MeFOTO Glo­be­Trot­ter Car­bon Fi­bre £290, $400

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MeFOTO is a di­vi­sion of Benro spe­cial­is­ing in eye-catching legs de­signed to at­tract the style­con­scious pho­tog­ra­pher. The Glo­be­Trot­ter achieves this via five colour op­tions (blue, red, green, ti­ta­nium and black).

Thank­fully style doesn’t come at the ex­pense of sub­stance, as the Glo­be­Trot­ter’s ma­te­rial and con­struc­tion qual­ity are first class, while the five-sec­tion car­bon legs stand strong un­der up to 12 kilo­grams of kit. This is also the tallest tri­pod on test, top­ping out at 163cm, yet it stills packs down to an im­pres­sive 42cm.

A re­mov­able mono­pod fea­ture helps jus­tify the price, as does the ex­cel­lent ball head with ad­justable pan and head fric­tion. This is also big­ger than most travel tri­pod heads, making it suit­able for an FX body and lens. Pros Su­perb build qual­ity. Able to sup­port an FX Nikon D-SLR. Cons Rel­a­tively heavy at 1.7 kilo­grams. High UK price. We say Not the light­est tri­pod, but one of the strong­est.

Good qual­ity, but rel­a­tively heavy

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