Product Type: Konig tripods
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Konig Mini Table Top Tripod
Member Name: CheekyCharlie08
Konig Mini Table Top Tripod
Advantages: Easy to use; Small enough to carry round; Light weight
Disadvantages: A bit wobbly
I've never bothered with tripods because I don't like getting into photos all that much myself, and even when I'm not the one taking the photo there is ALWAYS someone there to take it for me. A couple of months ago though me and my mate went away for the weekend, I knew I'd want to get a load of photos so when I saw this Konig Mini Tripod dead cheap I thought I might as well buy it.
It's silver and is a nice looking tripod. The idea is to attach your camera to it and then set it up on the table with the timer set so that you can dash to the front and get in the photo. It's mega light and when it's folded up completely the tripod is only about 10cm so it will either fit in your camera case or you can do what I do and just push it through the belt loop of the case.
The screw at the top of the tripod is just the right size for most cameras, probably ALL cameras actually because the screw hole in cameras must be kind of universal now with all the different tripods you can choose from. The screw on this is very smooth to twist the camera onto and when you've finished the camera and tripod are stuck dead tight together.
The legs are very easy to pull out as well and they have all got a little rubber part at the bottom so that the tripod doesn't slip about while you're trying to get the perfect shot. I actually don't think the legs are all that level when they are pulled out because the tripod always feels a tiny bit wobbly to me when the camera is on it, that doesn't affect the shot and it's not wobbling all over the place and making you worry that the camera is going to fall. You can only really tell when you press the button to set the timer because then sometimes the tripod will wobble and you don't get the exact same frame then as you wanted when you first set the shot up.
The maximum height of the tripod is 15cm but you can have any height between that and the folded height. The legs pull out nice and smooth but they stay where they are put, that surprised me a bit because I thought the legs would collapse down because of the weight of the camera and also the fact that they don't feel all that stable when you first pull them out.
This is quite a good tripod but like I said, the legs feel a bit wobbly and that annoys me because it would be loads better to use if it was dead stable. I think people who are better photographers than me wouldn't mind the small wobble, but normal types who are just trying to get decent snaps of their mates on nights out will probably be a bit put off by this wobbling.... even though the wobbling isn't all that bad, or even noticeable sometimes!
Summary: A Good Tripod, It's Just A Shame The Legs Have Got That Wobble
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