MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit Review

MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit Review

There are many tools and accessories a professional photographer needs to gear up for a particular theme of a shoot he wants to produce. One of these many things is a tripod. It is one of the most essential parts of a session.

A tripod is the perfect aid to capture steady images with aesthetically good composition. They assist in long time exposures during the day and even at night.

When you slow down your shutter speed, any movement you make with your camera can cause it to shake enough to blur the object your trying to capture. Everyone, and not just the professional photographers, can benefit greatly from a tripod.

Panoramic photos can also be improves with the use of a tripod. When you try to capture a panoramic with just your hands, there might be slight mistakes with great impact to the quality of your photo.

This is especially true when you’re using longer focal lengths. But with a tripod, images are more accurate and you don’t need to worry about any unnecessary movements.

If you want to appreciate the world you’re into more, then a tripod can really help. It will let you enjoy photography so much more. You want to carry the name of a professional photographer, so why not gear up a little, with your tripod as your camera’s best companion, then capture powerful and unique images. Be advanced!

Key Features

  • It has a 360-degree panning. Panoramas can be accurately orchestrated with this improved panning scale for better image alignment.
  • Composed of a two-leg angle positions. MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit is made more flexible. Its legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles. This feature allows you to shoot on irregular surface areas, at ground level or even in cramped quarters.
  • Recessed Center-Column Hook: This will allow you to provide additional weight from the tripod’s center of gravity. This will further increase tripod stability.
  • Recessed Separate Head and Pan Lock: You can make your own adjustments with these locks.
  • Precision matched Q Series Ballhead: Dual action heavy duty ballhead with Arca-Swiss style compatible quick release plate.
  • Integral Bubble Level: It lets you adjust the setting to prevent uneven head and pans movements.
  • Five Leg Sections: It offers you ultimate versatility and provides you with the height you need.
  • Twist Lock Legs with Anti-Rotation System: This enables fast and fumble-free up with weather and dust-resistance.

Pros

MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod can be folded by inverting the legs upwards. It can easily fit inside any carryon luggage so you can bring it with you anywhere on the planet. It comes with a nice trimmed bag you can use for the journey if you want to carry it separately. The extra feet and hex key can be fit inside the pouch of the bag.

Its other main features include 360-degree panning, two-leg angle positions, center column hook, precision matched Q Series Ballhead, Integral bubble head, five leg sections and twist lock legs with anti-rotation system. These useful combinations make travelling and shooting with accurate and better adjustments.

The tripod comes with a head which is a big check on the purchase. It has individual pan and ball locks, a bubble level, a ball friction knob and very smooth movements all around. It’s Arca Swiss style quick release plate does its job very well as it passes with seven colors the industry standard. It locks onto the ball head with a knob instead of a lever. This works really smoothly. It can be tightened to make sure that the camera wont slip.

Cons

The drawbacks to its many great, interesting and useful features are mainly about its legs. Its legs do not lock in closed position. They can only be locked in two set positions. Also, the legs can come unscrewed during transport.

Comparison

Comparing two different products from separate manufacturers is easy, but comparing products from the same brand is a lot easier. Take the MeFOTO Globetrotter and the Roadtrip travel tripods. The latter is half as expensive as the other. Both has great qualities for a tripod, though.

Verdict

You can easily deal with its flaws, which is also very common among latest produced tripods nowadays. So you don’t really have to worry about them. They are very durable. They last longer, for long-term use of many professional photographers and come at a very reasonable price.

This product is travel friendly. You can definitely do more with MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod. This may not be as well-known as the other brands but this one matches the other famous brands’ quality.

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