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Sunpak 6600PG Tripod with Pistol Grip Ball Head $35 + free shipping

clpett 570 March 25, 2013 at 07:31 AM in Free Shipping (4) More B&H Photo Video Deals
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B&H Photo has the Sunpak 6600PG Tripod with Pistol Grip Ball Head (Mfr# 620-660PG) for $35 + free shipping until April 30, 2013. Seems to have decent reviews.
B&H Photo Link [bhphotovideo.com]

Notes:
- Amazon sells the smaller version (60", 4.4 lbs) for $40: Link [amazon.com]
- Amazon sells the cheaper version (pan head) for $70: Link [amazon.com]
- the pistol grip sells separately for $20
- the pistol grip appears to provide a bubble level
- this tripod does not come with a case

Specifications:
Supports 6.6 lb
Extends to 66.3"
Folds to 23.6"
Pistol Grip Ball Head with Quick Release
3 Leg Sections
Geared Center Column
Weighs Only 4.1 lb
Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Is there a difference between this one (6600PG) and the sunpak 6200PG at $25? http://slickdeals.net/f/5869182-Sunpak-6200PG-3-Section-Aluminum-Tripod-with-Pistol-Grip-Ballhead-25-free-shipping?v=1
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Quote from capgem View Post :
when you say this tripod is weak; are you referring to Sunpack or Dolica?

Which one would you recommend?
both of them, they only good for compact cameras ...For SLR digital, you should look at Bogen (Manfrotto) tripod ...
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Quote from k9homan View Post :
Is there a difference between this one (6600PG) and the sunpak 6200PG at $25? http://slickdeals.net/f/5869182-Sunpak-6200PG-3-Section-Aluminum-Tripod-with-Pistol-Grip-Ballhead-25-free-shipping?v=1
The 6200 (aka 620-620) extends to 60" and supports 4.4 lbs.
The 6600 (aka 620-660) extends to 66" and supports 6.6 lbs.
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Quote from JefeM View Post :
I have this tripod and it is pretty good. I especially like to use it for video, because I can just grab the grip and follow the action. Filming kids sporting events has improved drastically in quality.

Will it hold weight? I don't know - my wife has a T4i, and I have no concerns with it tipping while I have it on there with here 300 mm zoom lens. I only wish it had a hook for a counterweight. But, for $40 - it's a steal!
That's the bad thing, this cheap tripod here can't hold weight period ...if you use it for video, you need the one with fluid phan head, not the head intended for photography ...
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I have the 6200 and I am not pleased with the release mechanism. The spring is not held in place and can easily be lost when you open and close it to release the plate.
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Quote from bond4u View Post :
I would suggest "Ravelli Professional 65" Ball Head Camera Tripod with Quick Release Plate and Carry Bag"

I am using this for T4i. This comes with extra quick release plate and carry on bag.I think this one is strong contender in cheap DSLR tripods range.

Here is link for reviews and thoughts
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1

Also this tripod has hook for counter weight which make this tripod more stable.
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Quote from Michael Dallas View Post :
That's the bad thing, this cheap tripod here can't hold weight period ...if you use it for video, you need the one with fluid phan head, not the head intended for photography ...
We shall agree to disagree - I think it holds weight just fine. It was rhetorical when I said that. Yes it holds my wife's t4i just fine.
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Quote from JefeM View Post :
We shall agree to disagree - I think it holds weight just fine. It was rhetorical when I said that. Yes it holds my wife's t4i just fine.
No it doesn't period ...for the purpose of taking picture, hell no ...especially if you taking picture with long exposure . On the vertial position ...it doesn't hold sh*t ...

for the way you think, I guess you don't know much about photography ? do you ...?don't be mad ...
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Quote from clpett View Post :
The 6200 (aka 620-620) extends to 60" and supports 4.4 lbs.
The 6600 (aka 620-660) extends to 66" and supports 6.6 lbs.
Thanks for the clarification! woot
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When I first saw this advertised on a magazine I thought it was a great concept. Never did buy one, but I do recall seeing them at Best Buy. Might be calling to see if they have one on display and just go look at it yourself. My impression was that it wasn't as nice as I had hoped, doesn't seem to lock as firmly as a my ball-head Dolica.

