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Tripod for digital cameras and camcorders
Item # 780CX480 | MFR # CX-480/F
This item is no longer available.
Our take on the Velbon CX-480 by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
Velbon's CX-480 gives you a full range of height adjustment and sturdy construction at a price that won't bust your wallet. Its three-section telescopic legs extend the tripod to almost five feet tall great for snapping steady still-life images of your local wildlife or capturing long video shots of your child's dance recital. The included panhead with a joystick-style grip lets you tilt your camera up, down, or to the right, or smoothly pan your camera across a scene. Plus, the legs are made out of aluminum to ensure an incredibly stable, vibration-free platform for your camera.
This tripod neatly folds up to less than two feet long, and it's light enough to carry around for extended periods of time without straining your back or shoulder. The quick-release plate can be locked into the tripod socket of your camera and left in place. That way, you can quickly attach and detach your camera from the tripod when those unexpected photo opportunities come up.
- minimum height: 22-13/16"
- maximum height: 57-1/2" with center column fully extended
- supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 10 lbs.
- includes 2-way fluid panhead with quick-release plate for mounting camera to tripod
- joystick-style grip tilts camera up/down and left/right
- bubble level for precise positioning
- aluminum construction
- weight: 2.87 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- CX-480 video tripod
- QB-4L Quick release adapter plate (installed)
- Vinyl zippered carrying case
Overview: The Velbon CX-480 is a full-size video tripod that can be used with camcorders up to 10 pounds. It has a PH-248 panhead which has a true oil fluid effect for smooth, comfortable action when panning and tilting. The QB-4L quick release platform lets you easily attach and detach your camcorder. It has a universal 1/4" mounting screw. The CX-480 weighs 2.87 pounds, and comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.
Geared Center Column: The CX-480 has a geared center column for elevating your camcorder up to an additional 12 inches.
Legs: The CX-480 has lightweight, 3-section legs with quick-lever leg locks and rubber feet. The upper legs have a diameter of 20 mm (3/4"). The tripod features radial leg braces for maximum stability. When fully extended, the CX-480 has a 57.9" footprint.
Bubble Level: The CX-480 features a leveling bubble for maximum balance, and to get your shots level perfect on any ground angle.
- Folded Length: 22.4"
- Minimum Operating Height: 22.8"
- Maximum Operating Height: 57.5"
- Load Capacity: 10 pounds
- Weight: 2.87 pounds
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