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|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 Lock Type||Flip levers|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Type||Geared|
|Head Type||3-Way pan & tilt with quick release|
|Head Mount Thread Size||1/4"-20|
|Weight||6.00 lb (2.72 kg)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I wanted a nicer tripod that was good for everyday use for a casual photographer. This exceeded my expectations.
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.