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MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Blue)

B&H # MEA0350Q0B Mfr # A0350Q0B
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You Pay: $139.00
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 51.2"
  • Min Height: 17.3"
  • Folded Length: 12.6"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Separate Ball and Pan Locks
  • Carrying Case Included

The blue MeFoto BackPacker Travel Tripod Kit offers a sturdy, compact aluminum alloy tripod that extends to 51.2", supports up to 8.8 lb, and folds down to just over one foot. It's color accent extends to the included, matching Q series ball head.

The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. A spring-loaded hook is located in a recess at the bottom of the center column, allowing you to hang a heavy object from it for additional stability.

The ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level. An Arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4"-20 camera screw is included in the kit, along with a durable carrying case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport.

Compact
The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180°. At only 12.6" when folded, this travel friendly tripod can fit inside a back pack or suitcase.
Two Position Leg Angle Stops
For an extra measure of flexibility, tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on uneven terrain or at low camera angles.
Rapid Center Column
Uses the same twist-lock system as the legs for fast setup.
Recessed Center Column Hook
A spring loaded recessed hook, located in the bottom of the center column, allows you to hang a heavy object for increased stability.
Quick Twist Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System
MeFoto's rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free setup plus weather and dust resistance.
Precision Matched Q Series Ball Head
Dual-action heavy duty ball head with Arca-type compatible quick-release plate.
360 Degree Panning
Accurate panoramas can be easily accomplished using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment.
Separate Head and Pan Lock
Individual locking knobs make adjustments easy.
Integral Bubble Level
The bubble level allows you to make accurate adjustments for seamless panoramas.
Carry Case
Each MeFoto tripod comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection.

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General
Material Aluminum alloy
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height Column extended: 51.2" (130 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 45.7" (116 cm)
Minimum Height 17.3" (43.9 cm)
Folded Length 12.6" (32 cm)
Center Column Rapid-type, sliding action
Leg Sections 5
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Lock Type Twist
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg) including head
Head
Material Aluminum
Head Type Ball head
Head Mount Size 3/8"-16
Quick Release Yes
Panning Range 360 Degrees with panning Lock
Tilt Range -45° to +90°
Bubble Level Yes
Tension Control No
MeFOTO BackPacker Travel Tripod (Blue)
  • Q Series Double Action Ball Head
  • PU-50 Slide-In Quick Release Plate for B-00 & B-0 Ballheads
  • Carry Case With Strap
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty + Limited 2-Year Warranty by Registering Online
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    MeFOTOBackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium)
     
    4.5

    (based on 96 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (59)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (52)
    • Lightweight (48)
    • Folds away (31)
    • Compact (24)
    • Attaches firmly (23)

    Cons

    • Unstable (8)
    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (79)
    • Landscape/scenery (63)
    • Night shots (38)
    • Home (23)
    • Wildlife (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (44), Semi-pro photographer (19), Pro photographer (13), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (88)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Light, Stylish, Compact, Sturdy.

    I bought this to replace an entry-level compact Manfrotto tripod for travel. I attach the tripod to my camera bag, so it must be light, compact and easy to use. This tripod meets...Read complete review

    I bought this to replace an entry-level compact Manfrotto tripod for travel. I attach the tripod to my camera bag, so it must be light, compact and easy to use. This tripod meets all those criteria. I like the ball head, the twist-lock legs, and since my favorite color is orange, the anodized accents. The pan-swivel makes taking panoramic photos easier. The materials and machining quality is very good. It's very solid, has a hook from which to hang weight in the center pole, and almost all of the controls give a nice, positive feel. My chief complaint about it is the knob that tightens the clamp on the mounting plate. When you put a camera on the head, the knob sticks out to the side, but there isn't enough clearance to the bottom of the camera to get a really positive twist. It's possible to mount the camera sideways on the plate, but that eliminates the front-back adjustment.Also, it does get a bit wobbly when the center column is extended fully. You may be able to mitigate this by hanging weight from it, I haven't tried yet. Overall, it's an excellent tripod, great value for money.

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    Great size... no stability

    I travel all of the time, anything from cars and planes to hiking, and this tripod has changed the way I travel! It's tiny, super light, and comes with a padded travel...Read complete review

    I travel all of the time, anything from cars and planes to hiking, and this tripod has changed the way I travel! It's tiny, super light, and comes with a padded travel case, what more could you ask for? Well that's where the con comes in... it's not far from being a full size tripod which is nice, especially for its size and weight, but the screw on the quick release plate absolutely will not stay tight!!! As we all know, this is a huge problem! Because of this the tripod is useless unless! There is no stability in the connection to the plate. I am currently in the process of trying to find a solution to this problem because I truly love all of the other features of this tripod. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I must add as well, the set up/take down is extremely simple and fast!

