Opteka FTR56

Opteka FTR56 is 8x Heavy Duty BA Aluminum Tripod with TH55 Magnesium Alloy Quick Release Ball Head for DSLR or point and shoot camera. The tripod features Heavy duty BA aluminum construction for strength and rigidity, Ultra compact, folds to a height of 15″ with 5 section legs with rubberized twist leg locks completed with Smooth TH55 magnesium alloy ball head with quick release plate. The Opteka FTR56 has maximum height of 54″ (137 cm), Folded Length 15″ (38 cm), Load Capacity 13 lbs (5.9 kg), and weighs 2.71 lbs (1.23 kg); Head: 9.4 oz (266 g).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Opteka FTR56 User Reviews

Portable, Fairly Strong and good looking
“Small size – its one of the smallest in 54” class. Looks – Looks professional. It got a look than can invite attention. Easy to Handle ball head – I had a three way panning and tilt tripod which always came in my way when trying to focus. Here it is ball head which i fell much easier. Additional pan bearing – Additional Panning facility for use of movie cameras or Panorama shooting which goes all the way around. Quick Release head – useful as I can take off Camera easily. “ – By Joe
Rating: ★★★★☆

Tripod for my Projector
“This is a wonderful piece of equipment. I do not use it for “cameras”. I use this for my projector and it handles it like nothing. Very strong and sturdy. It is great for adjustments and keystone. Buy this it can hold anything.” – By DJ-PALLULO
Rating: ★★★★★

Opteka Travel Tripod
“Pretty good tripod for the money. Got it for travel. I think it is ripoff of the small “travel angel”, I have seen one at the store ($150) about he same size and quality. Tried it with 5d2 and kit lens. It is more-less stable, but I would not leave it unattended. It is small around 15″ collapsed and 54″ full size, legs actually only around 41″. Overall good tripod to walk around the city for night shots. For nature shots on uneven surface I would use something more solid.” – By art
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Features & Specifications

Opteka FTR56 Features & Specifications

The Opteka FTR56 tripod is a versatile all metal tripod that uniquely folds to a ultra compact size. This is the perfect traveling companion for your DSLR or point and shoot camera. 5 section legs with seize-proof rubberized twist leg locks make set up quick and easy. The legs also feature 2 position, 23mm independent leg adjustment and rubber feet. Able to collapse pivot 180 degrees, allowing tripod legs fold up for a very compact size while protecting the tripod head. The easy glide center post allows for quick adjustments and the bottom center post hook gives the ability to hold equipment or add weight for extra stability. The TR55 magnesium alloy ball head has a single knob control with quick release and is easily adjusted.

Technical Specifications:
* Maximum Height: 54″,
* Minimum Height: 15″,
* Folded: 15.75″ ,
* Center post Dia. & Height: 21mm; 12″
* Leg Dia. & Sections: 23mm-5 sections,
* Quick Release,
* Leg Lock Type: Twist action lock knob,
* Capacity: 13lb
* Total, 52.8 oz (Tripod 43.4 oz, Head 9.4 oz), Black anodized finish.
* Heavy duty BA aluminum construction for strength and rigidity
* Ultra compact, folds to a height of 15.75″
* 5 section legs with rubberized twist leg locks
* Smooth TR55 magnesium alloy ball head with quick release plate

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