Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Product Review Ravelli APLT4 61-inch Aluminum Tripod With Bag

Test shot taken with the Ravelli tripod.
YaY, my first product review. I've been wanting to get a tripod since I got my camera in December. Recently I started taking some photo's of jewelry and I'm using a 55 - 200 mm lens and zooming in on the jewelry.  Using that amount of zoom was making it hard to capture a sharp shot without a tripod. The photo's were turning out o.k. but I thought with a tripod, I could steady the shot a little more and get a much sharper image. The other day I broke down and made the investment in a tripod.

I ordered the Ravelli APLT4 61-inch  lightweight Aluminum Tripod With Bag. This is a really inexpensive tripod at a whopping $24.96. I was a little hesitant with the price being so cheap, but did some research and read great things about Ravelli so I decided to give it a try. I'm real happy with the decision I made.

I'm 6 foot 1 and the tripod is the perfect height for me. The tripod is very sturdy. This should be perfect for the jewelry I want to photograph. The tripod extends to a little over 61 inches, there is a center gear that extends it an additional 11" and makes it just the right height for me, and it collapses to 24 inches. It also comes with a carry bag, that I thought was a little flimsy but should be nice when I decide to take it on a nature hike, or use it for some outdoor photography. Hey, for $24.96 this was money well spent.

The tripod features a 3 axis head (included), a geared center mount, 2 bubble levels, adjustable legs extending from 24 inches to a little over 61 inches plus the 11 inches gained using the center gear, and the legs are attached to rubber feet which help keep the tripod from slipping and gives it a nice sturdy hold on the ground.

I set up the tripod, took a couple shots with it, and I have to say I'm really happy with this purchase !

I ordered the tripod from Amazon. I love dealing with Amazon, but it kind of bothered me that the tripod was priced at $24.96 and not $25.01. The price of $24.96 made it 5 cents under to qualify for free shipping. I ended up buying another item for around 6 bucks to qualify for the free shipping. I'll be reviewing that shortly. No big deal really.

Over all, I'm pretty happy with the investment I made. If your looking for an inexpensive, sturdy camera tripod I would highly recommend the Ravelli APLT4 61-inch tripod. You can click the image below to find out more about this product and read other customer reviews.

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