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Disappointed, not good as Dolica similar version
on January 3, 2012
I bought this to replace my lost Dolica monopod with very similar specs, and after reading a lot of good comment about this Vivitar which say that Vivitar and Dolica has the same build and quality, the only different is the thin handle vs thick handle of Dolica.
But the truth is different:
1. Build: bad build with ugly and cheap plastic parts, the metal pike is unpolished.
2. Quality bad: the clamps are sturdy but work not smoothly as Dolica as you lock/unlock. It is very difficult to put the clamps into position.
In general, the Dolica monopod is far better that this. It is too bad that now I am not in the state to return the Vivitar. I have to keep it but I will not recommend it to anybody.