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Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod
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- Lightweight and compact tripod with fold-out legs and non-slip vinyl feet fits any device with a tripod socket (1/4-20 female thread)
- Removable D-ring VELCRO brand cinch strap secures tripod to posts, tree limbs, railings, pack frames, or any sturdy object
- Unique ball and socket camera mount assembly positions camera and other devices at any angle
- Use with DSLR cameras, 35 mm cameras with larger lenses, compact camcorders, spotting scopes, and binoculars; Maximum Safe Load: 6 pounds (2.7 kg)
- Weight: 4 oz. (119 g); Dimensions - folded: 7 inches x 2 inches x 2 inches (17.8 cm x 5.1 cm x 5.1 cm); Made in the USA; Lifetime warranty
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item Weight||0.25 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.4 pounds|
|Tripod Head Type||ball-heads|
From the Manufacturer
UltraPod II Features
Easily folds to fit in your pocket, backpack, or camera bag, or leave attached to camera and use as a handle.
Removable D-ring Velcro brand cinch strap secures tripod to posts, tree limbs, railings, pack frames, or any sturdy object.
With three fold-out legs with non-slip vinyl feet the tripod provides a stable platform on any relatively flat surface.
Lightweight and Compact
Weighing in at 4.2 ounces and measuring 7 inches when folded, the UltraPod II provides go-anywhere convenience for demanding photographers.
UltraPod II Functions
The unique ball and socket camera mount adjusts to any angle quickly and easily.
Vlecro brand Cinch Strap
Removable Velcro brand cinch strap is ideal for securing to any sturdy object such as tree limbs, railings, pack frames, trekking poles, etc.
Universal ¼-20 mounting screw fits any camera, camcorder, remote flash, video light, or other devices with a tripod socket (1/4-20 female thread).
Black 30 percent glass-filled nylon resin frame with aluminum threaded components and non-slip vinyl feet provide years of service for the most demanding photographer.
|UltraPod II||UltraPodGrip||UltraPod I||UltraPod Go||UltraClamp||Magnetic UltraMount|
|Attachment||Attaches to rails, trees, bars, etc.||Attaches to rails, trees, bars, etc. TPU overmolded pads on legs for added stability||Attaches to rails, trees, bars, etc.||Attaches to rails, trees, bars, etc.||Attaches to round or flat objects including windows||Attaches to magnetic surfaces|
|Compatibility||DSLR cameras, 35 mm cameras, camcorders, optic scopes, etc.||DSLR cameras, 35 mm cameras, camcorders, optic scopes, etc.||Small cameras, action cameras, camcorders, optic scopes, etc.||Small cameras, camcorders, action cameras, etc.||DSLR cameras, action cameras, camcorders, optic scopes, etc.||Small cameras, camcorders, action cameras|
|Maximum Safe Load||6 lbs. (2.7 kg)||6 lbs. (2.7 kg)||3 lbs. (1.4 kg)||1 lb. (0.5 kg)||6 lbs. (2.7 kg)||50 lb. straight pull|
|Folded Dimensions||7 in. x 2 in. x 2 in. (17.8 cm x 5.1 cm x 5.1 cm)||7 in. x 2 in. x 2 in. (17.8 cm x 5.1 cm x 5.1 cm)||4 in. x 1 in. x 1.25 in.(10.2 cm x 2.5 cm x 3.2 cm)||6 in. x 1.5 in.(15.2 cm x 3.8 cm)||3 in. x 1.63 in. x 5.5 in.(8 cm x 4 cm x 14 cm)||2.38 in. x 2.38 in. x 3.63 in.(6 cm x 6 cm x 9 cm)|
|Weight||4.2 oz. (119 g)||4.2 oz. (119 g)||2 oz. (57 g)||2 oz. (57 g)||5.5 oz. (157 g)||5.9 oz. (168 g)|
Top Customer Reviews
For the price, it is truly a great deal. I humbly think every serious photographer, amerature or pro, should have one.
