Product Type: Hama tripods
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Not very good build quality
Hama Star 63
Member Name: meuslimuncher
Hama Star 63
Advantages: Cheap, will do the work indoors
Disadvantages: not suitable for outdoors, hinges weak
When researching for a tripod, I wasn't too fussed on quality, as long as it did the job and was as cheap as possible. So in the cheap end, you will find all kinds of Hama tripods on the market. Between all of them, reading all the reviews I settled on the 63 model as it was supposed to be sturdier than their previous models and has a good height.
Actually, the build could be better but then again its price is really low so in the price category its pretty okay. The hinges that connect the three legs to the central rod are made of flimsy plastic and really weak, one of them has broken on mine. I can still use the tripod though indoors where there is no wind. But if you want to use it outdoors, broken hinge or not, its not going to fare very well. So if your purpose is for outdoors don't be tempted by the cheap price,look for something else.
Apart from the disappointing build quality in the hinges, everything else is
pretty average and if you cant justify spending 50+ on a tripod then this is for you. I wasn't too impressed though
Summary: Not really recommended but one of the better ones in the cheap range
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