Dolica 62" Proline Aluminum Alloy Tripod and Ball Head, Supports 13 lbs

Dolica

About Dolica

The Dolica's 62" Aluminum Proline Tripod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography. It is perfect for events, sports activity, capturing that one amazing shot. Designed for use with Point-N-Shoot cameras and / or Digital SLR cameras.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (10),Stable (10),Folds away (7),Attaches firmly (5),Large range of motion (5),Strong clamp (4),Unfolds quickly (4)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (12),Travel (12),Night shots (10),Home (9),Portraits (8),Wildlife (7)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (6)

Dolica Features

  • 62" Aluminum Proline Tripod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography
  • Ballhead, quick release plate and bubble level
  • Quick release leg locks and non-slip rubber feet
  • 90 degree vertical platform

Dolica Specifications

Material
Aluminum Alloy
Leg Sections
4
Max Load
13.2 lbs. (5.9 kg)
Max Height
62.2" (158 cm)
Min Height
18.5" (47 cm)
Folded Height
22.8" (58 cm)
Weight
2.9 lbs. (1.31 kg)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.4

(based on 23 reviews)

74%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Shockingly good for the price

Of course, it is not going to compete with tripods costing 5-10 times its price, but for the price it provides shockingly good value (I would give it 5 stars for value). It is nicely constructed, easy to use, stable and has a nice ballhead on which to mount the camera. Don't think you can go wrong at this price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mine did not last

Mine did not last at all. Probably got a defective one. Not sure. The flip-knobs are coming apart. In fact one of them just broke. I am a very careful user. The other one is cracked. I must have used the tripod just once. I bought it Dec 2011. Really strange why Dolica has made such cheap flip-knobs when the rest of the tripod is so strong. Really poor quality / my bad luck that I got a defective piece. They need to fix the quality issue on the poor quality flip-knobs. These snap very fast. W...

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Mine did not last at all. Probably got a defective one. Not sure. The flip-knobs are coming apart. In fact one of them just broke. I am a very careful user. The other one is cracked. I must have used the tripod just once. I bought it Dec 2011. Really strange why Dolica has made such cheap flip-knobs when the rest of the tripod is so strong. Really poor quality / my bad luck that I got a defective piece. They need to fix the quality issue on the poor quality flip-knobs. These snap very fast. What is the point in having a sturdy aluminum body when the flip-knobs will not certainly last !!!

Reviewed by 23 customers

 
1.0

Sturdy - great value - NO Longevity

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photography Student

I was very happy to see Ken Rockwell recommend this product so I purchased it. And I used it seldomly to find that after the warranty expired 2 legs gave out and it will hold the camera for 2 seconds and tilt sideways as the legs give out.

 
4.0

Good price, OK Quality

By

from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Casual Photographer

Adorama: ***Need to mention this tripod comes with a case*** (otherwise people will purchase a redundant tripod case and then return it to you!) I looked up this tripod based on Ken Rockwell's recommendation. In spite of some negative reviews here, I decided to take a risk and see how it handles and whether it holds up. I brought it as a travel tripod and took it overseas twice (in checked baggage) in the past 2 months, shooting about 200 (about half were 10-15 sec exposures) shots on my Nikon D7000 with medium AF-S 18-200mm lens (quick-release plate mounted on camera) as well as the heavier AF-D 70-200mm (quick-release plate mounted onto lens). It appeared sturdy enough for the camera and lenses I mentioned in calm outdoors condition (no wind). Not sure if it will hold up well for heavier lens/cameras and under high winds. The pros: Yes it comes with a ball head! A decent professional ball head costs at least twice as much used. The ball head gives it much better flexibility in composing shots than non-ball head tripods in the same price range. The telescopic legs have quick release locks, allowing the tripod to be deployed fairly quickly. 2 tiny bubble levelers (one on top of legs, other next to quick release) and a tiny compass are an added plus. The cons: Manufacturing quality is slightly sub-par compared to high end tripods like Manfrotto (which cost 4x), the aluminium legs do not slide as smoothly after a while. But the main concerns are: the knob tightening the ball head and the knob for the quick-release plate - twist them very tight (even though they may feel so flimsy they may break. Both knobs got loose and my camera began to move (and nearly fell during long exposures before I caught the camera a few times). Overall, a decent travel tripod, just use with care - tighten the knobs very frequently. It fits in the case snugly. I don't regret buying it. Note: The case has a non-removable strap which is fairly limited in length - you might not be able to strao it to your chest if you are heavy build.

 
4.0

Very nice for the price.

