This review of the Weifeng WF-595T tripod kit is a tribute to my first traveller tripod following the reverse leg folding concept in a very economical price.
After a long time with quite heavy Manfrotto tripods, I was tempted to give a chance to a product from a manufacturer coming from China.
Lets say that this purchase was the spark for more and more research into products coming from China, at a time point where Chinese industry started to pay some serious attention in quality.
Nonetheless this review is also set as a reference for comparison to later designs. So lets see how this tripod is made and under which standards.
|Weifeng WF-595T Alu-Mg Folding Tripod|
|Max Leg Diameter:||29 mm / 1.14"|
|Min Leg Diameter:||13 mm / 0.51"|
|Max Height (Center Column Extended):||1540 mm / 60.63"|
|Min Height:||430 mm / 16.93"|
|Folded Height:||430 mm / 16.93"|
|Weight:||2.12 kg / 4.67 lbs|
|Max Load capacity:||8 kg / 17.64 lbs|
The Package Contents and Accessories
The Carrying case
Leg Sections Tubing & Twist Leg Locks
Leg Rubber Feet
Legs Hub & Center Column Stem
|Weifeng WF-595T center column stem detail showing the anti-twist boss of the center column|
The tripod comes with a long aluminium alloy center column, 24 mm (0.95") in diameter, which is one step narrower than the top of the tripod leg tube diameter. It comes with a quite large top 59 mm (2.32" ) mounting plate and a removable spring loaded hook at the bottom.
Leg Angle Locks
The Standard WF-595H ball head
The Original Quick Release
The Quick Release Conversion
Optional WF-533H 2way head
Although the Weifeng WF-533H 2way Pan-Tilt Video Head is actually a kit head coming with the WF-533T Flip Lock classic tripod, it can be found sold separately.
It is a fairly good but mostly cheap solution for shooting video since it fits well on top of the mounting plate of the WF-595T. However, due to its shape and bulk it cannot fit between the tripod legs when they are folded back 180°.
For more details check the relevant Review.
Packing and Carrying the Tripod
Very low price.
Fair overall size and weight making it a good transportable solution.
Smooth extension and retraction of legs.
Smooth ball head operation.
Good manufacture quality.
Snap on quick release plate.
Absence of short center column or mechanism for ground level shooting.
No tension control of ball head.
Harshly adjustable panning friction.
Non universal quick release plate.
This Review article is still under construction till all texts are duly prepared. In the meantime the article stands as a reference page and photo guide to the Weifeng WF-595T Alu-Mg Traveller Tripod with WF-595H Ball Head.
I hope you found the article useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos: © 2011-2016 S.C.Vlachos
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