Rated 4 out of
Damn good tripod"Owning a manfrotto, I didn't expect much of this one. I needed a secondary for the messy shootings (mud, waterfalls, etc.) But I find that I'm taking it out with me more often that I had anticipated. Sure, it's a one-piece kind of tripod, but the quality is quite higher than the price would let you to believe. Weight is adequate, it's sturdy and sets up quickly. The quick-release plate is a bit finicky, that's probably the only downside. If you're on a budget, this is a really good choice."
Date published: 2016-10-17
Rated 3 out of
Tim A. from
Very light but impractical"PROS:
=- light weight
=- Sturdy Enough for mirrorless and dslr cameras
=- quick to set up
- One knob is used to tighten up both the ball socket and the panoramic rotation of the head, making the head completely impractical for panoramic shots because once you loosen the knob to rotate the head it tips forward in the ball socket due to the weig
- The quick release plate requires tightening with another knob on the side of the head, which is not as convenient as a single release lock.
I am going to exchange this tripod for the T200BH model which has two knobs, one controlling the ball socket and the other, the panoramic rotation of the head."
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4 out of
Good Value"This tripod is light enough to haul around for an entire day of shooting on foot, but sturdy enough for long-exposure photography on a slightly breezy day. (I don't know how it would handle in high wind - it's not very heavy and would probably need some reinforcement.) It sets up and tears down quickly. It packs fairly small, and the case is easy to manage alongside a camera bag. It's also inexpensive enough to be manageable for someone looking for a decent tripod on a tight budget.
I have only two small quibbles. One is with the strap on the case - it's a bit on the short side. I was able to get it over my head to wear it cross-wise (which kept it out of the way when I was schlepping across town) but I'm not very big and it was a fairly snug fit. Someone with a broader chest and shoulders would have serious trouble, and would probably have to wear it slung over one shoulder, which is not as convenient. Given that ultra-light tripods are generally intended for portability and easy carrying, this is a bit of a problem. The other quibble is with the quick-release plate - I found the fastener-screw on the camera plate had a tendency to come loose from the camera over time, and I had to tighten it up a couple of times over the course of a few hours.
However, those are very minor quibbles, and I would definitely recommend this tripod to anyone who needs a good tripod that doesn't break the bank."