Yes, yes, Manfrotto would be nice, but there's other things on my photography hit list before I get there.
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I voted this down because of the "Pistol Grip "
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Quote from clpett View Post :
It depends on your definition of "better price".
There are certainly cheaper tripods that will support the Nikon D5100 camera. I bought a much cheaper tripod for the the Nikon D5100. As a result, I am shopping for a new tripod. Smilie

I am also considering the Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head: Link [amazon.com]

The Amazon price just dropped by 4% to $44 + free shipping. It offers a case, but I've read that the ball head is difficult to maneuver at first. Also note that it only extends to 62".
Dolica carrying cases definitely are not durable. Don't buy on account of that.
Quote from RavenSEAL View Post :
Manfrotto Master Race reporting in.

Please don't throw away your money on a cheap tripod, specially if you have anything above an entry-DSLR.
Quote from Michael Dallas View Post :
both of them, they only good for compact cameras ...For SLR digital, you should look at Bogen (Manfrotto) tripod ...
Nothing drives me crazy more than camera snobs.

For most people, buying a high end tripod is throwing away their money because most people will do just fine with a less expensive tripod.

How good a tripod you need depends on what you are shooting, where you are shooting and what kind of gear you use. If you're buying your first tripod it probably won't be your last. If you can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a tripod then don't. Spend as much as you think a tripod is worth and buy the best one for the money. There's a good chance it'll be fine. If it's not you'll know what to look for the next time around.
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Quote from uscpsycho View Post :
Dolica carrying cases definitely are not durable. Don't buy on account of that.
Thank you for the information uscpsycho.
I'm leaning towards the Dolica since it is rated for 2x the Sunpak maximum load but weighs less than the Sunpak model. I also like the idea that the center post can be inverted to hold the camera in a downward facing position. To be honest, I'm surprised the Sunpak deal has gotten more attention than the Dolica deal: Link

For me, the Rakuten price ($40 shipped) is a 20% discount over the Amazon price ($50 incl. tax and shipping). It's not the biggest discount ever, but it seems like a more than reasonable value. I know, I know, the website is "slick deals", not "reasonable values".
Quote from uscpsycho View Post :
Spend as much as you think a tripod is worth and buy the best one for the money. There's a good chance it'll be fine. If it's not you'll know what to look for the next time around.
I couldn't agree more. At worst, I can live with a $40 mistake. It just doesn't make sense to me to spend $100+ on a piece of equipment will likely be used for < 20% of my photography (chasing my kids around). I once had an excellent photographer recommend a tripod costing significantly more than my entry level DSLR camera. And then I learned that cost was just for the tripod head.laugh out loud
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Quote from clpett View Post :
I couldn't agree more. At worst, I can live with a $40 mistake. It just doesn't make sense to me to spend $100+ on a piece of equipment will likely be used for < 20% of my photography (chasing my kids around).
I've spent thousands on equipment I use for < 20% of my photography Doh
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Quote from uscpsycho View Post :
Dolica carrying cases definitely are not durable. Don't buy on account of that.


Nothing drives me crazy more than camera snobs.

For most people, buying a high end tripod is throwing away their money because most people will do just fine with a less expensive tripod.

How good a tripod you need depends on what you are shooting, where you are shooting and what kind of gear you use. If you're buying your first tripod it probably won't be your last. If you can't justify spending hundreds of dollars on a tripod then don't. Spend as much as you think a tripod is worth and buy the best one for the money. There's a good chance it'll be fine. If it's not you'll know what to look for the next time around.

we are not talking about high end sh*t here ...if you just know a little bit about the basic tripod design, by looking at the picture of this tripod only ...you will know it will not hold ...

well , I tell you what ...forget it ...you can get the duck head wet no matter how many times you 're trying to pour water over it ... snobs my a**

over and out
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