By

from Coos Bay, OR  -  Pro Photographer

A review on this site listing cons said you can't take ground level photos.You certainly can. Unscrew the hook, take off the rubber o-ring, pull the post out from above and flip it around and put the post back in the tube from the bottom. Tighten it. It puts your camera in the dirt if you want to.This tripod does everything a high end tripod does at a way better price, provided you don't use it as a hiking stick in the Rockies.

 
5.0

I've had mine over a year now.

By

from SC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Very hard to beat for the money!

 
5.0

Amazing Tripod for the price

By

from Cockeysville, MD  -  Photography Student

I have this tripod with me for about a year and so far extremely useful. No regrets.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Price

By

from Roseburg, Or.  -  Casual Photographer

Bought this as a replacement for a cheap taurus 52" that I bought on the fly. Its worked great for the length of time that I've had it. I recently used during a road trip to Diamond Lake and got some of the best shots.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tripod

By

from NJ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Several people have reported that this is an inferior product. I beg to differ. I have not found ANYTHING at this price that can match the versatlitiy and quality of this tripod. With a ball head, hook on bottom of center post to add weight for stability, light-weight, and even a case w/ shoulder strap, I am at a loss to explain why anyone would give this anything less than 5 stars!! One commenter claimed you cannot get the camera low enough. NONSENSE! You just remove the center post and re-insert it upside downm enabling you to get your camera as low as you need. Granted, you have to figure out HOW to do that, but it is pretty easy....you unscrew the bottom hook, pull off the rubber ring, loosen the collar lock and pull it out!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Quality for the Price

By

from Virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

Despite some other reviews, this is NOT a cheap, easily broken wad of junk metal! I have been using this tripod fairly heavily since I purchased it in December 2011. It has been a faithful photo assistant, even when my 10 year old son sets it up! (10 year old boys are not exactly "gentle" with anything!!! But with limited mobility, I need his assistance with setting up some of my gear.) Instead, every time I remove it from the sweet included case (with a sweet little inside pocket to keep track of the mounting plate and the included adjusting allen wrench) I am shocked by how such a high quality product is sold at this price point! I own a Manfrotto tripod with a pan head that was three times the price, and has not been used since I received this one. Wait: one time I wanted to position my flash remotely from the camera so I used the pan head for the flash and this one for my camera. I shoot a mid-range Nikon with an 18-200 lens and this tripod easily supports the camera with grip and SB-800 flash. It's not the best set up, but the tripod handles the rig quite well. Overall, clearly I am a fan of this tripod. The only minor caveat with this item addresses the other reviews with broken parts; it should be handled with the same care as any other bit of your photography gear! Gorilla grips need not apply, but if you treat your tripod as a valuable piece of equipment and use reasonable care, this tripod will be along for many of your photo tripping adventures. If my ten year old hasn't broken it yet, it's a pretty solid bit of kit! Bottom line: If you have been eyeballing ball head tripods but don't have the cash for a "Big" name, this is an awesome tripod to try!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Broke before even used it

By

from Louisville Kentucky  -  Photo Enthusiast

I ordered this based off Ken Rockwell's reccommendation. However, after I unpacked it, I started trying to set it up and the ball head broke. This is a hunk of junk.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

it broke on me..

By

from lalaland..  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used it only a couple of time.. and had it in the carrying case.. when I took it out.. the 'ball head' was all broken.. .. don't do this..

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RICH T  The price was right but it is a little light for my purposes. I willprobably sell it and get something heavier. If you are using a tri-pod anyway you might as well use something stout.
Shopper  Will this be a good tripod for someone who is 5'9 in height?
JOSE M H  My nephew (an obsesive-compulsive guy) is 6'3" and is delighted with it.
Shopper  How does this compare with Dolica: GX600B200? (Dolica 60 inch Proline Aluminum Tripod and Ball Head Combo)
GARY O  I really don't know how the two tripods compare. I bought the 62 inch for my sixteen year old grand daughter whose 4H project is photography. she is using a Fuji with about a 27 to 200+ integrated lens. After looking at various stores and seeing most of the dare I say "junk" there I went to my go to place, Adorama. What impressed me about the tripod was #1 the price I believe $. However beyond that was it's apparent construction. This seems to be a very sturdy tripod and at the price was much less expensive than other poorer quality tripods at higher prices. I don't know how sturdy it would be fully extended with a pro level camera, but for hers I think it will do fine. It comes with a ball head, which I like. The legs will spread which also helps for shooting near ground level.. Which brings up the one thing I didn't like about it, the center post length, which somewhat mitigates the advantage of getting closer to the ground. However it does I believe have a hook at the end of the center post which allows you to hang some weight when it as fully extended, to help dampen vibration. All in all this appears to be a very nice tripod. It will be interesting to see how well it will hold up under a sixteen year olds care. If it does well I may get one for myself. Hope this helps. Gost
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