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Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

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Peak Design
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

    Great tripod for travel and hiking

    By Petebird
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-30

    Very happy with my tripod. Recently took it on a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons and was easily able to take it on the plane and on hikes.

    Light and Effective

    By CFM
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-25

    A nice travel companion, sets up easily and is sturdy...even in the Iceland dark photographing the Northern Lights.

    Great Tripod

    By MDM
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-24

    Have had this tripod for a few years now and its a great tripod! It folds up quickly and it gets super compact!

    Solid design!

    By stu422
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-23

    This tripod is amazing. The machining quality is top-notch. I love how the mobile adapter fits inside as well, for when I use my iPhone for a quick video or picture instead. I know I will use this tri-pod for many years to come, because of how well it's made.

    The best tripod I have used

    By msl2424
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-23

    I bought this carbon-fiber tripod with ambitions of world travel, and sadly that has not happened due to the pandemic and other life circumstances. Nevertheless, I have never used a better tripod than this. It opens and closes super fast thanks to clamp-style leg closures. The unique design is ultra-compact, so it's easy to move with, and the included travel case is really nice. The carbon fiber material, while not inexpensive, makes it extra lightweight for hauling. Panning and tilting are easy, and you can add a weight or bag underneath or even screw in spiked feet (sold separately) to anchor the tripod in place for added peace of mind. Look no further than this tripod.

    Fantastic design

    By Oddlyorange
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-23

    I’ve never carried a tripod because most of the ones I’ve seen are far too big and bulky. I’ve only ever use the little gorilla pod tripods. However I recently splashed out on one of Pete designs aluminium tripods and it’s fantastic. It packs down so neatly I can get it inside my Camera rucksack while every other model would have to hang off the outside. Why are the manufacturers haven’t followed a similar path I really don’t know. The only thing I would like is a bit more control over panning when using the tripod to take video, but there may be a gadget for that too. Overall, this is a fantastic product and I recommend it to anybody who is considering buying a tripod. You’ll find yourself using a tripod more than you ever imagined simply because of the portability.

    excellent ergonomy

    By Meowris
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-29

    I bought the tripod a couple of months ago and I'm still impressed by it every time I use it. The tripod is very ergonomically designed and it takes seconds to deploy it in the correct position. I can tell there was lots of attention to detail during the design process.

    Expensive but worth it.

    By James
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-28

    It was a lot to pay for a tripod, but it was worth it. I now carry a tripod on shoots where I would not have before. Watch their youtube video about the tripod as it shows some hidden features. Top notch design -- very well thought out and stronger than I expected.

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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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