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Velbon DF-61 Heavy Duty Aluminium Photo/Video Tripod

by Velbon
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
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
Price For All Three: 55.38

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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 (136 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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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, Great features for the price. 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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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product - No fuss 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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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost as good as my old Slik 88 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value 23 Aug 2013
By Tony L
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value tripod 29 Aug 2013
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Excellent value for money. Very stable, and was easy to transport on a recent cruise. Impressive, even at full extension, although not very heavy.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY user friendly 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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice 2 Aug 2013
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Nice looking tripod. Easy to use and feels sturdy. Bought this for my spotting scope and have ordered an additional quick release mount to use with my telescope or my camera.All black construction looks a lot nicer than those with silver/aluminium parts. Quick delivery too.
For a spare quick release plate you will need to order Velbon QB-5W Quick Shoe as sold on Amazon.Its exactly the same part number as on the tripod.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice item 6 Nov 2013
By Dawn
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose.
This is a formal complaint. I had my Pentax 5ii and my 60-250 da lens attached to the Velbon DF-61when the shoe failed - properly locked - ejecting and damaging the lens... Read more
Published 7 hours ago by Anthony Lord
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent and very suitable for purpose
Published 17 hours ago by Susan Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars YES .
INSANE TRIPOD, does everything perfectly, stable, durable, robust, light, good price, recommend it to everyone
Published 3 days ago by anonymouspenname
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, very sturdy
Good value, very sturdy, solid unit. Was glad to be able to get extra quick mount heads to change cameras and binoculars easily and quickly. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Vivienne
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
A great general purpose tripod
Published 5 days ago by Jaytee769
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly premium features for the price. It's massive and ...
Incredibly premium features for the price. It's massive and heavy though, so beware! It certainly surprised me when it arrived.
Published 6 days ago by ioang
3.0 out of 5 stars Get it of microglobe. its a lot cheapter at 18 pounds.
The only reason I gave this a 3 is because the same day I received it from amazon I noticed exactly the same tripod on a different website for a lot cheaper. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Glen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant. It is a sturdy frame and easy to operate
Published 9 days ago by M. Lofthouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great price and metal clamp so very good
Published 10 days ago by dylan tanner
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Recommended
Excellent product, well packaged. Tripod is sturdy but light to carry and even better than I expected. Brilliant!
Published 11 days ago by Miss Susan Park
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