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Good value for the price,
This review is from: Hama Star 63 Tripod with Carry Case (Accessory)
You do get what you pay for but for the cost this is a decent tripod for a stills camera. The head does not have a smooth action and therefore this tripod is not really suited to video work but that shoudl not be an issue when taking photographs. The centre column is somewhat unstable and therefore shoudl not be used unless really required. However it has two spirit levels (one on the base and one on the head) and a handy carry handle on the actual tripod (as well as the case) which is very useful when moving short distances and keeping the camera on the head.
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2010 21:38:23 GMT
I'd just like to add a tip for tripod heads that seem to be difficult to make smooth motions with.
Get an elastic band and pull the handle for the head with this, it sounds and probably looks stupid, but if you are wanting to trim the £££'s of your purchases, its a technique worth potentially £100+
Posted on 12 May 2011 15:50:51 BDT
The centre column has a ring at its base. If you tighten the ring after you've extended the column, the column becomes perfectly stable. The stiffness of the head's motion can be controlled continuously by rotating the head's handle. Your need to tighten your centre column ring and loosen your head's handle a little bit, and the tripod becomes suitable for video as well.
Posted on 11 Dec 2011 11:15:55 GMT
Huiqi Wang says:
does anyone know the max load on this thing? would it support SLR with zoom lens? i.e. 70-300mm lens
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