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Velbon Sherpa 6430D

Aluminum 4-section tripod

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  • Velbon Sherpa 6430D

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  • Velbon Sherpa 6430D

    Legs open for low-angle shooting

 

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by David Brown
Velbon

The Velbon Sherpa 6430D tripod provides a sturdy mount for your camera as well as multi-angle versatility. With four-section legs that fully open, you can capture your subjects from high and low angles, as well as anything in between. The ball-and-socket head provides smooth pan and tilt versatility. It comes with a quick-release plate, for fast removal and attachment of your camera or camcorder. Aluminum construction gives it plenty of strength and durability without making it so heavy you can't get it to those remote shooting locales.

Highlights:

  • minimum height: 9-15/16"
  • maximum height: 64-3/16"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 11 lbs.
  • legs can be fully opened for low-angle shooting
  • includes ball-and-socket head (QHD-63D) for pan and tilt flexibility
  • includes quick-release plate (QB-62) for mounting camera to tripod
  • camera plate turns 90 degrees for portrait-mode shooting
  • aluminum construction
  • leg diameter: 1.14"
  • folded height: 20-7/8"
  • weight: 4.42 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • Sherpa 6430D tripod
  • QHD-63D Ball Head (installed)
  • QB-62 Quick Release platform (installed)
  • Zippered nylon carrying case
  • Tripod Instruction Manual
  • Head Operating Manual
  • Sherpa Series spec card

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Features

Overview: The Velbon Sherpa 6430D is an aluminum tripod, equipped with the QHD-63D ball head, a quick-release platform, a two-piece center column, and lockable 4-section legs. The 6430D comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

QHD-63D Head: The Sherpa 6430D's QHD-63D ball-type head is equipped with the QB-62 Quick Release platform and a 1/4" tripod socket. The head features a single tension adjustment for smooth movement and quick control. There are two slots to allow you to tilt the head 90° in either direction for taking photos in portrait orientation. Two bubble levels and a shoe lever on the head ensure the camera is level perfect.

4-Section Aluminum Legs: The 4-section telescoping legs feature quick lever leg locks for maximum stability. The legs are tipped with non-slip rubber feet.

Leg Span Adjusting Knob: The leg angle can be adjusted to one of three positions: Standard, Semi-Low, and Full Low. The bottom section of the two-piece elevator column needs to be removed in order to angle the legs to the Full Low position.

Extra 1/4" Screw: The elevator column has a 1/4" screw on the bottom that can be used to mount the camera underneath the tripod. This is helpful for macro photography. An optional hook can be attached to the screw for hanging the camera bag, which stabilizes the tripod with the additional weight.

Elevator: The center column, or elevator, comes in two sections. The lower section can be removed when the leg angle is set to the Full Low position. The elevator has a 11.61" slide range, and must be manually raised and lowered.

Specifications:

  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 64.17"
    • Minimum: 22.75"
    • Full Low Position: 9.92"
  • Folded Length: 20.87"
  • Weight: 4.42 pounds
  • Best Performance Load: 11.02 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 1.14" / 1.02" / 0.91" / 0.79"
 
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