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MeFOTOGlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Blue)
 
4.7

(based on 168 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (98)
  • Easy to use (90)
  • Durable (84)
  • Lightweight (62)
  • Stable (29)

Cons

  • Heavy (5)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (100)
  • Travel (91)
  • Wildlife photos (52)
  • Sports/action (43)
  • Family photos (40)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (53), Semi-pro photographer (39), Pro photographer (22), Casual photographer (7), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (126)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not just for stills...

Big time wow. I wish everything I've purchased for my photography and filmmaking needs had the kind of value this piece of equipment has. I originally purchased it because it looked like a great...Read complete review

Big time wow. I wish everything I've purchased for my photography and filmmaking needs had the kind of value this piece of equipment has. I originally purchased it because it looked like a great compromise of weight and stability for long time exposure photos I take when camping in the desert, and that it certainly is. It's heavier than the carbon fibre version, but I wanted that extra pound and a half or whatever it is, so I don't mind packing it. But the big surprise came when I thought to take off the ball head and throw on a cheap but decent fluid head for video (I used the Fancier FT-717AH, it's what most people get for their sliders). With this combo, I can easily support my C100 with a 17-55 lens on it, and it's totally stable. I can put the camera in a backpack, put the tripod/fluid head combo in the underseat storage of my Vespa, and go anywhere in town with a pretty amazing little setup. I don't think I'd rig it up with rails and lots of other gear, but why would I... I've got a heavy duty setup for that. In short, the build quality of this is really satisfying, and it's going to get used a lot for both photo and video. I don't see how it could be any better without moving to a similar Gitzo at 2 or 3 times the price, and I'm not sure you'd get that much better of a tripod. Forget the "comparable" Manfroto. For a little over $[$], this is one of the best made objects I own.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty good bang for my buck

I've had the GlobeTrotter Aluminum since 09-Aug-2015. The heaviest load it's currently supporting is my Nikon D3200 with a 55-300 lens. I've used it in my backyard, at a local...Read complete review

I've had the GlobeTrotter Aluminum since 09-Aug-2015. The heaviest load it's currently supporting is my Nikon D3200 with a 55-300 lens. I've used it in my backyard, at a local park, and at a zoo and so far I've been pretty happy with it. It's sturdy, easy to handle, the legs and center column extend and collapse smoothly and lock down firmly, it's very compact when it folds down (to 25% of it's total height), and it provides a nice solid foundation for my camera. And considering that it only weighs a little over 14 ounces more while costing $150 less than its carbon fiber sibling, it's a pretty good band for my buck. My only complaint concerns the ball head. I've been noticing that when I point my camera on a downward angle, there's still a tiny bit of drift after locking down the ball head in that position. I don't if it's me or the ball head, but I've been careful not to over tighten any of the ball head knobs, so I don't think I've broken anything. But if this is happening with my current camera and lens combo, how will the ball head cope with locking down heavier loads at odd angles? I guess only time will tell.

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5.0

Well made and sturdy tripod

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

This tripod is everything that was said about it. It is a well made unit that is nice and sturdy. The only thing if you are or need a tripod for most of your shoots go for the lighter carbon model. The aluminum model is very good but a little heavy. Luckily for me it's not something I have to rely on.

 
5.0

Nice compact travel tripod

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

I use this as a substitute for my fulll size Manfotto's. This tripod will fit into my overnite carry on roller-bag and I had no problems getting through airport security. It was sturdy and stable to support by Nikon D-800 and 24-70mm 2.8 Lens.
Definitely recommend it if you have need for a small lightweight compact travel tripod.

 
5.0

Excellent product!

By Allen

from Orange, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

Just what I need.

 
5.0

Great Tripod(Also monopod)

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

Great tripod(monopod)- a very solid engineering and construction

 
4.0

Solid and sturdy for light weight travelers

By Irfan

from Undisclosed

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Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

Have already used it for two years. Very good and sturdy. Acceptable weight and fits well in a standard handcarry trolley for traveling if you're travelling light with only handcarry. Haven't found any issues so far but then I'm not an everyday user. Recommended!

 
4.0

I would buy this product again

By Ronniefc

from Trinidad

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Green):

This was suggested to me by B&H CSR according to my needs and uses and it's an ideal tripod for generally everything

 
5.0

Best Tripod So Far

By Ricky

from Undisclosed

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

I've been through a few tripods, but non of them compares to the Mefoto Globetrotter... it's easy to set up and adjust and super light for its size.

