Traveler tripod with ball head design is the best choices for outdoor photograph activities, which makes your trip more enjoyable. 1. Pull-out button angling adjustment, ensuring single adjust of each leg 2. Typical regulating design of elevator, offering the different damping effect depends on the weight of your camera 3.4-section center column, realizing your lowest angle shooting
4. Quick release leg locking, giving a more convenient leg handling 5. Universal ball head handle with secured clip, double securing your camera from accident dropping. 6. It has a portable pocket, easy to carry！ Specification: Max Height: 1410mm Folded Length: 350mm Legs diameter :Φ25,Φ22,Φ19,Φ16mm Sections: 4 Weight: 1300g Max. Load Capacity: 8kg Head Type: 360° Swivel Fluid Head Ball head Height: 90mm packing list: KQ-555 tripod with ballhead x 1 Allen wrench x 1 Pocket x 1 Carry Bag x 1 Two used mode:tripod mode and monopod mode. One of legs can be changed as monopod Notice: The monopod is included in the tripod and you can take it apart to use individually if you want.
Travel (as opposed to studio) tripods are a tradeoff. Light weight vs. sturdiness and compactness vs. extended height. I bought this to replace a much cheaper tripod. This one is better in every way. It is a little heavier, but it's also considerably sturdier. It would be nice if it extended a little more, but it does fold compactly enough that when it's strapped to my shooting camera bag, the tripod won't stick out if I put the camera bag under an airline seat. Plus, you can replace the head on this one. It comes with a ball head, but if you want to replace it with a pan head, you can do that.
I have a canon t3i which I use with a 150-600mm lens. Was looking for a tripod that would handle the weight of the combination of camera and lens.
This is a really great tripod for this price. The head isn't perfect but everything else seems sturdy. The quick release legs have been excellent and the plastic is heavy duty feeling. Very lightweight and the maximum height is perfect for me (I am about 5' 9"). The locking mechanism for the leg spread is tight but not at all hard to use and has two settings. Haven't used the monopod option yet. Since it is just one of the legs it is a bit short. It unscrews easily but stays secure on the tripod when tightened. The ability to use a regular Arca plate mount is great. I'm currently using it with a Joby Ultra Plate and it fits secure with no problems. My camera right now is a Nikon D3100 and the tripod holds it steady. I don't use telephoto or very heavy lenses but I can tell from the spread of the legs that a heavy lens would need to be lens mounted to the tripod in order to center the weight at the full height extension. The retractable hook work well for adding weight for stability. I was able to hang my hiking pack from it to keep steady in a good wind. So far so good and no complaints.
I've gone through a few cheap tripods and finally wanted a professional grade tripod. Koolehaodo KQ-555 has performed very well for me over two years now. Plus it's got some tricks up it's sleeve. The Mono Pod is awesome and can be combined with the center pole to be very functional. Then you can reverse the middle and mount your camera under the tripod! It's very well made and had stood up to my abuse. I can highly recommend the Koolehaodo Tripod for more than what you need!
So far so good! I have both heads for it, the ball head it comes with and the 360°single Handle Hydraulic Damping for video that I purchased separately. The tripod is very sturdy, I like that, but somewhat heavy for a portable. I've gotten used to the weight though, and for photography it's plus having the weight. Stands up to a Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USMI without a problem. I looked at a lot of models and read a lot of reviews before I bought this one.
The word "professional" in the naming of this Tripod is kind of misleading. This tripod is no where near the "pro" quality. But then again can't be expecting pro quality for a $75 tripod. It is light weight, the build is ok and does the job good so far (i just got this today and did a 2hrs photoshoot). Some of the critical section are plastic which would be nice if they were metal (hopefully they dont fall apart on me any time soon). The legs has two modes of opening. One mode is the wide open and would be too low for my use. On the other mode, the legs seem to doesn't open wide enough and that made it seem kind of not very stable. I wouldn't put any camera that cost more than $1500 on this tripod out in the field with out standing near by with my hand on it. I feel like the wind might knock it off balance anytime. Over all, for $75 it is an ok mid range tripod.
Not much to say that hasn't been said but after almost 6 months of use I am very satisfied. I just added a Movo GH700 Gimbal head to try to use it that way. More to come but even if the results aren't great my review won't change.
So far so good.. I have only used it a few times. I like the flip adjust on the legs, it is much easier than the twist ones. I haven't used it as a monopod yet.
A well-made tripod. I haven't had an opportunity to field test it much, but I have thoroughly inspected it and am fairly impressed with what I've found. The legs can be extended and retracted quickly thanks to the locking levers, the height is sufficient for me (I'm 6' tall), and it feels pretty sturdy for a lightweight tripod of its size. The monopod ability seems handy, and after getting the leg off the first time, is easy enough to set up (if you attach the entire center column--it's harder to just remove the ball head).
Perfect for travel - sterdy - great for our Canon DSLR camera's. The aim is to use it mainly for night shots while traveling from city to city. Great size - compact but very sterdy!
good, but heavy for me