I ordered one of these this morning. It should be interesting. I only need a tripod that can keep my camera steady for night shots and inside micro shots. I'm not expecting it to hold steady in 20mph winds and with the 10 second timer delay it just has to be somewhat sturdy.
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if you can mount it and just leave that pin hanging, it would work.
I don't know if you are talking about a video camera or just a regular camera. my vid camera has the alignment hole but the regular camera does not. the good thing is that the regular camera will fit and not cover the alignment pin.
if you need to remove it, I would think that a hacksaw and some time or just try to pull it out. it shouldn't be that hard.
I am glad that someone else feels the same way. it isn't anywhere near as nice as the $500 ones but it is a steal at $20 shipped, and you get a carrying case to boot
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