 
5.0

light and sturdy--all you could ask for in a travel tripod

By producer

from san francisco

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Red):

All in a solid piece of gear. One small quibble is the clips that lock the legs down don't have springs, meaning you have to both push them in and pull them out. which seems odd. but aside from that, it does what it says it will which is holds up a light camera with solid legs.

 
4.0

I would recommend this tripod to friends.

By Suzanne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

This tripod is easy to operate, sturdy, lightweight. Doable for backpacking.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Globe Trotter Aluminum Tripod

By Herb

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

Nicely made, but I found it too heavy and bulky for travel. Returned it and bought a Sirui carbon fiber unit with ball head which is more compact and lighter.

 
5.0

Great tripod

By Kale

from Undisclosed

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

I love this tripod. Best I have ever bought.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well built

By Bob

from Duluth, MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

A little heavier than I was expecting but not much. I'm using it with a Canon 7D Mark II (with dual battery grip) and a Canon 100-400mm zoom. This is probably pushing the tripod to the limits but it's working so far.
Very well made and has a solid feel. The carry bag is a very tight fit. I use that for other gadgets and strap the tripod to my pack.

 
5.0

Great tripod/ball head combo

By Rockett

from Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

This is the best tripod/ball head combo for the money. When you need to travel and pack Conservatively, this tripod is the ticket. I've been shooting 47 years all over the world and this compact giant will get the shot without the weight or bulk. Packs so easily and it's low profile is incredible!!

 
4.0

MEFOTO GLOBETROTTER

By hollywood

from jacksonville, fl

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

Well made and sturdy tripod. The monopod conversion is fairly easy and a nice feature. The ball head is smooth and should have no problem holding a DSLR with a large lens. The only reason for 4 stars is its a bit heavy for a travel tripod if you intend to use it that way.

 
5.0

Sturdy Travel Tripod

By OpticPhenom

from Meredith, NH

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

Great value and solid tripod. I usually shoot with a Canon 7D II and 70-200 telephoto lens and it's a great combination with the MePhoto Globe Trotter.

 
5.0

Just what I need!!

By Bernardo Martinez Photography

from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Black):

It's exactly what I need!!!, Very compact, I thought It was lighter, but its more sturdy than what I expect, I don't mind the extra weight; And for the price... Its just perfect for me.

 
5.0

Best tripod

By Jason

from Dalton ga

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

The best tripod I have ever owned. Light weight and compact but unfolds to the perfect height.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the MeFoto GlobeTrotter Aluminum Tripod

By MarkS

from Ooltewah, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

I have just used the MeFoto GlobeTrotter Aluminum Tripod for a sandy beach trip and hiking woods photo shoot. I have a Canon 5D Mark iii and often use a Canon F2.8 70-200mm for my planned shots. My previous lesser quality carbon tripod actually broke using this camera set up on a time lapsed 1 hour shot with remote. I shopped, read many reviews, and decided on the MeFoto GlobeTrotter because I was concerned about high end equipment on a stable, yet easy to carry tripod. The dimensions of this tripod are short and compact, it packs very well. You can pay >$150 more and save about 1 - 1 1/2 pounds in carbon models. I really like the sturdiness of the GlobeTrotter and not sure I would chose a lighter model with this same Canon equipment. The photo results are fantastic as hoped for. The set up is a breeze, easy and quick. I also like GlobeTrotter's ability to firmly hold a heavy camera 1 foot off the ground for that special low angle desired shot. (Pros): Compact, great for travel, packs well, multiple set ups: high and low, nice color choices, looks smart, able to hold the weight of high end SLR camera and 70-200 mm lens, nice carry case, great comparative price (Cons): 1-1 1/2 pounds heavier than more expensive tripods (weighs under 5 lbs though), recommend sheet or towel when setting up on sandy beach, not sure any tripod is safe on sand.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Richard W.

from Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Blue):

I am really impressed by this tripod. It's a little heavy but reduces to a nice compact size for attaching to my Think Tank Street Walker Pro backpack.
I attached my Cannon 5D MkIII with a 70-200 2.8 lens. The ball head held the weight very well. With the legs fully extended there was some vibration. But adding weight (namely my backpack) to the bottom hook seemed to take care of that nicely. I can tell you this tripod is going everywhere I travel. A great value for the price.

 
5.0

A great purchase

By Scott M

from Seattle

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about GlobeTrotter Aluminum Travel Tripod Kit (Titanium):

    Hi quality tripod, easily adjusted, sturdy, rugged, easy to carry.

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