Reviews and Problems with Hama Tripod Traveller Mini Pro
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Light but Flimsy
12 December 2014
Summary: The tripod is undoubtably light.It's very flimsy though and could easily tip over.Mine feel apart.The tripod head easily unscrews, you camera could easily fall off. Ultimately one leg of mine came completely apart.It was hardly ever used so it should have lasted longer.
Summary: Very lightweight travelpod! Of course it isn't as sturdy as my every-day tripod. But then I never have that one on hand when I'm out and about, it's just too heavy. I know this isn't the most solid platform, and I'm not sure you can photograph star trails with a heavy full frame camera on it. But I've used it with a Nikon D7000, heavy zoomlens, in the dark and it was fine (admittedly no wind that day). I just wish it had a quick-release plate.
Summary: An awesome tripod. I've used this for indoor and outdoor low light shots, even long exposure night time shots in slightly breezy weather. Used with a small Sony A-37 SLR, with up to a 300mm lens.It's not the most steady one out there, because of it's light weight, and the end sections of the legs are a little on the flimsy side when extended. Also, it won't go all the way up to eye level.
Summary: I bought this as I was going to Iceland hopefully to see the aurora. I wanted something not too big, lightweight and not too expensive as I wouldn't use it very often. Folded up this fitted easily into my bag and rucksac. I had no problems using it with with my husband's (bridge) camera. I was very happy with it and I did see the aurora and get some pictures of it.
Summary: I use a more sturdy tripod for everyday use but bought this for when travelling light.It is ideal as it will fit in a small backpack and when I am on short flights on city breaks. Does not add much to the 10kg carry on limit.Even though lightweight it is very good.
Summary: Not the sturdiest of tripods but must be one of the lightest. At this price and wieght it can't fail to to score resonably well and to hold almost 2kg steady in breese what more could you ask for.A slightly longer thread on the base of the centre column would be nice to make attaching a bag easier. This would have improved the stability but at this price I think I'm being pedantic.
Excerpt: I have a tripod for each of my cameras, I have this little Hama Traveller Mini Tripod for my compact camera, and I have a full size Hama tripod for my DLSR. It was actually my husband that bought both of the tripods for me, he bought them as I'm far too shaky and I really don't have a steady hand when taking photos, he was forever laughing at my lack of photography skills and so he decided to try and help me out by buying me the two tripods.
Pros: fully adjustable legs, portrait or landscape shots