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Tripod is decent but smartphone clamp is garbage
19 May 2019
Having used couple of Manfrotto tripods in the past I was sure this product would do justice to its price tag. When I read a few negative reviews I thought it was the reviewers' fault. But I was wrong. The additional smart phone clamp is not even worth Rs.100/- in my opinion. It would not handle well with rough handling which manfrotto's products should handle with ease. Do not get me wrong. The mini tripod itself is fine but paying around Rs.700/- for a badly made phone clamp makes me feel bad. You will have to be very careful when you mount your phone to it, otherwise you risk breaking the clamp. The clamp has also a very stiff spring which exerts larger compressive force when using bigger phones and there is no way to adjust the spring force. I feel the compressive force the clamp exerts is more than necessary to securely hold the phone. I would suggest buyers to only opt for the tripod alone without the smartphone clamp and look for a decent clamp elsewhere.