A travel tripod built for photographers by photographers will definitely be different from what is out there. In order to stand out from what is currently obtainable, it would have to be flexible and space saving. Compact with professional features, yet with a sleek design. And, we have to say that the Travel Tripod from Peak Design delivers on all these and more.
Now, can you imagine a tool that helps you get the shot with any gear and in any environment? Regardless of the point of view, you’re able to deploy and pack down quickly, with almost zero stress. The travel tripod by Peak Design is created for professional-quality and stable performance.
Features of the Travel Tripod
Because the travel tripod is leaner than the regular tripod, it is easy to think that it might have fewer features. On the contrary, this tripod makes use of every available space. They have pared it down and created a tool that is versatile and has loads of features too.
The Travel Tripod is Compact
First, one feature that really stands out about the Travel Tripod is the size. This is a tool that’s really compact and that comes in handy when you’re on the move. It takes up half the volume of a traditional tripod and comes without the bulky, protruding knobs.
Interestingly, the travel tripod is so compact that it can fit into the water bottle pocket on your bag. That’s really amazing when you think about it. With the travel tripod, what you get is a tripod that’s:
- Distinctly protrusion-free
- Easily fits in bags
- Has zero dead space
- Easy to grab and relocate with ease
The Travel Tripod is Also Fast
Also, another amazing feature of this tripod is how easy it is to set up and pack down. When you want to catch that spectacular view before it disappears, this feature particularly comes in handy. No more missed shots because of a tripod that’s slow to set up.
Furthermore, the Travel Tripod by Peak Design is designed with easy to use cam levers that can be operated quickly. There’s no need to flip the legs up and down when packing or unpacking. Plus, there’s the lightning fast camera quick-attachment and release. It is also:
- Ready to shoot in seconds
- Has cam levers that can open multiple at a time, open and close instantly, and easily tuned. It’s also easy to know their status at a glance.
- Easy to install and secure cameras quickly
The Intuitive Design of the Travel Tripod Makes it a Joy to Use
Moreover, the Peak Design Travel Tripod is really intuitive to use and this is a huge advantage. There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to figure out which knob to turn or how far to turn it. Particularly when you need to take that shot before time runs out. This baby has a single and precision-engineered adjustment ring that provides complete articulation.
In addition, there’s a locking ring to make sure that it is stable with reduced vibration. There’s also the unique head design that gives a greater range of articulation. And unlike most regular tripods, this one has three portrait mode cutouts instead of one. The intuitive features include:
- A quick release button
- Locking ring
- Adjustment ring
- Machined aluminum ball
- Full articulation with a single ring
- Easily drops into portrait mode
- Designed around the photographer’s workflow
The Travel Tripod is High Performance
Now, for a tripod that’s this small, it’s a bit hard to believe how much it can actually do. This tool might be small, but it is built for big jobs. Talk about a high-performance tool, the precision machined parts provide weight capacity and stability. Also, they tamp down on vibration, especially when compared to other more expensive tripods.
Basically, it works easily with your pro photography gear. Actually, it has the capacity to handle a full-frame DSLR with a 70-200 lens. In other words, it will perform as well as any other tripod in its class. With this tripod, you definitely will not be compromising on quality. The Travel Tripod is:
- Optimized for full frame
- Small center column knob that moves out for more grip
- Increased stability with counterweight hook
Can Be Used with the Phone in Your Pocket
So, what if what you have is the camera on your phone, like most bloggers do? Can you still use the Travel Tripod? The answer is yes. The folks at Peak Design literally thought of everything. So, not only can you use this with your pro camera, it works perfectly well with a phone as well.
To be honest, there are so many power packed features on the Peak Design Tripod. We would love to list them all here, but you can find out more on their Kickstarter Campaign page. The campaign has been amazing, really. In the few days since it launched, the team has already raised over 5 Million Dollars in funding. Apparently, we are not the only ones that think this is a truly amazing tool.