Davis & Sanford Magnum XG Tripod with FX-12 3-way Quick Release Fluid Pan Head, Supports 12 lbs, Maximum height 72"

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About Davis & Sanford

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Stable (9),Unfolds quickly (5),Folds away (3)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (7),Home (5),Portraits (5),Night shots (4),Wildlife (4),Sports/action (3),Travel (3),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (7),Semi-pro photographer (3)

Davis & Sanford Features

  • MAGNUM-XG with 3-Way Fluid Pan Head
  • Extra Sturdy body and legs for indoor or outdoor use with grounder feature for Digital DSLR, Still, Video or Scope use
  • FX12 3-way fluid head is perfect solution for DSLR cameras with video mode
  • 2 built-in bubble levels in head and 1 in tripod
  • 4-position, independent leg adjustments
  • Quick lift 2-section centerpost for rapid adjustment and low range shooting
  • Bottom center post hook allows for hanging equipment or adding weight to increase stability
  • Adjustable 3 section snap leg locks
  • Rubber feet add extra stability
  • Bonus: High-quality, tripod bag included

Davis & Sanford Specifications

Head Type
3-Way Fluid Pan Head
Quick Release
FX12 Quick Release: QRFX12
Max Height
72"
Center Column Extension
Centerpost Diameter: 28mm, Height: 14"
Center Column Type
Quick Lift Centerpost with Bottom Center Post Hook
Column Sections
2-Section
Minimum Height
8"
Folded Length
27"
Leg Sections
3 section
Leg Diameter
30mm
Leg Lock Type
snap leg locks
Max Load Capacity
Tripod: 15 lbs. Head: 12 lbs
Weight
Tripod & Head: 6.7 lbs
Notes and Special Features
4-position, independent leg adjustments
Rubber feet
Bubble Level
2 built-in bubble levels in head, 1 in tripod

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tripod for amateur or professional

Great tripod for the advanced amateur or as a backup for the professional.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The

I bought this for light use, but I did want a fluid head for pan/tilt. This is hardly "fluid." It is unusable as a video tri-pod. I am extremely disappointed. Also, extending and collapsing the legs is not very smooth, not well constructed. This was purchased at an institution and it sat in an office for over 30 days before I got it. I am dissapointed with Adorama that they could not work something out to return it.

Reviewed by 13 customers

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The

By

from Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this for light use, but I did want a fluid head for pan/tilt. This is hardly "fluid." It is unusable as a video tri-pod. I am extremely disappointed. Also, extending and collapsing the legs is not very smooth, not well constructed. This was purchased at an institution and it sat in an office for over 30 days before I got it. I am dissapointed with Adorama that they could not work something out to return it.

 
4.0

Don't know for sure yet

By

from Portland Oregon  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have no idea. I plan to go on an extensive cross country trip this Fall and I wanted to have a tripod available in NM when I got there-about 70% of the way in the trip. This tripod looked good. Most things I have gotten from Adorama have been accurately described and it was certainly worth the price to have it available without having to carry it about 6000 miles.

 
4.0

Solid tripod at a good value

By

from Alpharetta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I break a tripod about once every 18 months. This time, I stepped up a level for something a bit more dependable. I'm very pleased with this D&S Magnum.

 
4.0

Nice product for the money!

By

from Philadephiia PA  -  Casual Photographer

Bought this for multiple uses including Video Calibration (hold meters), digial camera, and laser level. The thing I don't like the most is the lack of crank to adjust the center post. It looks like the crank is not something found on higher end tripods but I really like having one when using a level. This unit is TALL and fairly heavy. The quick diconnect does not slide in to the tripod very smoothly. That said, for the price, this is a very well equipted tripod and I am happy with the purchas.

 
5.0

Exceptionally great!!!!!!!

By

from Brooklyn, NY  -  Pro Photographer

This is my second tripod and in comparison to my first, it makes my first tripod look like a toy. I primarily use it for night shoots and studio work. I like this product because it was worth every penny. Also, the quick release feature, tight locks and stability. I was happy for the great customer service from Efrain in the lighting area. Thank you Adorama!!

 
4.0

Great Tripod for the Money

By

from Tacoma WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I'm well over 6 feet tall and this tripod takes the bending and stooping out of the edquation for most shots. That alone improves my image-capture experience substantailly, but the good quality and low price are icing on the cake.

 
5.0

Excellent Value--Great Performance

By

from GVL Co., South Carolina  -  Pro Photographer

Great construction, good stability. Would recommend for any level photographer--amateur to pro.

 
4.0

A Great Tripod for the Money!

By

from Houston, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I needed a tripod which would allow me to take photos without bending way over. I'm 6'2", and this one is perfect. It's solid and very stable. The 3 bubble levels assure perfect alignment. I wanted to add a ballhead, but can't justify that as the 3 levers allow panning and rotation. It works great, but is slightly heavy. That's not a problem for me as I don't carry it everywhere. Very good investment. I definitely got my money's worth. This is a good unit for enthusiasts who want stability and ease of use at a decent price. I have the Nikon N80, D80, D90, and D7000. The quick-release pan head lets me reposition my cameras quickly and securely. I can't imagine ever needing another tripod.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fits my needs

By

from New Gloucester, ME  -  Photo Enthusiast

I prefer not to use flash - instead bring out the tripod for use with slow shutter speeds.

 
4.0

Quality product with excellent value

By

from New River Valley, Virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is the only tripod I could find that had a max height of 72" without spending a million bucks. I am 6'1" and I need the tripod height. The tripod is stable, with good maximum capacity, and it is a very good value for the price. The 10 year warranty and the history of the company made a big positive difference in my decision.

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Shopper  What is the part number/item number for additional quick release mounting plates I need to mount to additional cameras?
Mike C  QS-39 1/4-20UNC
Shopper  how tall is the tripod without the center raised, i know it says 72" max height, but I want to know the height without the center raised?
PAMELA L  With the legs fully extended and pulled out at the angle shown in the product image, the top surface of the release plate is 57.875" (or 147 cm) from the floor.
air s  I assume the spec Minimum height is just that, from the plate to the ground with the legs out as far as they go? Never had a tripod with independent legs so it would be nice if 8" was indeed useable. Thanks!
DAVID M  That is correct, 8 inches from the plate to the ground. You do have to remove the long section of pipe that has the hook attached to it to lower it all the way however.
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