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

Model #612-212

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Specifications

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.32817553
17 August 2016
10/10

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
18 June 2017
10/10

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.32817553
11 December 2016
10/10

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
27 October 2015
10/10

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
10/10

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
10/10

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
10/10

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
10/10

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
10/10

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
10/10

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!

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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