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MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black)

B&H # MEA1350Q1K Mfr # A1350Q1K
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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 black 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 (Black)
  • 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 (Red)
     
    4.7

    (based on 193 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (139)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (50)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (116)
    • Stable (100)
    • Folds away (88)
    • Unfolds quickly (61)
    • Compact (55)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Travel (123)
    • Landscape/scenery (121)
    • Night shots (72)
    • Portraits (45)
    • Home (43)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (90), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (15), Photography student (13), Casual photographer (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (160), Yes (9)

    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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    4.0

    Rock Solid

    By Aspekt

    from NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Red):

      Awesome tripod, only annoying thing is that you need an adapter to use the monopod portion.

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      • No

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      5.0

      This is a winner!

      By Diane

      from Emola, Pa

      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

      Light weight, compact, easy to pack or carry

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      4.0

      Great for Travel

      By bobest23

      from Plainfield, IL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Gold):

        Ideal for travel. I recently took this on a trip to Upstate NY. I was able to easily carry this in my backpack. Supper easy to setup and it is rock solid. I took some pictures while in a creek and it worked fantastic.

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        • No

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        5.0

        This Is The One

        By Charlie from the Island

        from N Hutchinson Island, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

          I needed a compact tripod that is compact when I travel by air. I also needed a tripod that is sturdy enough to support a variety of lenses I use in the field and one that would be stable on rough terrain.The MePhoto does all that while being easy to set up quickly. It also comes with a ball head, or you can use other ball heads and quick release plates that you may prefer. I wish I thought of this sooner rather than carrying heavier gear on all my outings when this one meets and/or exceeds all my needs.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Buy!

          By Lish

          from Athens, Ohio

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Purple):

              This tripod is everything I expected and more. The carrying case is really nice. & the mono pod conversion is really great too.

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              Outstanding Product for the money

              By Tide Photography

              from Tullahoma, TN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Red):

                I use both features, monopod (sports) and tripod. Very easy to use and light. Once I tighten things down where I would them, camera doesn't move. Does exactly what I purchased it for. When I upgrade in a few years...it will be a MeFoto tripod!

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                5.0

                Really good value

                By Amaretto

                from New York, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Red):

                  Purchased the red version about a month ago from B&H to test it in the field on a 3-week vacation in Brittany.My other tripod is a Manfrotto 055CXPro3 which is too heavy to lug around all day. I'm about 6 feet, weighing 175 lbs, quite skinny but fit :-)Well, the MeFoto performed exceptionally well. Light enough to carry (I intentionally bought the aluminium version), quite sturdy (given that the Brittany coast on certain days was extremely windy), and tough (the terrain was rough, so was the weather on certain days).I mainly used a Nikon D-300, with a Nikon 16-85mm zoom, RRS L-bracket, and a set of filters.The only negative was the ballhead. While lugging the set-up around on my shoulder, especially on longer jaunts, there was some noticeable creep. However, the positives completely overshadow this "defect". The Arca-Swiss-type clamp itself was quite faultless, and held the set-up together without any problems.Note that the ball head can be removed, to be replaced by any other ball head you may have.All in all, very pleasant experience. The carbon fiber version would most likely have been slightly less heavy to carry around, by half a pound.

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                  4.0

                  Great for the price

                  By Kyle

                  from Kansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Green):

                    I wanted to get into some basic star and night photography and was overwhelmed by the price of tripods. This tripod is very portable, has great build quality so far, and is priced much more reasonably than other aluminum, ballhead tripods.

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                    4.0

                    Fantastic Travel Tripod

                    By Buck

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Green):

                      This is a well made and great for travel tripod. Easily fits into a carry-on bag and the ball head doesn't budge, although my 60D, 430ex & 18-135 is about all I put on it. The color selection is great and the monopod feature is pretty nifty although I've only taken it out once or twice like that.My only complaint, and why I rated 4/5, is that the very last segment of the tripod legs seem a little flimsy. Even when I hang my bag on the middle hook they tend to flex and wobble a little. I've simply stopped using the last segment and just extend the neck if I need more height. No other complaints, can't recommend this tripod enough!

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                      5.0

                      Brilliant and lightweight

                      By meredithnz

                      from Auckland, New Zealand

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Green):

                        Ordered this for a US road trip taking in some famous national parks. I found it a superb addition to my kit and now never leave home without it. It's light, easy to use and very sturdy — I used it with a Canon 5D MKll and L-series lenses — and it performed as if it weighed 5 times as much. One of the best photographic tools I have ever bought.

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                        4.0

                        Delivers On Its Promise

                        By toxonophil

                        from Ontario, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                          My primary use for this tripod is support for my Canon EOS M Infrared Camera which I use with the EOS M -> EF adapter and EF mount lenses. I am normally on foot with this kit and this tripod is half the weight and half the length of the one it replaces.IMHO, the build-quality of this MeFoto (and the ball head that came with it) exeeds expectations based on its price.It comes out of its bag and sets up quickly and it stows-away easily as well. It is steady enough for the weight it is designed to support.It does not excel at low level (close-to-the-ground) shots, but, I did not buy it for that application.If it was lost or stolen, I would buy another one.

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                          4.0

                          Great Travel Tripod

                          By INPhotoLearner

                          from Brownsburg, IN

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Too Long To Set Up
                          • Tough To Attach Camera

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel

                          Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                          I use this for travel and hiking with my Lowepro Flipside 300. It's a great size and weight tripod and I enjoy using it. It is very sturdy even when fully extended. The ball head works great too.It does take some time to set it up because of the small leg section lengths. Loosening and tightening all of the sections takes some time. The camera mount is a little slower too as you have to carefully mount it in the groves and then tighten it. It would be better if it had a quicker attach and release mechanism. Overall, I'm glad I bought the tripod and I would buy it again for my use when hiking and traveling.

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                          4.0

                          Good tripod

                          By Jay

                          from Williamsburg, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

                            I used this on my first trip with my Canon 70d and liked the ease of set-up. It is more sturdy than you'd think. It takes a few minutes to get used to the adjustment knobs, but works well for a travel tripod.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for my uses

                            By Nathan H.

                            from Albuquerque, NM

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                            • Slow Setup Time

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel

                            Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Orange):

                            Convenient to carry and packs down fairly small. I get around by bicycle so I wanted a travel tripod to take with me occasionally. The touch of color is nice, too. The monopod conversion is a nice bonus, though some care must be taken to not unscrew it accidentally when unlocking the legs.

                            Overall very pleased with the tripod and can see it being a part of my kit for a long time.

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                            4.0

                            Awesome with one fatal flaw

                            By JaxJeebers

                            from Jacksonville, FL

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel

                              Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Orange):

                              Pros:Amazing strength, simple to use, very light and compact so can go in a backpack.Cons: The one con relates to the mounting plate. There should be some latch there as you are unscrewing the camera doesn't slip out. Even my $ tripods have this and my ~$ doesn't.

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                              5.0

                              great tripod

                              By patzor

                              from New Orleans, LA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit (Purple):

                                This is my second MeFoto tripod. I bought a spare so I don't have to carry back and forth to Orlando.

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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.

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                                  • 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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                                    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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