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Tamrac 17850 Zipshot Tripod

by Tamrac
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Ultra-lightweight - weighs only 11 oz. (312g) and Ultra-compact - only 15”(38cm) when folded
  • Convenient. Stands 44” (112cm) tall
  • Quick. Tripod legs spring open in seconds
  • Easy to Carry. Attaches to camera bags and luggage
  • Sturdy. Heavy-duty, metal ball-head with strong aluminum legs.


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 38.1 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm ; 313 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: TR40601
  • ASIN: B002WC8862
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 18 Nov 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Product Description

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  • Tamrac Zipshot Tripod
  • Product Description

    The Travel Pack 73 is perfect for holding a DSLR with a lens attached, a few extra lenses, a flash and accessories. The front zippered pocket has paraphernalia pockets and Tamrac's U.S. patented Memory & Battery Management System, which uses red flags to identify fresh memory cards and batteries from ones that are used up. Mesh pockets in front and on the sides of the pack hold extra accessories. Other features include: padded backpack harness, EasyGrip handle, and inner mesh accessory pockets. Add Tamrac accessories to the Strap Accessory System (S.A.S) and Modular Accessory System (M.A.S) attachment slots to customize this pack.


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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little accessory 11 April 2010
    By Mr. G. Bridgeman-clarke TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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    I like to travel with a tripod when doing photographic work but cant always carry a large carbonite tripod on planes. I bought this and whilst it is lightweight it has gotten me out of a few fixes. Easy to put up, easy to put away and as long as your camera isn't too heavy i.e. my Nikon D3 is but my Nikon D90 and P600 are great for the tripod, than this is a cheap accessory which you should have, Are there any downsides? yes. Its just one height, i.e full height you cannot just have it half erected so close -up ground shots are a no-no.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for trip 27 Jan 2011
    This tripod is extremely light and perfect for traveling.
    It takes only 10 seconds to set it up with an amazing action.
    The problems are the strength of the legs and that the head of the tripod is fixed and you can't change it.
    However, if you use recent (light) DSLR and a short lens for travel uses it shouldn't be a problem.
    if you want a stable tripod this is not the best choice.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars VERY USEFUL PRODUCT 26 April 2011
    By SG
    First saw this reviewed on "This week in photo" a photography podcast from the US hosted by Frederick Van Johnson. Sent off for one straight away. I have used it several times and its really usefull!.
    Once you take the two straps off and let go of the pieces, they all snap into place as if by magic! No good for serious photography / or heavy lenses / long time exposures.
    But for a quick timer release photo of you and the family - it can't be beaten! Light weight, and fits inside your pocket. A decent ball joint on the top - but be aware there are no hight adjustments, and the length of the legs is not adjustable.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Handy item and good value 7 July 2011
    Bought this tripod after looking carefully through the reviews of similar items. Some suggested that it was a bit flimsy for use with a full size digital slr. I have tried it out with a Nikon D80 fitted with an 18-200 VR lens and it is stable enough for all but the most serious use. I mainly wanted to use it to shoot video using a Lumix TZ7. It easily copes with this and the adjustable head makes it easy to clamp in the desired position.
    There is no height adjustment, so you have to choose the location you shoot from to give you the right angle. It's very compact to carry, sets up in a few seconds and appears sufficiently robust to last a good while. I also thought that the price on Amazon was good value.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive flimsy junk 10 Oct 2013
    By Alan
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    There are very similar products to this available at 1/3 the price.

    I paid the extra as I thought I would be getting a superior product. I was wrong.
    This is junk. The head falls off as your carrying it. So have to keep back tracking to see where its falled off.
    Then the screw fell out so it no longer attaches to the camera.

    I was asked to email the UK Tamrac office for a replacement and I never got a response.

    I am now doing my own repairs.

    My advice is don't waste your money on this
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    I bought this after watching a Youtube video, that got me interested in the portability of the Zipshot.
    Yes it looks fancy - and I needed something light and portable when just going out light.

    I like the fresh approach toward tripods and find it to be working in the field.
    My DSLR is quite heavy on this one and would not trust it if it is windy. It is not possible to
    adjust the height very accurate - then You have to get creative - but actually I like the simplicity of that.

    The main disadvantage is that it is a bit flimsy - so You have to be careful not to tip it over with Your camera on.

    So - I would especially recommend this for holding a flash in the field - that is were this one really shines.
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Zipshot tripod 25 July 2013
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    I bought this product as a present for a friends birthday, he really likes this tripod. It is because the tripod is so easy to set up, even for a novice. You take off the cords holding the legs, snap the legs together and attach your camera, that's it! To some buyers, the fixed height maybe a disadvantage, but for a novice, with a lightweight point and shoot camera (NOT A DSR) it is prefect for trying out the advantages of a tripod. It may not be the cheapest tripod on the market, but, because my mum has had a similar model zipshot tripod for a few years with no problems, I decided to go for it over some of the other tripods on the market.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars It's OK for what it is! 7 May 2013
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    Extremely light and small, works well with smaller cameras (I use it with a Sony RX100). Wind can rattle it, so you have to be careful, but this is to be expected with such a light tripod.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good for compacts
    I bought this hoping it would hold my (relatively light) DSLR, but it is not strong enough for that. It would be good to hold a small compact camera.
    Published 15 months ago by Jemmaeg
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great little product
    Nifky little tripod. Really light. Really simple. In no way claims to or would replace a proper tripod. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good product
    Great , useful, works well happy customer light weight product , portable durable , have used a lot and is stable with a lightweight camera
    Published 19 months ago by R F Graham
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great little tripod
    Having previously had a small tripod with telescopic legs like radio aerial which disintegrated almost instantly I wanted something better designed to take on my travels and this... Read more
    Published 21 months ago by Consumer Chaos
    4.0 out of 5 stars Wobbly Logic
    About to return to supplier due to the whole head rocking when I discovered that pulling out the legs to extremes so that they bow inwards puts enough pressure on the head to make... Read more
    Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good at the Price
    I have seen adverts for this at around £50.00 which is grossly overpriced. At less than £20.00 on Amazon it is a potentially useful piece of kit. Read more
    Published on 15 Mar 2012 by A. D. Clift
    5.0 out of 5 stars Tamrac Zipshot
    What a fantastic piece of photographic equipment extremely light and goes everywhere with me since receiving it so easy to use and takes up no space at all in the racksack
    Published on 7 Nov 2011 by Mr. Me Jones
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great for holidays
    I bought this to take on holiday. It is certainly flimsy and struggles with a heavy lens. The ball head tended to 'droop' after I'd set up and tightened it well. Read more
    Published on 10 July 2011 by Miriam
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