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MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue)

B&H # MEA1350Q1B Mfr # A1350Q1B
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You Pay: $189.00
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 61.6"
  • Min Height: 15.4"
  • Folded Length: 15.4"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 3.6 lb
  • Converts to Monopod
  • Arca-Type Ball Head
  • Separate Head and Pan Locks
  • Integral Bubble Level

The blue MeFoto RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit offers a sturdy, compact aluminum alloy tripod that extends to 61.6", supports up to 17.6 lb, and folds down to just over 15". The Road trip is actually two camera supports in one. A foam-cushioned, removable leg attaches to the center column to convert to full size monopod.

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 carry case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport.

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.
Foam Grip on Monopod Leg
Provides comfort while carrying, especially in extreme temperatures.
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 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.
Carrying Case
Each MeFoto tripod comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection.

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General
Material Aluminum alloy
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
Maximum Height 61.6" (156.5 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.1" (130.3 cm)
Minimum Height 15.4" (39.1 cm)
Folded Length 15.4" (39.1 cm)
Center Column Rapid-type, sliding action,
Attaches to leg section to convert to full size monopod
Leg Sections 5
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Lock Type Twist
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Weight 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
Head
Material Aluminum alloy
Head Type Ball head
Head Mount Size 1/4"-20
Quick Release Yes
Panning Range 360° with panning Lock
Tilt Range -45° to +90°
Bubble Level Yes
Tension Control No
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue)
  • Double Action Ball Head
  • PU-50 Slide-In Quick Release Plate for B-00 & B-0 Ballheads
  • Carry Case With Strap
  • 3-Year Warranty + 2-Year Warranty by Registering Online
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    MeFOTORoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Green)
     
    4.7

    (based on 177 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (132)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (104)
    • Stable (100)
    • Folds away (88)
    • Unfolds quickly (61)
    • Compact (40)

    Cons

    • Complicated controls (4)
    • Heavy (4)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (112)
    • Landscape/scenery (108)
    • Night shots (72)
    • Portraits (45)
    • Home (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (84), Semi-pro photographer (33), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (12), Casual photographer (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (146), Yes (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Quality Tripod For Traveling Light

    I recently purchased this tripod although I was hesitant to purchase it because of the price. I know professional tripods cost much more than this, but photography is just a new hobby for...Read complete review

    I recently purchased this tripod although I was hesitant to purchase it because of the price. I know professional tripods cost much more than this, but photography is just a new hobby for me! As soon as I removed it from the packaging, I felt it was money well spent. This tripod feels very heavy duty, which could be a con for some as it does have some weight to it but I like it because it feels solid. I am very glad I purchased it over the MeFoto A01350Q1A as I think the extra height (about a foot) was worth the extra money in itself although folded length is an additional 3". Setup is quick and easy, its the first tripod I've had with the turn locks, but they are easy to lock and unlock together when the tripod is in the folded position. Legs lock into position firmly. The camera attaches very securely (although a screw with a d-ring would be great) and the ball head controls work smoothly and make it easy to fine adjust the camera. I really like the tension adjusting knob. The bubble level is still visible with my Nikon D5100 (larger cameras it would probably be covered) and works pretty accurately, but I prefer the type of levels on my Sunpak 4STM over the single bubble in the round sight glass the MeFoto has. I attached the carrying case to the underside of my Lowepro Pro Runner 200 AW camera bag and take the tripod everywhere I go. I have not used it as a monopod yet, but I did like the fact that I can convert it to one if the situation arises. The spiked feet are also a nice feature, though I have not tried them yet either. I'm very happy with the purchase of this tripod from B&H, I was looking for a quality tripod, that holds my camera and lenses securely, travels small, and still has height so I'm not bending over looking through the view finder... the MeFoto A1350Q1A was a great choice for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    compact, light tripod for travel

    I can't speak for the high end tripods out there, but if you're looking for an affordable travel tripod that is lightweight and folds down small (~15 inches) and that is used under...Read complete review

    I can't speak for the high end tripods out there, but if you're looking for an affordable travel tripod that is lightweight and folds down small (~15 inches) and that is used under normal conditions then this is the one for you. The legs have an adjustable 2-angle which I found a bit cumbersome to get used to. I find that the arca-style base plate that came with the tripod didn't stay tight on my 5d while in use (maybe I'm not tightening it enough but I plan to look for custom-type arca base plate that will prevent the body from twisting from it). The tripod isn't weather-proof as expected at the price point. I brought to a sandy environment (not recommended) and sand got into the twist lock joints that will grind when attempting to lock and also prevented the legs from locking securely without clearing the sand first.

