Uni-Loc Standard Tripods Tripods

Standard Tripods

The single curved bolt and locking lever allow independent movement of each tripod leg and the centre column, allowing the tripod to be locked into almost any position. The result is an extremely rigid tripod, versatile enough to be used on the most uneven terrain. Constructed from high quality Duralumin (hardened aluminum) the tripods incorporate fully sealed lower leg sections with tough spiked feet, making them equally at Home in the studio environment as well as the inhospitable outdoors, immersed in mud and water.

User Reviews (3)

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Rick DeLorme   Professional [Feb 24, 2005]
Strength:

AS stated

Weakness:

none

After using several brands of tripods over the years, this is THE BEST! It is heavy, durable, extremely stable and strong. Its legs are waterproof which makes it very useful for beach portraits. It can be set from any height from inches to max quickly and easily. It easily conforms to irregular surfaces. For a wedding photographer or outdoor portrait photographer, this tripod is fantastic. Some photographers make the mistake of looking for a light tripod. Big mistake. Heavy means stable, even with long lenses.

Customer Service

The best

Similar Products Used: Several bogen, Cullman, Slik
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Michael Steinberg   Intermediate [Mar 28, 2001]
Strength:

incredible range of angles, quick set-up, can use in mud and water, mt Unilock ball-head adjusts smoothly.

Weakness:

none

As an outdoor photographer, I can not praise this tripod enough. The Unilock sets up on any terrain and folds up tightly when I'm hiking around. It is not as heavy and some tripods and not as light as other tripods. More importantly though, this tripod allows me to get any shot I want. The unilock is especially good because I do a lot of shooting around rivers and the legs can go in the water and mud with no adverse effects.

For reference, the Unilock is similar to a Benbo. When ordering, the company told me that the main difference between the two is that the Unilock folds up better than a Benbo and is more stable and rigid at lower angles. I have not used a Benbo, but I have had terrific results using the Unilock at low and unusual angles, and it folds up fine. I have used this tripod with my 35mm and my Bronica 6x7 - the Unilock has always been strong and rigid.

I recommend the Unilock to any outdoor photography - or to anyone who wants a sturdy, rigid tripod that will go anywhere.

Customer Service

Tripods are only available directly from the company - they answer all questions, and are friendly and fast.

Similar Products Used: I have used various tripods - none similar
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Michael Fanelli   Expert [Mar 28, 2001]
Strength:

This is a Benbo done right. Wonderfully easy to line up macros, work on very uneven ground, and squeeze into spaces that a normal tripod can't handle.

Weakness:

None signifigant.

This is a Benbo done right. All of the Benbos (except the excellent Trekker) drift, you can not lock down the bent bolt enough. The original Benbo engineers created the "next generation" bent bolt design, used by Uni-Loc, that fixed all the Benbo problems. I purchased this in the deep dark past and it still works fantastically well. I use this tripod for most tripod shots, the small lightweight Gitzo G126 for the times I have to carry a tripod around. Highly recommended if you can find it in the US.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used: Benbo, Bogen, Gitzo
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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