Velbon EX-530/F

Aluminum tripod for cameras and camcorders

  • Velbon EX-530/F


  • Velbon EX-530/F



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by David Brown

Attach your camera or camcorder to Velbon's sturdy EX-530/F tripod and rest assured it will be steady and secure for clear, blur-free photos and video. The adjustable legs and geared center column extend to a maximum height of 61-3/8 inches. Pan and tilt with ease, or flip up the quick-release plate to shoot in portrait mode. The lightweight aluminum frame is strong enough to hold up to 9 pound loads, yet light enough to strap to a backpack and take anywhere.

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  • height range: 48-15/16" to 61-3/8"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 9 lbs.
  • pan-and-tilt head with quick-release plate (QB-46) for mounting camera to tripod
  • camera plate turns 90 degrees for portrait-mode shooting
  • geared center column with crank adjuster for raising and lowering
  • aluminum construction
  • carrying case included
  • leg diameter: 1.02"
  • folded height: 22-3/8"
  • weight: 3.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • EX-530 tripod
  • QB-46 Quick release adapter plate (installed)
  • Nylon zippered carrying case
  • Manual

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Overview: The Velbon EX-530 is a lightweight aluminum tripod with a 3-way panhead with a quick-release platform, a geared center column, and lockable 3-section legs. The EX-530 comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

Panhead: The EX-530's 3-way non-removable panhead is equipped with the QB-46 Quick Release platform and a 1/4" tripod socket. The head features tension adjustments on both the tilt and pan mechanisms for smooth movement and more control. It can also roll 90° for taking photos in portrait orientation. A single bubble level on the panhead ensures the camera is level perfect.

3-Section Aluminum Legs: The 3-section telescoping legs include radial braces and quick lever leg locks for maximum stability. The legs are tipped with non-slip rubber feet.

Geared Center Column: The geared center column, or elevator, gives you a vertical movement range of approximately 12-1/2".


  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 61.4"
    • Minimum: 48.9"
  • Folded Length: 22.4"
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Best Performance Load: 4.4 pounds
  • Load Capacity: 9 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 1.02" / 0.91" / 0.78"
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