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Excellent Starter or Spare Tripod - Great Value for the Buck!,
This review is from: AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)One can never have "too many" tripods but few things are more infuriating than a poorly designed tripod. It's always a balancing act to find a starter or spare tripod that is affordable without being "cheap". This strikes a nice balance between affordability and function.
If you are looking at this tripod then you probably have also viewed the Vista Explorer Tripod Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag. I've owned the Vista tripod (and I'm the top reviewer for it) for over three years and will say right up front, this AmazonBasics tripod is VERY similar in style, function and features. Both are affordable options that make a perfect starter, secondary or spare tripod although at the time of this writing, the Amazon tripod is actually less expensive!
Tripod bag - No, not a necessity but it's nice to have a tripod bag and frankly, the cost of most bags is nearly that of this entire unit so you really can't go wrong. This tripod bag (and the tripod) do say "AmazonBasics" so prepare to do a bit of advertising for Amazon in exchange for a great price and highly functional unit.
Quick Connect - Yes, this tripod does include a quick disconnect feature. The camera screws on top and then a lever releases/connects the plate.
Quick Hang Hook - Nice addition for those that desire it.
Ability to set-up on non level surfaces. There is small level built in to this unit which is a change from the Vista unit (perhaps that has been added in the past several years but mine is several years old). However, the level is small and hard to see so of fairly limited potential except in good lighting.
Rotates in all directions - fairly smooth but certainly not professional quality.
Ability to hold a decent sized DSLR - not just a lightweight point and shoot.
Carry handle - pick up and move easily.
Lightweight but with solid spread and decent height. Again, this is not a professional solution whatsoever but for the average hobbiest or someone that needs a spare to toss in the vehicle, this tripod will get the job done.
Really can't beat the price and features! Super starter, spare or secondary tripod.
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2013 6:11:25 AM PDT
M. Morse says:
Would you recommend this over the Vista Explorer?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2013 6:23:45 AM PDT
They are nearly identical...I'd go with whichever has the best price at the moment. The VISTA carry bag is less obtuse than the Amazon bag which has their logo but otherwise, these are very nearly the same item.
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