Product Type: Hama tripods
Newest Review: ... problems, STAY AWAY FROM SAND!!! it gets inside all the moving legs and scratches the metal and makes it stiff, you could say it is a bit ... more
Tripod is excellent value for money and nothing wrong with it!
Hama Star 63
Member Name: hgw139
Hama Star 63
Advantages: very tall, quick release plate, light (can be considered bad as well) spirit level's and CHEAP!
Disadvantages: very chunky, doesn't feel the best of build quality, folded height is too long.
I have had this tripod for a while now and have struggled to find anything that is a major issue, yes there are a few things but not everything is perfect but then you remember the price so you can't complain. so the problems, STAY AWAY FROM SAND!!! it gets inside all the moving legs and scratches the metal and makes it stiff, you could say it is a bit too light so becomes slightly unstable on uneven surfaces but there is a hook at the bottom to hang weights on the last negative is that the legs are to wide so its hard to get close to things or get in a tight spot. It folds down a lot but still seems very chunky when folded it measures 66cm which doesn't sound a lot but it is.
I do like the detachable head which makes it a lot easier and quicker to remove and attach the camera. There are two spirit levels which are really helpful for landscapes, one is for base to check it is level when on uneven ground and the other for the camera itself. The tripod also enables you to take portrait photo's as the top of the tripod is lose and opens sideways holding the camera portrait. It comes with a carry bag which is nothing special just makes it slightly easier.
Summary: A good cheap tripod that has some handy features and well worth the little money.
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