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Velbon Sherpa 5430D

Aluminum 4-section tripod with ball-and-socket head

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Item # 780SH5430D

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Let the Velbon Sherpa 5430D tripod give you the flexibility to shoot stills and video from high or low angles. This lightweight aluminum tripod features sturdy 4-section adjustable legs, so you're sure to find even footing for your camera on any terrain. Detach the lower section of the center column to fully open the legs for shooting from as low as 9-13/16 inches. The ball-and-socket head provides easy movement for panning and tilting, while the quick-release plate makes it a snap to detach and reattach your camera or camcorder. Fold the Sherpa 5430D up and stow it in the included case for convenient storage and portability.

Product Highlights:

  • minimum height: 9-13/16"
  • maximum height: 61-13/16"
  • supports cameras and camcorders weighing up to 9 lbs.
  • detachable, 2-section center column
  • legs can be fully opened for low-angle shooting
  • includes ball-and-socket head (QHD-53D) 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: 1.02"
  • folded height: 20-1/8"
  • storage case included
  • weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Sherpa 5430D tripod
  • QHD-53D Ball Head (installed)
  • QB-62 Quick Release platform (installed)
  • Zippered nylon carrying case
  • Tripod Instruction Manual
  • Head Operating Manual
  • Sherpa Series spec card

Velbon Sherpa 5430D Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Great tripod!

Potato from Florida on 1/16/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutchfield has this great tripod for an unbelievably low price of $109.95 shipped to your door. If you are taking macro photographs, you will love that this tripod goes almost flat. There's a camera mount on the bottom. The legs are quickly and easily adjustable. Can't say enough nice things about this product. Just buy it!




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Overview: The Velbon Sherpa 5430D is an aluminum tripod, equipped with the QHD-53D ball head, a quick-release platform, a two-piece center column, and lockable 4-section legs. The 5430D comes with a zippered nylon carrying case.

QHD-53D Head: The Sherpa 5430D's QHD-53D 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 10.24" slide range, and must be manually raised and lowered.


  • Operating Height:
    • Maximum: 61.81"
    • Minimum: 51.57"
    • Full Low Position: 9.8"
  • Folded Length: 20.08"
  • Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Best Performance Load: 8.82 pounds
  • Load Capacity: 9 pounds
  • Diameter of Tripod Legs: 1.02 / 0.91" / 0.79" / 0.68"

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