U212 Deluxe Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 5.50 lb (2.49 kg)

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General Information

Weight 6.00 lb (2.72 kg)
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt with quick release
Spiked Feet Yes
Center Brace Yes
Center Column Type Geared
Center Column Sections 1
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Leg Sections 3
Load Capacity 5.50 lb (2.49 kg)
Folded Length 27.0" (68.6 cm)
Minimum Height 24.8" (63.0 cm)
Maximum Height 63.0" (160.0 cm)
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
11 December 2016

Mine finally bit the dust after 22 years of flawless service. The leg latch brackets have embrittled and are starting to crack :(I'm buying another.

B h photo.32817553
17 August 2016

I bought this at VanTuil photo in Erie PA in about 1983 to use with my Canon F1n cameras. 30 some years later it is still my daily use tripod. The only drawbacks are 1. it is too light for my 600mm lens, no surprise there and 2.

B h photo.32817553
27 October 2015

I bought this tripod after reading reviews from other users in which they stated that they had used the same tripod for 25 or more years. This is a sturdy tripod, and no lightweight.

B h photo.32817553
28 September 2015

I was lucky to find it on the second hand market. It was alread 25 years old and after only few months the leg lever got broken. Either way I can-t think of better tripod.Absolutely sturdy, versatile,with flash sockets. I had 10 tripods so far and this one is a father of tripods.

B h photo.32817553
6 November 2014

My old U212 has a boken crank handle, after more than 30 yeare of hard use. It was time to get another one of these truly universal tripods. Fast setup, rock solid.

B h photo.32817553
29 September 2014

I wanted a nicer tripod that was good for everyday use for a casual photographer. This exceeded my expectations.

B h photo.32817553
13 December 2013

I purchased this back in 1986 along with a couple of Canon T90's and I recently (December 2013) used it with my recent purchase of a Sony Alpha 77. During that time span I have gone through 3 different lens mounts and 3 different flash systems.

B h photo.32817553
25 August 2012

Everything still works just a s day one...30 years ago. Of course it does have some plastics so use "common care" and it will never fail. It is heavy compared to some current offerings, but again I see no need just to change.

B h photo.32817553
24 March 2012

I've used a U-212 since 1982, and have never had an issue with it. GREAT tripod. The quick release head works very well, but if you get a U-212, buy an extra quick release camera screw, or have a machinist make you a couple of them (very easy, quick job to make them). They're easy to lose!

B h photo.32817553
19 March 2012

very stable, easy to adjust

Product Highlights
    In The Box
    • Slik U212 Deluxe Tripod with 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head (Quick Release) - Supports 5.50 lb (2.49 kg)
    • Quick Release Post for Universal Tripods
    • 3-Year Warranty
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