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284 Alloy 4-Section Tripod

4 section professional lightweight aluminium tripod. Plus a FREE RSH-24 3-way panning head.

This is for the Red Snapper 284 Alloy 4-Section Tripod with FREE RSH-24 3-way panning head. All for £49.99 plus postage coming in at £55.80


Some info from the site

"This is a 4 section professional aluminium tripod that is both robust and lightweight - Ideal for travelling and hiking as it folds to a very compact size.

The center pole is reversable allowing your camera to be positioned close to the ground OR you can change to the optional short center column that is included to get you 'low down'. It also has a sprung loaded hook to hang a weight from to give more stability to the tripod.

The tripod comes with a quality padded case that has an extremely comfortable carry strap

Redsnapper tripods set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. The aluminium range has been completely revised with new features and materials in order to offer lighter, faster and more stable supports.

The Anti Leg Rotation system is now available on all aluminium models. Thanks to this and the 'twist and grip' locks these tripods are now incredibly quick to operate and the height can be easily and precisely adjusted. One grip and turn locks or unlocks each section.

The rubber foot has the advantage of converting to a metal spike for secure footing by simply screwing it up its fixing.

Customer Reviews:
I've got the Redsnapper legs and 3 way head and pricewise it has to be one of the best bits of kit I've bought for my camera so far.

I used my RS 283 legs in the field (actually in a field) for the first time recently. For the dosh, must be hard to beat. I do have a more solid tripod, but weighs a similar amount to a T80 tank and probably cost 10 times the amount when new. The 283 really is a bit of a bargain.

Sizes and Details:

Max. height - 1520mm (column extended)
Max. height - 1275mm (column not extended)
Min. height - 210mm
Min. height(column reversed)- 0mm
Folded length 490mm
Tube dia. - 28mm
Weight - 1970g
Max Load - 8kg

BARGAIN.........Totally!!

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banned#1
cold from me as placing your camera on a wall is free


obviously bot being serious but that i9s the kind of answers this site gets nowadays for deals or something like cold from me as the item ive got that i paid 100 x the price for is better quality
#2
are these any good? Looking for a good tripod.. Saw Vanguard tripods the other day and they were amazing...
#3
mattbme
are these any good? Looking for a good tripod.. Saw Vanguard tripods the other day and they were amazing...


Top notch mate


Very well respected in the photography community.............and I just spent another £55 on my overdraft, so must be worth it :thumbsup:


renagade27
#4
You had me excited for a min, "free 3 way":shock:

needless to say I'm a little disapointed ;-)
#5
chromosome17
You had me excited for a min, "free 3 way":shock:

needless to say I'm a little disapointed ;-)


I though you meant "Free Head!!" Mmmmmmmm :-D


renagade27
#6
I've got the 283 version of this tripod (with the ball head) the build quality is very good for the money and you get a free bag which feels like it's worth about £25, comfy neoprene strap.
#7
These look *very* similar to Giottos tripods. If they are rebranded Giottos then this is amazing value for money.
#10
theres two versions at this price

the 3 section is slightly taller extended and longer when folded up

whic is the better purchase people? i am thinking the 4 section as it folds up smaller. which one would be sturdier?

3 section: http://www.aldine.co.uk/redsnapper/tripod-283.html
4 section: http://www.aldine.co.uk/redsnapper/tripod-284.html
#11
3 section will be sturdier and less hassle to extend/fold. If you use a tripod a lot while moving about that extra couple of seconds it takes to lock or unlock additional leg sections gets annoying. Get the 3 section unless you specifically need it to be below a certain length folded (to fit in a carry-on bag or suchlike).

EDIT: Also, this is a good deal, but I personally wouldn't really want the head that comes with this kit. The fact each axis is locked separately can be useful in specific situations, but I find a ball head much more convenient for everyday shooting where I need to be able to recompose quickly. Ball heads are also really compact and relatively light.
#12
sorry if this is a dumb question.

Are these compatable for camcorders? Or just cameras? I've just bought a nice HD panasonic TM700 which is on its way to me any day now and would like to get a suitable tripod for it if possible
#13
Midnight Tboy
sorry if this is a dumb question.

Are these compatable for camcorders? Or just cameras? I've just bought a nice HD panasonic TM700 which is on its way to me any day now and would like to get a suitable tripod for it if possible


yep, tripod heads have a standard sized thread on them to screw into your camcorder/camera.

Most heads (these do) have a quick release plate which screws into your camera and stays there, the plate then slots in and out of the tripod head itself so you can mount/unmount the camera without having to constantly screw/unscrew it.

You can change to different heads at a later date to better suit the type of filming you do (eg pan heads etc)
#14
you might be better off buying a tripod with a fluid head designed for video, there are some good options on amazon.
#15
I'm going to make the decision in 24 hours (or less) and now have two options:

- This Red Snapper 283 (I prefer the 3-leg version) (£55.80), and
- The Velbon Sherpa 600R (£59.77)

Features are pretty similar except that the Red Snapper is advertised to be able to support up to 8kg vs 4kg of the Velbon. I'm a bit doubt about the 8kg, can anyone of you confirm/comment on this?

In addition, I find several very goods comments on the Velbon but this Red Snapper brand seems to be not that popular. I know that renagade27 says this brand is top-notch and well respected in the community but just wonder if anyone can make a rough comparison between the velbon 600R and this Red Snapper 283.

