Product Type: Hama tripods
Newest Review: ... in price, height, weight and leg circumference. The model I bought and reviewing is the Hama Star 75 Tripod, which came with a strong, b... more
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Hama Star 75
Member Name: natzatp
Hama Star 75
Advantages: Great way to keep your shots straight
Disadvantages: Nothing really
It's light it's durable it's cheap, but does it feel cheap? In my opinion no it doesn't, it looks and feels great. Although it's probably not made out of the best of quality materials it is very sturdy and great value for money. At only £8.99 on amazon with a free carry case it is a bargain!
I use this tripod for filming with a lightweight mini dv camcorder, i couldn't comment on what it is like to use with larger camcorders but for one the size of mine (Canon MD216) it is perfect. The quick release plate fits securely in place with a plastic clip. The head of the tripod can be tightened or loosened to suit the needs of the cameraman at the turn of a knob.
Other useful features are adjustable legs that enable you to collapse the tripod so that it is easy to carry around but also lock into place with plastic clips that enable you to change the height of the tripod. If the tripod is still not quite high enough after the legs are fully extended you can also adjust the height of the central column to make it even higher.
Probably the most useful tools for me are the inbuilt spirit level and bubble level. These enable you to make sure that the tripod head is central and legs are the same height so not to end up with shots that are leaning to one side.
Overall i think this tripod is really good value for money and a great alternative to more expensive tripods that do the same job but are made out of more expensive materials.
Summary: A great alternative to more expensive tripods
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