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    5.0

    awesome tripod!!

    By Cindy

    from Pasadena, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Chocolate):

    This is awesome tripod..
    easy and light weight to carry for travel!

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    4.0

    good value

    By Mike

    from REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_P

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Orange):

      landscape so far.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      just what the doctor ordered

      By don't have one

      from Philo, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

        I hike a lot and this is so compact, so it's perfect...fits in my daypack. It's very sturdy and the ball head is great for all angles, plus the center can be reversed for extremely low shots.The level is nice to have, but it is pretty small. No complaints about that, though. I consider that a bonus. I'm not a professional, so things don't have to be perfect.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great tripod

        By Grand Pere

        from Chesterfield, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

          This is a very well made and extremely sturdy tripod. It is easy to setup and adjusts easily.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great Little Tripod

          By Amy B

          from McKinney, TX

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

            I purchased this tripod because I do not use heavy gear and wanted to have something light enough to tote around with me but sturdy enough to handle a heavier lens and flash when I decided to use them. It was one of the few that I found at the time that had a higher support without weighing a ton. My only real complaint is that the legs have to be unscrewed to let out. I wish they had clamps instead. It isn't a deal breaker, but it is annoying when you are trying to get set up outside and it takes so long to let the legs out on the tripod. Other than that, it is light weight, durable, sturdy, and the head pivots and turns very smoothly. The tripod is light weight to me, but I do not think I would want to carry it on a hike or anything.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Nice Tripod

            By Tom M

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

              Lightweight, Compact

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              • No

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              4.0

              MeFoto Roadtrip does its Job!

              By Mikey Man

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                  I'm new to photography and video, but I did quite a bit of research before I bought my "Roadtrip." Initially I purchased a Vanguard Alta 263 AB, which was priced equally to the Roadtrip, but that was a mistake. The ball head on the Vanguard broke immediately! Needless to say I returned it and purchased the MeFoto "Roadtrip."The "Roadtrip" is solid. It is portable, attractive, the ball is smooth and efficient, and I am happy I made the purchase. I recommend it without reservations. It can hold a large dslr with a heavy lens--that's certain. And with a price tag well under two-hundred dollars, that's a pretty good deal in the dslr world!

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                  4.0

                  Impressive features, small, affordable

                  By Collin

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                    This is the first "nice" tripod I have had for. At this price point, the features are very impressive. Ball head, Arca plate, etc. The tripod is easy to use and the controls are intuitive. The monopod function is actually rather useful for SMALL cameras. Fully extended, the legs are a little bandy but they settle in well and I haven't seen to much shaking.I got this to support a Pentax 6x7 and care is needed to keep the ball head tight enough not to flop about, but it seems to hold the camera very nicely.Fit and finish is quite impressive overall. The colors are also pretty cool.

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                    5.0

                    Great tripod

                    By Rich

                    from NEW YORK CITY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                      Love this tripod. great look, easy to setup. I just got back froM Aruba..Fabulous sunset shots.

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                      5.0

                      Great product

                      By MV ADVENTURES

                      from Petersburg, Alaska

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                        I have several different tripods, and I bought this for hiking where I will need a decent tripod but don't want the weight and bulk of my trusty Bogen. I wanted something light weight but sturdy - opposing objectives in the world of tripods. But it is very well constructed, very compact for my needs, and it has some nice details that set it apart from other options: such as the retractable hook for hanging a bag or weight, and the ability to convert it to a monopod. It's tall enough to be useful for a lot of situations, but with the inverting column I can get down to ground level.

