New to photography and tripods. I have a very small, lightweight dSLR, but I think this tripod would be fine for a larger camera. It seems well built and full of features, but seems it could be a bit wobbly, as the legs are flexible.
I lost the electric cord to my camera battery charger, so I ordered one from your site. It was even better than the original in that the plug was built in to the charger (no cord to lose) and it also came with a car charger cord which the original did not have. I also got a battery with the charger, all for $8.00...unbelievable. Everything works great and is small enough to fit in my camera bag. Thank you!!!
Have had this lens for about a year, still love it, have always used ultra-wides as my standard lens as it is how I view life, and this lens has become my standard. Pros of course are the very wide to super wide angle of view, sharpness and at f/4.0 throughout the whole zoom range, relatively quick for what it is, a zoom, not a prime, ultra-wide angle lens. Also like the built-in hood, very smart. Cons would be that it is large though small for what it is, could be faster like f/2.8 but then it would probably be even more expensive, do wish the lens shade hood were removable and that you could screw filters in but this would have made it more expensive and even larger. It could also have had better weather sealing but ditto, more expensive and maybe larger and heavier. Use it with my equally marvelous Panasonic GX7 which is a great camera, everything in black, very pro looking. So far my dream combo! I'm thrilled today to have read that Panasonic is continuing their partnership with Leitz and hopefully Leica lenses. My last camera was a Panasonic LX5 with the 24mm f/2.0 Leica lens that is the sharpest optic I've ever had - great combination. Good work Panasonic and Leica!
I bought this lens several months ago and use it a lot. Its fairly sturdy and well built, super compact for it's focal range, and surprisingly fast. However, stabilization is almost necessary for a lens of this length if you are shooting with any lack of light. Its tough to track animals with and not get a little blur even with fast shutter. The biggest issues I have are with chromatic aberration and sharpness however. The lens is not very sharp in the details which is a bummer if you want to crop AT ALL and use the photos for anything other than social media. ALWAYS shoot in raw because this lens produces a ton of aberration, most apparent in cloudy conditions for some reason (per my observation). Over all a great deal for the price, but maybe not a great option for everyone. I will look to upgrade soon.
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