Summary: ...but did not discover it until getting home. The camera platform has an adjustable (tilt) section on the bottom of it. This tilt pivot was broken where it connects to the tripod. Item is being returned as I type this. Item was sold as new for 1/3 more than the online advertised price. Item was purchased at the White Lake, MI store.
Summary: You guy are true the legs weak but I am using my sony HD handy camcorder no problem I don't need the third legs at the bottom I only use first legs on top or the middle legs I am using to record on fishing or bowfishing on my stand up paddle board
Excerpt: Not a great tripod but since it's so inexpensive the bar is set low. Some of the knobs have extra plastic flashing on them so they won't seat, I'll have to clip the plastic off for it to work. On the other hand, for the few dollars this cost, it is more stable than expected. I wouldn't use this for a DSLR with a heavy lens but for a small camcorder it is great.
Excerpt: I'm an **amateur** photo-/videographer. I've used this for a Sony HDRCX220 for photos and videos so far.First, the shop: shipping was very inexpensive and very fast. I received it within 3 days. The price could not be beat - and I looked everywhere, so buy this tripod here!The tripod is AWESOME and I love it!
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Tall max height, Unfolds Quickly, Very Portable
Summary: **PROS** -light weight -cost -quickness of setting it up and professonal ways to move the deck with camera -level thing(yellow) **CONS** -deck is not level horizontally(read rest to see how to quick fix "no constructing") -joints break and will never go back -metal bends a little on very hot days/bends like a paperclip i'm a quick cameraman and a recorder. when i buy a product i'll buy the product which gives me the most bang for my buck.
Summary: I was very upset with this tripod, I thought it may be good as Vivitar is a name I see around, but I got it home , put my DSLR camrea on it and it was wobbly, the legs are very week at the main bottom since they are plastic. I ended up returning this one.