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Mactrem PT55 Travel Camera Tripod Lightweight Aluminum for DSLR SLR Canon Nikon Sony Olympus DV with Carry Bag 11 lbs 5kg Load Orange

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Build Quality
 305
sturdy, legs, lightweight, leg, crank
+82%
-18%
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" ...  This tripod is high quality, sturdy, and well built. ... When the legs and center column are fully extended, the top of the tripod hits me at about chin height (I'm 5'4").  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod is really good and can be freely stretched up and down.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod is surprisingly lightweight, but also sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  The legs extend and collapse easily and with confidence  ...  "
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" ...  This tripod seems like a great buy so far. ... It’s much studier and more durable than the cheap one I replaced. ... It is easy to use and doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a well made tripod, very stable. ... I was worried lightweight tripod couldn't handle heavy camera, but was really surprised with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  sturdy, will do nicely for my spotting scope and my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  I just got it today and it’s more durable and bigger than I thought .  ...  "
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Camera
 175
camera, photography, nikon, photos, photographer
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Easily attaches to her camera bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for landscape shots, would recommend the larger size if you use it primarily for portrait or interviews.  ...  "
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" ...  i very like this tripod 。I recently purchased a camera for a digital photography course I'm taking, ... I love this Tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my niece because she and an SLR camera. ... This tripod will serve well with her cannon camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my a6300 camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty sturdy while holding up my DSLR camera.  ...  "
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" ...  Great tripod I had in long time.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Canon 350D, a lighter DSLR and this tripod is perfect for this. ... I wanted to take pictures with lower shutter speeds and needed a tripod.  ...  "
Size
 171
lightweight, bag, carry, travel, tripod
+98%
-2%
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" ...  It came with a bag for easy carry-on.  ...  "
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" ...  It's study and compact, and has been working well for me.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price its not bad, its very light weight and fit into my tiny trunk when in the bag it came in. ... Makes it handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light folds up to a pretty compact size, good price.  ...  "
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" ...  The weight is about 1/3 of my old one!  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod is quite sturdy and can fold to a very good size for you to carry it on your backpack. ... Weight is good as well, but it might be too heavy for backpacking.  ...  "
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" ...  It's compact and light, yet expands to a perfect working height and is sturdy enough to withstand use.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed something lighter and more portable. ... I love having a portable tripod that doesn't weight a ton!  ...  "
Fit
 111
mount, legs, sturdy, handle, screw
+68%
-32%
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" ...  There is non-slip protector on the leg making it easier to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  There is also the stabilized rubber feet on each of the legs to ensure that the tripod stays perfectly solid on the ground.  ...  "
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" ...  the amazing part of it was the leg it just stay in 1 place just l8ke I nail it to the floor I recommend this to all buyers .  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very well built tripod and the carrying case was an added bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  It easily fit into my suit case.  ...  "
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" ...  And then when you need to you can just flip the knob and be able to lock down both pan and tilt securely (like for still photography).  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a clip so that I can use this for my iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  One that I truly love is the dismount plate (it's essentially something you would screw onto the bottom of the camera and can put on/take off with just a little switch) making quick transition from tripod use to hand held use simple and fast  ...  "
Price
 101
money, tripod, worth, recommend, point
+98%
-2%
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" ...  For 45 bucks, I cannot think of a better deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy that I chose this product, it appears to be of sound quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is perfect and worth it I DO recommend.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product especially for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of great features at a great price point.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and awesome price!!  ...  "
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" ...  When we got back we bought it for the second time because its the best we found for the price.  ...  "
Lens
 89
nikon, dslr, canon, photography, lens
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Holds my Nikon D5300 and keeps it steady for long-exposure shots.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds my husband's professional cameras( Nikon ) very securely, after a couple of tripods use in the market he is extremely happy with the quality of this tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  I found the MACTREM-PT55 tripod to be sturdy enough to easily handle DSLR camera work.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a decent Tripod for my Nikon.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to hold my Nikon D5200 with tokina 11-16 lens and also with tamron 70-300.  ...  "
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" ...  High quality, good workmanship,I'm using it with a Sony a6000, with a 18-200mm lens, and even at 200mm this tripod is solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Currently he is using a Canon T3I and have multiple lens attachment already.  ...  "
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" ...  Decent enough for light weight lenses, but no where near stable enough for the heavier 70-200 or 200-500 lenses.  ...  "
Weight
 80
weight, tripod, sturdy, easy to use, compact
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Very strong, very light weight!  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod is perfect for my needs as it can be adjusted for height, is relatively light weight and very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light weight and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Very sturdy, Very Light!  ...  "
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" ...  It is super light weight, seems pretty durable and gives you multiple options for positioning.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight but fairly sturdy  ...  "
