232°
EXPIRED
Velbon CX540 Tripod - £18.52 - Jessops
Velbon CX540 Tripod - £18.52 - Jessops

Velbon CX540 Tripod - £18.52 - Jessops

Buy forBuy forBuy for£18.52
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
A popular sized, full featured photo and video tripod with 3 section aluminium legs, with side lever leg locks and radial braces from the centre column, forming a solid and rigid unit when locked.

The CX-540 features a 3 way panhead with quick release camera mounting system and the unique Velbon self-adjusting friction control for the centre column prevents damage to expensive camera equipment should the column drop suddenly.

Helical teeth on the elevation rack of the geared column provide ultra smooth and positive operation when using the crank handle to raise or lower the camera.

weight: 1.5kg

length closed: 61cm

length extended: 152cm

head: 3 way (PH-656)

quick release: QB-5LC

finish: Titanium bronze

27 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.velbon.cn/big/catalog/cx/image/cx540.jpg

Not available for home delivery and in any case the delivery charges are £4.95.

If you really want one of these they're in stock here for £18.99 and £3.99 delivery :

jacobsdigital.co.uk/ind…199

Looks pretty much the same as what I bought from Argos last week - £16.59

tinyurl.com/6ezuby

or this for an even cheaper alternative

]http//ww…985

Original Poster

Although this is the cheaper end of the market. This velbon is better than the cheaper alternatives.

It's also available to collect in store so no postage....

does this include the free case at Jessops that you get included from Jacobs?

:?

Original Poster

yes - case comes with it.

Would this support an SLR with a decent size lens on it?

silly people you should try asda for a tripod similar to this for £9.99 and I got one a year back for my scope and its still in mint condition...

Rustyk1;4849808

Would this support an SLR with a decent size lens on it?



I've got the cx-440 and paid way more than this when I bought it. The biggest lens I've used with it is the canon 75-300mm and mine handled it with no problems. If this is the next model up I suspect its even more stable.

I brought one of these to stable my Sony VX2000 camcorder and it was more than adequate.
Though, it's built more for still cameras rather than video cameras as the pan and tilt are not fluid enough.

The central column arrangement looks a bit naff. This one imo is a better buy:

7dayshop.com/cat…654

£13.95 delivered. The shoulder case that comes with it and the hand grip are dead useful when out taking photos with it - i should know, i own one. It also has a really handy hook that you can stick your camera bag on when the legs are full extended, which will increase the effective weight of your tripod thus making it even steadier.

Sorry for upstaging your deal but this one is much better if you aren't dead set on getting it from a high street.

u guys are crazy... check your local ASDA for cheaper item...lmao

wolverine2031;4849935

silly people you should try asda for a tripod similar to this for £9.99 … silly people you should try asda for a tripod similar to this for £9.99 and I got one a year back for my scope and its still in mint condition...



wolverine2031;4850565

u guys are crazy... check your local ASDA for cheaper item...lmao



Narfette;4834484

or this for an even cheaper … or this for an even cheaper alternative]http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=105985



U are crazy, the one above at 7dayshop is £9.55 Delivered

I haven't seen what Asda have to offer, but I've had a Velbon for about 5 years now, and it's fantastic.

The one above? Are you talking about this link:
7dayshop.com/cat…985
because it seems to be coming up at £13.95....

Velbon are surely a better make than Hama

satan666wayne;4850639

U are crazy, the one above at 7dayshop is £9.55 Delivered



yeah but isn't that the Hama star 75 which came up on amazon a few weeks ago and seemed to get a lot of stick for being realy light weight and having really bad pan/tilt making it poor for camcorders - maybe anything within this price range will suffer the same problem I don't know - can someone recommend a budget tripod with good pan/tilt - no manfrotto's that cost as much as my camcorder please :thumbsup:

anyway I avoided it on the strength of the feedback on the amazon reviews

bainzy;4850437

The central column arrangement looks a bit naff. This one imo is a better … The central column arrangement looks a bit naff. This one imo is a better buy:http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_1&products_id=99654£13.95 delivered. The shoulder case that comes with it and the hand grip are dead useful when out taking photos with it - i should know, i own one. It also has a really handy hook that you can stick your camera bag on when the legs are full extended, which will increase the effective weight of your tripod thus making it even steadier.Sorry for upstaging your deal but this one is much better if you aren't dead set on getting it from a high street.



I have the same tripod and it supports my dslr and 55 - 250mm zoom lens easily, so I'd recommend this one too!

discolights;4851837

I have the same tripod and it supports my dslr and 55 - 250mm zoom lens … I have the same tripod and it supports my dslr and 55 - 250mm zoom lens easily, so I'd recommend this one too!



can anyone comment on the smoothness of the pan/tilt on this? it's obviously not so much an issue for dslr and photos in general but for videoing it is ...any comments welcome

wolverine2031;4850565

u guys are crazy... check your local ASDA for cheaper item...lmao



Dear 15 year-old who writes like a gibbon,

The ASDA ones are nowhere near the quality of the Velbon, which are known for being among the most stable and functional tripods in the lower end of the market.

Regards,

Someone who knows a bit about photography.

walerah;4852119

can anyone comment on the smoothness of the pan/tilt on this? it's … can anyone comment on the smoothness of the pan/tilt on this? it's obviously not so much an issue for dslr and photos in general but for videoing it is ...any comments welcome



Don't bother with this, instead opt for one with a fluid head.
I have this tripod and I wouldn't recommend it with for any pan or tilt motion, however it's good at locking a camera at a certain angle and it's real sturdy too for a cheap tripod.

yeah you need to spend considerably more to get a tripod with a fluid head. obviously you can pan and tilt with it, but its not smooth enough for quality video.

Not going to get involved in the discussion on the price but I do have one of these Velbon tripods which I use with my cannon xm2's and its great. Nice and light, able to go down very low towards the floor and the spirit level really helps with the uneven floor as well. Unless I could actually see one of the others that I was buying im not sure I would want to take the risk on the others to be honest. I do have a far more expensive tripod but its not a touch (for the purposes that I want it for) on this velbon one.

picked up one of these today - thanks OP

is it still @ 18.95? why I saw the price is 39?:?
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text