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Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

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Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 20 lb
  • Maximum Height: 60"
  • Minimum Height: 5.5"
  • Folded Length: 15.5"
Photographers looking for a beautifully designed tripod with a great strength to size and weight ratio will appreciate the Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod from Peak Design. Architecturally inspired, and weighing only 2.8 lb, this innovative tripod reduces folded volume thanks to legs that store closer together than traditional tripods. When folded, the tripod is roughly as thick as a water bottle. Boasting impressive specs, the tripod height adjusts from 5.5 to 60", folds down to only 15.5", holds up to 20 lb, and is constructed from carbon fiber. For fast deployment, the five-section aluminum leg cams can be released at the same time. Ground-level shots are quickly captured by simply reversing the center column.
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Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Overview

Photographers looking for a beautifully designed tripod with a great strength to size and weight ratio will appreciate the Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod from Peak Design. Architecturally inspired, and weighing only 2.8 lb, this innovative tripod reduces folded volume thanks to legs that store closer together than traditional tripods. When folded, the tripod is roughly as thick as a water bottle. Boasting impressive specs, the tripod height adjusts from 5.5 to 60", folds down to only 15.5", holds up to 20 lb, and is constructed from carbon fiber. For fast deployment, the five-section aluminum leg cams can be released at the same time. Ground-level shots are quickly captured by simply reversing the center column.

Epitomizing the expression less is more, is an impressive ergonomic ball head that replaces cumbersome knobs and levers with space-saving locking and adjustment rings. The rings facilitate omnidirectional movements that are locked in place with a simple twist. Crowning the ball head is a quick release system compatible with Peak Design standard plates, and most Arca-type plates. Arca-type L-brackets can be attached by removing the safety pin inside the clamp. Under the center column is a hook for attaching a stabilizing weight.

Included with the tripod are a handsome fabric storage case, a mobile mount, 2.5 and 4mm hex wrenches, and a bushing removal tool.

  • Holds DSRL/mirrorless cameras weighing up to 20 lb
  • Lightweight carbon fiber construction
  • Folds down to 15.5", and weighs only 2.8 lb
  • Aluminum leg cams can be released at the same time
  • Reversible center column
  • Weight hook under center column
  • Ergonomic ball head with adjustment and locking rings
  • Included soft case, mobile mount, hex wrenches, and bushing removal tool
  • UPC: 818373021269

    Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Specs

    Head
    Head TypeBall Head
    Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Number of Bubble Levels1
    Friction ControlNo
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Vertical Tilt90°
    Panning Range360°
    General
    Load Capacity20 lb / 9.07 kg
    Maximum Working Height60" / 152.4 cm
    Max Height without Center Column51.25" / 130.18 cm
    Minimum Working Height5.5" / 14 cm
    Closed Length15.5" / 39.4 cm
    MaterialsCarbon Fiber
    Weight2.8 lb / 1.27 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
    Independent Leg SpreadYes
    Leg Sections5
    Feet FeaturesRubber
    Center Column
    Center Column FeaturesCenter Brace, Removable, Reversible
    Center Column ShapeFaceted
    Center Column Sections1
    Center Column Extension TypeRapid
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight4.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.5 x 3.6 x 3.6"

    Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod Reviews

    Exceptional functionality and design

    By Marcoz
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-03

    I have been looking for a compact, light travel tripod that can fit in my carry on. I've purchased a number over the years but either they were poorly built or had to be disassembled to pack. When I saw the brilliant design and feature rich Peak Design travel tripod I had to see it in person. Going to the San Francisco store, setting it up and seeing all the features it offered, I was sold! Since getting it I've taken it on a couple of trips that have proven it's ability to travel with ease and versatility in the field. I am thrilled to have it with me and it's ease of use has made me use it more readily than any other travel tripod! It's also the envy of my fellow photographic travelers! Can't recommend it more highly than to say thank you Peak Design for creating a dream come true travel tripod!

    Built like a Tank, Feels like it Too!

    By Ted Talks
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-01

    ##PD Travel Tripod Aluminum The aluminum feels really dense and heavy when its condensed but trust that it does get a lot lighter and its very easy to manage when its extended. The construction is top-notch-I dropped the tripod from chest height and it broke the floor! I thought the phone grip included was a nice touch but its kinda useless if you want to shoot vertically and it definitely cant be trusted to hold phones or cases that are slick.

    Fantastic!

    By william
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-22

    I bought the Carbon tripod a year ago, and it has been a travel companion ever since. Great options, so well thought out. I also would note that their customer service is superb - I had a problem with the tripod and it was dealt with. Just great and thoroughly recommend them.

    Light and easy to use

    By Abel
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-19

    I have a tripod that is heavy and difficult to extend the legs. I was looking for a light tripod with a fast way to extend the legs. The first time I used the Peak Design tripod, it met my expectations. Extending the legs is a breeze. Levelling it is easy and the head is very flexible to follow active sports. I find the case a bit tight to use. I recommend it.

    Love this thing

    By JK
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-15

    Well over priced but worth every dime, great for traveling

    There is no such thing as a perfect tripod...

