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Old May 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hows this Tripod?

I'm thinking about getting this tri-pod for my xha1. CAn someone please give me some input on if this a good tripod:

Model: EI-717A

Weifeng E-IMAGE EI-7 series, the pure black surface looks very noblest. Be cast and machined by high-exactitude mode leads to high stability. Each head are equipped with fluid damping system (infinitely or 3 plus 0 step), which provides ultra -85°/+90°tilt range and +360°pan range. The rigid and light aluminum alloy legs ensure the excellent loading capacity and stability.

Max.Height Min.Height Folded Height Tilt Range Pan Range Net Weight Max.Load
Click to Enlarge 55.4" 20.5" 28.7" -85°/+90° 360° 9.2Lbs 11Lbs

Feature: Professional tripods can be used for camera.
A quick release system with a safety lock prevents inadvertent disengagement of the camera latch
Payload capacity is up to 5kgs (11Lbs), making it the versatile solution for all DV cameras.

Fluid drag system ensures smooth, consistent fluid drag control. The built-in counterbalance system comprises of a sliding camera platform, optimizing tilt control. It allows a -85°/+90°angle tilt


Specifications: Material Ma/Alum Alloy
Leg Stages/Sections

Leg Lock Type
Flip Lock
Max. Loading Capacity

Folded Height
Head & Leg Attachment Tech
3/8Inch Screw

Min. Operating Height
Max. Height

Tilt Range
Max. Height W/O Column

Pan Range 360° Video Camera Connect Fitting 1/4" & 3/8" Screw
Net Weight

Package includes: E-Image EI-717AT(555AT) Tripod x1
E-Image EI-7SH handle x1
E-Image EI-717AH Video Head x1
E-Image Tripod Travel Case x1
Original Manufactory Package x1


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Old May 24th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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for the price (about 150$) this a really nice tripod.
on the the other way you can say it is a cheap chinese copy of a well known manufacturer, so you get what you pay for.
I got three of them and i would buy more if needed. using it with sony FX1 and EX1.
the only advice is to buy the extended version (about 170$) , since the regular version is a bit short (but not more than every tripod in the same range).
add too the 2nd handle and the camera plate since it is a custom version that could be hard to find if you loose it.
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