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Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head

You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • Tabletop Tripod or Handheld Support
  • Mini Ball Head with Single Knob
  • Shoe Mount & 1/4"-20 Camera Screw
  • Anodized Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
  • Large Rubber Feet
  • 6.5" High When Open
  • Supports Up to 2.5 lb
  • Weighs Just 0.6 lb

The Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head doubles as a tabletop tripod and as a handheld support for a DSLR, point & shoot, or compact camcorder. The legs are rounded on their outer side, so the closed tripod provides a comfortable hand grip. When folded open, the tripod & head sit 6.5" high on a table or other flat surface.

Composed of aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized a matte black, the Copter supports up to 2.5 lb and weighs only 0.6 lb.

The included CB-2 Mini Ball Head features a reversible mount: on one side is a standard 1/4"-20 camera screw, and on the other is a shoe mount for mounting an off-camera flash, LED panel, or other compatible accessory. The single knob of the head enables both the ball positioning and the pan movement.

Rubberized tightening knob on CB-2 Mini Ball Head
Large rubber feet prevent slippage
Maximum Height Legs spread with head attached: 6.5" (16.5 cm)
Minimum Height Legs spread without head: 3.75" (9.5 cm)
Folded Length With head: 9" (22.9 cm)
Without head: 6.25" (15.9 cm)
Load Capacity 2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
Leg Sections 1
Leg Lock Type N/A
Male Thread Size 1/4"-20
Weight 0.59 lb (0.27 kg)
Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head
  • 10 Year Limited Warranty
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    CullmannMagnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head
     
    4.8

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (27)
    • Compact (19)
    • Easily adjusted (14)
    • Good footing (12)
    • Locks in tight (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (27)
      • Video (14)
      • Landscape/scenery (13)
      • Home (11)
      • Outdoors (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (11), Casual/ recreational (3), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (31)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Outstanding product

      Was recommended this tripod by Dave Dugdale's YouTube channel. It easily supports my Canon 6D with Tamron 24-70mm VC (a pretty heavy combo). It fits easily in my bags or pocket....Read complete review

      Was recommended this tripod by Dave Dugdale's YouTube channel. It easily supports my Canon 6D with Tamron 24-70mm VC (a pretty heavy combo). It fits easily in my bags or pocket. It's built solid and all the parts are very high quality. The thread can be quickly reverse to be a cold shoe socket for a speedlite flash. And when it's unmounted, it looks like a lightsaber - which is awesome. All around great product.

      Only gripe I have is I've found it useful as a mini monopod/pistol grip (awesome) but it seems one of the legs is a bit loose and gravity takes it out of it's folded position when using it as a mini monopod. This is a little bit frustrating when maneuvering it around into various positions but not a huge deal. You just have to hold it with your hand until you have it rested on something level. I will try tightening a screw I see down there but not sure that's what's creating the desired friction. Would give it 4.5 stars for this. But I'll round up considering the price.

      Dave introduced the idea of using it to slide a DSLR. I've had some success with this but it really depends on the surface it seems. It's nowhere near as useful as a real slider (obviously) but you can most definitely achieve sliding shots across smooth surfaces, which is a major plus! And it's so quick to setup and get sliding as opposed to a cumbersome real slider.

      If this was misplaced, I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works, but not what it used to be

      My previous Cullmann products were German-made, and had a nice build quality. This one is (now) made in China and, while it serves the purpose for a pocket camera support, the build...Read complete review

      My previous Cullmann products were German-made, and had a nice build quality. This one is (now) made in China and, while it serves the purpose for a pocket camera support, the build is pretty so-so. When the legs are splayed out to their stops, the center piece is very noticeably out of plumb and one of the legs sits unevenly on the surface.

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      5.0

      High-quality; thoughtfully crafted

      By AaronNathanson.

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

          This thing is the perfect example of a great idea executed without compromises in materials or quality. I'm very impressed with the functionality; it's rock-solid with my 5DIII + 24-105L, the ball head is very useful, and can be used as a pistol grip when desired. I primarily use it for video, and it is only limited by your creativity. A must-have product.