    By Ian
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-14

    ... or is there? After a good half decade bemoaning the lack of the perfect tripod I walked into my local camera store and found this beauty. It is everything I ever hoped for. Those who do substantial videography or use particularly large lenses may look further afield for a more traditional design but I've never had any issues with it for all my photography needs – including using a heavy EF 100-400 telephoto lens. It's incredibly compact, lightweight (carbon fiber or aluminum), and has a number of useful features. (I've gotten way more use out of the phone attachment that I expected for one).

    Super Light, Super Steady

    By Fred M.
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-03

    Just recieved my Travel Tripod and am blown away. I have an older Manfrotto 055XDB (with zero complaints) but it isn't a "travel/packable" tripod by any means. Peak Design's latest foray into the tripod battles is a lightweight but extremely sturdy warrior. After watching the user video and reading the enclosed directions, the tripod operates seamlessly. I t can hold my cameras at just about any angle and the mechanism to lock the ball swivel head is intuitive and easy to use. Many thumbs up for Peak Design!!!

    This is now my goto tripod

    By TonyM
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-02

    My main tripod usage is for landscapes and I had a great carbon fibre tripod from another supplier which was good but heavier and was becoming a bit of an issue on longer hikes. I had some trips coming up and decided to invest in the PD carbon fibre Travel Tripod. Not one ounce of regret. It is light, it is small and easy to pack. I have had no issues with stability (Sony A7R4 with up to 600mm lenses). I do sometimes miss having a 3 axis pan head which my other one has eg panoramas, but I don't miss the weight. I also know I have the option to move my old head onto the PD legs if I wanted to. I know have this tripod attached to me backpack all the time. The decision is "Do I leave it behind" rather than "Do I have to take it" Great bit of kit.

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    Can this tripod hold Canon RF 100-500m lens?

    Can this tripod hold Canon RF 100-500m lens?
    Asked by: Amarpreet
    Hi! I think so. But it's best to ask B&H staff just to be sure. So far, I'm using only the kit lens 24-105 for canon R.
    Answered by: Sarah
    Date published: 2021-04-23

    Would the Wimberly AP 500 replacement foot ...

    Would the Wimberly AP 500 replacement foot attached to a Nikon 500 5.6 pf fit securely on the head?
    Asked by: William
    Yes, the Wimberley AP500 quick release replacement foot will work with the Peak Design CF travel tripod. You will first have to remove the two small safety stops from the built-in head in order for the tripod foot to fit.
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2022-03-13

    It is feasible to use a 500mm lens on this, ...

    It is feasible to use a 500mm lens on this, weight wise?
    Asked by: Susie
    I don't know if I would put a prime 500mm lens on this tripod, maybe a zoom to 500mm but not a prime. I don't think it is robust enough for such a heavy and costly lens.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2020-12-04

    Is the mount compatible with the peak design dual ...

    Is the mount compatible with the peak design dual plate v2?
    Asked by: Stephen
    Yes.
    Answered by: Rob
    Date published: 2020-08-06

    Can this fit INSIDE the peak design 20l everyday ...

    Can this fit INSIDE the peak design 20l everyday backpack or only outside?
    Asked by: Tony
    I’m sorry I don’t have the Peak Design Backpack you referenced. However, most of the pics I’ve seen show the tripod inside of it’s bag and sitting inside of the pouch on the outside of the backpack with a Peak Design Strap attaching it securely to the backpack.
    Answered by: Eugene
    Date published: 2020-09-06

    Can you change out the head?

    Can you change out the head?
    Asked by: Richard
    I purchaed the universal head adapter and so yes, you can change out the head.
    Answered by: Gerry
    Date published: 2021-06-09

    No panning?

    No panning?
    Asked by: Lyman
    The Compact Ball Head on the Peak Design Travel Tripod does not have an independent panning function. For our first foray into ball heads, we prioritized space savings and a streamlined interface based around the most common workflows we saw in R&D and user research. Using the Peak Design ball head ring creates a unique and delightful workflow that is different than typical ball heads and we encourage you to give it a try without comparing features 1:1 with other heads. We are aware that the Compact Ball Head may not be ideal for the video-making community or folks who use panning in their photography. Because of this, we hope to have a pan/tilt video in our future product roadmap or an adapter that would work with this current ball head. Similarly, we are closely following feedback about panning functionality and it may similarly influence our development roadmap. For now, we have an add-on adapter that allows our tripod to be used with any 3rd party ball head using a traditional 3/8” screw. If you use panning frequently, this adaptor allows for the integration of that specific functionality. Additionally, we have seen some folks using panning adapters on top of our ball head.
    Answered by: Peak Design
    Date published: 2021-12-30

    Can you do portrait orientation for the camera? ...

    Can you do portrait orientation for the camera? All the photos show camera in normal landscape orientation.
    Asked by: Jack
    The Peak Design CF travel tripod's ballhead supports portrait orientation. You may also keep the ballhead upright while shooting in the portrait orientation by using an L-bracket with your camera.
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2021-11-30
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