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Hahnel Triad 50 PG Professional Aluminum Alloy Tripod with 360° Pistol Head and Free Carrying Case
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- 360° Pistol Head with Quick release and Pan Plate
- Professional Lightweight aluminum alloy 3-section legs
- Legs 4-lock positions 25° / 55° / 75° / 155°
- Max height: 1555mm / Min length: 230mm / Max weight: 3kg
- Free Carrying Case
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The Hahnel Triad 50 PG tripod is constructed from an aluminum alloy. It can support devices up to 3kg with ease. With a maximum height of 1555mm, folding down to just 230cm, and weighing just 1.41kg, the Hahnel Triad 50 PG is an incredibly compact and versatile tripod. The included pistol head is very well constructed, allowing smooth and controlled movements, while also offering the flexibility of positioning the camera either horizontally or vertically. Supplied with a quick-release plate – (quick-release plates also available separately). The head is attached using a 3/8” thread.
The 3-section legs are independently adjustable for both height and angle, and the centre column is reversible for low-angle work. Also featuring easy-to-use flip-lock lags and three integrated spirit levels, this is a quality tripod. Supplied with carrying case. Triad 50 PG is supplied with allen key to easily re-adjust leg clips and short center column (130mm)
Triad 50 PG
Short center column
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As a complete novice, an instruction leaflet would have been helpful to explain the use of the second central column and the use of the hook for attaching a camera bag for extra stability. Overall an excellent product let down only by the lack of information.
Used With Panasonic GH2 and lenses up to 100-300 telezoom but dont think owners of larger heavier DSLR kit would have much to complain about.
The one thing that drew me to this product though was the pistol grip head. This is a design genius, with camera angles/levels quickly achieved with minimal fuss. The head itself appeared again to be very well designed and made. I liked the quick release for the camera, so you could remove it from/attach it to the tripod with speed.
Unfortunately, this is the one wee thing that is the tripods weakness. There is a 2 piece trigger fitted to the head unit,to release the camera from the tripod. Unfortunately this broke after 2 releases! There is a small spring which is inbetween the two separate bits of the trigger, which has basically nothing holding it in. It fell out the second time I used it, meaning the trigger didn't spring back into position. This meant a lot of fiddling around trying to get it back in place (the spring), because the release didn't work very well without it. I managed to get it back in, but there seemed to be a bit of play between the base plate and the quick release shoe fitted to the camera. In the end, I had to stick a small piece of rubber to the base plate to take up any space between the two. This was very annoying, seeing as the product was brand new! But I didn't fancy the hassle of having to package it all up, send it away and then wait for a replacement, so I have just persevered with my wee fix to the base plate. On all other aspects though, this tripod is very, very good!
Would I buy it again? Yes, because the small fault in the design aside, it's basically the perfect tripod.
It also comes with it's own carry case (again, another good quality bit of kit), making it easily carried on your photography outings.
Summary: just be careful of that wee fault and you'll be fine!
It's light so the idea of carrying it on my backpac is never daunting, if I need more stability in the wind I just splay the legs further out. The feet have rubber but also screw down to reveal metal points for outside use.
The trigger grip is fantastic and the levels allow for perfect positioning. This makes it fast to set up and use.
I look back and I'm still glad I bought it!
I would not call this tripod as professional either but it is as close as you will get for the money. I bought my tripod via eBay as it was cheaper from a seller there than on Amazon. I paid £51 inc P&P and consider it something of a bargain at that price. The tripod is very stable in most conditions and unless you have a very heavy lens to your DLSR. However it will have little problem providing a stable platform for your camera. I have used my Cannon D450 with a Cannon 75-300mm lens on this tripod and it was very secure.
The trigger head allows fast secure movement however the grip is a little small for my hands as its more of a 3 finger and thumb grip than all 4 fingers and thumb. Another little gripe is the size of the levels on the head which are rather small and in good sunlight the little bubbles are a little difficult to view. The build quality although perhaps not up to tripods cost over twice the price of this tripod is very good and I have no complaints so far. Had the grip been a little larger along with the levels I would have given this tripod all 5 stars. All in all at the price of this tripod you can't complain and it does represent VGVFM.
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