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Velbon Ultra Series UT 63D

Aluminum 6-section tripod with ball head

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by David Brown
Velbon

Velbon's UT 63D tripod is the perfect companion for photographers looking for both flexibility and portability. This aluminum tripod's 6-section legs and center column are easily extendable to eye-level heights. Every section of the legs can be locked or unlocked with one simple twist of each leg's end tip. And the legs fold upward a full 180 degrees — spread them out flat for low-angle macro shots or close them up against the center column for an incredibly compact, easy-to-tote package.

This durable tripod's thick 30mm legs can support up to 11 pounds of gear. An included ball head and quick release plate provide smooth pan and tilt action as well as quick-as-a-flash setup and breakdown. With its light weight, rugged construction and compact carrying size, the UT 63D is a great tripod for serious shooters on the go.

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Highlights:

  • height range: 13-9/16" to 61-3/4"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 11.02 lbs.
  • 2-section extending center column
  • 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
  • durable aluminum construction
  • leg diameter: 30mm
  • folded height: 12"
  • storage case included
  • weight: 3.46 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • UT-63D tripod
  • QHD-63D pan head (installed)
  • QB-62 Quick Release platform (installed)
  • Nylon carrying case
  • Manual

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Features

Overview: The Velbon UT-63D is a compact tripod, equipped with the QHD-63D ball head, a quick-release platform, an adjustable center column, and lockable 6-section legs. The UT-63D comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

QHD-63D Head: The UT-63D's QHD-43D 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.

6-Section Aluminum Legs: The 6-section heavy-duty telescoping legs feature the Twist & Release leg locking system for maximum stability. The legs are tipped with non-slip rubber feet. The legs are 180° reversible for more compact storage.

Slide Leg Angle Selector: The leg angle can be set to one of three positions: Normal, Semi-Low Angle, and Low Angle. The Leg Collar can be lifted and rotated out of the way so you can fold the legs up for storage.

Adjustable Center Column: The telescoping Center Column can be adjusted to your desired height, and locked in place with the Center Column Nut. The Center Column has a slide range of 5.87".

Specifications:

  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 61.77"
    • Minimum: 13.54" (Low Angle position)
  • Folded Length: 12.01"
  • Weight: 3.46 pounds
  • Best Performance Load: 11.02 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 30mm, 27mm, 24mm, 21mm, 18mm, and 15mm
 
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