after some use, I will wait and see.

The biggest disappointment is its finishing. The plastic, while seemingly strong, is very poorly finished. It has all the molding lines and sharp injection "nips" all over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good legs but camera fixture became loose after 1 year
This is an excellent tripod for the price. I do landscape shots and the legs are quite sturdy with no movement. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Harj
3.0 out of 5 stars Hahnel 30 + Canon 40D + Canon 70-300 IS USM (non L )
Well made and sturdy until you bring the center column to its max height and then its not unfortunately. Read more
Published 15 days ago by star wars
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality tripod for the price
I've had a few cheap tripods over the years that have been very disappointing in terms of build quality - wobbly legs, flimsy, easily bent or broken, doesn't have a ball and socket... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dan Grove
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect stable base for permanent fixing
perfect stable base for permanent fixing for using in an industrial environment. Now have 2 of these on our machine
Published 1 month ago by John Ramos
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value
A great value budget tripod.

However could not handle the weight of my 300mm canon lens.
Considering the lens cost 10x more than the the tripod I upgraded. Read more
Published 1 month ago by BrianC
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight tripod
Well made. Looks thin and fragile but actually quite robust and easy to set up with secure mounting. It is not bulky and heavy to carry around. Good buy.
Published 1 month ago by J. A. Calderbank
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent light weight tripod
I got this tripod as a replacement for a less than ideal tripod I'd been lugging around when walking in the countryside. This is is nice and compact and fits in my daysack easily. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Geoff Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great tripod
Brilliant tripod, loads of features. Can be used for loads of different functions. Very stable on flat surfaces - not so great on grass/mud though. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lisa So
5.0 out of 5 stars great budget tripod
i was bought this tripod as a present and would recommend buying this item if your budget is limited its sturdy its well made folds up well and it holds my camera that is a DSLR... Read more
Published 1 month ago by I Maj
4.0 out of 5 stars like it or lump it
my first tripod choice out of 5-6 others, the bag and Allen key provided are very useful. This product doesn't have the little rod on the top section of the pod to move the camera,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by terry
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