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Pedco Ultrapod #2 (Black)

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Ultrapod is a versatile tabletop-style tripod. It folds up to just 7.5" in length, weighs but 0.25 lb, and features a Touch Fastener strap which allows it to affix to irregular surfaces and objects.

Pedco Ultrapod #2 (Black)
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    4.6

    (based on 56 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (51)
    • Folds away (37)
    • Stable (35)
    • Unfolds quickly (31)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (36)
    • Home (23)
    • Landscape/scenery (23)
    • Night shots (23)
    • Portraits (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (12), Pro photographer (6), Enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (38)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Outperforms competitors for much less $$

    Not much can be said that hasn't already. I have many tripods of all sizes. The big metal pro ones are too heavy to throw in a small bag when traveling and the pocket...Read complete review

    Not much can be said that hasn't already. I have many tripods of all sizes. The big metal pro ones are too heavy to throw in a small bag when traveling and the pocket sized ones are too weak for anything bigger than a point and shoot or iPhone. This one sits perfectly in the middle between the two groups. It will hold my D7000 and every lens I own, (the biggest being my 75-300 f/4.5-5.6), yet is small and light enough to always have with you. It's not just "plastic", it's glass-filled nylon (stronger and durable). On any tripod, especially this one, I'd recommend using a remote or timer setting to ensure blur-free photos. This will be my tripod for vacations, day trips, and photo walks, replacing my older bulkier beanbag method. The ability to velcro it to tubes and branches gives it all the functionality of pricier flexible-leg pods. Just make sure you follow the strap directions for maximum safety with expensive gear. I'm seriously impressed with the abilities of such an inexpensive product compared to the offerings from competitors and look forward to years of use. Already recommending it to friends.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not best for SLR

    I selected this little tripod as a gift for my spouse on the strength of the good user reviews it has received. It didn't live up to my expectations. I should have known that...Read complete review

    I selected this little tripod as a gift for my spouse on the strength of the good user reviews it has received. It didn't live up to my expectations. I should have known that a professional quality mini-tripod would have a higher price tag.

    The head is a double ball clamp - a bit fiddly to get the camera set into the correct position and then to tighten it down without moving the camera. For a small DSLR with a medium WA lens, the little knob had to be really tightened hard to hold steady. Then it took pliers to release the screw from the camera body.

    This tripod is probably fine for use with a lightweight digicam, but it's less than ideal for an SLR

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    5.0

    best mini tripod I've discovered

    By landcaneras

    from seattle

    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

    The options are endless out there for these mini tripods. Most are cheap and not well designed. The ultrapod 2 is an exception. I use it for smartphone video stabilizing. The strap is great for lashing to railings or poles. Sturdy enough for smaller/lighter cameras as well. The folding design is great, I keep one in each of my bags and backpacks with minimal space overhead. There are other well known designs out there and they may do better in specific situations but the ultrapod 2 is my do-most choice.

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    3.0

    OK product relative to price

    By LK

    from USA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Unstable

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

    I used this on a trip to the EU this summer. Overall it worked relatively well for my OMD-E1 + 12-40mm. I wish the legs were more stable....being plastic they are a bit wobbly sometimes.

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    5.0

    Great product!

    By Bboutwell

    from Philadelphia PA

    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

    This is definitely the best tabletop tripod I've owned. Nice and portable. Very sturdy. Holds my t5i with 70-200 f4 L lens with no difficulty. The fact that you can bind it to poles and stuff is awesome.

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    5.0

    Compact and ready to roll

    By Eugene W

    from New York, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

      I bought this product to use with my Fuji X-100 so that My wife and I can stop harassing the waitstaff every time we want to take a picture together when we go out...

      It turned out to be more useful than I thought. I have used it to hold a speed light for a little extra fill doing outdoor portraits. I have actually used it on with my DSLR and a 24-70 lens. It takes up no space and it was there...

      It isn't the strongest compact tripod out there but it has given me more than I expected. I feel like I won!

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      • No

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      5.0

      works well with Canon G15

      By TommyDee

      from Joliet, IL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Pet Photos
        • Product photos

        Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

        Very nice little tripod for light tabletop use. I use it with my Canon Powershot G15 and it is sturdy and easy to use. Super lightweight and durable, it seems perfect for tabletop or ground-level use outside. I removed the velcro strap because it seemed kind of worthless to me. Nevertheless, great little lightweight sturdy tripod that even includes a ballhead.

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        5.0

        Compact and easy to deploy

        By hiprophoto

        from Oahu, Hawaii

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Video

          Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

          I love how the pedco tripod is so compact and easy to deploy. I had originally bought the Joby Gorillapod but hated that I could never get the legs acceptably straight. Consequently, the gorillapod was always unpredictably uneven, frustrating to pack away and often unstable. In contrast, the Pedco #2 is easy to deploy and pack away, low profile, just as versatile as the gorillapod using the velcro strap, and very stable. I use it for my RX100M2 and my Fuji XE1 with 23mm f1.4, but I would guess it would easily support a full frame DSLR with a moderate size lens. Highly recommmend.

