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(From company literature) Velbon Ultra-LUXi-F. Ideal for a digital camera. Direct Contact Pipe construction. 39 cm folded length yet 161 cm maximum height, constructed with thicker legs than that of MAXi for increased sturdiness and durability to support a Digital/Film SLR camera. Unique panhead PH-145Q. Extra low-low angle position. Carrying case is included.


  • Panhead: PH-145Q 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with Quick Release
  • Number of Leg Sections: 5
  • Lock Type: Twist
  • Maximum Height: 161 cm / 63.4 in.
  • Minimum Height: 18.8 cm / 7.4 in.
  • Folded Length: 39 cm / 15.3 in.
  • Maximum Load: 2.7 kg / 6 lbs
  • Weight: 1.32 kg / 2.9 lbs

Keywords: Velbon Tripod Rapid Panhead Quick-Release


Registered: November 2006
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Velbon Ultra-LUXi-F review by heitorkooji
Review Date: 11/22/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $111.00| Rating: 6 

Pros: lightweight, compact
Cons: not suited for heavy equipment or longer focal distances

Versatile, cheap. Good as a first tripod.
Good max and min height (the central tube is divided in two sections, so you can remove the extension and increase the angle of the legs (3 levels avaible) and have your camera very close to the ground). At full height it isn't suitable for good landscape photography. Wind or camera movements easily blurs far objects.

Fits any kind of backpacks, and is quick to setup with the twist lock legs.
Construction quality is good. The only problem is the glue used in the leg's tips. One of them had to be fixed.
The provided case is dispensable.

ps.: tested only with a minolta dimage7 (500g)


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