Manfrotto 7302YB Tripod Review
The Manfrotto 7302YB is a very light and compact DSLR tripod. Those of you among us who like nature photography will know how much trouble a heavy tripod can cause us, because of this, most of us will leave the tripod at home next time. The Manfrotto 7302YB combats this problem by being lightweight and compact, this means this tripod won’t get in our way when we’re not using it. The Manfrotto 7302YB is very compact but maintains the Manfrotto quality that we are all used to.
One little issue I have with this tripod is the lower leg section. The legs in this section are a little on the thin side for my liking and could break if not properly cared for. I haven’t had a problem with mine though, and have managed to drop the tripod several times while walking.
One feature of the Manfrotto 7302YB worth mentioning is the 2 adjustable leg angles that can be changed depending on the style of your shooting. The first angle will give you the maximum height while the second angle spaces the tripod legs further, which supports your camera even more and gives it more stability.
Everything on the tripod is made of aluminum, including the quick-release plate, which means the tripod is sturdy and lightweight.
Looking at the manufacturer’s specifications, it seems that the tripod is recommended to support up to 3.5kg, which is more than adequate for beginner or semi-professional shooters. While testing, I used my canon 50D and luxury 70-200 f2.8 and 24-105 f4 lenses, which weigh a substantial amount. The Manfrotto 7302YB withstood the test and handled the camera body and both lenses easily.
The Manfrotto 7302YB is an excellent tripod for anyone on a budget. If you can buy this tripod for less than $ 130, then you are getting a good deal.