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It's OK... but not for holding a full frame camera with a large lens
Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2017
It's OK. That about the best I can say for this little tripod. It has features that mostly stand out as detriments. First, the strap is adjustable, but it allows for so little adjustment, it might as well have just been fixed in length. Second, it has a quick release plate, but the plate is not easy to attach to the camera, and the plate is wobbly when attached to the tripod. The overall effect is to make the attachment wobbly, and inconvenient to use. It would have been better to just have had a normal post to attach to the tripod with.
The tripod is very light, but also short. That could be an advantage in a few situations, but mostly, it is just short. I took it out for an early morning shoot Saturday. The wobbliness was even more noticeable with a camera and telephoto lens. For the price, I expect I will keep it around, but it will almost certainly be relegated to either holding a light camcorder, or a speed light.
I will be taking it with me on my upcoming tour of New Mexico, and I will update this review if anything more comes up.
I'm back from my trip through New Mexico. The tripod proved to be far less useful than expected. The "quick release plate" was probably the worst feature of the tripod. As noted previously, it is very wobbly. What's worse, it is quick release, if you don't want to change anything. The attachment is very small, the metal flap for screwing the bolt into the camera or other device is tiny. Overall, the tripod is barely worth having.
Having had it for more than two weeks now, I've yet to really find a good use for it. For the most part, this tripod is now used for holding a generic flash clamp. It is also reasonably useful for holding a very small camcorder. Nothing heavy.
Recap: this tripod is very light, but not practical, because of the wobbly "quick disconnect" plate. Amazon could've made a serviceable tripod if they had not tried to add so many features on to the tripod.
Amazon, I suggest you ditch the "quick disconnect" plate, and replace it with a traditional thumbscrew. Form over function has no place in photography equipment.