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MeFOTO - RoadTrip 61.6" Tripod - Titanium-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 213 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    may be the perfect tripod

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    TechAddict
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    MeFoto makes a great product based on other reviews and my own experience, and the Road Trip is the perfect middle ground between heavier/more stability and lightweight/less stable. It holds my fairly heavy DSLR and lens combos with no problems, and I haven't worried about everything falling over. It's a great, compact design and has most of the bells and whistles you might need without breaking the bank. It feels well constructed, the ball head and twist leg locks work well, and you can extend and retract everything pretty quickly. In addition, this gives you the option to separate one leg to use as a monopod. If you aren't totally happy with the release plate (which you can tighten and loosen with a coin), you could always swap out for a different head with a quick release plate more to your liking. You can pay a lot more for the carbon fiber version to save a little weight - it's your decision whether that's a good enough return on your investment. The only downside I've found so far is there are only two "locked" leg positions: what I'd call standard and very wide. You can't set the legs at any other increments. You can, however, mount your camera underneath the tripod if macro shots are your thing. I will submit additional notes about weight on the back while hiking and durability after more extensive travel testing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod / monopod

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    FLMVPhoto
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    Let me first say that it's been about three years that I've kept my eye out for this product. The reason of my hesitancy to purchase was because of the price. A little background about me, I'm a photographer and I am really, really bad about losing tripods. To spend $199 on a tripod, I need to make sure that I would not forget it like I had in the past with other tripods. Because this was certainly an upgrade from the normal tripods and I'm used to using that usually cost me about $20-$30, I felt compelled to do research prior to buying it. YouTube seem to have a lot of resources on how to use a tripod. But you're going to learn a lot more once you start using it on your own. Very compact, very lightweight, and I love the fact that it came with its own carrying case. My favorite part about this particular tripod is the fact that it can convert to a monopod. I've had this product for approximately two months and I absolutely love it. I highly recommend it. I normally wear a rapid strap to carry my camera, if you look up Fusion Photo Gear , they have a product that fits the plate and has a ring style attachment that will allow you to use your rapid strap and switch it to your tripod without having to un attach anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great travel tripod for heavier gear.

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    Tango12232
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    I am a fan of Manfrotto products and have a full size set of their legs for work that doesn't require hiking as they are heavy at 6.5 pounds. I had looked numerous times at their befree tripod and never pulled the trigger. I just saw the new Mefoto road trip last week at the MOA Best Buy and had to get one. The ball head is so fluid in its movement and tightens down with authority. It is rated for 15lbs and I believe it, the one leg removes and becomes a monopod and the tripod has a very useful ballast hook for adding weight and stabilising more. Also came with a nice fully padded bag, and spikes with a wrench for uneven rough terrain. It is made in China but doesn't feel like it. It's honestly nicer than the Manfrotto befree. Yeah it's 2 bills, but your gear was or ably quite a bit more, and if you do landscape and low light or time lapse a good sturdy rig that only weighs about 3.5-4 lbs is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tripod I have owned

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    Homerun
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    I have purchased three tripods. Priced from $50.00 to this one priced at $200.00. I read reviews and came into the store a number of times to look at the MeFOTO A1350 Roadtrip tripod. I didn't want to spend this amount of money on a tripod, but the others were not working for me. They won't pan easily, or adjust up and down or side to side. And try put a full size DSLR with a medium lens on it was a joke. I had paid over a $150.00 for my last one. I went ahead and purchased this MeFOTO and had the opportunity to take it on a road trip this week. It preformed beyond my expectations. The biggest plus's are as follows, 1. Holds the camera and lens firmly 2. Pans like it is greased, so smooth 3. Adjust to the exact position you want the first time and doesn't move until you release it. 4. It converts form a tripod to a monopod in seconds, so you are not carrying two items 5. The case that comes with it, travels like a champ. I do not regret spending $200.00 on this tripod, and honestly knowing with I know now would have spent $300.00. It is a great product for a great price. "you get what you pay for" The MeFOTO A1350 is proof of that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock Solid Tripid for the Pro

