Sunpak Sunpak 6200PG 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with Pistol Grip Ballhead, Load Capacity 4.4 lbs

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About Sunpak

The Sunpak 6200PG 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with Pistol Grip Ballhead is a three-section tripod with aluminum legs, a polycarbonate chassis and a pistol-grip ball head that facilitates the easiest and quickest method of setting and locking a camera's orientation. The removable ballhead features a quick-release plate for rapid setup changes, with a standard 1/4"-20 stud for the widest compatibility.

The compact, full-size 6200PG is designed to work with full-size DSLR cameras with a total weight (lens included) of 4.4 lb. That load capacity also will accommodate many compact HD camcorders and the support system might be ideal for using such a camcorder on a shoot that involves static shots that require rock-solid stability.

Along those lines, the three-section legs feature braces for added stability and rubber feet with retractable spikes. The legs and the geared center column raise the tripod to a maximum height of 60.5". The lowest possible operating height is 23.25" and for the ultimate combination of stability and height, the tripod extends to a maximum of 48.25" with the center column retracted fully.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (26),Lightweight (24),Unfolds quickly (24),Folds away (21)
Cons:
Poor quality (11),Unstable (4)
Best Uses:
Home (22),Landscape/scenery (22),Night shots (17),Portraits (15),Travel (11),Video (10),Wildlife (10),Weddings (8),Sports/action (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Casual photographer (19),Photo enthusiast (11),Semi-pro photographer (9),Pro photographer (3)

Sunpak Features

  • Fast-acting compact pistol grip ballhead
  • 60.5" maximum height
  • Lightweight aluminum 3-section legs
  • Dual bubble levels (head & chassis)
  • Quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 stud

Sunpak Specifications

Head Type
Pistol-grip ballhead
Camera Mount Thread Size
1/4"-20
Quick Release
Yes
Material
Aluminum legs with polycarbonate chassis
Leg Stages/Sections
3
Leg Diameter
0.9" (2.2 cm)
Leg Lock Type
Adjustable flip lever
Independent Leg Spread
No
Spiked/Retractable Feet
Yes/Yes
Center Brace
Yes
Center Column Type
Geared
Center Column Sections
1
Bubble Level
2 (on head & on chassis)
Load Capacity
4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Maximum Height
60.5" (153.7 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
48.25" (122.6 cm)
Minimum Height
23.25" (59.1 cm)
Folded Length
24.5" (62.2 cm)
Weight
3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4

(based on 45 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great to carry when your on the go

Great to carry around to home studio Shoots

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BUY SOMETHING ELSE

Adorama has a nice collection of Tripods, do yourself a favor and buy something else. This is a promotional kit, and not what it appears to be. First, the pistol ballhead is approx. 1/2 size, you can barely fit 2 fingers on the grip. The grip itself is incredibly hard to squeeze (not like a regular pistol grip) and there is no tension adjustment. I have arthritis and it is impossible for me to use it. The other problem is the plate on the pistol grip that holds your camera is very cheaply mad...

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Adorama has a nice collection of Tripods, do yourself a favor and buy something else. This is a promotional kit, and not what it appears to be. First, the pistol ballhead is approx. 1/2 size, you can barely fit 2 fingers on the grip. The grip itself is incredibly hard to squeeze (not like a regular pistol grip) and there is no tension adjustment. I have arthritis and it is impossible for me to use it. The other problem is the plate on the pistol grip that holds your camera is very cheaply made, and won't tighted properly. I wanted to use this tripod for portrait shots (with my camera tilted) and that's impossible. My T3 with a Kit lens (less than 2 lbs) just slides around, no matter how much you tighten the plate to the bottom of the camera. Adorama sells several good pistol grips, buy one of those.

Reviewed by 45 customers

 
5.0

Great to carry when your on the go

By

from Bronx, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great to carry around to home studio Shoots

 
2.0

Not the best

By

from Los Angles,CA  -  Photography Student

When I opened the box and examined the tripod it caught my attention that the pistol grip plastic was separating a little the quick release plate doesn't lock very well (My DSLR fell off) overall an okay tripod for beginner photographers and videographers

 
2.0

Not worth it

By

from Brooklyn  -  Pro Photographer

I used this to hold up one end of a lightweight dslr slider, and also as a tripod for a static second camera on a shoot. There is no connecting support between the legs so when it's wide open it very flimsy. The legs bow and there isn't enough traction to keep the feet from sliding around. Useless tripod. Will be returning probably will just put in a bit more cash to go with a lower end Manfrotto.

 
4.0

Nice

By

from NC  -  Casual Photographer

This is a great tripod - it was part of a package so I thought it was great. It will serve the purpose of what I need it for.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

sunpak 6200pg3

By

from tex  -  Pro Photographer

no recommended

 
4.0

It's good for travelling.

By

from CT USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good built for it's price!

 
5.0

Good thing

By

from Minneapolis  -  Casual Photographer

Worth the price.I recommend it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

BUY SOMETHING ELSE

By

from Southern California  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Adorama has a nice collection of Tripods, do yourself a favor and buy something else. This is a promotional kit, and not what it appears to be. First, the pistol ballhead is approx. 1/2 size, you can barely fit 2 fingers on the grip. The grip itself is incredibly hard to squeeze (not like a regular pistol grip) and there is no tension adjustment. I have arthritis and it is impossible for me to use it. The other problem is the plate on the pistol grip that holds your camera is very cheaply made, and won't tighted properly. I wanted to use this tripod for portrait shots (with my camera tilted) and that's impossible. My T3 with a Kit lens (less than 2 lbs) just slides around, no matter how much you tighten the plate to the bottom of the camera. Adorama sells several good pistol grips, buy one of those.

 
4.0

Very good tripod for the price

By

from Sacramento, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Pros: -Not too heavy so it's great to carry around, but sturdy enough to hold the camera steady for long exposure shots. -4 Bubble levels for all axes. Great for aligning everything quickly. -Sturdy enough for most SLR's with kit-type lenses. -Pistol grip allows quick adjustment. -Removable camera mount attaches firmly. Cons: -Pistol grip release is tight, so the head is either locked or really loose in all three axes so you can't pan smoothly with a camcorder. -Pistol grip tightening screw can loosen easily. Watch out or you may have the entire head fall off.

 
5.0

I would buy again.

By

from Everett, MA  -  Casual Photographer

I like using the grip it stays right were you wont it I told my son about it and he will be buying one. Im at the beach ever week and it works good fast set up.

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Shopper  How do you know if it will work with your camera? I have a canon DSLR and I want to make sure it will fit
YI Z  Tripod sockets on cameras should be pretty standard. My camera is Canon T2i and it fits perfectly.
Shopper  What is the total height closed of the tripod? My wife and I are BIKERS and require one to fit in saddle bags or tour pack. Harleys, Sturgis and the area around every year from PA.. Nikon D90,N50 & P510 Thanks Frank
GIBBIN C  The box says folded length is 24.5". I measured it myself and it is the same.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ROD B  I wanted to use this for macro photography and the trigger action for setting the camera angle was what I wanted. It works well, but the tripod is a bit flimsy. It holds my Canon T4i, plus flash and 100mm macro lens just fine.
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