Being mainly a solo cyclist, when I want a photo or third person video, I have to do the photography or filming myself. For that I need a good tripod, or rather a suitable tripod.
I’d been carrying a short plastic tripod with bendy legs for several years, it did the job of sorts but was always a compromise, a little heavy and tbh a bit of a pain to set up. It was good for hanging in a tree or off a fence but not much use if there were no objects to hang it off. Then I tried a selfie stick whose base opened up into a small tripod. To use this as a tripod, it had to be on level ground, it often fell over and didn’t last long at all, all the tripod legs eventually broke off. So, I was left looking for a cheap lightweight tripod.
And this is what I found
It was so cheap, $20.99 (Australian Dollars, that’s around £11 (GBP) including postage!! I was obviously skeptical about its quality but for that price I thought it was worth a punt.
I ordered it and it arrived in 7 Days! And what a lovely bundle of a bargain it turned out to be.
In the box was:
1 x Tripod
1 x Mobile phone clip
1 x GoPro camera clevis and screw
1 x Carry bag
1 x Bluetooth remote control (including CR2032 battery)
I have a GoPro mating clevis for my camera already, so that meant I could mount my Phone, GoPro and Camera on it.
The legs can be adjusted to different lengths when on uneven ground, and with a spirit level on the mounting head, you can level it up easily. The legs lock/unlock with some nice over-centre plastic clips, that are quick and easy to use.
Once mounted, it’s easy to move any of the devices from Landscape to Portrait, which is great.