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Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead

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Product Highlights
  • With Removable Column
  • Supports 11 lbs (5 kg)

This QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead from Giottos can be used either as a tabletop tripod, or as a mini or handheld monopod. The included MH-1004 Mini Ballhead features an independent pan bed, and offers weight support to accommodate most 35mm or digital cameras. The short extension column can be removed from the tripod legs, which allows for a minimum working height of only 4.6". With the extension column connected, a height of 16.2" 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 aluminum alloy
Complete with wrist strap for convenient carrying
Maximum Height 16.2" (41.1cm)
Minimum Height 2.2" (5.6cm) [separated]
Folded Length 11.7" (29.7cm)
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5kg)
Leg Sections 1 (with extension column)
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 14.4 oz (410g)
Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead
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    GiottosQU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead
     
    4.1

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Stable (5)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Easily adjusted (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • Portraits (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      nice sturdy simple tripod

      I really loved this product. [...] I tested it right away. It easily holds my Canon 50D and 70-300mm lens. The tripod has a very nice easy setup to extend...Read complete review

      I really loved this product. [...] I tested it right away. It easily holds my Canon 50D and 70-300mm lens. The tripod has a very nice easy setup to extend to different length. This is really very nice feature especially when you are trying to shoot any macro like flowers and all. Different height adjustment feature and the sturdiness are simply superb for such a small really ligtweight tripod. I definitely recommend this to any Photo Enthusiast.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Almost Wow but Not

      The two part column provides a good range for a tabletop tripod. The base is very stable and all fittings have a very positive feel to them. In fact, everything is well designed...Read complete review

      The two part column provides a good range for a tabletop tripod. The base is very stable and all fittings have a very positive feel to them. In fact, everything is well designed and manufactured, except the included mini ballhead, which provides less than precise support for a camera and lens that weigh less than half of the advertised weight limit. With my D700 and an 85mm lens there is noticeable camera movement after tightening down the head. It's not much better with a lighter 50mm lens. Too bad because I want to really like this tripod.

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      1.0

      Very limited

      By pxfragonard

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cheap For A Toy At Least

      Cons

      • A Toy Only For Ps
      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

        Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

        I wanted to use it to shoot the TV screen with a macro lens. I'm fascinated by pixels. Also on the window ledges, tables, etc...

        I was told that at 11 lb. rating it could handle my gear. It can't.

        Very limited in how to raise and lower. Limited range.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Toy tripod

        By Cris

        from Fort Collins, CO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Unstable

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

        This is more like a "toy" tripod. It works only for small cameras (it vibrates a lot with my Nikon D800). I had to return it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect for my needs

        By mschool

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to adjust
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Light

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Video

        Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

        I bought this tripod because I needed a solution for an AAXA P300 pico projector. The projector can't adjust video from landscape to portrait, so I needed a tripod that could accomplish the task. I'm not a professional photographer. What I needed was sturdy and the highest possible tabletop. This was the right one I found. It's extremely strong, light, durable and easy to adjust.

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        5.0

        Solid performer

        By Dennis

        from Lakeland, Florida

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

          Coupled with the remote, great way to steady the NEX 5N. Used to shoot my pets.

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          • No

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          2.0

          Almost good

          By smash dave

          from oceanside, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                It was what I was expecting for the price for the most part. However with the 11lb. load rating I expected a lot more out of the ball head. The ball head was sticky and difficult to adjust to the desired position quickly. It would be a great product if it had a larger and smoother ball head. I returned the item.

