I'm looking for a new tripod to replace my Chinese made aluminium job, which is as solid as a rock, but weighs around 3.5Kg. When I first got it I replaced the head, which was not up to scratch, with a Manfrotto 141RC. The legs were fine.
My reason for replacement is weight saving, a serious consideration in my declining years.
Being retired, I can spend a bit of time trolling the internet looking for bargains and came across this item.
It reads OK when you get past the literal Chinese translation. And that price is delivered.
I like the 3 section 1227 model because I think 3 sections are more stable than 4, and also as I'm 1820mm tall (6' for fellow old codgers) the extra height, because if I need to use it at standing eye level, I don't have to fully extend the legs (stability again).
I know if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is, but I just received a Lowepro backpack from China at a HUGE saving on local prices. I'm also old enough to remember when a 'Made in Japan' label was an invitation for disaster, and hasn't that changed.
I'd appreciate any comments.