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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

    Worth the price

    By Steven
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-19

    Insanely expensive yet worth every penny. So much better in every detail than any TripIt I've owned: weight, convenience, stability, compactness, even a phone adapter hidden in the center support. Really glad I sprang for the extra cost.

    Compact and light!

    By Robert
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-15

    I love this tripod! Light but sturdy enough to hold my DSLR with a 600 mm lens. The mounting plate is very low profile and can stay on the camera. I ordered a 2nd plate for the lens. I also like the onboard tools and cell phone mount. Another great feature are the attachment points for PD anchors on both the tripod and the case.

    Love the tripod, hate the case, make it bigger

    By Ken Bridge
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-10

    for the price of this tripod you cold have made the case just slightly longer maybe an 8th inch or longer to accommodate the optional spike feet, and maybe a 16th of an inch bigger in diameter so your are not fighting it every time you want to put it in the case.

    Best Travel Tripod!

    By Franky
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-29

    I have been using this tripod for more than a year. Compact, easy to open and close. This is the most freq use tripod I have! Highly recommended!

    Really great creative design but oh so costly

    By KW
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-28

    Using the carbon fiber version for a few months and I must say the design and usage is as shared and is great. Especially in how compact the tripod folds and most of all, the stability of it. Only gripe is the oh so dear price

    No other tripod need apply

    By Munch123
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-04-27

    I have tried various tripod and often have to sacrifice one or more of compact size, stability and ease of use. The PD tripod has all three well covered. Compact? Tick. Ease of use? You bet. Took me just 4 uses to expand and collapse it in literally 10 secs (you learn to hold it a certain way). And the ingenious it matches the PD capture system (I actually posted a suggestion that PD makes a tripod which accepts Capture before realising it’s done. Duh.) The locking system and ability to change the stiffness of rotation of the tripod head just works intuitively. The one area which surprised me is its stability as it initially didn’t look that way. The only one issue is that I found it tricky to attach the camera in low light as it is low profile. It maybe a matter of getting use to it.

    Worth it

    By Jennifer
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-19

    This carbon fiber tripod is worth the price tag. Compact, light and sturdy.

    Needs refinement.

    By James
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-16

    Let's be clear. This thing is expensive. For the price I expect near perfection. I like the tripod itself. Very small. Easy to deploy. The cell phone attachment baffles me. Honestly, this is where the multi tool should have been stored. Not some goofy gimmick that I doubt many people will use very often. As it is, the multi tool clips to the outside of one of the legs and comes off far too easily. I guess I'm mad because I lost it about the third time I used the tripod. That's on me, but I kept clicking it into place but when I got in the car, it was gone. I shouldn't have to spend that much mental energy worrying about a tool that is necessary for the tripod. It should be stored securely.

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    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.
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    Asked by: Stephen
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    Date published: 2020-08-06

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

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    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.
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    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: 2021-08-14

    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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