Top positive review
3 May 2014
I ummed and ahhed for ages before biting the (slightly expensive) bullet on this one. I've been after a well made, compact tripod for some time but have always been put off by either the cost of the upmarket ones or the ridgidity of the cheaper ones. This little beauty fits the bill perfectly. It extends fully to about 4'9" (no cm measurments here) and goes as low as 15". Obviously it is more stable without the centre column extended. It really is a beautifully made piece of kit and the supplied ball head is nice and firm. I have used it withe my Nikon D80 with 18-70mm lens and battery grip attached, a Bronica ETRSi with 75mm lens, a Mamiya C330s and a Nikon F4s with a variety of prime lenses - all without issue. If you are in the market for a well made and reasonably priced quality travel tripod, then this product should be on your radar. BTW, it now ships with a hex key for tightening the screws should the need arise.