Product Type: Hama tripods
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Sturdy and well designed tripod for a few pennies!
Hama Star 61
Member Name: pinkspider
Hama Star 61
Advantages: strong, stylish, sleak, light
Disadvantages: no spikes to base of feet
I had been searching for a new tripod to replace my unbelievably heavy and cumbersome one when I happened to stumble across the Hama Star 61.
This light-weight aluminium entry level tripod is very well designed and built making it perfect for lugging around where ever you happen to be.
It can take a good sized camera and lens as well (advised max of around 2.5kg) - making it a definite bonus, if like myself, you've been looking for something compact and light but able of holding a larger SLR/DSLR and lens.
Although, if using larger lenses it would be advisable, as ever, to use the correct weighting and support on the lens itself to make sure you don't end up toppling over!
One huge plus point in favour of this tripod is the ability to move the legs independently of each other. I have had tripods in the past which don't have this feature and you can spend a long time trying to sort them all out evenly - especially if you happen to be on uneven terrain.
The only improvement to this could be an addition of spikes/support on the feet to add stability.
In addition to the independently moving legs you also have a couple of other very nifty features - including a handle on the body of the tripod and two very handy spirit levels which really do help you ensure a straight and level shot.
I managed to pick this tripod up at Asda recently for just shy of £10 which in my opinion is utterly fantastic. Looking around online you can take this little beauty away for as little as £15.
Well worth a try!
Summary: Very much worth the money
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