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Decent for what it is, but wouldn't be my first choice
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2018
Long story short, I bought this as a cheap quick fix. I'm a real estate photographer, I had a tripod finally break, and needed something cheap in between paychecks that I could get shipped rather quickly. I won't compare this to a more expensive tripod, but as far as cheap tripods go, I've used cheap ones that are better. I've used other tripods of a similar price point with better construction, sturdiness, and durability.
A few notes:
- The included monopod is more of a marketing gimmick. It's annoyingly short, and honestly seems a bit silly. I rarely find myself in a situation in which I want both a tripod and monopod, and you can buy a much better monopod for a pretty decent price. This doesn't affect my opinion of the product because it had no influence on me buying it
- I do enjoy the fact that the legs are clip style as opposed to screw style (personal preference)
- Unlike some cheap tripods it does include a hook for counterweight
- The included ball head is okay. Certainly fine for what you pay for. Keeping it as a back-up.
- Note that this tripod is short. It says that upfront and I knew what I was getting so this doesn't affect my review of the product, but wanted to emphasize that for people.
- For size and weight reference, I'm often using a Nikon D7200 and Tokina 11-16 f2.8.
It is what it is, and for me that is a quick temporary fix and a future back-up if needed. Had I not used better tripods of a similar price I would rate it slightly higher. Of course, it's only $60, which is still a heck of a deal on a tripod