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                        5.0

                        Good things come in small packages

                        By AlanE

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                          I have needed a small, lightweight tripod that I could pack in a suitcase or backpack for a weekend trip. This one is stable, and able to support my Canon 5D Mark III with a long lens without vibration. The images have been excellent, without any motion artifact. The ball head works easily and panning is smooth. I will not think twice again about packing a tripod.

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                          5.0

                          Surprisingly Versatile!

                          By JohnM

                          from Albany, OR

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Travel

                            Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                            I had only heard about this brand recently on an online forum. I liked the size as it will easily fit into a carryon bag. The quality is certainly first-rate as I understand they are made by Benro, a popular brand.

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                            5.0

                            After so much research, I am very happy!

                            By tony almeida

                            from australia

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

                                Best tripod considering stability, price, portability.

                                Can't go wrong.

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                                5.0

                                My MeFOTO Tripod

                                By John

                                from Woodside, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery

                                  Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Red):

                                  I received my new tripod recently and love the color and fact that it is really light. I shoot landscape mostly and this allows me to pack light for my shoots.
                                  Great design and high quality

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                                  5.0

                                  Tripod meets expectations!

                                  By DG that likes to take pictures

                                  from Western Colorado

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Choice Of Colors
                                  • Folds Small
                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

                                    Tripod is compact; light; firm; sturdy; comes in a nice carrying case. Tripod is easy to use on even or uneven surfaces; holds my 400mm lens and camera very well. Great for landscape and portrait photos! Recommend to anyone experienced or new with photography.

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                                    4.0

                                    Lightweight, compact and tall

                                    By Bill from Brazil

                                    from Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                                      I was looking for a tripod and the staff at B&H recommended this one for me. I like the way it is tall, lightweight and compact. I miss having a handle to guide the camera but I guess this would make it harder to fold. The release plate is not a quick one but I guess that is the price for having a MeFOTO instead of a Manfrotto! LOLI took this picture with it in the entrance to my building

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                                      5.0

                                      Love this tripod!!

                                      By JJ

                                      from Anderson SC

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Folds Small
                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

                                        I am a portrait photographer while at home and a frustrated landscape photographer while traveling. I bought this to take on a trip to Bryce and Zion and love it for it's portability and ease of use. The ball head is stout enough to handle my Canon 7d with the 70-200 lens attached.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid performer

                                        By DME

                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Folds Small
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Unfolds Quickly

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

                                          I purchased this for my daughter based on my positive experience with my Mefoto GlobeTrotter. Both are excellent travel tripods and remarkably solid for their size and weight. Both of us were using Canon DSLR's with battery grips and a variety of lenses, the largest being a Canon 70 - 200 2.8 IS. I was initially concerned with the ability of the ball heads to sustain the weight but we experienced no issues. We used them in low light in some very windy conditions during a trip to the northern CA coast and Yosemite. Travel cases made transporting them easy while there and both were easily able to fit in our carry-on bags for the flights to and from CA. They passed through the TSA security checks with no issues. While they would not replace our full size tripods, they are very good at their intended purpose, travel.

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                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          found tripod to be perfect for hicking

                                          By Ken

                                          from Brookeville, MD

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Folds Small
                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Unfolds Quickly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots

                                            Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Orange):

                                            We just finished a trip to Yosemite...Tripod was easy to carry, move quickly and adjusts well to very uneven terraine
                                            Every now and then you purchase something that is truly worth it...this is it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                            5.0

                                            Great travel tripod

                                            By Eric in Maine

                                            from Portland, ME

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Folds Small
                                            • Good Stability
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Landscape/Scenery
                                              • Travel

                                              Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                                              I recently traveled to Iceland and needed a compact yet sturdy tripod for photographing waterfalls with slow shutter speeds. The Roadtrip Travel Tripod was easy to travel with and provided a secure platform for my D600 and all my lenses, including the 70-200. I even used the nifty built in monopod to help capture some images of Icelandic horses. Its small size and negligible weight were really appreciated. It will be accompanying me on all my future travels where a larger tripod is problematic. Great product.

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