Sunpak 8001UT Video/Photo Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Effect Head & Quick Release, Extends to 60.2", Supports 6.6 lbs, Champagne Finish with case

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About Sunpak 8001UT

With their unique styling and distinctive champagne finish, the full-featured UT Series tripods are equipped with a variety of exciting features. These include; 3-way pan heads with reference scales, large locking panhandles, quick release platforms, metal center leg braces, tension/load adjustment,quick release leg locks and heavy-duty rubber leg tips, some with leg spikes, for fast setups and rock solid stability. Additionally, every Sunpak UT Series tripod carries an exclusive Lifetime Warranty, and each includes a free 2nd quick-release mounting plate for another camera/camcorder!

To meet the needs of professionals or enthusiasts alike, and extending to over 60 inches, Sunpak's 8001UT tripod is able to support equipment weighing as much as 6 lbs. 9 oz. The 8001UT includes the same full-featured capabilities as the 6601UT, with a rock-solid 25mm leg diameter, yet weighs only a mere additional 10 oz.

The Sunpak 8001UT is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.One reason why the Sunpak 8001UT is popular is because of its Stable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (4),Large range of motion (3),Lightweight (3),Strong clamp (3)
Best Uses:
Home (3),Landscape/scenery (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5)

Sunpak 8001UT Features

  • 2nd Quick Rel w/ bubble-level
  • 3-way panhead
  • 2nd 1/4 x20 thread mount
  • Retractable leg spikes
  • Geared center column
  • Tension adjustment
  • Metal leg braces with lock
  • 25mm leg diameter
  • Holds up to 6.6 lb
  • Lifetime warranty

Sunpak 8001UT Specifications

Head Type
Ultra-smooth 3-way fluid effect pan head w/ quick release, with video index pin
Max Height w/closed column
60.2"
Minimum Height
20.9"
Closed Length
22.6"
Leg Sections
3
Max Load Capacity
6.6 lbs.
Weight
2.9 lbs.
Mfr #
620080
SKU
SU8001

Sunpak 8001UT Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yes, yes, and yes

I just received this from Adorama, and I bought it as a replacement for a very crusty old hand-me-down tripod that was probably manufactured about 40 years ago. Man oh man! All I can say is that things have certainly improved since then. This tripod is lighter than my old one (3lbs versus 4) and has a wealth of better features, starting with the mechanism used to secure the legs in their extended position. My old one used hand screws, but this has much faster clamps. Also, unlike my ancient t...

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I just received this from Adorama, and I bought it as a replacement for a very crusty old hand-me-down tripod that was probably manufactured about 40 years ago. Man oh man! All I can say is that things have certainly improved since then. This tripod is lighter than my old one (3lbs versus 4) and has a wealth of better features, starting with the mechanism used to secure the legs in their extended position. My old one used hand screws, but this has much faster clamps. Also, unlike my ancient tripod, on this one the head works properly so that when you want to orient the camera vertically, if you have a typical till/swivel flash unit that you want to bounce behind and up slightly, that works properly. (With my old one it was bass-ackwards so I could not get a proper flash head orientation.) The combo/convertable spike&rubber feet are neat feature too. The thing feels very solid to me, and I do believe that it will comfortably hold way more than the rated 6.6 lbs... maybe even twice that, IF you are careful and don't kick the thing. The controls all feel good and solid, and although many parts are plastic, the whole thing DOES NOT feel ``plasticy''. I like that it comes with 2 quick-release thingies, even tho I will probably never use the second one, but the real kicker is the free carrying case, which seems to me to be quite well made. Lastly, the darn thing even LOOKS pretty. I don't buy equipment for its looks, but hey! It's nice when something useful actually looks nice too. Did I mention that this was terrifically inexpensive? Elsewhere it costs more, but Adorama seemed to have the best price. (I shopped and other online stores were selling it for twice as much or more.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

HORRIBLE

This tripod looked great on the day that I opened it... but 3 uses later the plastic pieces shattered in my hands. It didn't help that this was my back up tripod for a video shoot I was going to. This is by far one of the worst products I have every purchased. I highly recommend you don't waste your money.

Reviewed by 10 customers

 
1.0

HORRIBLE

By

from NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This tripod looked great on the day that I opened it... but 3 uses later the plastic pieces shattered in my hands. It didn't help that this was my back up tripod for a video shoot I was going to. This is by far one of the worst products I have every purchased. I highly recommend you don't waste your money.

 
5.0

Quality for the price

By

from cleveland,Tn  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent value. I use it with a Nikon D3100 and a Sigma 70-300mm lens. This thing is sturdy and doesn't feel like it's going to tip over or collapse at all like some other tripods for the same money.

