Product Type: Hama tripods
Newest Review: ... camera quite comfortably. Another plus factor is, spare quick release adapters are available from Hama or Amazon. So if you're using more ... more
Leggy but fairly sturdy
Hama Star 62
Member Name: Buccmender
Hama Star 62
Advantages: Lightweight, easy to use, versatile.
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little too light depending on what you're "shooting"
Versatile, lightweight piece of kit, quite rigid. I like the use of locking rings on every part that moves up and down or swivels. The locking tabs on the legs are a bit "iffy" but do the job quite well.
I'm 6'1" and with the tripod almost fully extended I can look directly through the viewfinder on the camera quite comfortably.
Another plus factor is, spare quick release adapters are available from Hama or Amazon. So if you're using more than One camera or even a Telescope, you wont have to keep swapping the adapter over.
My only two criticism's are, the 'powdered satin finish', it scratches very easily especially when opening up the legs. And the shoulder strap could be a bit longer on the carry case, so as to position it across the shoulder instead of 'hanging off' the shoulder, as it is top heavy (due to the case design) it tends to slide off quite easily.
One final criticism, which is more of a suggestion, if the feet could be made interchangeable with spikes for use on rough terrain it would be truly versatile.
All-in-all for the price, it's a good buy.
Summary: Overall, for the money, a nice bit of kit.