A tripod is an important piece of equipment for photography and videography, and today the market offers a huge selection of different tripods designed for different camera installation and lighting tasks. In this publication, we will consider one inexpensive, but quite interesting tripod model that I purchased on the Aliexpress website.
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I note right away that in the review the tripod is bronze, and the link above is a black tripod.
Main technical characteristics
- Maximum height: 1455 mm
- Folded height: 580 mm
- Minimum working height: 555 mm
- Tripod weight: 1065 gr
- Maximum load up to: 3000 gr
After paying for the goods, the tripod arrived, like most parcels from China, in about two weeks, and I picked it up at the post office. It was packed in an ordinary Chinese package with a pimply film, inside of which was the box itself with a tripod. The box contains a brief technical description and pictures visualizing the advantages of this model.
The tripod comes with a fabric cover, of rather low quality, but it will cope with its functions, and I think it will last a long time if used for its intended purpose. I will also add that the case has a comfortable shoulder strap for carrying the device on the shoulder, the strap has the ability to adjust the length for different people.
The main elements that distribute the load are made of aluminum alloy, and the product also has a number of plastic parts. In general, we can say that the assembly of the tripod and the quality of the materials used are fully consistent with its price. The weight of the product without a cover is 1065 grams.
When folded, the tripod has a length of 580 millimeters and its minimum working height is 555 millimeters.
Small pluses include the presence of small liquid levels on the body of the tripod, which will help a little if you need to accurately position the camera.
It is also worth highlighting the presence of a tripod carrying handle, which is quite convenient if you need to frequently move from one location to another.
At the bottom of the product there is a hook for hanging a work bag, in which it is desirable to place something heavy for stability when using a tripod in an open space. This can prevent the tripod from falling off during a sudden gust of wind. There is also a latch that, in the closed position, will prevent the tripod legs from folding together.
Please note that the tripod has a maximum load capacity of 3kg, but I would not load it with that weight when fully unfolded. Departing a little from the description of the tripod, I will say that I use it as a support for auxiliary lighting. Sometimes I mount my camera on a tripod, but only in the folded position of the tripod, and my camera is one of the lightest in its class and weighs about 450 grams without a lens. Also, the tripod is ideal for any smartphone.
The lower part of the legs is equipped with swivel supports, they take the position of the floor or other plane on which the tripod is installed.
This product has one design feature. Excluding the base, the tripod has two retractable leg sections, due to which, when folded, it has a slightly longer length than similar tripods with three retractable sections.
Below I will attach a few photos of comparison with a more expensive tripod model from Andoer, which you can buy at this link. Also, in my blog on the site there is a complete review of the above model.
The height of the tripod in the unfolded state is 1150 millimeters, but this does not include the raised section.
The above section is lifted by rotating a special lever, after lifting it, it is necessary to fix the section with a special screw.
Thus, the maximum possible tripod height is 1450 millimeters.
As with most tripods, this tripod has a detachable piece of equipment, making it quick and easy to mount a camera or any other equipment.
I will note in the review the presence of a convenient main handle, which allows you to easily rotate the camera in two planes without shaking.
You can also see the video version of the review, in which some of the design features of the tripod will probably be clearer for you.
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Summing up, I want to say that this is an excellent budget tripod model, which is definitely suitable for full-fledged use with a smartphone or with additional equipment in the form of lighting. You can also use it with a camera, but you need to do it carefully with extra precautions. For example, I would definitely not recommend using this tripod model outdoors in strong winds. Well, that’s all, dear readers, I hope this publication was useful to you. And if you have any questions, ask them in the comments, I will try to answer.