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Velbon Sherpa 200R
Tripod for digital cameras and camcorders
Item # 780SH200R | MFR # Sherpa 200R
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Our take on the Velbon Sherpa 200R by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
Velbon's strong, versatile Sherpa 200R is great for the budding professional photographer. Its three-section telescopic legs extend the tripod to almost five and a half feet tall, and fold down to just two feet for easy transport. Each section of the aluminum legs locks in place easily with a lever to ensure a stable platform for your camera.
The joystick-style grip lets you tilt your camera up or down, or smoothly pan your camera across a scene. Or you can lock both the pan and tilt movements with one twist when you're done making adjustments. Plus, the handle is mounted on the left which lets you keep your right hand free to operate your camera.
You can screw the included quick-release plate into the threaded tripod socket of your camera and leave it in place. That way, you can quickly attach and detach your camera from the tripod, so you'll be ready for unexpected photo opportunities when they come up. If you already have a favorite tripod head, or want to use a Velbon professional ball head, you can easily remove the panhead and mount almost any tripod head in its place.
A sturdy tripod that's used for a camcorder and a DSLR camera. The legs are easy to adjust and lock into place quite nicely. I like that the shoe has a bit of foam padding to keep my devices scratch free. A bit pricey but worth the investment. I can see this tripod lasting for years
What's in the Box:
- Sherpa 200R tripod
- QB-157 Quick release plate (installed)
- maximum height: 65-15/16" with center column fully extended
- minimum height: 23-1/4"
- supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 16 lbs.
- quick-release plate for mounting camera to tripod
- joystick-style grip tilts camera in three directions
- lever-locking leg sections for added stability
- aluminum construction
- folded: 24-7/16"
- weight: 4.3 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Overview: The Velbon Sherpa 200R is a high quality aluminum tripod that can be used with cameras and camcorders up to 16 pounds. It comes with the PH-157Q 3-way panhead and the QB-157 quick release platform for easily attaching or detaching your camera or camcorder. It has a universal 1/4" mounting screw. The Sherpa 200R weighs 4.3 pounds.
Legs: The upper section of the 3-section aluminum legs on the Sherpa 200R have a diameter of 26 mm (1"). The quick lever leg locks can secure the legs at any length. The non-slip rubber feet hold the tripod firm on slippery surfaces. When the legs are fully extended, the Sherpa 200R has a footprint of 65.95".
Center Column: The Sherpa 200R's center column can be manually lifted for an additional 15" of height.
- Folded Length: 24.4"
- Minimum Operating Height: 23.2"
- Maximum Operating Height: 65.9"
- Load Capacity: 16 pounds
- Weight: 4.3 pounds
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