Readers of this POTD with long memories may recall an entry I made back in December last year: which described how my travel tripod had failed.  It has taken a long time and a lot of chasing but today I finally got a replacement from Manfrotto.

The new tripod is the updated model – hopefully it won’t have the same problem with the leg catches.  The only thing I don’t like about the new model is the very plasticy quick release mechanism which I suspect won’t last very long – it really isn’t designed to take a heavy pro spec DSLR.  The previous model had a simple screw thread which meant the tripod head could cope easily with my camera.