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5 Year Warranty!!!!,
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This review is from: Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Compact Photo-Movie Kit - Black (Camera)
I bought this tripod to replace an inexpensive Hama because it was vey difficult to position my small HD video camera on long zooms using its traditional head and also it was very noisy. I only took delivery of my Manfrotto this afternoon and I've already taken it out in the field to do some wildlife photography. My first impressions are very positive, it feels reassuringly solid. The components are all held together by bolts which could be tightened with an Allen key if required, I think this is really sensible because most of the cheaper tripods have moulded fittings. The head is fully adjustable and moves more smoothly than my last tripod, although of course it's not a 'fluid head'. It locks by rotating a rubber wheel set in the moulded handle and this works better than the conventional plastic headed screws. I read one of the reviews which said that a customer had a problem with one of the clamps and that Manfrotto wouldn't supply a single clamp, only the whole leg at practically the cost of a tripod. It did occur to me that that would give five clamps leaving another four for spares however reading the product guarantee this tripod has a five year warranty so if I get five years wear for £35.00 I can't ask for better than that!