The Dolica GX600 aluminum alloy tripod and B200 ball head is a complete support system for your camera (point-and-shoot, SLR with lens and DSLR with lens). It is designed to be lightweight, portable and stable for any and every occasion. The Tripod is composed of Anodized Aluminum Alloy (AAA) and Plastic Polymer Composite (PPC). The combination of both materials maximizes the petite size and reinforced stability it provides to make every photo-shoot perfect.
The sleek ball head includes a quick release plate with a 3/8 inch mount for cameras. It attaches to the ball head with a safety lock to prevent the camera from slipping off and falling while loosening your quick release plate. While you have you camera attached to the quick release plate and ball head, you can pan 360 degree and tilt up to 90 degree. You can also attach a lens (i.e. 200mm f/4) mount to the quick release plate and have the comfort of stabilizing with confidence.
The upgraded GX600 tripod has its professional function and additional upgraded features. The three major features are: four level positioning, interchangeable spike/rubber feet and a dual purpose mount. Uneven surface can be a big issue for many photographers and that is why the tripod is engineered with four levels for high to low level shots. You have the freedom to position each individual leg from a standard position to adjusting each leg at four-different levels. To decrease the chance of slippage, use rubber feet for soft surface and spike rubber feet for rugged terrain. You can remove the hook from the dual purpose counter weight hook mount from the bottom of the center column, remove the center column, insert the counter weight hook mount on the top of the tripod (attach the camera), adjust each individual leg to ground level and you're ready to shoot extremely low macro-shots.
Reviewed by 4 customers
I bought this as an extra tripod to keep in the truck at all times. On the first use, I noted the ballhead just drooped too much after tightening which required constant repositioning. The connection of the head to the tripod is also weak and has some wobble to it when you press down. That's a little scary when considering your expensive gear. I'm probably going to give this away to someone with a point and shoot and just continue trusting my Manfrottos and Giottos.
I bought one for my Nikon D7000 for use with the kit Lenses nothing exotic or heavy. I took it on a trip to the US Southwest I was taking pictures in the Sedona, AZ area and was moving the tripod with camera attached to a new location the ENTIRE TRIPOD HEAD SNAPPED OFF at the legs. I found out the hard way that there is just a thin metal piece that holds the head to the tripod. So camera went on way and the lens (18-105mm) the other way and I was left with a $400 repair bill and having to replace a tripod. DON'T GO CHEAP spend the money and get a good trupod like a Manfrotto or something similar and save your self some money in the long run. Thankfully I had my vintage Agfa Isolette 3 so I was still able to take the pictures I wanted.
I am an amateur photographer and read tons of reviews for tripods for my DSLR with 200mm lens before settling for this. It is light but very sturdy and stable. The spikes were very useful in uneven terrains. The ball head is nice. This tripod does not have a pan handle so if video is your primary then you should buy a different tripod. The price is excellent. If you have big bucks to spare, get the manfrottos else get this.
Inexpensive, lightweight and sturdy. Can support my camera and lenses with no issue. Easy and fast setup. Meet my needs