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Velbon DF-61 Heavy Duty Aluminium Photo/Video Tripod

by Velbon
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RRP: £40.00
Price: £29.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Heavy duty dual-function aluminium tripod suitable for SLR cameras and video camcorders
  • 3-way quick-release pan head with tilting platform and geared center column
  • 3 section radially braced aluminium legs with quick release leg locks and non-slip rubber feet
  • Sure-grip handle is positioned on left for easy access to camera controls
  • Bubble level for fine adjustments

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Velbon DF-61 Heavy Duty Aluminium Photo/Video Tripod + Velbon NORMAL CASE 700 Stand Bag for D-600 / Super Ace / Mountain Ace + Velbon QB-5W Quick Shoe
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: 2470
  • ASIN: B00B1Q5R2S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 14 Jan 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

The Velbon DF-61 is a standard-size, heavy-duty tripod that is ideal for regular SLR cameras and video camcorders. The DF-61 is distinguished by such features as a three-way quick-release pan head for tilts and pans, a sure-grip handle that is positioned on the left side for easy access to the main camera controls, a dual-position quick-release platform, and a geared center platform for quick height adjustments. The three-section aluminium leg assemblies feature sturdy radial braces, flip-lever locks and rubber-tipped feet, all of which make the DF-61 remarkably stable even on rough terrain.

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Velbon DF-61 Tripod

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Tony L on 23 Aug 2013
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This is a value tripod no doubt and does the job well. there is a lot of plastic which is fine, only with the neck extended right out is there any perceivable wobble. Tripod on a budget ? cant go wrong with this.
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Robert Anderson on 2 Jun 2013
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My 30+ year old Slik 88 tripod, although still giving outstanding service, is sometimes a bit heavy for lugging about. I started looking for a lighter option that would allow me to use both an Olympus DSLR with a long lens fitted and a lightweight Panasonic video camera.
A friend had purchased a Hama tripod and, to be honest, I wasn't too impressed with it so I went for another well known name in tripods, Velbon.
After a day of testing and evaluating (playing about) I find that it's nearly as good as my old Slik, just lighter and much cheaper. The build quality is excellent and the tripod is very stable, even at full extension. The video pin is spring loaded and retracts when mounting a still camera while preventing any sideways movement when panning with a video camera.
My heaviest lens is a Zuiko 300mm f2.8 which mounted perfectly via its own tripod fitting with the DSLR attached and was well balanced on the tripod with no signs of the tripod or mounting plate being stressed at all.
Dug out my old Mamiya 645 medium format and it fitted a treat, just as though the tripod was made for it, think I'll dust it off, get some 120 roll film and start enjoying some old fashioned non-automated photography again.
Some of the head movements were a little sticky to start off with but, after less than a day's use, are smoothing out nicely.
I would have liked a hook or other attachment at the bottom of the column for hanging a camera bag to increase stability but, at this price, you can't have everything.
Overall a five star performance from a well built tripod that lives up to it's quoted specification. Needs a small amount of running in to get everything to operate smoothly but will, I'm sure, give me many years of satisfactory service.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Dance on 22 April 2013
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Great value, Great features for the price. I was looking for a a lightweight tripod with a spirit level included in it's features. For me this tripod hit the nail on the head.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Gudmface on 27 July 2013
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This looks a bit too bulky - but surprisingly very light! It looks strong and quite sturdy with my Canon 650D on. Allows for both portrait and landscape, sweeping as well as quick latch attachment. Great buy for 20 quid.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C.Sinclair on 24 July 2013
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I enjoy going out doing outdoor photography, landscapes etc... but I am not a professional so I needed a tripod which was not too expensive and user friendly. I already had a Camlink tripod but wasn't getting on with it, was spending more time fiddling with it then taking photos. This one is great, really easy to set up, sturdy and not too heavy to carry. I thoroughly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dawn on 6 Nov 2013
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Quick delivery, well packaged. Nice tripod, robust and stable, lighter and easeir to use than my old Velbon SGL-4(Which I would still be using if had not lost part of tilt head) . Good quality for the price paid.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 14 Aug 2013
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Was worried it may be a bit cheap quality, but read some reviews and went for it! Really pleased with the tripod. Seems very good quality and as described. Would definitely recommend this item.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Duke of Rouen on 23 Jun 2014
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I was dubious about this at the price but the Amazon reviews seemed genuine and Velbon do seem to have some good write ups in other forums.

No, it is not pro quality. But for this price you can;t expect that. It is a lot better than one I bought for same price years ago for stills work. I needed something new for video work and this about fits the bill. You can get extra shoes for quick changes if you have more than one body/camera. And these can be used on other Velbon tripods if you decide to upgrade.

More than adequate for still camera. Just about good enough for a video. Controls are easy and smooth in operation, a must for video. May 'degrade' over time - time will tell. Build quality seems good and it is robust.

I'm happy with the product. I perhaps would have been advised to go for something more expensive and probably will do now I know they are good value for money. I give it 4 stars only because I don't want people to think it will solve all their (photographic) problems, but if you're on a budget this may be for you, especially if you want something robust that is still not excessively heavy.

Oh, and the packing is not over the top.
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