Top positive review
Great little tripod for the price
Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2019
-Really good height for such a small tripod
-Tilt/pan head works really well
-Light weight and folds down small for travel
-Not super stable when raised to full height using heavier camera setup
-Quick release plate is fully plastic and also not arca-swiss compatible.
I have purchased and used other Endurax products and they have all been stellar at very affordable prices. This is tripod is no different and is a great little tripod for the price. It's fully plastic, which means that the weight is kept down significantly while not sacrificing functionality. It also folds down to a fairly compact size while also being a great max height for most individual. I'm 5'10" and this tripod fully with camera is extended is taller than I am. (This is really handy when your on vacation and want to get the camera above the heads of the other tourists). The head of the tripod also works very well and easy to pan and tilt. This style of head really works well for video but also works great for photo use.
Being such a light tripod, I was concerned about how much weight you could put on it, especially when the tripod is fully extended. I was able to put my Canon 5DIV + 70-200mm F2.8II ( a fairly big and heavy setup, pictured in the photo) and it held up pretty well. However, I wouldn't trust this tripod with a heavy full frame DSLR setup for super long exposures, or for tilting the camera at more extreme angles. But for shots where you just need some stability or for video use, it works very well.
A few things I don't like about it:
-The quick release plate is plastic and does not feel very robust. Also it would be great if it were acra-swiss compatible so that I could used one quick release plate across all of my tripods instead of having to switch to use this tripod.
-Being that the tripod is light, I would not trust it to be my main tripod when shooting outdoors, for professional use, or any situation that was fast run and gun where you need your tripod to be durable.
However, if you are not using it in a situation where you are really hard on your gear and shoot a lighter camera setup (mirrorless, point and shoot, phones) then this tripod is a fantastic choice. It even comes with a separate way to mount your phone onto it which is a nice little bonus. If you are looking for an affordable yet fully functioning tripod for your phone or lighter camera setup, this Endurax tripod is a great option.