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    5.0

    Great travel tripod

    By Shooter

    from Seattle

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

      I needed a tripod I could put in my carry on luggage. This sturdy guy does the trick.

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      4.0

      Small. Unique. Functional.

      By DanTheCanonMan

      from Louisville, Ky

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Blue):

        Picked up the Canon EOS M for dirt cheap and wanted a nice portable tripod to match. Chose the MeFOTO based on the majority of reviews and the color options. Find the tripod compact and functional with a nice build quality. A little difficult to get a proper breakdown of the tripod to fit the carrying bag on the first try though. You'll find yourself positioning the head a couple times to get the right fit.

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        4.0

        Great design, solid build.

        By Traveling Photographer

        from Miami

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red):

        Pros
        The design of this tripod is fantastic. It feels solid and all the knobs are easy to turn and precise in their operation. This is a great for traveling. I was able to fit it in a small backpack without any inconveniences.

        Cons
        Does not feel as solid as other tripods when raised to its maximum height. Nevertheless this would not stop me from recommending it to anyone.

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        4.0

        Very Solid

        By jimmy

        from Banning, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

          This tripod sets up quickly and provides a solid platform for my Nikon Coolpix A. I love the head with the leveling bubble and the limitless amount of adjustments that the head provides. The unit packs neatly into its own bag and is very easily transported in your backpack or messenger bag.. Very "Big" little tripod. The only thing I would like is if it were a bit lighter... If that's so important spring for a CF one. This is a very versatile well built tripod for the price and I am very happy with my purchase.

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          4.0

          Nice for travel

          By bobbyphoto

          from NJ/NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Orange):

            I bought this for family vacations, but find myself using it more and more. As a travel tripod, it has it's limitations. It's maximum height is not that impressive. And it is not a stable as I am used to with the heavier tripods I use for video production.

            That being said, it allowed me to produce a number of long exposure shots that I would not have otherwise been able to capture. And, it fits into my photo backpack easily.

            If this is going to be your only tripod, I would not recommend it. If this is a second tripod for travel, it fits the bill.

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            3.0

            Great build, but...

            By YoBoy

            from Minnesota/Mexico

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action

              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

              I had a MeFoto RoadTrip and hoped the Backpacker would be a great fit for backpacking - as the name suggests. The build quality is excellent. The head supports about 7 lbs, but that is sufficient for most camera/lenses on a hike. One shortcoming is that the minimum height is just under 18 inches. (The RoadTrip can go lower even though it is a larger tripod.) That means it will not be suitable for short wildflowers. I hope MeFoto will release a "fix," but given the permanent placement of the center column, I don't know what that would be. For that reason, the Backpacker was a little disappointing.

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              1.0

              Compact but very unstable for DSLR's

              By Dave from the West

              from Bay Area

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Flimsy Construction
              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

              I searched and searched for the best value and overall best reviews for a travel tripod. I have a full size Induro tripod which is amazing but also very heavy to carry around. After a series of reviews between the Manfrotto BeFree and the MeFoto travel tripod I settled on the MeFoto. It doesn't raise up as hight as the Manfrotto by about 5 inches but won with easier folding up compared to the Manfrotto. The price difference of about $40 also helped. Either way I shoot with a 6D -no grip, and a 24-105 and 70-200 (non-IS, f/4) lenses. I found that with only the first 2 sections of the legs extended and the center column at its lowest point the tripod was still very very unstable. Overall use of the tripod I felt that if I was to let go of my camera at any point the weight would cause the tripod to fall over. I repositioned the legs in front of the lens, behind the body, everything I could think of to get some stabilization. In the end I felt that no matter what I could not be sure that it would not tip over and destroy $2000-$4000 worth of equipment. In the end I will use this tripod for my point and shoot Canon S100 or my iPhone with the MeFoto cell phone holder because I feel thats what it is really equipped to do best or possibly a smaller DLSR such as a Rebel with a 50mm lens. I hope this helps because I feel that too many of these reviews are so over the top positive and don't really give this tripod a true review.

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              5.0

              Wow this tripod is incredible!

              By Chris

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                I love this tripod! I had a manfrotto and was expecting this to be slightly inferior in build quality, however, I was pleasantly surprised that it is better. Small, compact, lightweight and really sturdy. These tripods are the real deal...

