Wednesday 29 March, 2023
This tripod is a pile of junk. There is nothing heavy duty about it. It doesn't weigh 9 pounds either, its more like 5. I weighed it. It is a very unstable to the point of being useless. It is cheap China junk. Then they charge almost the same amount for shipping! What a scam. This is a light weight, unstable, poorly made item with lots of rattles that you should not waste your money on. I'm out $90 plus, don't you be an idiot too!
Friday 10 February, 2023
I don't often feel compelled to write product reviews however this HD Tripod is above worthy of one. For several years I've been using and tolerating the basic tripod that comes with the Caldwell Ballistic chronograph. Finally, I decided I needed to upgrade and contacted DA customer service to confirm it would be a good fit. Wow was it; this tripod is heads and shoulders above anything else I've ever seen. The term heavy duty is an understatement. Built like a tank in every aspect. Adapting it to my Caldwell chronograph was a breeze with the adapter that came with the stand. I am very impressed and so glad I purchased it through DA.
Monday 18 October, 2021
This is by far the best tripod to use for a chronograph. It is heavy, which is a good thing when mounting chronograph screens. I would highly recommend this tripod for any uses which needs a well made, heavy duty, stable tripod.
Wednesday 29 March, 2017
I use the CED Heavy Duty Tripod coupled with the CED M2 Chronograph with infared light screens on a fairly regular basis. I started with the cheap plastic tripod which didn't last long, the quick detach mechanism on the tripod cracked and eventually broke. The heavy duty tripod thus far (5-10 uses) has held up to my needs and met the advertised performance, I would be cautious to call it heavy duty however, this is lighter and a little less rigid than other camera tripods, ie Manfrotto. That being said, this tripod is lightweight in comparison, and thus far has performed equally as well as other tripods I've used. This tripod works for cameras as well, I mount a FLIR T440 to the quick detach, and use it for thermal testing almost as often as I use it for chronographing. I would recommend this tripod over the plastic option to shooters. It has great value, lightweight and cheap in comparison to other high end tripods, but performs equally as well for its intended purposes. Thank you CED for offering accessories with great value.