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                4.0

                Sticky Ball Head

                By Asart

                from Salt Lake City

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Macro
                  • Table top

                  Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                  I am an amateur photography who does a lot of macro photography. This tripod is good but the micro ball head sticks making it a little clumsy. I do like the stability it gives me at short distance shooting.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for my work

                  By Jim the Runner

                  from Cameron Park, CA

                  About Me Professional Guide

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                      I make a lot of photographs at ground level and this little gem works well for me. It is sturdy, stable and the ballhead is just perfect for the camera adjustments.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Used On canon 5D II & 70-200mm 2.8 II

                      By Bander

                      from Vancouver,BC

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 70-200mm F28L II
                      • Carried 5D Mark II
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits in a small bag
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Senstive to air shake

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                        Was able to handle heavy load.
                        ----Used On canon 5D II & 70-200mm 2.8 II
                        Extends to a good length.

                        However, if there's air --> expect the camera to shake..

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                        5.0

                        Great Portable Tripod

                        By TomG

                        from Bel Air MD

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                          This is a very sturdy and durable tripod. It even held my D300 with Battery grip without an issue. Great to keep in the bag for those times you just need something to make the camera stable for a longer shot.

                          Will recommend to others.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          It works just fine

                          By Jeff

                          from Santa Clarita, CA

                          About Me Avid Adventurer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                            I bought this for an upcoming trekking trip. It is well built and should do the job. I removed the cork washer between the ball head and the column as this added some undesired flex. The tripod and ball head are strong enough to hold a D300 with 18-200. You do need to be sure one of the legs is out front or else the whole thing could tip forward.

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                            5.0

                            quite nice

                            By bcbasslet

                            from gotham city

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                  surprisingly quite nice. it took some work to figure out how to extend the tripod to full height.( you just pull); small footprint with no legs in the way, makes it very usable in a small area. i use it with a spotting scope on an indoor range. i'm pleased.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By Sarah

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Portraits
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                    I wasn't sure this was going to be sturdy enough for my dslr but I am very happy with it. It is also super compact and packs neatly into my camera bag.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great mini tripod

                                    By PP

                                    from Ohio

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly
                                    • Well built quality
                                    • Well designed

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                      The tripod is light, very well designed and built. The legs have black power coating (not bare aluminum shown in the pictures). The center column has 2 sections that can be adjusted independently for different heights. It can also be removed to set the tripod at its lowest height.
                                      The MH-1004 mini ballhead is light and has a compact profile . The knob is small, but not too small. It only takes less than 1/2 of a turn to lock the ballhead solid.

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                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again

                                      By aklen12

                                      from San Francisco, CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                      Great product, but if you'd like to use it with D-SLR, a bigger head its recommended

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Almost Wow but Not

                                      By On_the_Road

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easily Adjusted
                                      • Good Footing
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Slips Out Of Position

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Landscape/Scenery

                                      Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                      The two part column provides a good range for a tabletop tripod. The base is very stable and all fittings have a very positive feel to them. In fact, everything is well designed and manufactured, except the included mini ballhead, which provides less than precise support for a camera and lens that weigh less than half of the advertised weight limit. With my D700 and an 85mm lens there is noticeable camera movement after tightening down the head. It's not much better with a lighter 50mm lens. Too bad because I want to really like this tripod.

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                                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      QU 305B U.pod Mini Compact Tabletop Trip

                                      By Bimmerboy

                                      from Las Vegas, Nv

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easily Adjusted
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Locks In Tight
                                      • Smooth Movement

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                        indoors and out, table top shots with remote control camera and portrait shots. the goods, small, light weight and easy to use. the bad, some times to short to look over items in from of it, guard rails, permanent items that you cant move.

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                                        4.0

                                        nice sturdy simple tripod

                                        By Kala

                                        from South Orange, NJ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easily Adjusted
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Portraits

                                          Comments about Giottos QU 305B U-Pod Mini Tabletop Tripod with Mini Ballhead:

                                          I really loved this product. [...] I tested it right away. It easily holds my Canon 50D and 70-300mm lens. The tripod has a very nice easy setup to extend to different length. This is really very nice feature especially when you are trying to shoot any macro like flowers and all. Different height adjustment feature and the sturdiness are simply superb for such a small really ligtweight tripod. I definitely recommend this to any Photo Enthusiast.

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