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Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod

B&H # CUN250 Mfr # CU 52501
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Product Highlights
  • Includes 3-Way Head - Supports 6.6 lbs (3kg)

The Cullmann Nanomax 250 Tripod is a light travel tripod for smaller cameras, and weighs just 2.2 pounds.  It is appropriate for advanced point and shoot cameras or very small SLR systems (such as an entry-level SLR with a variable-aperture 'kit' zoom lens).

The Nanomax 250 reaches a maximum height of 55.1", so most users will need to squat down just a bit to comfortably view at eye level from the viewfinder.  The 250's only 19.3" collapsed, and light enough to take upon a very long journey without much bother.

Anti-rotation tubing along each leg segment to ease deployment/collapsing
Foam-padded upper leg segments aid cold weather handling and soften carrying upon shoulders
Simple open/closed position legs
Rubber padded feet
Basic pan/tilt head with quick release plate
Maximum upper leg diameter of 20mm
Includes fitted case with shoulder strap
General
Load Capacity 6.6 lbs (3.0kg)
Maximum Height 55.1" (140.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 11.4" (29.0cm)
Folded Length 19.3" (49.0cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated No
Weight 2.20 lbs (1.00kg)
Head
Head Type 3-Way pan & tilt with quick release
Quick Release Yes
Legs
Material Aluminum
Head Attachment Fitting Not Specified by Manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Flip levers
Independent Leg Spread No
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Case with Shoulder Strap
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    CullmannNanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod
     
    4.1

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (5)
    • Compact (5)
    • Large range of motion (5)
    • Stable (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Home (6)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Portraits (6)
      • Night shots (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Casual photographer (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great tripod!

      [...]The tripod is easy and quick to set up, it is stable, and very compact when folded up. I like the foam on the legs.I really like that the tripod can...Read complete review

      [...]The tripod is easy and quick to set up, it is stable, and very compact when folded up. I like the foam on the legs.I really like that the tripod can be used very low to the ground. It is great for getting an interesting perspective.It would be nice if it had a little less weight but it is lightweight enough for some moderate hiking trips, I think.One other thing I do not like about the tripod is that turning the head sometimes makes it come loose.I use this tripod with a Canon 60D and it's great.It is great for long exposures, night photography, and HDR. I purchased a remote switch with this tripod and night photography has become so much more pleasing!I think the price was reasonable and I am overall very happy with this tripod.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Too unreliable for travel

      I agree with the favorable descriptions of this tripod. Its size is just right if I want to carry it in the detachable daypack of my big pack. It gave me a good working...Read complete review

      I agree with the favorable descriptions of this tripod. Its size is just right if I want to carry it in the detachable daypack of my big pack. It gave me a good working size for its portability, and it worked well until it failed. That was long enough to pass its initial tests and to come with me on a trip and take a few pictures. Then a leg locking lever just fell apart the first day.

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      4.0

      Nanomax Tripod

      By TSSPHOTO

      from Pittsburgh, Pa

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Portraits
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

        I bought this to use indoors because its lightweight and easy to carry around. Seems well built (time will tell), nice case, and I like the padded legs. I wouldn't trust it outdoors in the wind, or with a heavy lens on it. I have an old Bogen 3021 for that. For the price and what I need it for, I like the product

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great little tripod

        By LP

        from Louisiana

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Lightweight
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

          Love it! Small, lightweight, easy deployment, collapses to backpack length. The only problem I see is that with a heavy camera in a stiff wind it tends to pick up some vibrations (hence the 4 stars), but I would expect this from something so lightweight a small framed.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Too unreliable for travel

          By Martin_G

          from Boise, Idaho

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Avoiding or returning

          Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

          I agree with the favorable descriptions of this tripod. Its size is just right if I want to carry it in the detachable daypack of my big pack. It gave me a good working size for its portability, and it worked well until it failed. That was long enough to pass its initial tests and to come with me on a trip and take a few pictures. Then a leg locking lever just fell apart the first day.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good lightweight tripod

          By mikei

          from Norwalk CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

              Sturdy enough for my small D-SLR (Olympus E-620) with zoom lens. Fast setup and teardown. Only negative is that is easily scratches with the slightest contact.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Nice, compact, light weight tripod.

              By Hiram

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                I'm very impressed with the Nanomax 250 tripod. It appears very well made. It's feels very sturdy for a light weight tripod. The adjustment clips work well and hold the legs securely. The method for adjusting the legs to a wide stance is very slick. I can not judge how long it will last yet since I have only had it a few weeks, but again it seems very well made.

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great tripod!

                By Daniel

                from Perris, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality

                Cons

                • Flimsy Construction

                Best Uses

                • Night photography
                • Travel

                Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                [...]The tripod is easy and quick to set up, it is stable, and very compact when folded up. I like the foam on the legs.I really like that the tripod can be used very low to the ground. It is great for getting an interesting perspective.It would be nice if it had a little less weight but it is lightweight enough for some moderate hiking trips, I think.One other thing I do not like about the tripod is that turning the head sometimes makes it come loose.I use this tripod with a Canon 60D and it's great.It is great for long exposures, night photography, and HDR. I purchased a remote switch with this tripod and night photography has become so much more pleasing!I think the price was reasonable and I am overall very happy with this tripod.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great tripod at first look

                By Just Jo

                from Michigan

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Nice case

                Cons

                • Made in China
                • No bubble

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                I have only had this a short time, but every thing seems sturdy and well made. The pan head turns easily and adjusts in 3 directions. I was trying to find a tripod made in the USA, but no luck. I thought this might be made in Germany but was disappointed to find a "Made in China" sticker on the box.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Nice light weight compact tripod

                By Muncie Birder

                from Muncie, IN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                    I bought this tripod to put in my carry on luggage with my spotting scope. I wanted one that would fit and yet tall enough so I would not have to bend way over to use it. It does however have one problem I do not like. Rotating the head clockwise works well. Rotating the head counter clockwise unscrews the head from the legs. It should not do that. There should be some kind of lock. There isn't.

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                    4.0

                    Quality tripod for the money

                    By DVH

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                      This tripod feels solid. It holds my Rebel Xsi and zoom lenses well. The locks on the legs are really easy to use and adjust. And it's incredibly lightweight.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Very Light and Simple

                      By Adhie bOeLLe

                      from Bali, Indonesia

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly

                      Cons

                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery

                      Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                      As i expected from the price, it's not a high quality overall, but with the price it's perfect.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great compact tripod

                      By J.B.W.

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quick release

                      Cons

                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                      This is a great little tripod for the price. Folds up small and is light weight. The quick release is also a nice feature. A little unstable at its full extention, but still great for the cost.

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                      5.0

                      It's good, just not what I wanted

                      By Billgrip

                      from Nebraska

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Portraits
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                        It's my own fault for not carefully reading to specs and doing my research before I ordered the product. It's a nice tri-pod, but it's just a lot smaller than I expected. It's made for smaller cameras, and I was hoping to use it for my video camera. Luckily I do some casual photography and this thing is very portable, so I'm sure it will come in handy sometime.

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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good quality tripod!

                        By Mark3r

                        from Alpharetta, GA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Cullmann Nanomax 250 Aluminum Tripod:

                          I use it with a Canon T2i, it holds it firmly. No issues whatsoever. The Macro capability was a huge plus and very easy to adjust. Legs extend easily. Very light weight. Great quality feel for the price. The description said it did have a Bubble level at quick release, but it doesn't (FYI). This is a good value tripod to start with IMO.

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