Fea­tures to look for…

NPhoto - - Test Team -

Size is not the only cri­te­rion in a travel tripod – there are other fea­tures to look for

Leg sec­tions

Most travel tripods in this group have four-sec­tion legs, whereas the Giot­tos Vitru­vian and MeFOTO Road Trip have five, and the Vel­bon Ul­trek has six.

Sec­tion clamps

Twist-ac­tion locks are more com­pact for travel tripods, and are fea­tured on all of the mod­els in this group apart from the Man­frotto and Slik, which have clip locks.

Feet up

For re­duced stowage size, all tripods on test apart from the Benro Flat Trav­eller 2 and the Slik Pro fea­ture legs which flip up ver­ti­cally, so the feet en­com­pass the head.

Clever heads

To save space as well as to avoid op­er­at­ing arms jut­ting out, ball heads are more pop­u­lar than three-way heads, and are fea­tured on all but the Slik Pro.

In­vert­ing cen­tre col­umn

For ul­tra-low level shoot­ing, you can usu­ally re­move and in­vert the cen­tre col­umn. This isn’t pos­si­ble with the Benro Flat Trav­eller 2 and the Vel­bon Ul­trek.

De­tach­able mono­pod leg

You can some­times re­move one leg and use it with the cen­tre col­umn as a mono­pod. This is fea­tured in the both Benro tripods, the MeFOTO Road­Trip and the Nest Trav­eller.

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