Cheers.
#16
I can only judge the velbon one visually, but I think the redsnapper looks better, I very much doubt you'llbe disapointed, though you're mostly paying for the tripod, the head is only a cheap one, personally I went for the ball head which is a lovely piece of engineering.
#17
I had some 284's for xmas and youll never find a better value for money tripod, seriously they are superb, you get a smaller collumn aswell so you can get the trhe camera lower down, and of course you can have them upside down so you can practically have it touching the ground, the comfy bag is another bonus..
#18
rednsapper is the best tripod for the money - i opted for the extra 50 quid on the ball head and its well worth it
#19
Comes recommended from me :)
#20
Redsnapper are very good tripod's. The guy that imports them gained popularity on Photography Forum's such as Talk Photography where there are lots of reviews. Easily the best tripod for the money.
#21
These have had some good reviews and this is a good price for a decent tripod.
#22
So rather than buying the tripod with the ball head. buy the other for £49.95 then buy the RSH-12 Ball Head for £49.95. And for an extra 90p you get Two heads!!

Thats a bargin! if its as good as the reviews say it is! H&R

Opps just seen its extra p&p as well making total £107.85
#23
excuse my ignorance but whats a ball head?

and also - "you might be better off buying a tripod with a fluid head designed for video, there are some good options on amazon."

whats a fluid head? i'm lookin to buy one for my camcorder - which one should i be looking at? r

regards
#24
I bought the RS-283 and RSH-12 Ball Head a while back and it is a great tripod for the money.Plus i got a discount for being a member of Talk Photography.

http://www.aldine.co.uk/redsnapper/images/tripod/enlarge283+BallHead.jpg
#25
Anyone recommend me a tripod for Video camcorder? Need to film a wedding..
#26
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I've always wanted this style of tripod but didn't want to spend over £100 for one.

Now, does anyone know a good deal for a ball head to go with this?
#27
This looks like a good tripod for video
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konig-Heavy-Professional-Camera-Tripod/dp/B000JU7N3I

A fluid head has a long arm that allows you to follow the action without jerky movement.

The red snapper 3 way head is designed to compose a shot then lock the camera in place and take the shot (though you can pan to follow action horizontally). A ball head has a large knob that allows you to loosen the ball, move the camera freely in any direction, then lock it in place with a twist, they're generally better for following fast moving subjects.

TC!
Now, does anyone know a good deal for a ball head to go with this?


It's available with a ball head (or seperately) on the same site.
#28
daz1981;8166690
cold from me as placing your camera on a wall is free


obviously bot being serious but that i9s the kind of answers this site gets nowadays for deals or something like cold from me as the item ive got that i paid 100 x the price for is better quality

eh.....wall...ok ill take a wall with me everywhere then:roll::roll:
tripods are handy for stable portraits, etc....eg wedding pics....something you will clearly never understand...stick to your asda smartprice vaginatech aps camera....

question: what equipment do you think pros use to get decent pictures....a decent tripod is one of many items a pro needs....though theyd go for a better and more exp ones

there are some dumb people on here
#29
Can you put the ball head on any tripod? I have a Manfroto in the house for a telescope but the heads a bit ******ed. Wondering if I bought the ball head I could replace this and also use it with an unbranded monopod I have?
#30
probably, the tripod to ball head uses a 3/8 thread which I think is pretty industry standard.
#31
AlanK
Can you put the ball head on any tripod? I have a Manfroto in the house for a telescope but the heads a bit ******ed. Wondering if I bought the ball head I could replace this and also use it with an unbranded monopod I have?


I currently have a Giottos head on my Snapper legs, thread is exactly the same industry standard as any other brand.
#32
Cheers, going to check tripod tonight and see just what part if knackered as have a horrible feeling it may be part of the tripod rather than the head.

Shame as I dont fancy the twist lock leg of this one but not convinced it is worth another £40 for snap lock which I currently have.
#33
Unless you are going to shoot in sand and dusty conditions twist lock and snap lock does not make any difference. Even some of the top spec Gitzo comes with twist lock.

I have Redsnapper RS-324 Tripod, RSM 284 Monopod with their RSH-12 Head. I am happy to say it is well built for the price. Their load capacity is far greater than what you would get at this price. Anyone who wants to buy this will not be disapointed.

Voted hot.
#34
its more the ease of use bit but as I said thats not worth the extra, will be buying something tonight anyway just waiting to see if it is the tripod and head or just the head.

Heat added for costing me more money on the camera lol....
#35
royals
eh.....wall...ok ill take a wall with me everywhere then:roll::roll:
tripods are handy for stable portraits, etc....eg wedding pics....something you will clearly never understand...stick to your asda smartprice vaginatech aps camera....

question: what equipment do you think pros use to get decent pictures....a decent tripod is one of many items a pro needs....though theyd go for a better and more exp ones

there are some dumb people on here


did you not read his "not being serious" part of his comments before decided to have a go.....tut some ppl(!)
#36
royals
eh.....wall...ok ill take a wall with me everywhere then:roll::roll:
tripods are handy for stable portraits, etc....eg wedding pics....something you will clearly never understand...stick to your asda smartprice vaginatech aps camera....

question: what equipment do you think pros use to get decent pictures....a decent tripod is one of many items a pro needs....though theyd go for a better and more exp ones

there are some dumb people on here


"there are some dumb people on here" you said it!!! ;-)
#37
I think the RS-324 is out of stock. its 3 part counterpart isnt though ... I want the 324 one though as its smaller :<
#38
got mine today but

a) I can't figure out how to get the head onto the tripod - thread is too small and

b) one of the legs has a middle section that is "wobbly"
#39
so is this good for camcorders?
#40
Does anyone know the RRP of this? I'm debating whether i should scrape together the cash for this now, or if it'd be better to leave it (considering being skint and all)..

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