Hello my dear friend! Most likely you have already read the characteristics of this rack, now I suggest you plunge into the personal impressions of one of the photographers about this rack!
Of course, congratulations on the future new thing and I can tell you that you are on the right track!
Firstly, the rack is made of aluminum which is practically not subject to corrosion! She also easily withstands “bathing” in the water!
Secondly, this rack compared to others in its price category was significantly higher. When completely disassembled, it reaches a length of 3 meters! Even the length of the two lower pull-out sections is enough for me and I almost never use the third one!
Thirdly, a very big plus is the air cushioning, which prevents the sections from accidental falling and damage, respectively! This means that if, for example, you turn the mount in the wrong direction in a park, the pipe will not fall!
Despite the fact that when I unpacked the parcel, I heard a suspicious rattle, all the bolts, screws, tongues turned out to be firmly attached!
For two and a half years, nothing fell off and did not break!
The stand is easily carried in a tripod case, looking out of the case by 25–30 centimeters (because I have a small tripod case), but this does not cause me any inconvenience!
And I know, dear friend, that apart from all the boasting you really want to hear what “surprises” you can suddenly encounter and what disadvantages this rack has.
So, there are two nuances:
- the stand is quite light (do not forget about its delicious price), so when the wind starts to blow it away. I deal with this with two methods: when the wind is of medium strength, I tie two weights to the base on opposite sides (usually these are sandbags), and here the hooks on the stand itself would really come in handy for convenience, but when a very strong wind blows I try not to shoot on the street at all 🙂
Otherwise, she helped me out in the open air in summer, and in autumn, and even in winter! Indoors and abandoned, this is an indispensable thing. Also perfect for shooting video if you need to put a light on!
- “legs” have no hats and on one of the shoots, I pressed 30 centimeters of clay into each leg and cleaned it out for a very long time! This is not a big minus (the spacers can be bought / cut and pasted by yourself), but such a part included in the kit from the manufacturer would be very useful!
I didn’t see any cons.)
In general, I am very pleased with this rack and did not regret at all that I took this particular one! I often give a ride to a friend who takes portraits on honorary plaques. She has worked out her value for a long time and is still in perfect condition! I hope I helped you figure out what this lifesaver is!