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Highly Recommended Tripod
on July 6, 2012
I've been needing a tripod, but didn't want to shell out several hundred or thousands for a high quality tripod and ballhead. Seeing this as a daily deal was a no brainer. For less than a hundred bucks, I was able to get a solid, dependable, light-weight, and affordable tripod and ballhead.
Are there better tripods and ballheads out there? Yes. For the same or comprable price? I argue no.
1. The legs use flip-locks and are quick and easy to adjust for uneven terrain.
2. You can extend the legs away from the center out using a step-and-pull-out mechanism.
3. Includes a snap-in plate. This is OK. I've replaced mine with one that offers a bit more support and bulk. I thoguht the plate included was too small.
4. Center column has the spring loaded hook to add weight to the tripod - you wil definately want to use this to help dampen any vibrations when shooting long exposures.
5. Single-action ballhead is OK, but I will be replacing it soon. You will have to compensate for some slight creep, but it's a bargain tripod AND ballhead.
6. Light-weight and esy on the back when lugging around equipment.
All-in-all, you can't go wrong for the price. I can't dock this any stars for what it is and the price I bought it for.