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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising good tripod, 21 July 2012
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I received this as a freebie, from Amazon, as part of my Nikon D7000 purchase. This tripod arrived ahead of the camera.

That said, I unpacked the box, setup the tripod in the room (fully extended to max. height) and mounted another Nikon DSLR on top of it.

These are my conclusions.

The tripod is light - I schlep around the Lake District, and will have no problems taking this as part of my photographic kit.

Fully extended, with a Nikon DSLR mounted, I would at least have to use the Nikon Remote Control (after focusing and setting exposure) to fire the shutter. The whole rig, camera and tripod feel less than stable - as is (see my final note.)

The fittings for still work are perfectly fine - fine, final adjustments will not be problem to whatever plane. The bubble levels are fine, but with many modern cameras sporting composing grids and horizon indicators then not really so important a factor.

All in all, given that I got this for free with my Nikon D7000 I'm more than happy to stick this in it's bag, in the car boot to use up mountains, down dales, around lakes, by the rivers and on the beach.

This next and final note is important, so note well! Nobody seems to know it as it's not mentioned elsewhere.

The hook at the bottome of the centre column, is there fof one purpose/ function only. It's to hang an extra weight to give greater stability when needed (outdoors in windy conditions say.) The upshoot of that is you either hang your camera bag on it when needed or you carry around some plastic carrier bags. You add a stone, piece of wood, sand on the beach or whatever to the bag, then hang the plastic bag on the hook.

That way you achieve a less-fatiguing carry around all day tripod that gives the stable platform that say a plus 4KG tripod does. This works everytime - but of course there is no 'bling' factor that comes with schlepping around the big name brands all day.

I could give you a pic of this, with my Bellingham camera back with contents and mounted Nikon DSLR, but I don't know how to upload the said image. You'd see how solid / stable this camera platform is when setup for outdoor work. I'd have no problem using the camera shutter at really low speads and with long focul length lenses.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2014 13:29:18 GMT
Thanks very much for this really useful tip.
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