MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Carbon Fibre £290, $400
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