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" ...  Light to carry and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light-weight and easy to handle.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 75
easy, sturdy, lightweight, easy to set, well made
+99%
-1%
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" ...  It's easy to set and lock and easy to swivel when I need to move it too.  ...  "
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" ...  Can setup whatever height you need.  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  very easy to handle and very varsetile  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use, and set up, super lightweight and quite decent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  No assembly required! ... Straight forward directions.  ...  "
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" ...  It's lightweight, and very easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I should mention that it is stable and easy to use.  ...  "
Design
 58
design, color, sturdy, nice, tripod
+98%
-2%
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" ...  First of all, the orange color is beautiful, kind of special.  ...  "
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" ...  The blue is good and I like that it's metallic blue.  ...  "
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" ...  The color blue is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent design and quality ... It's great looking.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love the design of balance check.  ...  "
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" ...  It is really inexpensive, still looks handsome and professional.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is also nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The sponge grips are great as well and useful design and placed at the right place and more helpful in terms of their use when actually working with tripod .  ...  "
For Travel
 52
tripod, trip, traveling, hiking, lightweight
+100%
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" ...  Well-made and lightweight enough to take with hike.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the quality is very good and it's not heavy which would be very convenient while traveling.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't wait to bring it on our vacation next week!  ...  "
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" ...  I can use it on field trip.  ...  "
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" ...  Portable, not too large and travel ready.  ...  "
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" ...  Great travel tripod.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this because of a trip coming up and I needed something sturdy that would be easy to carry along and use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's still light to carry for when she goes up hiking!!  ...  "
Comfort
 49
tripod, crank, legs, feels, smooth
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It has smooth winder operation for the vertical motion and also smooth rotating head.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to pack up and strap back on our packs and head further up the trail.  ...  "
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" ...  The head spins smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  The head functions smooth and is easy to manipulate.  ...  "
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" ...  This is hands down the sturdiest tripod I’ve ever had .  ...  "
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" ...  They hold tight and steady.  ...  "
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" ...  - Foam on top of each leg.  ...  "
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" ...  So compact and lightweight and I'm in love with the foam grips which will be nicer on my hands in the colder months.  ...  "
Color
 42
love the color, love, orange, blue, colors
+100%
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" ...  Like the color, like the shape, like the details.  ...  "
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" ...  The blue is good and I like that it's metallic blue.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is unique, and I totally fell for that.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful color and all around good build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The color blue is very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this in yellow and I love the color.  ...  "
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" ...  Beautiful color scheme.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is bright orange makes it special and looks nice.  ...  "
Storage
 40
comes, carrying bag, height, tripod, storage
+98%
-3%
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" ...  It comes with a storage pouch with carrying handle.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a carrying bag.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the carrying bag, makes transport easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Also comes with carry bag.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a large height adjustment range so can fit all kinds of situations.  ...  "
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" ...  has three different adjustable heights.  ...  "
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" ...  It is small and compact and fits perfectly in my camera bag.  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with a storage pouch with carrying handle.  ...  "
Cover
 36
carrying bag, carrying case, carry, bag, case
+100%
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" ...  Love the carrying case.  ...  "
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" ...  Even the carry bag is well made and durable.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the carry case that comes with it too.  ...  "
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" ...  It is light yet sturdy, and comes in nice packaging and a decent carry case.  ...  "
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" ...  The tripod comes with a nice carrying bag and is under 3lbs, making it very portable.  ...  "
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" ...  nice comes with carrying case, very sturdy  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging is nice the carry case isn't super cheap feeling.  ...  "
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" ...  Great carring case.  ...  "
Features
 27
light, lock, tripod, useful, tilt
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Light and easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  It isn't super expensive but has a lot of useful features.  ...  "
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" ...  4-Section, Lever-Lock Legs  ...  "
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" ...  Has a lot of simple features that are easy to use in cold weather conditions.  ...  "
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" ...  The lock does give me peace of mind when I need to walk away from it.  ...  "
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" ...  Pls see my pic about that feature.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great tripod, it works well, and there's a ton of features on it.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great lightweight option that still has the stability and features I need.  ...  "
Marketplace
 18
seller, purchase, amazon, today, see
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I found a reasonable price on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Shipped super quick!  ...  "