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    Creativeanger
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    I generally purchase other major name brands (Manfrotto, Sachtler, Bogen) as far as tripods are concerned. As someone who shoots with pro gear, you want the best. In this case, we purchased a 360º camera to use for real estate photography purposes. We quickly came to find on our first shoot that our normal Manfrotto setup for smaller cameras had way too wide a head (it was a three-way photography head). We wanted something with a ball joint, and we needed it quickly/locally. After dropping by BestBuy and looking at the products that have a ball joint head with no arms protruding from the head, we decided that this tripod was the best option. It's built like a tank, it has variable resistance on not only the ball joint, but the pan as well. It also has degree markings on the tripod so you can take panoramic photos that stitch together nicely. Most importantly (for 360 Photography especially), it has a bubble level post ball joint. Best yet, it's built like a tank and you can remove two of the three legs to use it as a monopod should you want to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Else Could I Want!!

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    jailoliv
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    I used to think that a tripod did not need to be of quality but the frustrations with the ones I purchased before made me finally try this MeFOTO RoadTrip and now I realize how much money I threw away with cheap ones. As they say, you get what you pay for. This is by far the best tripod I've ever owned. Yes, it did cost more than the others I have but it was worth every penny. It is sturdy, lightweight, has a great and flexible head, is easy to carry during a trip and very reliable. Along with all that, it is so easy to use and set up that it takes only seconds which is great for those moments you can't wait.. The telescopic legs are so so simple: rotate the nodes to release and tighten them in an instant. No guess work and no frustration. The flexibility of the head allows me to move my DSLR effortlessly to any angle I want. Perfect even for those that are not professionals. I would buy it again and probably will for my video camera that I sometimes use along with my Canon DSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod!

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    epicninja95
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    This tripod has a very small foot print when it is broken down. This makes it very easy to carry when you're traveling (as the model name might suggest). The breakdown and setup process is straight forward. You loosen the locking mechanisms on legs to extend them, then tighten/lock the mechanism to keep the leg extended. As an added bonus, you can take a leg off and use that as a monopod which is cool. I've seen other tripods out there that range in the thousands of dollars and this one is comparable for a fraction of the price. The tripod also comes in with a built in bubble level to make sure your shots are leveled. This also works well for taking street photography or city scapes because it can be carried around easily. The tripod feels like it is well built. I got the black version and it looks awesome! Thank you MeFOTO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Tripod/Monopod Combo

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    CCPD
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    I bought this tripod over the Manfroto partially due to a sale but while inspecting the two in store I felt like this tripod was just as good if not just a little bit better as far as feel and sturdiness. The fact that it's also a monopod is a nice plus. So far I have only used it once but it was easy to setup and get my camera secured. The tripod kept my camera stable and I was able to take nice clear pictures without any motion blur. The carry bag is a nice plus and it's padded and feels like it will last. If you're on the fence and can't get to the store to see it for yourself you won't regret the purchase for the price, especially if on sale or price match.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, rugged, stable and versatile

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    RMitchell
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    What more could you ask for? The head action is smooth while providing infinite adjustment. The knobs lock and hold their position even when used with very heavy cameras, like a vintage 4x5 monorail (graflex graphicview). The center vertical adjusts easily and provides for extra weights in case you want to lower the center of gravity and improve the stability even further. Not mentioned in the literature, the ball mount head is removable so you could replace it with a different head. The fixed mounting point beneath the ball mount head is a larger thread so you will need to keep that in mind. I was concerned about the price but those concerns vanished as I began to use the tripod. It's definitely ok to spend camera dough on things besides optics!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good/durable travel tripod

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    Krish
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    Very good/durable travel tripod. I upgraded to the MeFOTO Globetrotter from the MeFOTO RoadTrip and while it's not much larger, the entire tripod has a more substantial build. Here are all the Pro's PROS - More substantial build quality than the RoadTrip - Bigger ball head for larger cameras - Ball head is very smooth and strong - Slightly taller than the RoadTrip - Stronger legs - Reliable leg locking mechanisms - Compact design - Comes with a carrying case - Comes with attachable ground spikes

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good all around

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    Kimberdan
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    After much research and the the members at best buy telling me how great this tripod was I got. It's light and fairly sturdy but for My camera set up (nikon D610 with nikon 200/500lens) it could not cut it...i had to swap the first one thinking that it was defective but the head just could not hold my camera and lens combo..now take into consideration that my combo weights in and around 8 lbs. It's a bit pricey, now finding a carbon fiber 1 that is 20$ more and weighs 1/2 less. All in all its a good purchase taking in to consideration what you expect to get put of it..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod for the money