 
4.0

nice tripod

By

from USA

first off in reference to the one review that said the center post is wobbly, true but if you tighten down the ring it makes it pretty tight. That reviewer also said the mounting plate was too large to leave on the camera, totally disagree unless you are using a small point and shoot. I have a Nikon D5100 and the mounting plate is perfect for that size camera and leave it on all the time with no problems. The tripod is very well made and sturdy. The only negative is the plastic is a bit rough in spots as far as fit an finish. This is the best tripod I have had but am comparing it to cheapos but for the price this tripod rocks. Also comes with a bag, shipped separately.

 
3.0

Great tripod for the price

By

from Kansas City, KS  -  Photo Enthusiast

Good tripod for the price. Base is quite stable. Center column is best kept unextended. Extending the center column, even a little bit, makes the camera super wobbly. Theres an extra quick release head which is nice, but the size is too big to leave on the camera.

 
5.0

Don't judge this product by the price

By

from Pennsylvania  -  Photo Enthusiast

Found it easy to carry, lightweight and very sturdy.

(0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't order because it's not in stock!

By

from Astoria, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

This review is for the store. I ordered for in store pick up. They never contacted me that it was ready. When I followed up with a phone call I was told it wasn't in stock but they would have it in a couple of days. A week later I still hadn't heard back so I followed up again and was told they found one but I had to go to the store immediately to pick it up which, even though I live close to Manhattan, I couldn't do. Crooked bait and switch tactics will keep me out of this place. Sure, cheap price, for an item that doesn't exist in their inventory! Lousy experience all around!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes, yes, and yes

By

from Central Valley, California  -  Photo Enthusiast

I just received this from Adorama, and I bought it as a replacement for a very crusty old hand-me-down tripod that was probably manufactured about 40 years ago. Man oh man! All I can say is that things have certainly improved since then. This tripod is lighter than my old one (3lbs versus 4) and has a wealth of better features, starting with the mechanism used to secure the legs in their extended position. My old one used hand screws, but this has much faster clamps. Also, unlike my ancient tripod, on this one the head works properly so that when you want to orient the camera vertically, if you have a typical till/swivel flash unit that you want to bounce behind and up slightly, that works properly. (With my old one it was bass-ackwards so I could not get a proper flash head orientation.) The combo/convertable spike&rubber feet are neat feature too. The thing feels very solid to me, and I do believe that it will comfortably hold way more than the rated 6.6 lbs... maybe even twice that, IF you are careful and don't kick the thing. The controls all feel good and solid, and although many parts are plastic, the whole thing DOES NOT feel ``plasticy''. I like that it comes with 2 quick-release thingies, even tho I will probably never use the second one, but the real kicker is the free carrying case, which seems to me to be quite well made. Lastly, the darn thing even LOOKS pretty. I don't buy equipment for its looks, but hey! It's nice when something useful actually looks nice too. Did I mention that this was terrifically inexpensive? Elsewhere it costs more, but Adorama seemed to have the best price. (I shopped and other online stores were selling it for twice as much or more.)

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent, but shoddy manufacturing

By

from Oakland, CA  -  Casual Photographer

The Sunpak 8001UT tripod is a good tripod for the price. It is inexpensive, and was a good buy for my purposes: casual photography. The biggest drawback to the unit is its poor construction: its joints and fasteners are often composed of some kind of plastic material that can break easily. My tripod arrived with one of these fasteners broken; I purchased some epoxy and repaired it, but the same thing could happen to any other of the fasteners. Additionally, the tighteners were made with equally poor materials: some of the bolts have difficulty engaging their threads, and may actually be stripping them. You get what you pay for: this tripod is inexpensive for a reason, and if you can stand that, this is a fine purchase.

 
4.0

Great Value

By

from Canton, OH  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Great value, the head is much sturdier than the cheap [...] one I had before...it ended up snapping off after two uses with a d80. This one works great and does what its suposed to do. Also it has a 2nd quick release block.

 
3.0

Rated meh.

By

from nicaragua  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I needed an in expensive tripod and this one is what it is. With a D200 and stock 18-70mm lens it droops a bit and micro adjustments are pretty non existent. If you need a good tripod, spend the money, if you need something to hold a camera still, then by all means....

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Bert B  Does the head have leveling bubbles?
JAY W  It has a single level on the camera mount
Bert B  Thank you Jay. I've decided to buy a Calumet with a fisheye
Shopper  does this come with a case/bag? it says it does in description but when you read the whats included box it does not say anything about having a bag.
FRANK S  Yes, it does come with a nice bag, as well as a spare quick connect/disconnect plate. The extra plate can be used as a spare, or used to quickly swap between two cameras, or one camera and one video cam, etc.
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