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" ...  Was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the real deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Best purchase off Amazon yet.  ...  "
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" ...  please post it  ...  "
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" ...  My passion and hobby are moments in photos, so much can be said in a picture.  ...  "
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" ...  {See images below.  ...  "
Returns
 17
back, sent, returning, wish, returned
+6%
-94%
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" ...  To much plastic sent back  ...  "
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" ...  I'm returning it for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  But it has a major flaw that ultimately is making me return it.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s too late for return now so I guess it’s going in the garbage.  ...  "
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" ...  But it has a major flaw that ultimately is making me return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it the same day I received it.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely not recommending this to anyone, wish I could return.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to send it back.  ...  "
Delivery
 15
today, product, got, received, quick
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Got these faster than the expected delivery date, which is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Used it immediately right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  I got exactly what I ordered.  ...  "
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" ...  Just arrived in the mail today.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is good and arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  arrived just in time, works pretty good  ...  "
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" ...  I just received this item today and can’t wait to use it!  ...  "
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" ...  Just recieved the product today.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 14
years, one, use, update, tripod
+71%
-29%
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" ...  It’s much studier and more durable than the cheap one I replaced.  ...  "
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" ...  Found this great tripod to replace our old one of 30 years.  ...  "
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" ...  Review after 2 days use.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this product for a couple months and has worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using it for 3 days and find it work so so far!  ...  "
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" ...  It is still intact and working well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have used it multiple times now with absolutely no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  also it seems to be durable and should last for a long time.  ...  "
Setup
 11
easy to setup, easy, sturdy, instructions, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  It’s very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Straight forward directions.  ...  "
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" ...  Will follow up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and does not shake as much as my Targus.  ...  "
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" ...  Can setup whatever height you need.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have any instructions packaging but it is easy to calculate.  ...  "
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" ...  Tell you the truth I was skeptical after receiving this product but was I set it up .  ...  "
Overall performance
 11
smooth, job done, gets the job, easy, done
+100%
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" ...  Does it’s job like a champ!  ...  "
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" ...  So far, it has done the job, but timenwill tell how long it holds up.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done!  ...  "
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" ...  And it does the job perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Gets the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  I am looking forward to its performance.  ...  "
For Kids
 9
kids, gift, daughter, bought, nephew
+89%
-11%
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" ...  My daughter is into digital media, her major in college.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my son for his birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  It has survived my high school kids so far.  ...  "
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" ...  GIFT for my adult daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it several times for taking videos for my son's performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my husband and he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for a gift for my nephew.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
tripod, nephew, christmas, received, present
+100%
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" ...  Gift for husband for Christmas!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this tripod as a gift for Christmas for my teenage son.  ...  "
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" ...  I used it yesterday in my nephew‘ birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Received this tripod from my kids as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a great birthday present to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for a gift for my nephew.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is very appealing and this should be a great gift for my niece.  ...  "
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" ...  GIFT for my adult daughter.  ...  "
Zoom
 9
pictures, spotting, canon, use, shutter
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I have a Canon 6D Mark I I , and used a variety of zoom lenses (moderately heavy) with no problem .  ...  "
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" ...  I am a target shooter and will use this for a spotting scope.  ...  "
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" ...  Saw the good reviews and to my surprise it's a very versatile tripod that works with majority of cameras, monocular, binoculars and spotting scopes with the same mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Being only 4'11, this tripod has made it so much easier to take pictures from up above!  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted to take pictures with lower shutter speeds and needed a tripod.  ...  "
Capacity
 6
home, use, height, 5
+100%
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" ...  I set it up in my living room amd it was easy and perfect height for my 5’5 height.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for my projector in my room.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for outdoors.  ...  "
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" ...  It is the right height for most photographers, and even at home, it can also support my projector to make my family a mini home theater!  ...  "
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" ...  I can easily use this in my home studio or take it on the go with me.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 6
see, picture
+100%
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" ...  {See images below.  ...  "