One addition that I consider invaluable (but is unfortunately very difficult to find) is the quick release head for the Ultra Pod II, for which Pedco itself (via Amazon) appears to be the only source. The quick release for the smaller Ultra Pod I is available from many places but won't fit this tripod. Nobody should have to struggle with screwing a tripod into a camera when a good picture is waiting. Especially since if you need a tripod, it's likely dark so it's hard to see, and you don't want to risk messing up the plastic threads in a camera's tripod mount. Strip those and the camera can never be attached to a tripod again. That quick release head is more secure than the ones on the Joby Gorillapods, which can sag when used to hold a heavier camera vertically. It even has a pan feature, which is used by leaving the locking knob untightened.Read more ›
I shoot heavy DSLRs, and I've used it countless times in a pinch or even as a preferred method with tree branches, signposts, fences and so on, and it's performed flawlessly for me every time.
In all that time I've owned and used it, this thing has proven to be TOUGH, solid and worth every penny! It still performs like the day I bought it.
And to answer the guy who gave it one star, no, I don't work for the company, and have no dog at all in the fight - I'm just telling my experience with it - TEN FULL YEARS of heavy-use experience with it.
It's one of the most dependable things in my photography kit, and if it ever DOES break down, I will immediately buy another to replace it.
I really like this tripod. It is very light, holds your camera very securely. It has nice long legs for added stability, but they aren't too long and can fit into a pocket easily.
The double-elbowed ball-top allows for a huge variety of different positions to mount your camera so it's level, no matter what surface you put it on. No adjusting leg lengths or anything.
The velcro strap can be used to strap this on to a variety of things, like branches or sign posts, etc... And with the swivelling ball elbows, you can actually use this with your tripod strapped onto a vertical or horizontal branch or post. Depending on how you use it, you might have to mount it on the side of the sign post, just experiment a little and you'll get it.
The ball head works decently. On lighter cameras, there's little to no sag at all. On the heavier ones, I have to tilt my camera upward a bit more to compensate for the sag that will inevitably happen. Many ball heads are susceptible to this tendency to droop anyway, so pointing it out may be moot. One issue I have with the ball head is that the base of it does not rotate. If you, for instance, mounted the tripod on the top of the guard rail (parallel to the ground, and perpendicular to you), you would only have a few degrees of movement up or down with the camera pointing straight forward. If the camera is set in portrait orientation, then the ball can be used give it more vertical range. While this works, it's still a compromise.
I definitely like the idea of using velcro to strap it to various twigs and such. I've used it on tree branches, guard rails, poles, handlebars, etc., and it's worked great. The velcro strap wraps around the tripod legs about 3 times, so it's a small nuisance to get it open. Also, if you don't want the strap to get in the way after it's opened, you would have to wrap it again, then unwrap/wrap once more when closing it. Slightly annoying, sure, but does not outweigh the ability to mount this around different objects.
With more compact cameras, I've had no issues with the stability of this tripod. With SLRs (or m4/3's), it's a bit different since longer lenses can put it off balance a bit more. I've had the tripod tip forward once due to this. Centering the camera properly on the tripod helps, using the long leg in front to prevent the camera from falling forward, lens first.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Super handy! I use this tripod all the time when I couldn't take a normal one with me. There was one shot that I wanted to get but to get the angel I had to take the photos from a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by G. Wolz
This is a great small tripod for still photos. Despite its small size, the tripod is capable of supporting a SLR camera with a good size macro lens. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Jamsmith
My husband loves this! also got the phone attachment. Works great! Very sturdy and steady.Published 9 days ago by Heather E Netemeyer
I really Like the Pedco Ultrapod II it would have received 5 stars but for the ball head assembly.
1. Plastic not really durable but is okay
2. Read more
I bought this tripod as a tabletop stand for my spotting scope for shooting. The scope is just under 5 pounds and this stand holds it well with little to no play. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lukas
I’m so thankful that this product exists, grateful, thankful, fulfilled.Published 11 days ago by Issac Roberson