A third smaller than most similar tripods when closed, this has a simple design that performs well, but is its low maximum weight capacity a problem?
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A top-end ball and socket head designed to compliment Velbon tripods and can hold up to 4kg of kit, but is it easy to use?
For a basic but durable tripod at a cut-down price, the 600R has a lot to offer
Let's imagine you don't want to wrestle with the wacky multi-directional legs on the Benbo or Uni-Loc. You don't want the fuss of the Giotto's multi-axis adjustments or the Manfrotto's mind-taxing three-way head, clever though it might be.