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" ...  But no will be there to take the Good Quality Pics.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for small gathering photos with outgoing to the extreme.  ...  "
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" ...  This one just meets my need to hold the projector, as you can see in the photos.  ...  "
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" ...  My passion and hobby are moments in photos, so much can be said in a picture.  ...  "
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" ...  My passion and hobby are moments in photos, so much can be said in a picture.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
would, product, damage, came, mactrem
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I’m sure I’ve would of enjoyed this product if it didn’t arrive broken.  ...  "
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" ...  It came broken :(  ...  "
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" ...  My product was broken upon opening it.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
watch, videos, use, stable, sometimes
+100%
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" ...  Watch the movie very stable.  ...  "
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" ...  Watch the movie very stable.  ...  "
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" ...  I use to do my youtube videos!!  ...  "
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" ...  i bought this for my camera so i can do some youtube videos.  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
tripod, stand, one
+80%
-20%
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" ...  You can see it in this pic with the chronograph mounted.  ...  "
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" ...  This smartphone mounting attachment is NOT INCLUDED.  ...  "
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" ...  My students figured out how to set it up quickly and use the quick mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it with my iPhone mount and it appears to be a solid stand.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
picture, photos, color
+100%
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" ...  Was as described.  ...  "
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" ...  {See images below.  ...  "
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" ...  color is true to the photo on the listing.  ...  "
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" ...  My passion and hobby are moments in photos, so much can be said in a picture.  ...  "
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" ...  My passion and hobby are moments in photos, so much can be said in a picture.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 5
phones, iphone, hold, cameras
+100%
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" ...  I'm satisfied with this product for my projector use though.  ...  "
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" ...  Good for both of my sony camera and iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a completely surprise for me.i wish it comes with the smart phones adapter.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a clip so that I can use this for my iphone.  ...  "
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" ...  Actually it can also hold other devices like phones, cameras and so on.  ...  "
Night Photography
 5
photography, tripod, steady
+100%
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" ...  Light but steady.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a nice portable and light tripod!  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with my Canon and is super light  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for night photography, video recording, and more :)  ...  "
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" ...  perfect for night photography, video recording, and more :)  ...  "
Power Stabilizer
 4
one, looking, go, finally
+100%
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" ...  I have been looking for a tripod for a while, and finally decided to bought this one.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been looking for a tripod for a while and finally go with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It is better than the vanguard tripod I have.  ...  "
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" ...  this is the tripod to go.  ...  "
Packing
 4
came
+100%
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" ...  The packaging it came in was also very nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was very good and carrying case is well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in a really good packing.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in a really good packing.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 4
go
+100%
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" ...  Got my tripod in the mail today and used it at the beach!  ...  "
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" ...  Rocks, sand, gravel, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a Pentax K-5 camera and I often go hiking and love taking pictures of nature.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for outdoors.  ...  "
User Manual
 3
without, user, reading, played, instructions
+100%
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" ...  if manufacturer provides manual that would be good as there is none .  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have any instructions packaging but it is easy to calculate.  ...  "
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" ...  Just “played” with it for a while and figure it out how to use it without reading any user manual, it’s soooooo easy to use, that’s what i wanna express.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 3
+100%
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" ...  Very happy that I chose this product, it appears to be of sound quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Quiet stable on the ground.  ...  "
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" ...  Notice the clarity of the background.}  ...  "
Band
 3
arm
+100%
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" ...  It is easy to use and doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart.  ...  "
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" ...  Tightening the legs is so much easier than a regular latch.  ...  "
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" ...  We were looking for a solid tripod that doesn’t cost an arm and leg and found the Mactrem PT55 model on Amazon.  ...  "
Viewing Angles
 3
set, rotate, position, different, base
+100%
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" ...  the camera can tilt to 90 degree  ...  "
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" ...  the camera can tilt to 90 degree  ...  "
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" ...  The base can rotate at different angles so you can set the camera at different angles.  ...  "
Cooling
 3
cool
+100%
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" ...  It even looks cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it looks cool :)  ...  "
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" ...  Also it looks cool :)  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
+33%
-67%
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" ...  That I paid a serious discount for this tripod does not make it any better or more attractive, since it will likely just collect dust.  ...  "
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" ...  That I paid a serious discount for this tripod does not make it any better or more attractive, since it will likely just collect dust.  ...  "

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