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Overall, seems like a good value, and pretty well constructed
Pros: Fairly light weight, easy to adjust, and reasonably stable. Reversible center pole for macro work is a nice feature, if you need it.
Cons: Rubber feet are glued on, not the screw-in type. Bubble level is a nice touch, but difficult to read. Plastic leg locks might be a weak point, breakage-wise. As another review mentioned, the locks for leg angle adjustment can definitely be confusing, but hopefully you get used to them in time.
Other Thoughts: FYI - The ball head that came with the tripod did not match the one in the included instruction sheet (it does match the photo here). The QR plate differs from that in the picture. It has a spring-loaded metal nodule next to the mounting screw, for the purpose of preventing the mounting plate screw from coming loose. It could potentially scratch the camera bottom. I emailed Dolica to ask about this, and they responded the same day, saying that the instruction sheet was printed before the head was modified. Not a deal breaker - just wanted to share that info.
Reviewed By:Bert D.,6/8/2016 4:07:40 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
Pros: - Light weight but built pretty rugged. - Quick to set up with quick-release clasps on legs with tension adjustments to hold your camera in position. - Quite stable for med to lrg lens with easily adjustable 3 way panhead. - Comes with 2 quick-release plate adapters.
Cons: - Only con was a mfg defect. One of the foot pads came put on upside down. I haven't had an issue where this has been a problem but it's still what it is, not right. No fault of New-egg's so still rate 5 stars.
Other Thoughts: - Yes, absolutely! - If I needed another tripod for other cameras (should I be shooting more than one at the same time) I would buy another.
Reviewed By:William C.,5/15/2016 8:41:29 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: Great quality Not too heavy Height is highly adjustable
Cons: Slow response from warranty department Packing it up might cause damage to legs if not careful
Other Thoughts: I admit I don't know much about tripod. I just know I like this one. I like that it feels like quality and not some cheap plastic. I like the fact that you can adjust the height a lot. My only problem was the fact that you could cause damage when you pack it into the bag. The legs can hit one of the knobs and could cause some scratching.
Edit: After using it for a while, one of the screws fell off and that's when I realized: there is no warranty department. So if you ever have issues, don't expect to have your manufacture "warranty" cover it. Tried calling them, no one picks up and it goes to voicemail. I leave a voicemail and they never call back. I tried emailing them, following all their instructions and including all the information that they requested on their website and it's been a week without a response. It's a shame cause the tripod seems to be of high quality. The screw was really hard to get on (it was loose in the center bar) but somehow I managed it. I guess it's usable now but can't say I have confidence in the brand anymore.
Edit 2: Raising my one star to four stars. It appears they finally replied to my warranty inquiry and they shipped out a complete center pole to me. That's very impressive considering it was only one screw lose (that's hard to get back on). However, it was still 2 weeks after my inquiry. Response time is disappointing but warranty department didn't hold back.
Reviewed By:KHIEM D.,5/5/2016 4:16:07 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: Cheap $$$ Flexible legs can be twisted to grab onto stuff (not everything) Not sharp anywhere (so far)
Cons: The feet/balls fall off pretty quickly but the metal is not sharp & has not damaged my jacket pocket. The more you flex the legs, the quicker the metal will wear out
Other Thoughts: Don't expect it to be anything it isn't and you'll be happy with this one. I keep mine attached to my Cannon PowerShot (point-and-shoot) when I'm on the road. It allows me to wedge it in and pull it out of my dual-sport motorcycle jacket and use the camera without having to zip the pocket or remove my summer riding gloves. I also sometimes use it as a camera handle to hold in my hands for GoPro style shots as my large bore thumper just shakes too violently for a fixed-mount camera. It's only lasted about 2 seasons of use on my motorcycle, but it's hard to complain about a $4 tripod. It gets used pretty hard. The flexible metal legs are starting to look as if they will tear soon. But even though it sees a lot of vibration, it hasn't ever snagged or cut into my $450 nylon jacket (that would give me a heart-attack). So I've come back here to get a replacement.
Reviewed By:Joanne M.,3/16/2016 12:30:45 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product more than 1 year.