Benro Aero 2 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit combines a removable flat base video head and 3-stage aluminum tripod legs. The system has a maximum height of 62.4″ with the center column extended and features a reverse folding leg design for a storage length of only 18.3″. This makes the tripod ideal for travel as it is compact enough to fit in many backpacks, rolling cases, and gear bags. Supporting loads up to 5.5 pounds, the video head offers separate pan and tilt controls for smooth and precise camera movements. For increased versatility, one of the tripod legs is removable and can be combined with the center column to turn the system into a monopod when needed. A padded carry case and strap come included.
Oben AT-3565 Aluminum Tripod and BZ-217T Triple-Action Ball Head is a 5-section support, which has twist locks that open and close with just a quarter turn. Each section extends along with the center column to a maximum height of 61.8″. With three variable leg angles, it allows you to splay the legs out and replace the regular center column with the included low-angle center column, so the tripod can go to a minimum height of 9.1″ to help with macro photography.
To store or transport the tripod, the legs fold in the reverse to create a compact 16.1″ tripod. Furthermore, one leg is detachable and can convert into a working monopod with a maximum height of 64.1″. Each rubber foot retracts back to expose a metal spike that can be wedged into softer terrain for extra support and stability.
The Arca-type BZ-217T ball head, which includes the QR-20 quick release plate, can support cameras that weigh up to 20 lbs and can easily position the camera at a 90° angle because of the cut notch on the side of the head. There are three knobs on the ball head; one to control the movement of the ball, the second allows you to rotate and pan a full 360°, and the distinguishable knob in the middle of the other two knobs enables you to dial-in more tension to the ball.
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Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod is a sturdy, compact tripod that extends to 56.7″, supports 8.8 lb, and folds up to only 15.75″. The tripod’s legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. The legs fold up and around the ball head, a feature that helps makes this tripod so compact. The ball head has a large ergonomic locking handle and a quick release with an included QR plate that has a 1/4″-20 mounting screw and a durable carrying case for storage and
The Advanced Travel Backpack from Manfrotto holds with an attached lens, two additional lenses, a flash and accessories between touch-fastened dividers inside a modular main camera compartment. A dedicated rear pocket holds up to a 13″ laptop, and an expandable side pocket holds a Manfrotto Befree Compact Travel Photo Tripod. For accessories, there is a spacious top storage area and multiple exterior and interior storage pockets.
To access your camera gear, there is a side access panel to quickly obtain your camera and lenses. The panel opens to reveal a variety of pockets on the inside for grabbing your accessories. In addition to the expandable side pocket, you can also secure a tripod to the front of the backpack. Also, when you don’t need your camera gear, the main compartment divider can be removed to create one large spacious interior for your everyday travel items. To carry the backpack, there is a comfortably padded backpack harness as well as a top grip handle.
Gitzo GK1545TA Series 1 Traveler Tripod Kit for a9 and a7-Series Cameras ($999) is a 4-section carbon fiber tripod featuring twist locks that unlock with a quarter turn. Once unlocked, you can extend each section, along with the rapid center column to reach a maximum height of 65″. With the legs completely splayed out, the tripod has a minimum height of 9.25″, and the tripod’s legs fold in the reverse direction to a length of 16.9″ for storage or transport.
The black and silver-gray head is an Arca-type compatible ball head with a load capacity of 22 lb and a vertical tilt of 90°. Also, the head can rotate a full 360° and stays in position with its independent pan lock. The dedicated quick release plate has a groove to match the bottom profile of the camera, so the plate does not move while attached.
An Italian leather strap is included to carry the tripod comfortably on your shoulder. It joins the budget-priced Sony Alpha Edition Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod ($190) released earlier this year.
Gitzo L-Bracket for Sony a7 Mark III and a9 Cameras (Pre-order for $199) provides with Arca-type compatibility that enables your camera to go from a horizontal to a vertical position in seconds, the L-bracket is machined from aluminum into a single-piece design, and the bottom base is grooved to matched the camera’s bottom profile.
The vertical-side maintains access to the camera ports, and the camera can move over on the plate via the sliding 1/4″-20 camera mount to gain further access. Once the camera is tightened against the bracket, the hex key is stored inside the bottom bracket compartment, and four loop connection points have been machined into the L-bracket to attach a hand or shoulder strap.
Gitzo Announces Special Edition Gitzo Traveler Tripod and L-Bracket for Sony Alpha Mirrorless Cameras
Gitzo Traveler Alpha tripod ($999) is the second Sony-branded tripod released by Manfrotto this year. It joins the budget-priced Sony Alpha Edition Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod ($190) released earlier this year.
The black and silver travel tripod with carbon legs weighs only 1.43 kg. With a packed size of 43 cm, offers a maximum working height of 165 cm and is designed for 10 kg camera/lens combinations. At maximum leg spread and the use of the short center column is designed to allow low shooting angles. Legs lock using “Traveler G-Lock” locks, a particularly compact variant of Gitzo’s G-Lock rotary closure system, specially developed for travel tripods.
The Traveler Alpha is equipped with Gitzo’s most compact ball head. The pan and tilt axes can be locked independently of each other. For the transport, a carrying strap made of Italian leather in carbon look is included in the delivery.
Gitzo L-Bracket for Sony a7R III and a9 Cameras allows comfortable alignment of Sony a7 III, a7R III and a9 cameras and facilitates quick change between landscape and portrait. Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the new rail is the lightest of its kind, according to the manufacturer, it offers four mounting points for the camera designed for shooting video or tethered shooting in the studio. The supplied Allen key can be fixed in a separate holder.
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