Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod (Blue)

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod (Blue)

Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod (Blue)

B&H # PRPHTRBBL MFR # PHTRBBL
Discontinued

Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 53.9"
  • Min Height: 16.5"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 3.6 lb
  • Twist Leg Locks
  • Ball Head with Independent Pan
  • Single Leg Converts to Monopod
  • Carrying Case Included
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Configuration: Tripod Only

Tripod Only With Camera Backpack

Discontinued

Prima Photo PHTRBBL overview

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The Big Travel Tripod from Prima Photo offers the traveling photographer a strong and capable camera support in a lightweight and compact build. The tripod features a maximum height of 53.9", a minimum height of 16.5", holds up to 17.6 lb and weighs only 3.6 lb. The Big Travel Tripod is actually two supports in one as one of the legs may be detached from the tripod and joined with the center column to form a functional full-size monopod.

Each tripod leg uses a twist lock configuration to extend each of the five leg sections. Additionally, the tripod's legs can be set independently in three different positions, allowing the tripod to sit lower to the ground for dramatic landscape, macro and portrait photos.

The included ball head uses separate head and pan locks and features a friction adjustment for controlling the speed and movement of the ball. An Arca-type compatible 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.

UPC: 719821394952
In the Box
Prima Photo Big Travel Tripod (Blue)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration (Only Available for USA Customers)
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    Prima Photo PHTRBBL specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Camera Mounting Screw Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 8 kg
    Maximum Working Height 53.9" / 136.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 16.5" / 41.9 cm
    Folded Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 3.64 lb / 1.6 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 5
    Bubble Level Yes
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 2
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 4.9 x 4.8"

    Prima Photo PHTRBBL reviews

    Big Travel Tripod (Blue) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tripod I bought this tripod when it was on sale for $59 and am extremely happy with it! The tripod is very comparable to the Manfrotto element big (besides having a slightly decreased extended height)� I love that you can remove a leg and make it into a monopod - super helpful for when shooting with gimbals.� The quick release plate is not the easiest to secure to the camera (It works by tightening it by hand; however, if you shoot portraits the weight of the camera can sometimes cause it to loosen and move-� use the included tool to prevent this)� I made a video comparing this to the Manfrotto, check it out!�https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UEjZXVnnns
    Date published: 2018-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality, budget friendly product! This is an awesome upgrade from my first tripod! I love how there is an option to convert it into a monopod. It's very easy to use. I appreciate that here are two levels because I can get obsessive with how straight my photos are. A welcome surprise for me is the option to change the feet of each peg from rubber, to studs. It works great when you're setting up on unpaved surfaces. I'm very happy with this product and would highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a tripod with a restricted budget.
    Date published: 2016-06-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy & small enough to fit in my backpack I bought this for a trip to take video while using my mirror-less digital camera. It folds down pretty small, and fit in my lightweight backpack. I have to admit it was a little heavier than I had expected, but it is so sturdy, so I don't mind the weight (and the weight is certainly manageable). I like that one of the legs can come off to create a monopod. It's easy to adjust the camera angle and swivel, and i like the built-in levels. I also like the quick release system, and the carrying bag seemed slightly padded and sturdy. I found it a little bit hard to close the legs, but I just used a little elbow grease to get them to close. Overall I am very happy with it!
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! I recently bought this so that I could start shooting some cityscape long exposures and some astrophotography. I got it within days, and my first thought when unboxing it was how sturdy it was. It really has a solid build. I had done some research on how PrimaPhoto is a division of Manfrotto, and so I figured why not give this a shot. Let me tell you, I wasn't disappointed! If you're on the fence about buying this, trust me, you won't be disappointed either!
    Date published: 2017-07-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Arca-Swiss Compatible Just got off the phone with CS, they also talked to a guy in the BH retail store. The tripod has a screw that sticks up on the plate which interferes with any other Arca type tripod plate other than the one that came with this unit. I'm using the Custom SLR M-Plate Pro on my camera as it allows for a sling and has the Arca-Swiss tripod plate all in one, however because the company that made the tripod didn't recess the center post screw that attaches the mounting plate, it's not comparable with any Arca-Swiss plate other than the one it was sold with. Seems like they designed it this way to prevent you from being able to use any other tripod plate, just so you would have to use their own plate. I'm sure the next model will fix this and we will have to buy another tripod. Planned obsolescence at its best. I hate this nonsense.
    Date published: 2017-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value! Very nice/great-value tripod. Lots of nifty features: 1. Three spread positions/angles 2. Spring-loaded leg tabs 3. Anti-rotation legs 4. Fully extended to 62 in. not including the head 5. Monopod conversion 6. Padded carry-bag Minuses are weight (knew this before bought it) and cheapy head (can't ask for more at the price). I replaced a better head and called it a done deal.
    Date published: 2017-04-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Your slip is showing! Got this on sale and because of the smaller collapse size� 16 1/4" that will go on the side of my camera backpack.� It's sturdy and worth the cost.� Was worried about the height but turns out to be 65" when fully extended. The only problem is the quick release plate.� If it isn't secured tightly in place on the head, it will easily SLIDE OFF and there goes your camera. Attaching and removing the release plate isn't quick rather it takes time to screw and unscrew and also to position the plate squarely on the head.� Wish it was made like most others where it clamps into place.
    Date published: 2018-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely recommend For the money, it's a solid piece of kit. You'll notice the weight, but again, for the price it is hard to beat, especially for something this tall. Mine arrived with many components loose but, the accompanying wrenches remedied that issue. Just make sure to tighten everything up before you use it. One draw back to note is that if you use an arca swiss grip, you may have difficulty attaching it to this head because of the anti-slip plate protection.
    Date published: 2017-05-07
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