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Camera weight capacity of 1.4 lbs is laughable. Only get this if you plan to use it with a smartphone. I would not trust it with a DSLR.
I bought similar one to mount my iPad. I use it to chat with my parents and sometime event drag it around my house if I want to show them my rooms or following the running kids.. So have a big adjustable "tablet holder" is helpfu.
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Good for an Oculus sensor stand.
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Another youtube review, looks decent for $10 but yea I would't trust it with expensive equipment over 2lbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7LICvisvl0
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hope yall know what happens when using cheap tripod right? basically buy a tripod 1/10th of your camera cost.
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I used this before, my school has these for students to borrow when you rent out the cameras, it's pretty flimsy, I broke it once and had to pay $25.00 as a reimbursement fee, so for $10 its not bad, though be warned it is pretty shitty.
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I like to carry these smaller tripod while hiking, not too heavy duty and easily capture great photos you need. Something like the popular YouTube vloggers' Canon M50 DSLR should be fine.
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I bought this one last year when they had them on sale. I happened to get the $5 bonus reward that was going to expire, so I got it for $5. It's definitely not for DSLR or heavy cameras. But it did come with a smartphone adapter. Unfortunately, mine fell apart a few months ago. I tried contacting support and they said they'd have to send me a replacement part (which wouldn't matter as the leg just came apart because it wouldn't hold together) or I would have to send it back. I told them I wanted to send it back to see what they would say. They never got back with me. I figured I would have to pay more to ship it back than I paid for it. If I happened to have the $5 bonus reward, again, and had nothing else to spend it on, I might still think about buying it again. It was handy for my wife who works her business on Facebook and does live videos. I believe the smartphone adapter should still work on the heavier tripod, but I misplaced it after this one broke. So I definitely would trust it with anything more than a smartphone, but if that's what you need it for, it should work great. And light enough to go hiking or walking around town with. But knowing mine fell apart, it could be debatable buying altogether. I would only consider trying another one if I could get it for $5 like last year.
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got the same model last year around same time. Not recommended for outdoor shots as it wobbles very easily
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hope yall know what happens when using cheap tripod right? basically buy a tripod 1/10th of your camera cost.
Hope you know that sounds like a rule of formula you made up on the spot.

Even if you're not being completely literal, there's far too variables in prices of consumer products (global economy combined with web stores pricing has lead to the most consistent price drops and relatively cheapest consumer products ever)and actual usage (for example, I have invested dearly for my equipment but I take far more action shots, and nature shots where I hike everything in so tripods are a luxury that have to leave behind) for such a statement to be of any use.

Mind you, I do appreciate your ultimate intent here in being just trying to protect the uninitiated, new comers to photography but it's not accurate. If anything, at $10, this is a perfect beginner tripod to teach through usage what features this one does or doesn't have (or has but does poorly) their own personal usage to look for if they invest more in another.

But people, this isn't exactly bleeding edge tech that we're dealing with here. It's a tripod... just basic physics where spreading the weight of a central point over multiple feet stabilizes the center of gravity... 3 sticks held together.

From the reviews, the weak part in this design is the clamp with the usual sloppy, poor tolerances . No shocker there. Easy fix though is to simply purchase a tool grade clamp assembly (Klein is a personal favorite but to keep cost low, stick to house brands like Kobalt). Most people should have something like this on hand for DIY home repair but if not, will be served in the future by it for $5 to $15.

Besides, if the 1/10 formula was true then this would meet the definition since it was a $40 item and you can certainly buy some once top of the line film SLR body and a lens for $400
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These are decent cheap tripods for occasional indoor use with cameras with kit lens and that's about it. If you plan to use your expensive camera outdoors or on hard surfaces you probably should not cheap out on your tripod. Also try to get one with a hook that you can hand your bag or some other weight to hold it down. Don't get the Manfrotto with the weird head that has a little ball that locks in place, you will lose it.
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different people have different needs. personally, i seem to always have a need for the disposable type where i can take on a trip with me and at the end of the trip, throw it in the garage instead of hauling it back. all i would need one for is my phone or gopro. i see this for $15 everyday price on ebay so maybe good filler for an ebay sale.
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Would it be good for a mini projector? I really want one for my new mini projector I got from Amazon. It's those $99 ones but I got mine for super cheap, had coupons. Now I want a tripod for it super cheap for easy and fast adjustment. It's annoying have to use books and magazines trying to get it at just the right angle for my video games xD
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These tripods are useless unless you are planning to mount only a GoPro or a similar size and weight camera on it!
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Just $10? In for one.
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Can we stop posting crap items?
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