Professional tripod review – Walimex WT-806

Walimex WT-806 legs

Walimex WT-806

The WT-806 Lamp Stand by Walimex is 256 cm high and is of top-notch -quality. It is a perfect solution for versatile photographers who wish to conduct shooting in any type of conditions. It is extremely portable and flexible. It weighs only weighs approximately 2165g and can be collapsed to a minimum size of approximately 109 I’m, making it excellent for traveling.

It can be used not only for placing lenses but can also be used for numerous other purposes like to support studio flashguns, reflectors which have a max weight of 6 kg. This stand is perfect for both professionals and amateurs as it is easy to use yet it helps in producing excellent results.


Everything about this tripod is on point, especially the spring suspension which give it the necessary reliability when individual stand elements are lowered. It is very stable and robust as it’s built and design both are superb. Walimex WT-806 comes with a standard spigot connection of 1/4 inch and 5/8 inch thread which makes this stand also suitable for all common lights and studio equipment.

Let us have a quick overview of the intricate details of this stand by walimex so that you can gain insights on its working and are able to make the right decision.

Product overview

The WT-806 Lamp Tripod by walimex is a high-quality stand made of sturdy aluminum. It is really useful when conducting studio photographers as it is an excellent solution for carrying flashguns and other lights. It offers high stability together with compactness.

Walimex WT-806

It is lightweight as it weighs only 2.1 kg and has a collapsed size of approximately only 109 which makes it ideal for travel purposes. It requires very little space so transporting and storing it is never an issue and it will leave space for other equipment as well. It also comes with a convenient carrying bag which has a shoulder strap to enable comfy transport.

It is very safe to use and has flexible working as every part of this tripod has shock absorbers. These spring cushioning makes sure that lowering of each tripod element is safely done.

The quick-release fasteners make it’s working swift and efficient and enables the tripod to be quickly adjusted as per the user’s needs. Similarly, the readjustment of the height is also hassle-free and very smooth. So its operations are easy to understand even for beginners as it is extremely user-friendly.

Walimex WT-806 detail

It sports a standard spigot connection 5/8 inch together with a 1/4 inch thread, thus making it well-suited for standard studio lights and flashes. As it can carry a weight of 6 kg it is perfect for studio equipment and its small size enable it to be used for both on location and in the studio shooting.

The stand construction and design are made from a combination of lightweight metal and plastic. The fittings and finishing reflect an immediate impression of well-made equipment.

Another important thing is that this stand feels light but is sturdy once erected. It can easily accommodate loads to a maximum of 6 kg. As it can extend to a maximum height of 2.5 m it can be used for multiple purposes.

The height doesn’t compromise on stability. The three foldable rubber feet are very assuring as at lesser as they can be locked to get a uniform height via a knurled knob very easily. They swiftly splay nice and wide providing excellent support. Its stem is divided into two sections and has efficient quick release clamps.

Walimex WT-806 legs

Additionally, an excellent feature is that its stems sections are heavily damped. Thus providing it with greater resilience to vibration.

Moreover, it is a heavy-duty piece of equipment, which has a strong built to support studio lights. The thing that makes it stand out is that its extension tubes are sprung which offer protection when lowering or raising lights.

Also, its three legs, at maximum extension, will make a circle of diameter 3’8”. The poles also extend to 8’, but if the legs are extended to a maximum, the base of the pole is 5” thus giving a total height of 8’5”.

The tubes have large diameters and are made of aluminum. The locking catches it has are also easy to operate and on its top is a standard studio light fitting which comes with an in-built tripod screw an and an adapter to change the size of the screw, making it easier to set up.

So for me, there was nothing to displease and I use it on all my photography adventures. The only thing I would say is if you want a solid and well-built which can last then you should invest in this beauty.

Walimex – see on eBay – is surely a budding brand which will not fail to surprise you. They have definitely come up with a product which belies its competitive price and is well suited for most photographers.

Product specifications

Width: 80 mm

Weight: 1530 g

Minimum Working Height: 1020 mm

Maximum Working Height: 2560 mm

Maximum Load Tripod: 6000 g

Fastening Tripod Connection Adapter: Phillips screw

Connection: 1/4 Inch with a thread connection

Spigot: 5/8 16 mm cone

Tripod Excerpts: 3

Number of Tripod Segments extendable: 2

Damping System: Spring damping

The diameter of the 1st Tripod Segment: 35 mm

The diameter of the 2nd Tripod Segment: 30 mm

The diameter of the 3rd Tripod Segment: 26 mm

Material Tripod Legs: Aluminum

What’s in the box?

· 1 x Walimex Pro WT-806 Lamp Tripod

· 1 x Instruction manual

· 1 x convenient carrying Bag

Pros

o It is very sturdy

o It is a very stable lamp tripod

o It has a great price-performance ratio

o It has shock absorbers in every section

o It provides a high level of stability

o It can be adjusted very quickly via its quick-release lever

o It is compact, so it doesn’t require much space for storage

o It is less costly than its competitors

o It has a solid design

o It is light thus perfect for carrying and comes with a convenient carrying bag

Cons

• It has an inefficient mechanism of springs whichever used to absorb shocks

• It is slightly rickety especially on the top extension

• The braces attached to legs are a bit flimsy

Summing it up, this stand is an all-rounder. It is robust, well-made, durable and stable which is pretty much everything you can ask for in a light stand. The combination of metal and plastic construction and fastenings feels well-made.

Be carefully when first opening it as the ‘feet’ are a bit stiff and too hard a yank could damage the sturdy. The whole thing has a fine touch to it and is finished off with a convenient carrying bag which also has an adjustable shoulder strap making it easy to carry.

I would recommend it to both budding and experienced photographer; be it a filmmaker or artist it is for all and subset. It is something that should surely be a part of every photographer’s kit as it does wonders to your shoots.

So grab this sophisticated accessory to take your photography to a whole new level.

 

 

 

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