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Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod (Black)

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Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod (Black)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Maximum Height: 56.3"
  • Minimum Height: 13.8"
  • Folded Length: 12.6"
Designed for travelling photographers needing a reliable option that is still easy to carry, the black Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod from Manfrotto is capable of holding professional camera gear weighing up to 8.8 lb. It pairs lightweight carbon fiber legs with a telescopic center column and an aluminum ball head, resulting in a capable yet compact package with a weight of 2.3 lb and a folded length of 12.6". An independent pan lock is offered for easy movement along a single axis and a friction control knob is also available for making precise adjustments.
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Manfrotto Element Small Traveler Carbon Fiber... Overview

Designed for travelling photographers needing a reliable option that is still easy to carry, the black Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod from Manfrotto is capable of holding professional camera gear weighing up to 8.8 lb. It pairs lightweight carbon fiber legs with a telescopic center column and an aluminum ball head, resulting in a capable yet compact package with a weight of 2.3 lb and a folded length of 12.6". An independent pan lock is offered for easy movement along a single axis and a friction control knob is also available for making precise adjustments.

When fully extended, the Element tripod can reach a notable maximum height of 56.3", while also going as low as 13.8" for dramatic low angle shots. Twist locks are deployed between each of the five leg sections, which makes the tripod easy to set up and tear down and is very useful for on location shooting. Furthermore, each leg can be adjusted between three different angles, so you can regulate the stability of your support to fit your needs. Additional features include two bubble levels and a carrying bag for easy transport.

  • Tripod designed for travelling, with 5-section carbon fiber legs and aluminum ball head
  • Holds equipment as heavy as 8.8 lb while weighing only 2.3 lb, keeping the system portable
  • Maximum height of 56.3" with column extended, going as low as 13.8" and with a folded length of 12.6"
  • Telescopic center column to make small height adjustments easier
  • Friction control knob helps regulate the tension of the head for precise panning or framing
  • Independent pan lock allows you to restrict movement on that axis for more precise framing
  • Twist locks employed between each leg section for easy and intuitive operation
  • Independent leg angle adjustment, with three different angle options available
UPC: 719821422969

Manfrotto Element Small Traveler Carbon Fiber... Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Number of Bubble Levels2
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-32° to +32°
Vertical Tilt+90° to -32°
General
Load Capacity8.8 lb / 4 kg
Maximum Working Height56.3" / 143 cm
Max Height without Center Column50.4" / 128 cm
Minimum Working Height13.8" / 35 cm
Closed Length12.6" / 32 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Weight2.3 lb / 1.1 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Leg Sections5
Leg Diameter0.87" / 2.2 cm
Center Column
Center Column Sections2
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 4.3 x 4.1"

Manfrotto Element Small Traveler Carbon Fiber... Reviews

Excellent travel tripod that's also stable enough for astrop

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-18

I frequently travel internationally with my mirrorless gear and bought this tripod with size & weight in mind. I was pleasantly surprised to find out just how stable it is as well. Remove the center post and spread the legs out to the widest point to create a platform that can be used to shoot the stars. In a pinch, I had to use the tripod locally for with my big rig and it had no issues supporting the weight and bulk. Well designed product at a reasonable price point.

All around Tripod

By Lito
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-07

I hike a lot and this thing is always with me. Highly recommended!

lightweight and simple

By Gail
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-13

Thank goodness for Youtube....I am a senior with some weakness in my shoulders, etc. I was looking for a lightweight, simple tripod that I could carry along with my camera without struggling. I watched a lot of videos and decided to take a chance on this one despite the fact that the center column is fixed, and none of the legs are removable to form a monopod. It also is not very high when fully extended. Turns out for my simple needs it is perfect. BTW, my camera is a lightweight mirrorless Fujifilm. Hope this helps.

Small & lightweight but center column doesn't go down

By Seth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-02-26

I love it for the size and portability, very lightweight, but I was surprised the center column doesn't go down. Defeats the basic purpose of the tripod, you lose the stability of the three legs with the center column unable to drop down.

Compact and Lightweight

By Will
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-13

This is a super compact and lightweight tripod - exactly what I needed for traveling and hiking. It has rotation degree markings on the head which is super helpful for making panorama shots. The only thing to watch out for is the lower max height when compared to the larger tripods, be sure to take that into account for your needs.

Perfect for travel

By Gyungho
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

I wanted to have lightweight tripod for daily use and it is fit for the purpose. If you have m43 camera, this is perfect.

Light but Strong

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-27

Perfect for looking through binoculars seated. Nice and light but still very stable. If I could improve them I would make the ball head clamp a little wider to accommodate larger spotting scopes.

Good for it's price, but...

By Gunther
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

I used it already a few times now. I wanted a small light weight travel tripod and it does satisfy when you want a easy to carry tripod. But a few downsides are the colom is fixed, it doesn't go down, It's also not so quickly to set up for using, it takes some time to find the perfect angle for a steady standing feel.

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Can the center column be removed?

Can the center column be removed?
Asked by: Kurt
No, the column is not made to come out of the Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod (Black).
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-31

What is the "girth" or circumference of the ...

What is the "girth" or circumference of the folded/closed tripod? Trying to see if it will fit on the inside of an ICU on a bag.
Asked by: Meghan
Collapsed the Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod (Black) is approxemelty 4.3-4.5 incher diameter.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-05-01

Will this hold a Nikon D800 with a 70-200 ...

Will this hold a Nikon D800 with a 70-200 attached?
Asked by: Jim
Yes, the Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod will hold a Nikon D800 with a Nikon 70-200mm lens attached. The setup will be the most stable if one does not extend the center column more than a third.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2019-06-25

Does this take Arca plates?

Does this take Arca plates?
Asked by: Ignacio
Yes. I use a Really Right Stuff Arca Swiss L bracket with it.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2021-09-08

question

Does the head have a friction adjustment
Asked by: Curtis J.
How do you adjust the friction control. I don't see a separate knob for friction control.
Answered by: Frank
Date published: 2020-08-10

Will this tripod hold a Nikon D800 with a 70-200 ...

Will this tripod hold a Nikon D800 with a 70-200 lens attached?
Asked by: Jim
Yes, but it will be borderline stable, I would recommend a tripod with a higher load capacity, like the Mefoto Roadtrip or Globetrotter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-17

question

Does the provided plate fit the threading of the Canon eos 80D?
Asked by: Joseph P.
The Element Carbon Fiber Small Traveler Tripod will be compatible with the Canon EOS 80 D and the plate included will fit.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How is the drag control handled? with a separate ...

How is the drag control handled? with a separate knob?
Asked by: Frank
There are two knobs. One is a typical ball head friction control allowing full rotation of the ball. The other releases the base to rotate the head around the vertical axis through the center column. Exactly what you want in a small ball head. The whole tripod is very compact and I can fit it in a lens slot inside my messenger bag.
Answered by: Dennis
Date published: 2020-08-19
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