Calumet CK6143

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Calumet CK6143

Review of the Calumet CK6143

Pros: Price, all-metal construction feels durable enough,built-in spirit level
Cons: Heavy, not particularly refined

Manufacturer: Calumet
Model: CK6143
Price: £20
www.calumetphoto.co.uk

The price of this kit may look like a misprint when you consider you’re getting the tripod legs, the head, a carry bag and a three-year warranty, but believe it or not the Calumet CK6143 really will give you change from £20. The legs aren’t the most refined, but the all-metal construction looks and feels durable and the ‘pod will easily cope with a heavyweight DSLR up top. It might be slightly too weighty for carrying long distances and it doesn’t go that low, but at this price you simply can’t go wrong.

The three-way head is an all-metal affair with a quick-release plate and a built-in bubble level. Like the legs the build is ‘utilitarian’ (but tough) and the head action is surprisingly smooth.

Max. Height: 165cm
Min. Height: 72cm
Folded Length: 72cm
Leg Sections: 3
Head: Removable
Weight (inc head): 3.1kg
Max. Load: 5.0kg
Bubble Level: Yes (on head)
Quick Release: Yes
Hook: No
Case: Yes

Martin Evening

Martin Evening

Photographer, Photoshop Alpha Tester, official Adobe roadshow speaker and lecturer. But perhaps best known as the author of the worldwide, definitive, best-selling series of Photoshop guides, Photoshop for Photographers.. Visit his website.

Price as reviewed

£20.00

Scores

Scores
Overall Score 88%