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

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General Information

Maximum Height 63.0" (160.0 cm)
Minimum Height 24.8" (63.0 cm)
Folded Length 27.0" (68.6 cm)
Load Capacity 5.50 lb (2.49 kg)
Leg Sections 3
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Geared
Center Brace Yes
Spiked Feet Yes
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt with quick release
Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 6.00 lb (2.72 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
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.34921152
24 December 2017

I bought my U212 in 1982 and still use it on a regular basis. I have purchased multiple tripods over the years, different heads, different materials.. At yet, I still love this tripod for the following reasons:1.

B h photo.34921152
15 October 2017

I use this in the way you would expect: as a support for my camera. Both my Canon and my iPhone. I would have given it 5 stars except for the fact that the quick release camera post is just a bit short. When I have it snugly attached to my camera it cannot lock into the camera platform.

B h photo.34921152
18 June 2017

I never owned a tripod with the craftsmanship this tripod provides. It is rock steady, solid built, the camera does not slip or move in the vertical position and the dials are very easy to navigate. Outstanding tripod. Used Bowen, Manfrotto and others previously. There is no comparison.

B h photo.34921152
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.34921152
26 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.34921152
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.34921152
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.34921152
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.34921152
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.

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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