Greetings to all!
Today we will talk about a high-quality tripod from the manufacturer Xiletu.
Manufacturer Xiletu specializes in the production of photo and video accessories, mainly tripods. There is a website where you can read about the company and see all the products. There is also a store on Aliexpress.
By the way, I already have one tripod of this manufacturer, I use it to this day — I am satisfied with everything.
The parcel was sent by China Post and the delivery time to Ukraine was 22 days.
Comes with a tripod bag that can be carried in hand or on the shoulder.
There are 2 pockets: outer and inner.
The downside is that the bag is too big for this tripod and it dangles freely in it. Moreover, there are no ties inside the bag in order to clamp the tripod.
Otherwise, there are no complaints — everything is done qualitatively.
Here’s how the bag looks on the shoulder:
The length of the folded tripod is 39cm;
The minimum height of the unfolded tripod is 53cm;
The maximum tripod height is 154cm;
Maximum allowable load: 10kg.
The tripod is made of aluminum-magnesium alloy. The assembly is high-quality and solid, all parts of the tripod rotate / rotate / bend gently and smoothly. There are no backlashes, smudges of grease or other similar troubles at all.
The legs of the tripod deviate and are automatically fixed using spring-loaded latches.
Each leg has 3 deflection positions and 4 retractable sections (5 sections in total), which are fixed with plastic latches (quite tight).
The ball head allows you to fix the platform in the required position, and it is also possible to smoothly rotate the head horizontally.
All three screws of the head clamp have a limiter that prevents them from being completely unscrewed.
It is convenient to screw the platform to the camera thanks to a small hook. Screws along the edges of the platform prevent it from slipping out.
There is a vertical bubble level on the platform clamp. The disadvantages include the lack of a horizontal level, because it is he who is most often requested.
The head of the tripod is removable and is mounted on a thread with a diameter of 3/8″.
The tripod column does not turn due to a small “blocker”.
There is an elastic band in the upper part of the column, so that if it is unclenched, the lowering is softer.
At the bottom of the column there is a hook that allows you to attach an additional load.
One of the main advantages of this tripod is the ability to unscrew one of its legs (only one can be unscrewed), screw it to the tripod column and use it as a monopod.
The length of the folded monopod is 73cm, and the maximum extended length is 158cm.
You can see the tripod “live” in the video review (there are Russian subtitles):
Summing up, I’ll say that I was very pleased with the tripod and now it is my main one (before that it was Benro A150FBR0, compared to this tripod, this is heaven and earth, not in favor of Benro).
Among the main advantages, I note the excellent assembly and high quality materials, the ability to use as a monopod and the presence of a high-quality bag in the kit.
The disadvantages include the fact that the bag is too large for this tripod and the lack of a horizontal level.
P.S. just a few days ago the price was $68.67, for this price the tripod is excellent. The price is constantly changing, most likely on November 11 it will be possible to take it at a good price 🙂
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