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    JacobCarrollPhotography
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    I have been using the same old tripod for over a decade starting with my DSLR cameras. Since making the switch to mirrorless I wanted something a little lighter and more compact. This tripod has fit the bill well. I have used it for extended long exposure shots. I have had it in water, in the desert, in the snow, etc. It is lightweight, packs nice, the head locks nice, perfect mid range do it all tripod for a mirrorless kit. www.jacobcarrollphotography.com

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Only one issue with the one I got

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    MrCntry
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    Product seems to be very sturdy. Only issue I have had with this item is one leg doesn't open up smoothly. All the section are twist and then extend. The threads on one section are very rough when turning. So locking and unlocking the leg is not very smooth. Not sure how long it will last with issues with the threads. Other than this it functions just as it should. Holds my DSLR camera nice and steady. Head turns and swivels very smooth. I would recommend this tripod. I am sure I just got a defective one. The other two legs work flawless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Strong, resilient, and portable tripod

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    n2hobbes
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    This is my first decent tripod and I must say, it made a huge difference on my recent trip. I hiked miles with it attached to my backpack and barely noticed it was there. I was in 0 degree Fahrenheit temperatures, with windchill in the negative. The tripod worked through it all; ice and snow. I hope the MeFOTO holds up for years to come. I visited Best Buy stores and tinkered with various brands, but am confident I made the correct choice. The added benefit of converting to a monopod really makes this product versatile!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light weight but very stable.

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    Bharvey232
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    This tri pod is perfect for traveling. I'm a truck driver and pretty much travel all the time. Having a tri pod that folds down to 15 inches a And comes with a carrying case is perfect for me. The ball joint head is super strong so positioning your camera is a snap. The head also allows for a silky smooth pan movement. All in all it fulfills all my needs. But watch out for the camera release knob. If you don't have your hand on the camera when you loosen it, the camera will most likely fall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Portable tripod, but no Manfrotto

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    Seth
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    I used this and liked it. However, I didn't love it. I am so used to using a tripod plate that slides and locks that I just couldn't get used to the plate use on this. This using a simple lever lock mechanism, but it still just isn't enough security for me. For anyone that needs a portable tripod and hasn't really had any prior experience with one, by all means get this one. For me, I'm returning it and getting a Manfrotto with a slide and lock + lever lock.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

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    Jimbob
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    This tripod is a bit pricey but worth the money. It is very steady for the size of the camera body and lens combo - EOS 70D. Functionality is very smooth from extending the legs to setting the right camera angle. I was using a cheaper tripod before buying this one. The cheaper tripod could not hold the camera steady while operating the shutter and would produce a blurred image. This tripod holds very steady in all conditions . The dials used to set the angles has an unlimited range of tension and produces a very smooth movement for panning the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great tripod

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    jtsecmd
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    I love this tripod. It's fairly light and super stable and durable. I'm able to use my Peak Design baseplate with it. I've already taken it on multiple night shoots of city skylines and I have no shake, even with 10 second+ exposures. Best Buy offers a great deal by giving you 25% camera accessories when you buy 3 or more eligible items. I was able to save $50 on this purchase and pick up some camera batteries I needed that I also got 25% off of. Definitely a great offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Light Weight and Sturdy

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    Joielea
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    I was looking for a tripod that was light weight and when extending the legs did not pinch my fingers when I open or close them. I used it on a Real Estate Shoot right after I bought it. It was Perfect? The ball head rotated easily in portrait and landscape mode, the camera clamp did not slip (my old ones did all the time) and while this stand is light weight it was sturdy and easy to move around even in the tight places. Not a single pinced finger in the process. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love and easy to using it!

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    BeautifulGeorgette14
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    My old tripod start wears out and has problems after 9 or 10 years being good to me. I search tripod for a while and have hard to let my very first tripod go. Few months of research and compare products based on describe/ spec and figure this is best one of all. A few weeks later, I felled in love with a new tripod, of course, I am little odd to use the new tripod but easy to use. I happy with it, if you decide to go with another kind then you missed out!

    I would recommend this to a friend