Good day, friends! Today’s review will focus on a compact tripod from Andoer (according to the site). This office produces a lot of photo and video accessories, which are famous for their low price and acceptable quality. The tripod itself has in its arsenal compact dimensions when folded and is able to hold a heavy 60D with a butblock and a macro lens.
Arrives in a regular cardboard box, without any markings. Package dimensions — 23.7*8.5*8.2cm.
The appearance of the tripod does not raise questions — this is a standard variation of a short tripod. The materials used in the tripod are plastic, both on the swivel head and on the legs. Dimensions — 23.7 * 8.5 * 8.2 cm, weight — 0.466 kg.
The lower part is a regular tripod with rubber tips to prevent slipping. The fastening of the inner tube is also made of plastic, the tubes themselves are aluminum, the tripod is held confidently on the extended legs. When folded, the length is 17 cm, while with the extended legs it already has a length of 23 cm.
The upper part, also known as the swivel head, does not have a removable platform for attaching to the camera, so you will have to screw in the thread with a nut from the back. The thread is standard — 1/4 “.
The upper platform has the ability to tilt, but in this situation, a heavy camera can peck with its nose, since there is no hook for a plumb line.
The fixation of the upper platform occurs with a handle and it can also perform turns around its axis.
When fully unfolded, the tripod almost reaches the height of a 2‑liter bottle of Coca-Cola.
Now we are testing with the camera and lens from the preface to the review (YN-60mmF2 macro).
The results obtained are pleasing, since there is no optical axis shift due to the use of a tripod. And its compactness and height make it more convenient.
In the end, I’ll say that although the manufacturer Andoer is declared, in fact this is an ordinary nameless tripod. Yes, it is compact and made entirely of plastic, but it more than performs its duties. Is he worth his money? Maybe, but I would look for a coupon to buy even cheaper. And that’s all for now, thank you all for watching!