Dolica ZX Series 60" Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod with Balanced Ball Head, Load Capacity 13 lbs

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About Dolica ZX600B300

The Dolica ZX600B300 is a 60" Carbon Fiber Tripod ball head. Carbon fiber is an upgraded material that is known for its lightweightness, resistance to vibration and greater torsional stability compared to aluminum. With a max height of 60", the ZX600B300 is a suitable height for most people. The other unique feature is the Gitzo-style ball head.

The Dolica ZX600B300 ball head design offers a better balance compared to other ball head, thanks to its wide open ball base that offers wider tilt angles and less camera drift angle. The large ball head lock knob is also great for precise camera positioning. Other nice features include bubble level on the ball head and tripod.

Comfort foam grips also make it convenient for handling purposes. 3-angle leg locks allow for multi-angle tripod positioning. Lastly, included with every ZX600B300 is a padded nylon case for storage.

The Dolica ZX600B300 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Dolica ZX600B300: Lightweight and Stable

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (5),Stable (4)
Best Uses:
Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3),Pro photographer (3)

Dolica ZX600B300 Features

  • Tripod: 4 leg sections - 8 layer carbon fiber legs
  • Tripod: Upgraded Non-slip rubber foot with retractable spike
  • Tripod: Removable center column for low-angle shots
  • Ball Head: Fluid pan movement base
  • Ball Head: Gitzo-style design ballhead offers balanced design with greater tilt angles
  • Ball Head: Quick Release plate has convenient flip locking screw
  • Ball Head: Unique large ball head lock knob offers precision camera positioning
  • Ball Head: 360 degree marking for panoramic shots
  • Ball Head: Integrated bubble level on quick release mounting plate

Dolica ZX600B300 Specifications

Material
Aluminum alloy and carbon fiber legs
Maximum operating height
Center: 60" / 152.4cm
47" / 119.38cm (Center column not extended)
Minimum operating height
22" / 55.88cm
Folded height
23.0" / 58.42cm
Number of leg sections
4
Base thread
0.37" / 0.95cm
Quick release thread
0.25"/0.63cm
Panoramic angle
Horizontal-360 degrees and vertical-90 degrees
Max operating load
13.0 lbs / 5.89kg
Weight
3.5 lbs / 1.58kg
Mfr #
ZX600B300
SKU
DOZX600B300

Dolica ZX600B300 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Upside down center post

The center post can be removed by unscrewing the bottom, and attached upside-down. This allows the camera to get close as possible to the ground level.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A nice tripod, but NOT as described

I purchased this tripod specifically for outdoor landscape and wildlife photography. The light weight appealed to me because I often do photoshoots in a wildlife refuge where motorized vehicles are prohibited, so I needes something lightweight to be carried on a mountain bike (along with a Nikon D800 and 28-300mm lens). Frist off, this tripod does NOT support 17 lbs. The BOX says it supports 13 lbs. Second, there are no retractable spikes in the feet. This is a major disappointment for outdo...

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I purchased this tripod specifically for outdoor landscape and wildlife photography. The light weight appealed to me because I often do photoshoots in a wildlife refuge where motorized vehicles are prohibited, so I needes something lightweight to be carried on a mountain bike (along with a Nikon D800 and 28-300mm lens). Frist off, this tripod does NOT support 17 lbs. The BOX says it supports 13 lbs. Second, there are no retractable spikes in the feet. This is a major disappointment for outdoor photography. Beyond that, the tripod appears to me well made and easy to use. It came without any instructions, but aside from spending 30 minutes trying to extend non-existent spikes, no instructions are really needed.

Reviewed by 6 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really Nice Tripod

By

from New Jersey, NJ  -  Pro Photographer

It depends what your shooting... For me it's really good, it's light and steady. I got it on sale so even better. If you want to spend $300 or more then its common senses that you will get a better one, but if your on a budget and you want something good, then get it..

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

hmmm. not much to say except do not buy

By

from fayetteville, ar  -  Pro Photographer

after reading the review on ken rockwell's site, i decided to buy this and give it a try. that was a mistake. it is not, and i repeat it is not a pro tripod. you get what you pay for, i understand that. i would not pay over $60 for this.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

get what you pay for

By

from boston  -  Photo Enthusiast

The ballhead is smooth and stable but the leg twist locks are not. I made sure that it used an arca style universal quick release so that my Kirk L-bracket would fit in it. The problem was that the maximum open dimension is barely (we're taking less than 1/16")too small to accept the bracket, so I can't mount my camera on it in portrait orientation! Also, the second time I slung the case with tripod in it over my shoulder the strap ripped out of seam and the tripod crashed to the pavement. The case looks nice but it's apparently of terribly cheap make.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A nice tripod, but NOT as described

By

from Orlando, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I purchased this tripod specifically for outdoor landscape and wildlife photography. The light weight appealed to me because I often do photoshoots in a wildlife refuge where motorized vehicles are prohibited, so I needes something lightweight to be carried on a mountain bike (along with a Nikon D800 and 28-300mm lens). Frist off, this tripod does NOT support 17 lbs. The BOX says it supports 13 lbs. Second, there are no retractable spikes in the feet. This is a major disappointment for outdoor photography. Beyond that, the tripod appears to me well made and easy to use. It came without any instructions, but aside from spending 30 minutes trying to extend non-existent spikes, no instructions are really needed.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great tripod for my needs

By

from San Mateo, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have a Panasonic DMC-GF3 and have been using it for landscape, portrait and night shots. I had a cheap tripod from a flee market which used to work fine but with night shots and long zoom lens it's too weak to support even during light wind. I received the Dolica early this week and have been playing with it at home. It performed excellent. Very stable during testing and the ballhead worked great. A great feature is being able to reverse mount the center pole so I can mount the camera upside down for some low ground shots. I was extremely pleased with it. However... The unit that came to me is imperfect. There are overcoated paints in a few area, chipped paints and scratches as well. Also one of the foam grip is damaged when I received it. I'm not sure if it is Dolica's QC failure or if I got the returned-resold unit. The nice folks at Adorama allowed me to ship it back and exchange for another unit. It's still on the way to them by UPS so I'm patiently waiting hoping the replacement unit will be perfect. Other than the little QC issues with my unit I still recommend it to everyone for the usability of it.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Upside down center post

By

from San Jose, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

The center post can be removed by unscrewing the bottom, and attached upside-down. This allows the camera to get close as possible to the ground level.

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Dan L  Ken Rockwell highly recommends this tripod. I have come across the reviews of this tripod where purchasers complained about the quality control, workmanship issues etc. What is your response to these claims? Also, where is this tripod made?
NOEL E  For once I agree with Ken Rockwell :) So far, this has been a really good tripod for me - no qualityl issues with my particular tripod. Of course, it's not as well made as my friend's Gitzo, but it's pretty darn close for a lot less money.
Gary H  I just purchased this tripod, and one thing has me stumped: how do I extend the spikes at the end of the legs? The rubber caps do not seem to be removable, and I's not certain how the spikes would lock once extended.
CHARLES T  Now that this has come up I cannot answer this question. Just checked and the rubber tips do not come off. Don't believe that there are any spikes.
Gary H  There was an error in Adorama's original description. They have since corrected it to reflect that this tripod does NOT have retractable spikes in the feet.
Mike M  Is the 60 inch tripod height with or without the centerpost fully extended?
JAKUB K  60 inches is the maximum operational height. It is 47" / 119.38cm with the center column not extended)
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