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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Really great value for money – Metal 8KG Load Camera Tripod Stand (1.6-Meter Height) Reviews

posted by Kooij on 05/23/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Nice sturdy build quality!
Ballhead moves without friction and locks very well.
My Canon 40d with both the Sigma 27-70 2.8 and the Sigma 80-400 are no problem for this tripod nor the ballhead.
It is fairly stable on maximum hight, but the lowest leg parts are a bit flimsy and i don't know the wind (vibration) resistance yet.
But it's possible to put the legs in many positions so finding a stable setup should be no issue in general.
Cons:
Finish of the ballhead is a little rough on the outside. The ball itself looks well finished though.
Legs could be bigger for a 8kg specified tripod. I'll say, till 5 kg your safe, above that you may want to keep the lowest leg parts retracted.
Other:
This tripod is not made off composite materials but made from ALU (the legs at least), so do not get confused with the earlier review above. This is not a real dissapointment in my opinion, but you might think different about it.
Bottomline:
All in all, very great tripod for the money!
Some minor finishing blemishes on the ballhead outer finish.

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