More gift goodness here. I ordered a new tripod and flash for myself for my b-day and they came in today. Upon opening the tripod, I found that the mount platform had been chipped during shipment. This tripod was sold from Adorama (through Amazon), but they were closed when I tried to call, which means I’m going to have to wait until Monday to get the ball rolling on this return.
The thing is, I ordered this tripod because of its supposed durability. But because it cracked during shipment is making me double-guess if I want to get this exact one.