I was looking on eBay for a lightweight camera tripod to replace my damaged one. As I’m always looking for a good price/quality ratio, I started my search with a low price slowly rising until I find quality. Like this I discovered the WT-3530 from Walimex.
This is a good product, lightweight referring to the built material, which is aluminum.
Product: Walimex WT-3530
My rating: 4 out of 5
Strong and sturdy, this made of aluminum tripod will serve you well in your photography journey. With a weight 1.33 kg only and a carry length about 57 cm, makes it easy to pack and transport everywhere.
Also, comes with a bubble level on the tripod shoulder and a spirit level on the head, which guarantees the level adjustment for your camera.
With adjustable center column can be precisely set to the required shooting height, which goes to a maximum 146 cm and a minimum height of 56 cm.
A convenient quick-release plate with 1/4 inch connection thread, makes it perfect for an easy operation. This tripod is suitable for both photo and video recordings.
The 3 D panhead allows to pan your camera 360° and tilt it 90° for sky shooting. The individual fixing screws located on the tripod head helps to securely lock your camera in the desired angle position.
There are three leg sections (with generously dimensioned rubber feet) for better height adjustment which are strengthened by a central connection. The hook will help you in windy weather conditions, by hanging in there some weight for better stability.
With the capability to support a maximum weight to 3 kg, it will do the job from the smaller compact digital cameras to the much bigger DSLRs.
Walimex WT-3530 specifications
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 560 x 600 x 560 mm
- Height (max): 146 cm
- Height (min): 57 cm
- Material: Aluminium
- Maximum weight capacity: 3 kg
- Weight: 1.33 kg
- Model year: 2010
- Warranty: 1 Year
I rated this tripod with 4 out of 5, but regarding the price – less than £40 on eBay – I feel like it deserves a bit more. I mean, my previous tripod which I paid about £30 few years ago, got no level adjustment and not stabilizing hook. One above the other, the Walimex WT-3530 is easy to set, easy to carry, strong and sturdy … a good companion for your photo trips.
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