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MeFOtO Roadtrip Tripod Review

by July 24, 2014

Whether you are in studio or at the field, tripod is one of the photography equipment which a photographer always needs.
Tripods allow more flexibility to photographers and they help in taking crisp/sharp, HDR (high dynamic range) and long exposure shots.There are too many varieties and brands available in market.

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I am going to review MeFOTO tripod which is launched by Benro they are lightweight, stable, travel friendly and attractive.
MeFOTO tripods are categorized into Daytrip, Backpacker, Road trip and GlobeTrotter. Roadtrip is priced at $189. which is very affordable price.for a pro tripod with so many good features. they come in many attractive colors like Red, Green, Orange, Blue, Silver, Golden etc.

I already had a Benro’s T-880eX price only $45 tripod which is good for beginner photographers..since i have started doing photography at advance level I needed a reliable and pro tripod. After lots of research on internet i made my final decision with MefOTO Roadtrip tripod.

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Lets talk about its Dimensions and features:

Load Capacity: 8Kgs
Max Height: 61.6″
Min Height: 15.4″
Folded Length: 15.4″
Leg Sections: 5
Weight: 1.63Kgs

Aluminum alloy body
Converts to Monopod
Arca-Type Ball Head
Separate Head and Pan Locks
Integral Bubble Level

The best things I really liked about this tripod that it is very light weight and can be stored in your small suitcase while traveling.. its
minimum/folded height of only 390mm makes it so compact and easy to fit anywhere. it has twist lock/unlock system for the legs which i really liked for fast set ups. other good feature is, it can be transformed into a Monopod. just release the leg which also has a good foam grip and join it with center pole.

 

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Now your ready to shoot with a stable ballhead Monopod.There is also a hook at the center base of the tripod which allows you to add additional weight to the tripod for more stability.very useful when shooting in windy weather.

Other best thing is it can be used for macro photography also where you need extreme bottom angles.just release the center pole and fit it upside down..tripod comes with a very nice carry bag.
I am really satisfied and impressed by MeFoto Roadtrip tripod. it also comes in Carbon fiber body which is more light weight something around 1.3Kgs.but for that you will have to pay $329..
I think 1.6kgs and 1.3kgs does not have any big difference..


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Positives

The best things I really liked about this tripod that it is very light weight and can be stored in your small suitcase.

Negatives

Not very suitable for long zoom lens.The tripod can fall ahead if used with heavy zoom lens like Nikon 80-200 2.8 or 300mm canon.

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This is the Best Tripod under $150 range because of good build, suitable height for photographers upto 6feets, shortest height when folded, light weight, ballhead, max load support of 8Kgs and turns into a monopod.

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