MeFOTO Aluminum Short Column for the GlobeTrotter Tripod

MeFOTO Aluminum Short Column for the GlobeTrotter Tripod

MeFOTO Aluminum Short Column for the GlobeTrotter Tripod

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  • Enables Minimum Tripod Height of 13"
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This Aluminum Short Column from MeFOTO allows you to replace the center column of your GlobeTrotter travel tripod for low-level shots. Minimum operating height with the short column is 13" inches off the ground. It works with both aluminum and carbon fiber GlobeTrotter models.

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MeFOTO Aluminum Short Column for the GlobeTrotter Tripod
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty, Extendable to 5 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description
    Material Aluminum
    Height 3.6" (9.1 cm)
    Minimum Height Tripod with short column: 13" (33 cm)
    Diameter 2" (49.8 mm)
    Weight 4.8 oz (136 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 3.8 x 2.0"
    Aluminum Short Column for the GlobeTrotter Tripod is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended with one big caveat Purchased this to go with a MeFoto Globetrotter Carbon Fiber Tripod. This is a useful accessory in that it lets you lower the tripod to within inches of the ground for dramatic landscapes and macro shots. It also makes the monopod feature of the tripod much more user friendly as places the foam handgrip in a more ergonomic position. The big caveat - the short column changes the geometry of the tripod when in reversed / collapsed position and the tripod legs cannot be fully collapsed. You cannot store the tripod in the Mefoto Tripod bag with the short center column attached. You can store the short center column in the bag alongside the tripod with the normal column, but this defeats the simple/portable concept a bit. The tripod is still short with the legs collapsed but not reversed - and you can certainly carry it around but it doesn't travel quite as well with the short center column. For my needs I'm content strapping the tripod and short center column to my backpack and leaving the Mefoto Bag at home.
    Date published: 2015-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The missing accessory ... If there is one complaint I have about the MeFoto tripod it is that it didn't include this item. It is easy to replace the standard column with this short version. And, given it's relative size, not being made of carbon fiber isn't a deal breaker.
    Date published: 2014-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mono help This will be perfect for monopod use
    Date published: 2015-05-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well; probably should come with the Tripod. Overall this is a solid pickup if you intend to shoot low--or even as a quick ballhead connector for the monopod leg. You have to unscrew the weight hook, unscrew the ballhead, and this goes right into the center column or onto the monopod leg. For the cost as a separate accessory? Kinda scratching my head as to why this isn't included with the tripod proper even if they jack the price up $30 to compensate. I figure the average person who buys a Globetrotter tripod would not nix the tripod if it was $30 more and came with the short column even if they didn't use it. But, that's just my opinion. There's nothing really superlative about the part short column proper, though. It does it's job and does it well. If you think you might shoot low, get it. It's useful to have and won't break the bank.
    Date published: 2017-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for low level shots Works as expected, simple to swap out, but you lose the ability to fold the tripod w/ the legs reversed. A little cumbersome to carry around in an already full bag. I plan to get a small pouch for it to hang from the outside of my backpack, or to protect glass when I have room inside. Also a much better option to use vs the standard column when using it as a monopod.
    Date published: 2017-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for the GlobeTrotter Tripod Excellent accessory for the Globetrotter Tripod, providing low-level shots within 13 inches of the ground without having to reverse-mount your camera. Always keep this mini-column in my tripod bag and use frequently. Must be removed before returning the folded tripod to the bag, but a small price to pay for the benefits.
    Date published: 2016-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short column It is exactly what I expected it would be. It fits my GlobeTrotter perfectly and even allows the weight hook to attach to the bottom. I do mostly landscape and waterfall photography so having this little piece has been something i have missed. Glad to finally have it in my arsonal.
    Date published: 2017-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from extends monopod height Use it with my globetrotter tripod in monopod mode. Extends the height of the camera for more comfortable use.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
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