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                5.0

                Great Tripod to Carry Around

                By Paradiso

                from Long Island, New York

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Video

                  Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                  I used this tripod at track events. Easy to expand and the legs can be adjusted so that it takes up less floor space.

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                  4.0

                  Compact and flexible

                  By Jim

                  from Incline Village, NV

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                  • Can't Change Ball Head
                  • Can't Get Low To Ground
                  • Small Range

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                  I appreciate the fact that this tripod is compact, includes a ball head, and is priced right. It's about the same weight as my Manfrotto Carbon Fiber tripod, but smaller. Unfortunately, you can't change the ball head for a fluid head for shooting video. Other MeFOTO models have features that add more flexibility if you choose to spend more. This is still a solid tripod for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent travel tripod

                  By Hamburger

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Green):

                    This tripod is very light weight and takes up very little space when folded up, making it great for carry-ons. I love the color options that they offer and it is a very attractive design. Some people might not care about that but I find that a plus. I used the tripod with my Sony NEX-3n and it is very sturdy, even in windy conditions. Overall I highly recommended this product.

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                    5.0

                    Very impressive tripod!!!

                    By Phil O.

                    from Austin, Texas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Travel

                      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                      I purchased this tripod for travel requirements. I'm often in a situation where I think "I really wish I had a tripod for this" but hate the thought of lugging around something big and awkward. This tripod fits into my suitcase without taking up much space at all, and is light as a feather.

                      The height when fully extended is good. I am about 5'10" so have to lean over a little to look into my DSLR's viewfinder, but that's fine and not too much of a hassle.

                      The included ball head is excellent - why didn't I get one sooner? You can adjust sensitivity so that you have just the right amount of requirement movement to adjust for those delicate compositions.

                      It's very stable, being able to hold my Nikon D7000 with power pack and various lenses just fine (including a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8). The tripod main support has a hook that you can hang your camera bag from to add extra stability - a nice touch if you're shooting in somewhat windy conditions.

                      Highly recommend this travel tripod - very convenient and stable.

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                      4.0

                      Good for travel

                      By K Chen

                      from Indiana

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                      easy to pakage in your carry-on

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                      4.0

                      Good little tripod

                      By Andrew

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Green):

                      Somewhat of an odd design from the full size tripods I'm used to, but then it has to be to fold up so small. Not an incredibly stable tripod, of course that is the compromise on size and weight. Better than hand holding.

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                      4.0

                      Good Travel Tripod

                      By PrincessNat

                      from Australia

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Shots
                        • Travel

                        Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red):

                        Light, compact and yet provides good support for D5200.Good color options. The tripod comes with a carrying case making it good for travel when restricted by weight @ carrying my normal tripod is not possible.

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                        5.0

                        I am thrilled!!!

                        By Texas Gal

                        from Dallas, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                          I am an older woman who has just about stopped using my tripod because it was so heavy and hard to minipulate. Not with this one. My camera and favorite lens weigh almost 7 pounds. It works great on this tripod. The tripod is well made, easy to assemble, so light weight and tiny folded in its case. It's a true winner.

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                          5.0

                          Review of BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red)

                          By Dr. G

                          from Omaha, NE USA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red):

                            I needed a sturdy tripod that was easy to transport. The BackPacker Travel Tripod fulfilled that need. This is a well-built tripod.

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                            5.0

                            LOVE my MeFOTO!

                            By RPbySC

                            from Atlanta, GA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Hot Pink):

                              I took my MeFOTO backpacker tripod on a trip last week. I love it! It is small and sturdy enough for me (I have a mirrorless camera). I don't mind unscrewing the 4 sections of the legs because I just kept it set up and put it in the trunk of the car between stops. The pink color got a lot of comments. Some people thought the pink was really cool, others seemed to think it's not "professional" enough. I don't care - I really like it. The quality seems quite good for a small travel tripod. My only "complaint" is that the plate that attaches the camera to the tripod needed tightening with a nickel several times. But when tightened enough, it stayed. I'm very happy I bought this tripod even though I have a larger Manfrotto for other situations.

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                              5.0

                              Perfect Travel Tripod

                              By Noel

                              from Roseville, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attaches Firmly
                              • Good Stability
                              • Large Range of Motion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                                Relatively light, quite compact, surprisingly stable, good case

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                                4.0

                                Handy Trevel size

                                By HMP

                                from Spokane, WA

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attaches Firmly
                                • Good Stability

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                                  Finally one that fits in my field carry bag when I don't want to lug the big one around. For what it is, I am surprized how sturdy it actually is. The only thing I can fault it for is not including the alan wrenches needed to tighten something in the field.

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