Extending to over 60 inches, Sunpak's 8001UT can support camera equipment weighing as much as 6 pounds, 9 ounces, far more than many comparably priced tripods.
The 8001UT is distinguished by such features as a quick-release platform with an integral bubble level for precise leveling, a second circular bubble level at the critical tripod collar for precise alignment, and a precision-geared center column with a 1/4 x 20 accessory mounting stud. It's also a breeze to make individual adjustments thanks to the three-way pan head--complete with reference scales--and the large locking platforms. Other details include metal center leg braces, a tension/load adjustment system, quick-release leg locks with heavy-duty rubber leg tips, and retractable spiked feet for rock-solid stability in uneven terrain. The tripod, which comes with a second quick- release mounting plate for a second camera or camcorder, offers a leg diameter of 25mm and is coated in a distinctive champagne finish.