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Velbon EX-430/F

Aluminum tripod for cameras and camcorders

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Item # 780EX430F

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Add shooting flexibility for steady video recording or time-lapse still shots with the three-section Velbon EX 430/F tripod. Designed to hold up to 5-pound loads, this lightweight aluminum tripod features adjustable legs for a maximum height of 59-3/8 inches. Attach your camera or camcorder to the quick-release plate for sturdy, secure shooting, with pan and tilt motion. The camera plate is adjustable to accommodate shooting in portrait mode.

Product Highlights:

  • height range: 49-1/8" to 59-3/8"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 5 lbs.
  • pan-and-tilt head and quick-release plate (QB-46) for mounting camera to tripod
  • camera plate turns 90 degrees for portrait-mode shooting
  • lightweight aluminum construction
  • includes carrying case
  • leg diameter: 0.91"
  • folded height: 22"
  • weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • EX-430 tripod
  • QB-46 Quick release adapter plate (installed)
  • Nylon zippered carrying case
  • Manual

Velbon EX-430/F Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Great product with a great price!

Asagai from Manchester, NH on 1/9/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sturdy, durable, very adjustable -- I am having great difficulties 'adjusting to digital cameras: the first thing I bought when I started working as a 'displaced homemaker' was an SLR, and I was able to take very good Agfa slides & black and white film that a friend had given me .... but over 30 years of CTS has taken its toll, but a friend has offered to assist me: I know what I want to do ....but 'making it happen' is not something that I am able to do yet...."One must have goals" so I do hope to eventually master 'digital photography'...)

Pros: The tripod is very durable, easily adjustable even for me, sturdy enough for any future camera I might get.

Cons: I cannot think of a single negative thing -- "free" would have been nice ,,, but you 'get what you pay for' and that is why I bought it from Crutchfield.


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Overview: The Velbon EX-430 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-430 comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

Panhead: The EX-430'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 10-5/16".


  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 59.4375"
    • Minimum: 49.125"
  • Folded Length: 22"
  • Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Best Performance Load: 2.2 pounds
  • Load Capacity: 5 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 0.91" / 0.78" / 0.55"

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