Ravelli's AVTP Tripod


I bought the Indy 8 foot31v2Jtg1TLL._AC_UL320_SR168,320_ camera Jib from Amazon.com and after it arrived, much to my chargrin, I realized that the current tripod that I had was not sturdy enough to hold it.

So I went in search of a reasonably priced, heavy duty tripod that would hold the jib.  I came across Ravelli’s AVTP Tripod on Amazon.com.  I know, by now, you probably think I must be getting paid by Amazon, but I assure you, I’m not.  They just happen to be very convenient while being overseas.

The tripod boasts a fluid head, and compared to the other cheap tripods that I’ve used, it works very well.  It’s not a top of the line fluid head, but hey, I’m on a budget.  It came with 2 lens cloths and a keychain light.

The tripod is a little over 10 pounds but extremely sturdy.  The design is solid and I really like the locking nuts on the legs.  The one thing that I don’t really care for is that the head doesn’t completely lock.  You can add resistance to it, but it doesn’t lock fully.  One could also consider the weight of the tripod a negative, but it is definitely more stable with the added weight.  Check out the video of the unboxing and let us know what you think.

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andy barker

Andy is a husband, father, and an avid Martial Artist. He has a beautiful wife Connie, and two wonderful children. He competes regularly in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo, and holds Black Belt ranks in Judo and Japanese Jujitsu and a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Andy Barker enlisted in the United States Navy in 1989. He was a Hospital Corpsman serving with Marine Corps Infantry Battalions, aboard two submarines as the sole medical provider for the crew and with the Amphibious Navy. Andy received his Bachelors of Science in Nursing and was Commissioned in the Navy Nurse Corps in 2011. He remains on active duty currently serving in the Hampton Roads area. Andy is an amateur filmmaker and blogger. You can find him on YouTube under MadSiss Productions and on Vimeo under the same name.

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