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          5.0

          Very solid construction

          By The Mississauga Mangler

          from Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

            I use this mainly with my M43 cameras (EM10 and G3) and fold the tripod down - I then grip this tripod instead of the camera so it makes shooting video easier. I also use it to mount my flash when I want to do off camera flash. It feels substantial and well built. I like how I can unscrew the pivoting ball head to make the tripod shorter. I expect to use this when I pick up a GoPro to shoot handheld POV.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great mini Tripod!!

            By ILLWILL173

            from New york city,NY

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Doesnt Feel Cheap
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

              i mainly bought this tripod bacause im always going on rooftops and doing skyline photography and sometimes abandoned areas with my dslr bringing my regular trid became too much espcially since i have a history of back problems and i honestly didnt know what to buy..i just wanted something small and that obviously hold my semi-pro level pentax Dslr...at 1st i was going to get the manfrotto mini tripod but did not like how it held the camera and didnt now feel reliable...but with this mini-tripod i had no issues cause the way it tightens the ball head its like my regular tripod and it super tight even with my heavy sigma 10-20 3.5 lens on the camera...i also love that the legs have rubber feet which also comes in handy when placing it on a weird angled rooftop ledge and/or rock on a beach/park. i would totally recommend this mini tripod..its abit pricey but its well worth it. truth is i already know a couple of friends who love borrowing mine and want to buy so no need to recommend it haha..

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              • No

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              5.0

              Magnesit Coter Mini Tripod

              By mom2krb

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                Use this with my second camera while on recent visit to Mansfield Reformatory. Gave different perspective down low and while sitting on other items, like table or chair.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                A vlogger's best friend!

                By RuggedTribeEnt

                from YouTube

                Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                I make Vlog videos on YouTube with a canon T3i and a gopro black edition. This table top tripod is great for this. It holsd my t3i and I can aim the lens at me with the ball head is comes with (removable) with no problems. It's never slipped on me. When I want to go handheld I take the ball head off and put the gopro on it to Vlog while moving around. This thing is so sturdy and strong. My absolute favorite part about this little thing is that it fits right in my pocket. (Cargo shorts side pocket) I think this thing is a great buy and definitely gets the best bang for your buck..

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                5.0

                Very Strong Little Tripod

                By KimG

                from Cali

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                  I foresee so many uses for this, so far its great. Its very sturdy and easy to use. Its small it can fit in any camera bag and you could use it as a monopod.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Nice compact tripod

                  By ChrisW

                  from Middletown, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Macro
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                    I use this primarily for off-camera flash while doing macro. It's compact and robust. It holds my flash at just about any angle I want it without tipping over. While I haven't used the camera itself on the tripod, I've tested it and it holds the camera just as well. Recommended for those needing a small and light mini tripod for travel, macro, and just about anything else.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Very nice tripod

                    By jjwags

                    from Woodland Park, CO

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                      Easy to carry, and it's heavy and stable enough that I don't worry about using with my T3i - even with a heavier lens.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Cool Table top Pans.

                      By RICCOH

                      from Colorado Springs, CO.

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                        This is a handy gadget! I put it in my pocket and off I go with my 70D! I can be in a restaurant or on a smooth or not so smooth table or column top outdoors and there is a cool video pan!!! smooth as silk! Just hold 2 legs with the tips of your fingers and slide! I also us it to place my microphone when narrating.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Small and sturdy.

                        By Nelson

                        from Phoenix

                        Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                        From point-and-shoot to my DS LR this mini tripod is wonderful.

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                        5.0

                        Quality is there.

                        By Jim the Runner...

