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Cowboystudio Mini Tripod for Camera DSLR, SLR, and Camcorders with Carrying Bag


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  • Compatible cameras: all camera/camcorder with tripod mount;
  • 3-way fluid panhead with quick release
  • Rubber feet
  • 2-section extendable legs
  • Lift Center Column
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 13.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002MFLWVM
  • Item model number: Mini Tripod
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 21, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

This CowboyStudio Mini Tripod would be a great addition to your studio. It is designed to optimize the critical balance between weights for portability, maximum and minimum height for low level camera shooting as well as high level camera shooting. This compact gadget settles easily on tables and benches or on the ground with an extended hot shoe mount arm to host a flash while sitting a camera body firmly on its tripod legs.

This kit includes a quick release plate and non-slip adjustable rubber feet. It is able to provide a standard-wide angle, a semi-wide angle, and full-wide angle functions. The quick release legs lock and the non-slip rubber feet allow the tripod to remain perfectly in place.

Specifications:

  • Tripod camera mount: 1.5” (L) x 1.5” (W)
  • Folded size: 7” (H) with all parts self-enclosed
  • Made of Alloy
  • 2 Section legs
  • Leveling bubble
  • Lift center column
  • Quick lever leg locks
  • 3-Way fluid pan head
  • Quick release plate
  • One year manufacturer warranty
  • Max Tube Diameter: 16.2 MM
  • Max Height: 230 MM
  • Min Height: 180 MM
  • Folded Height: 200 MM
  • NET Weight: 0.37 kg
  • Max Load: 1 kg

Directions:

  1. Pull the legs away from the center support until the tripod rests evenly on all three legs on a flat surface.
  2. Extend the telescoping legs to the desired height by loosening the clamps along the length of each leg and pulling the leg out to the desired length.
  3. Tighten the clamps to secure each leg.
  4. Attach the base of the camera to the tripod head by screwing the post in the center of the head into the hole at the base of the camera.
  5. Adjust the tripod head to the desired angle using the pivoting arm attached to the mount.

Product Description

This mini tripod that ihas 3-way fluid panhead and quick release! This compact gadget settles easily on tables/benches or on the ground with an extended hot shoe mount arm to host a flash while sitting a camera body firmly on its tripod legs. * Tripod camera mount: 1.5in (L) x 1.5in (W); * When unit folded: 7inches (H) with all parts self-enclosed; # Material: Alloy;

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a great tripod for small Digital cameras.
Master Woo
The legs don't really lock into an angle very well, so I have some trouble sometimes getting it to stay in position when placed on a smooth surface.
B. Sogard
We took it on a trip with us to Alaska and it was perfect for getting group shots with the timer when no one was around to take our family pics.
Jeremy S

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By tela on January 19, 2012
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The tripod is not all bad. But it's not all good either.

Pros;
-Bubble level on the head.
-Quick release uses a nice, easy lever.
-The head rotates nicely to the vertical (portrait) position and is still quite stable.
-Locks for the head tilt, the panning and the column seem to hold fairly well.

Cons;
-There are no position locks for the legs. This means that the legs have to almost go to a horizontal state. There is nothing to keep them at a higher angle like a normal tripod. So, if you have a very small working space like I did once, you will be out of luck. You will need a minimum of 9 inches across when the legs are in the shorter position.
-The suction cup is useless, but that's not a surprise.
-The head and panning mechanism are not exactly small.
-Another proprietary quick release.
-The height the column adds is negligible and almost nil, because of the way the legs lie nearly flat you have to have the column extended just to have a stable tripod. If it's lowered then the legs won't flatten out, so it will be unstable. So you gain maybe a 3/4" with the legs in the extended position, and only 1/2" in the retracted position. The other reviewers are maybe over-estimating the benefit of extending the legs or they are attempting to use the tripod with the legs at a steeper, less stable angle.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By powerop on July 29, 2011
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I was very picky about how I wanted my table tripod to perform, because afterall, I do have a decently hefty Canon 60D and 15-85mm lens on the line. With that setup its about 3 lbs total. I thought the lens would tip the tripod over but it didn't. The legs of the tripod spread VERY wide. Basically it sits about 1 to 2 inches above the surface, and has a very low center of gravity. I would say the angle of the legs with respect to the table is only about 20 degrees. Its more stable if you extend the legs. To get the most stable position, I would position the lens over one of the 3 tripod legs so that it doesnt tip over and it works beautifully. The difference between ball-head designs? Well, it can extend the center pillar up about 2 more inches and allow you to position the camera sideways and still have clearance above the tripod legs for the most stable position. This one has quick release, which means you attach a little platform to the camera bottom and this platform is then easily inserted into the tripod using a lever. There is 1 bubble gauge on the up-down rotation for exact horizon/flat level. Most mini tripods with a pan head have only 2 axis of rotation, this one features 3 (turn left right, point up-down, tilt horizontally and vertically).

Some downsides, however, is that the pivots where the legs meet is not very sturdy because the weight of my setup easily flexes the joints. There's no creaking or cracking sounds but the fact that it flexes kinda worries me. The suction cup at the center pillar is pretty useless. Folded up measurements is not nearly as compact as the Manfrotto because of the large 3-axis pivot head (vs ball socket) and thick aluminum legs. Almost everything else other than the pan handle and legs is plastic.

So there you have it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paula Madsen on August 11, 2010
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This product took me about 15 min to figure out how to use. I thought that I would be able to get extra height by extending the legs, but then found that they extend so far to the sides that full extension gives me an extra inch or two - not the 5" that i originally thought I'd get. But it works! And it does hold up my Canon xsi and my lens with no problem. I think it's the best one out there that is this size based on my research. :)
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Phil Rosenthal on November 19, 2010
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First, consider the price on this thing -- $15 ... for that much money I was really not expecting all that much.

That said, it can hold up my Canon 5dm2 and lens just fine (I tested with my lighter lenses such as the 35mm f/1.4L) I haven't yet tested it with a heavy lens like the 70-200 f/2.8L IS.

It's adjustable in many different angles, and has a quickrelease similar to what you get on a Bogen/Manfrotto full-size tripod (though it's not compatible).

It's very lightweight and easy to carry in a small camerabag.

The complaints:
Due to it's size and light weight, it doesn't have much of it's own stability. You do need to be careful to consider using a remote shutter release, and possibly mirror lock-up to avoid shaking the camera during shutter release.

It's suction cup on the center piece does not really have a very good seal, so it won't really get much of a grip on anything other than say a glass table, or marble/granite counters/floors. Don't think you're going to stick this to a window at a 90 degree angle.

The extension you get from extending the three legs of the tripod is very minimal due to the extreme angle of the legs, maybe adding 1-2 inches. Personally, I mostly plan on using this for low-angle shots anyway, and if I expect to need a tall tripod, I'll just bring my carbon fiber full-size tripod.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rob Tucker on November 19, 2010
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I bought this because I was going to Rome and wanted something I could haul around easily. I must've walked about 5 miles a day, and lugging this tripod around was easy. Barely weighs anything, plus it folds up to be pretty small and fits nicely in my camera backpack.
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