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Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod

You Pay: $44.79

This Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod can be used either as a table-top tripod, or as a mini or handheld monopod. The short extension column can be removed from the tripod legs, which allows for a minimum working height of only 2.2". With the extension column connected, a height of 17.3" is achieved, with a respectable load capacity of 11 lbs.

The tripod is compact enough that in can easily be carried around with the camera still attached
Constructed of an aluminum alloy, and protected by a wear-proof black lacquer
Complete with wrist strap for convenient carrying
Maximum Height 17.3" (43.9 cm)
Minimum Height 2.2" (5.6 cm) [separated]
Folded Length 11" (27.9 cm)
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5 kg)
Leg Sections 1 (with extension column)
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 11 oz (310 g)
Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod
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  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosQU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (4)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Travel (4)
      • Night shots (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Perfect mini tripod!

      By MDM

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

        This mini tripod will go with me whenever I travel; it is compact, breaks down easily to many configurations and is light weight. It is also the perfect table top tripod for close work. While there are heads made for this tripod, my Sunpak head works perfectly on it, and I can snap on my camera quickly and easily. I expect I won't be using my full size tripod as often now!

        I don't have any negative comments on this tripod.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Portable winner

        By NoEddieVanBlundht

        from Albuquerque, NM

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Operates Smoothly
        • Unfolds Quickly
        • Well made

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

          I use this with a Giottos MH-1002 ball head. It can hold my Pentax K-5 with 200mm f/2.8 lens without any problem for routine stabilizing. I would trust it for longer timed exposures using just the legs, but only on a solid surface in non-windy conditions if using the column.A couple of things worth adding to the other reviews:1) There are three hex screws under the lower height adjustment knob that let you adjust the friction on the legs. For lighter cameras, tightening those screws (or leaving them as-is, if already tight) makes the tripod usable on a non-level surface by letting you set the legs at different angles without it collapsing. This also lets you level the tripod for use with a pan head.Of course, for an SLR with a long lens, I'd only do this if I was within easy grab-the-falling-camera range.2) I was a little concerned that it would be too large to fit in my camera bag and that assembling/disassembling it would be a pain. Not the case. It breaks down easily without tools by unscrewing a small part at the base of the column and slipping the column out of the legs. Then you unscrew the short upper column and slide that into the legs. The length of the column by itself is about 9", the length of the legs is about 8".

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          5.0

          A great mini-tripod

          By ralphy

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

            A great mini tripod. I use it when taking pictures during union meetings and at conferences and when doing short video interviews. It works well with both my point and shoot and dlsr, allowing me to take pictures and video that a clear and steady.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Small but well made, Holds my Pentax K7

            By Timoteo

            from Central Coast CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight
            • Opens Quickly
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

              I was looking for a small but sturdy mini tripod to support my Pentax K7 for landscape photography to go along with my CF Monopod. I try to keep a small, lightweight accessory bag when out with my camera, this tripod allows me to take long exposures or steady shots via my remote. Have to use with Ball Head to compensate for not being able to adjust the legs.
              Being an industrial designer by degree, I appreciate the well made product.

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              • No

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              4.0

              VERSATILE, STURDY TABLETOP TRIPOD

              By Tom

              from Washington State

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Opens Quickly
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Close-upsmacros
                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

                What makes this tabletop tripod a winner is a combination of its versatile height adjustment and its sturdy metal construction. I wanted a reasonably priced, strictly tabletop tripod for use with my P&S. I looked at every tabletop tripod sold by B&H and reduced the choice to three units. I physically used two of the three units. The Giotto with a small ball head provided the maximum height adjustment without sacrificing sturdiness.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Don't let the size fool you

                By TF

                from Eugene OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Solid and light

                Cons

                • Can't level it w the leg

                Best Uses

                • Any slr
                • Emergecies

                Comments about Giottos QU 405B U-Pod Mini Tripod:

                I used this tiny tripod for the first time with a Hasselblad V series camera out necessity when I forgot the full sized tripod at home. I was amazed after seeing the slides, none of the shake that I expected from the camera. The only possible downside is that the surface has to be flat for the tripod to be level, but it is very solid on tabletops, even fully extended.

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