For the first time I decided to get a tripod for my mirrorless camera, Sony a6000.
I didn’t want to spend a lot in buying camera accessories like a tripod. In hindsight, I probably should.
For my first tripod, I bought AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod. Another accessories I bought along with the tripod is the Foto & Tech IR Wireless Remote Control.
If you are considering buying the AmazonBasics Tripod, take time to read my review to save time and money. It’s not that long so let’s get into the heart of the matter.
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What I Like
The one thing I like the most about the AmazonBasics 50-Inch Tripod is its lightness and it comes with a bag.
It’s easy to set up but I notice that the material can easily break. As long as I (or anybody) don’t step on it, there’s nothing to worry about.
- Price: CAD 21.99
- Height: 16.5 inches (collapsed), 50 inches (extended)
- Material: lightweight aluminum
- Weight: over a pound (1 lb = 0.45 kg)
- Not recommended for heavy cameras
Unfortunately, the cheap price comes with a drawback that you should pay attention more than the price.
What I Don’t Like
I knew what I’m getting into when I bought the AmazonBasics Tripod. It’s cheap so expect some issues.
My main concern is the quick-release mounting plate. It’s either I attached my camera a bit loose or just right but couldn’t get my camera out.
I never use the tripod after struggling to take my camera off the plate causing a mark underneath the camera. Other than that, the rest of the camera’s parts are fine.
Should You Buy It
If you are looking for a cheap tripod, I wouldn’t recommend the AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod.
Consider a brand that specializes in camera accessories. I shouldn’t have tried a product of Amazon although I didn’t have any issue with a 30-pin to USB cable for iPhone.
If Amazon fix the plate issue, then it’s the only time I can recommend it to anyone.
The next time I will buy a tripod, I am willing to spend more for quality. I’m eyeing which is recommended by Emil of iPhone Photography.
What is your favourite tripod for mobile phones or camera?
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