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Celestron - TrailSeeker 70.5" Tripod-Angle_Standard

Celestron - TrailSeeker 70.5" Tripod

Model: 82050SKU: 8404127

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Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable for action videography

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    Evike
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    I was really hoping this tripod was going to work for me but it didn't. First off, trying to attach my camera to the quick release platform was a bear. The pop-up button on the platform kept popping up and locking into place so that I couldn't seat the camera. If I opened the quick release handle up it would go up. So if I closed the handle at a little I couldn't get it in. As far as I recall anyway, as I have returned it. The whole point of a quick release is to be able to get off the tripod quickly, and then back in. I tried it out at home but made the mistake of using it to videotape our church service and I just couldn't seat the camera. Fortunately, I had brought my regular tripod so used that but ended up missing the beginning of the service. Also, because the legs are easily moved, they do not lock into place, and getting them even in a hurry is frustrating. If you just want to use this for still photography or bird watching in a set-up and forget it type of situation it would be fine. But certainly not if you need to move around and make adjustments. The fluid head seemed fine, although I didn't really get a chance to use it much. It was a little stiff perhaps but not jerky so that is a plus. It did have a small weight hook on the bottom which I wanted so I could hang my ext battery on but it was not enough to persuade me. I'm staying with my lightweight Zomei for the moment, even if the head is not as smooth as I would like.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend