Hakuba HG-503MX Tripod Tripods

Hakuba HG-503MX Tripod Tripods 

DESCRIPTION

Hakuba HG-503MX 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with 3-Way Pan Head .The HG-503MX is Hakubas high quality carbon fiber tripod, which is more rigid than aluminum with much better vibration dampening. The controls are easy to use; just a quarter-turn will open or close the twist leg locks, making for fast setup and takedown. The legs come with Urethane leg protectors on top section, for better handling in cold weather. Like all carbon fiber, the resistance to temperature extremes is far greater than metal due to the low specific heat capacity.Key Features

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 28, 2019]
GilAegerter


Strength:

Sturdy, fairly rigid tripod. Light for its size and strength -- each year I take it on a 50-mile backpacking trip. I've used this tripod with up to a D610 with 400mm f3.5 Nikkor, though that appears to be its upper limit.

Weakness:

The leg extension locks from time to time get dirty and start getting futzy. I disassemble and clean and they seem to be fine after.

Price Paid:
$75
Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Jul 12, 2007]
tessai4
Intermediate

Strength:

Feature Set, padded legs, rock tray, twisting leg locks

Weakness:

pan head handles

For the price this tripod is a great find. I elected to spend the extra $$, and am really glad that I did. The 3-way head is nice, but I had to replace it with a ball head. The levers that controlled the axis motion were set at awkward angles and were uncomfortable to use. This was my one and only complaint about the tripod.

The legs are sturdy and make for sharp long exposure shots. They don't have the quick release, but honestly you have more control with the twist locks as far as ensuring that the legs don't unexpectedly retract. The legs can be positioned at 3 angles (25, 45, & 80 degrees) for a nice change in height, and coupled with the leg extensions you have a total package. All three legs are padded and this makes it a joy to carry around outside of the storage bag. I did notice that the feet do not have the retractable spikes, but that is just some FYI. I never really use those things anyway.

There is also a 'rock tray' that you can use to weigh the tripod down with, and ,although I have yet to use it, it will prove to be a nice add on during some outdoor shoots.

I bought mine from a local dept. store and the instructions were all in Chinese. I called the customer service dept, and left a message expecting a callback the next day, but Mrs. Hoerr called me back that day. She was able to get me out a PDF instruction manual before she left for the day and as small as it may seem this was impressive to me. I give it 4 stars because nothing is perfect, but this comes close!

Customer Service

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OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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