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Signs of rust straight out of the box
Reviewed in Australia on 5 November 2020
I will start by saying that the arm itself is well-constructed, but the paint/coating at some points (looks like its been scratched) and some solder joints feel cheap. Functionality: it still does the job well. I use it in combination with an extension rod to mount my mirrorless camera, roughly 2kg in weight, and have to say that it feels sturdy enough.
However, upon receiving the order, there's a sign that the outer box is damaged. Then, while unpacking the item, I found out that there were signs of rust even though the item was still in its packaging (brown dust/debris was inside the packaging). Gave it a bit of a clean and it still works like it should. Beside, it is staying behind my monitor, so it's not visible anyway. Longevity wise, time will tell. This may be a problem caused by delivery carrier + travelling in places where moisture is a problem (maybe sea freight?)
overall, it's ok. 2 stars reduction for the rust and coating defects
I do have a video of me unboxing it, but I was talking to my friend while doing so, so I would have to edit the audio out first before uploading if needed.