Product Type: Jessops tripods
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Thats an awful lot of knobs
Jessops TP327 Tripod
Member Name: sim721
Jessops TP327 Tripod
Advantages: Good price
Disadvantages: Not useful for heavy duty use
Let me start by saying I am not the best photographer in the world, but I am very interested photography (and gadgets to be honest) so I'm always looking out for a good buy and a nice piece of kit. Which is why when this beauty struck my eye I simply had to have it.
Like I said I'm no genius with a camera so you'll have to forgive me if I use any incorrect technical vocabulary and understand this is from an amateur's point of view.
Well the tripod can be set up in roughly 30 seconds and the legs are separated in to two sections meaning it is more compact when not extended but can still reach a very good height of about 1m 60 just with the legs which is a very comfortale height for shooting pictures with.
Along with the legs, there is also a "cranky pole sliding thing" (see getting very technical here) which can be used to extend the tripod a further 50cm in height, meaning even someone like me, being 6ft 2, can still get the camera up to eye level while the camera is still being supported.
So what else makes the tripod so great to someone like me?
Well there's also 2 spirit levels fixed on top which enable you to tell if the camera is flat or not and whether its poiting straight. Never really found a use for the second spirit level for my use. but the main one i very handy and has certainly straightened alot of my shots out over the years.
The tripod also has little rubber shoes on the end of each leg which pivot meaning it can be placed on an un-even surface and stand upright to some extent but the main thing thats so great for me is the quick release. Unlike cheaper tripods where you have to screw your camera onto the top then unscrew it when you want to take it off, with this you simply screw a plastic plate on to the camera which then clips on top of the tripod meaning it can be put on and taken off in mere seconds saving valuable time when your trying to get that great photo.
So to conclude:
Keeps photos level
Alot of knobs all over the place can be very confusing at first
Not suitable for heavy use
5 Stars but only suitable for amateurs, professionals should seek a much heavier duty tripod if intended for outdoor.
This tripod is made by jessops so can only be found at their store. However it currently RRPs at over 50 pounds, I suggest waiting for a sale as I managed to get this for 30 pounds over 2 years ago
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