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          5.0

          Outperforms competitors for much less $$

          By Steve

          from Boston

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

            Not much can be said that hasn't already. I have many tripods of all sizes. The big metal pro ones are too heavy to throw in a small bag when traveling and the pocket sized ones are too weak for anything bigger than a point and shoot or iPhone. This one sits perfectly in the middle between the two groups. It will hold my D7000 and every lens I own, (the biggest being my 75-300 f/4.5-5.6), yet is small and light enough to always have with you. It's not just "plastic", it's glass-filled nylon (stronger and durable). On any tripod, especially this one, I'd recommend using a remote or timer setting to ensure blur-free photos. This will be my tripod for vacations, day trips, and photo walks, replacing my older bulkier beanbag method. The ability to velcro it to tubes and branches gives it all the functionality of pricier flexible-leg pods. Just make sure you follow the strap directions for maximum safety with expensive gear. I'm seriously impressed with the abilities of such an inexpensive product compared to the offerings from competitors and look forward to years of use. Already recommending it to friends.

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            5.0

            This thing is Awesome

            By SouthwestKurt

            from Arizona

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backpacking
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Travel

              Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

              This thing is great. Bought for a D5100 and used for 10 days straight backpacking. Sturdy as a rock with all my lenses and worked wonderful to get those summit pictures previously impossible. Settup anywhere and the ball-head allows for fine tuning. Don't count on the velcro for trees or anything much bigger than a railing because its not too long. Other than that this thing is a champ and sure is sturdy.

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              5.0

              A must have

              By Cedric

              from Bogota, Colombia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Strap It Anywhere
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                My preferred table tripod. Always having one with me. Really like the velcro strap which offers the possibility to have it attached on a pole or a barrier which are always present in a street environment. Works fine even with small DSLR

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                5.0

                Great value and function

                By Wazza

                from MD

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                  The Ultra pod 2 is compact and light weight yet sturdy and easy to set up. My D3200 was secure on the mount as was the tripod with the surface it was on. The best feature is the simplicity. Great value for money.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic little tripod

                  By Jooo

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backpacking
                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                    This little guy is very well made. The ball joint head works well and is east and fast to adjust. Straps to objects really well with the built in velcro strap. The strap is a bit awkward to wind up. Overall, its pretty great, wouldn't go backpacking without it.

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Duck #2

                    from Greensboro, N.C.

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Store Away
                    • Easy to use
                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                      This is a great product as you can attach your camera to it and take a stroll in the woods using the Pedco as a holding and steading device for the camera when you need to take a quick shot of something. Much easier to use than just walking around holding the camera by itself.

                      The fact that you can just attach it to a limb or fencepost is just icing on the cake. My son got me interested in one of these as he has one that's 10 years old that he used when hiking part of the Appalachian Trail and he wouldn't be without it.

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                      4.0

                      Sturdy table top tripod for large camera

                      By Pixelist

                      from columbus

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                        This a great little tripod for traveling with DSLR. It is small enough to fit in luggage but large and sturdy enough to trust your DSLR on it.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent small and light tripod.

                        By Rodgier

                        from Newfoundland Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                          I often travel with only a small suitcase or backpack and this tripod is perfect for that. It is light but well made and can support the weight of a medium size DSLR (Nikon D90 with small lens) with no noticeable camera shake. This tripod is ideal for anyone looking for a very portable setup.

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                          5.0

                          Good things come in small packages.

                          By Edgar

                          from Dallas, Tx

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Small And May Get Lost

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                          If you are looking for a small, portable tripod that also be used as a remote flash mount, this is it. It's great for just about all cameras, but not so much if you are adding an extended battery grip. I had to use it in a pinch recently when my second tripod "disappeared". I just set up my flash, connected it to the Ultrapod and used the Velcro to strap it to a near by beam. Easy set up, easy take down, and more importantly, it's light and easy to store. I think I just grabbed it from my car the day I go it and put it in a side pocket of my camera bag.

                          Probably the best spontaneous purchase I've made this year.

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                          4.0

                          Ultrapod

                          By Karen wade

                          from Boulder, Co.

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                              This is a fantastic tripod!

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                              5.0

                              Lightweight and strong

                              By Justin335

                              from Carlsbad, CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                                I haven't had the chance to use it much, but from my experiences so far, it seems to be a very handle little piece of equipment. The ball joint seems to be fairly strong, and can support my almost 5 pound set up fairly easily. It weighs almost nothing and will fit in pretty much any camera bag. Given its price, I think everyone should have one handy.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great travel/outdoor tripod

                                By Jibs

                                from Boulder, CO

                                About Me Photography Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                                  Bought this tripod for a cayoneering trip in Utah. Works great and is lightweight. Don't need to worry about getting it wet. Supports my Panasonic GH2 with 100mm Nikon lens and lens adaptor. Will take with me on extended travel next year.

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                                  4.0

                                  Pretty good travel tripod.

                                  By rsosajr

                                  from Tulsa, OK

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                                    Any serious travel tripod would beat the performance, but those are definitely a different league. This tripod is useful when you want to not be overwhelmed by carrying a ball-head, a tripod and a case. I brought it to Boston for walking all over and it worked perfectly. The ability to tie down to vertical posts is a very neat feature that beats any gorilla pod. The only problem I found is that it can have some trouble with heavier lenses like a Nikkor 70-300mm... but nothing that can't be fixed.

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                                    3.0

                                    Practical but limited

                                    By Xavier

                                    from Millbrae, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • Unstable
                                    • Weak Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Pedco #2 Black:

                                    This tripod is good for light cameras. I'm using it with an E-P2 and a Panasonic 20mm pancake, and it's sufficient for that, it would hold a long exposure shot, but you wouldn't want to put more weight than that on it.
                                    It's all plastic, so it's really light, but that also means that it won't stay in place if there is too much weight on the lens.
                                    The strap to attach it on anything seemed like a good idea, but it doesn't hold on anything, there is not enough grip.
                                    So it's useful, but don't ask too much.

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