                        from Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                          I was surprised at the quality of this product when I opened the box. I haven't had it too long, but it feels and looks like it's made well, which is rare these days. The box says "Germany", not sure if this is the country of manufacture, but I like it. It's small enough you can put it in your front pocket (with it sticking out) if needed to carry around.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding product

                          By Andrew Flo

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Video

                            Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                            Was recommended this tripod by Dave Dugdale's YouTube channel. It easily supports my Canon 6D with Tamron 24-70mm VC (a pretty heavy combo). It fits easily in my bags or pocket. It's built solid and all the parts are very high quality. The thread can be quickly reverse to be a cold shoe socket for a speedlite flash. And when it's unmounted, it looks like a lightsaber - which is awesome. All around great product.

                            Only gripe I have is I've found it useful as a mini monopod/pistol grip (awesome) but it seems one of the legs is a bit loose and gravity takes it out of it's folded position when using it as a mini monopod. This is a little bit frustrating when maneuvering it around into various positions but not a huge deal. You just have to hold it with your hand until you have it rested on something level. I will try tightening a screw I see down there but not sure that's what's creating the desired friction. Would give it 4.5 stars for this. But I'll round up considering the price.

                            Dave introduced the idea of using it to slide a DSLR. I've had some success with this but it really depends on the surface it seems. It's nowhere near as useful as a real slider (obviously) but you can most definitely achieve sliding shots across smooth surfaces, which is a major plus! And it's so quick to setup and get sliding as opposed to a cumbersome real slider.

                            If this was misplaced, I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            very good mini tripod

                            By Gkfung

                            from NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits
                              • Travel
                              • Video

                              Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                              it is a very strong tripod, It holds up for my 60D with 24-105 lens. Very good and strong design.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very Good Mini tripod

                              By Jo Paul

                              from Atlanta, GA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaching Flash
                              • Ball head
                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                This is very good Mini Tripod.
                                I like the Ball head and also the feature o connecting Camera as well as Flash
                                It is very easy to carry.

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                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Works, but not what it used to be

                                By The Accumulator

                                from Southeast of Montana

                                Pros

                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                    My previous Cullmann products were German-made, and had a nice build quality. This one is (now) made in China and, while it serves the purpose for a pocket camera support, the build is pretty so-so. When the legs are splayed out to their stops, the center piece is very noticeably out of plumb and one of the legs sits unevenly on the surface.

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                                    5.0

                                    Classic

                                    By Swarnadip

                                    from Vancouver, BC

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                      Amazing table top tripod, must have for indie filmmakers.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic little tripod!

                                      By Ranger7studios

                                      from Nashville, TN

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Outdoors
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Sports/Action
                                        • Travel
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                        Not only can I use it as a pistol grip, but the rubber feet make it so that I can slide it across a table and get great slide cam shots. Sturdy and solid, this is a must have for the videographer/Photographer on the go!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Little Gem

                                        By MMR

                                        from Massachusetts

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Travel
                                          • Video
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                          I bought this little mini tripod for traveling. It's perfect for my needs. Small enough to fit inside my camera bag and super light to carry. It's also really sturdy as well. I can mount my Canon T3i with battery pack and my heaviest lens which is a Tamron 24-70 with no problems. I've also used it as a slider (on flat surfaces) thanks to the rubberized ends on each leg. The build is solid and it's a good quality product. Just an all around great addition to my camera gear! If you are on the fence about buying this product, rest assured that you are buying something that is well made and will last you forever ....you won't regret it!!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Portable. High Quality.

                                          By Spooker

                                          from Cincinnati, OH

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Outdoors
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                            This thing can support my Sony A77 with a 24-70mm ZA or 135mm ZA, but can fold up to something that can fit in my laptop bag. I wanted something that was smaller than a Joby and this did the trick.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Best small tripod, i have used

                                            By Kim

                                            from Denmark

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Best Small Tripod
                                            • Compact
                                            • Easily Adjusted
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Outdoors
                                              • Travel
                                              • Video
                                              • Wildlife

                                              Comments about Cullmann Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod with CB-2 Mini Ball Head:

                                              When I work with the camera, it is very useful, no shaking and good to zoom with (panasonic FZ200 / Sony DSC HX200V)

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