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MeFOTO Classic Aluminum Globetrotter Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit - Titanium (A2350Q2T)
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- 360-degree Panning: Accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment. Two Leg Angle Positions: For an extra measure of flexibility, tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on irregular surface areas, or at ground level.
- Recessed Center-Column Hook: A spring loaded recessed hook, located in the bottom of the center-column, allows you to hang additional weight from the tripod's center of gravity for increased stability. Separate Head and Pan Lock: Individual head tension and lock knob as well as pan lock help make the right adjustment.
- Precision Matched Q Series Ballhead: Dual action heavy-duty ballhead with Arca-Swiss style compatible quick release plate. Integral Bubble Level: Allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements. CompactThe tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 degrees making it small enough to carry just about anywhere.
- Five Leg Sections: Get the height you need and ultimate versatility. Twist Lock Legs with Anti-Rotation System: MeFOTO's innovative rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set up plus weather and dust-resistance. Foam Grip on Monopod Leg: For extreme temperatures, this foam grip will come in handy when the tripod legs heat up or freeze over.
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|Sold By||VIDEO CAMERA CENTER||Outdoor Photo Gear||Adorama Camera||SDC Photo||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 16.1 x 3 in||3 x 15.4 x 3 in||5 x 15.7 x 5 in||3 x 12.6 x 3 in||5.1 x 30.7 x 4.7 in||4.53 x 15.35 x 4.53 in|
|Item Weight||4.6 lbs||3.6 lbs||3.1 lbs||2.6 lbs||5.38 lbs||3.75 lbs|
|Style Name||Aluminum||Aluminum||—||Black||Alta Pro 263AB 100 tripod kit||VEO 265AB|
The MeFOTO GlobeTrotter is a compact travel tripod that folds up inversely and also turns into a full size monopod without the use of any tools. It's available in Black or Titanium, and in carbon fiber or aluminum. The GlobeTrotter can be used with many different style cameras including a DSLR with a zoom lens. The GlobeTrotter comes with a dual action Q series ballhead with Arca-Swiss style quick release plate. Carry case with shoulder strap included.
From the Manufacturer
Great for both compact and full frame cameras with larger lenses, plus converts to a monopod in seconds. Only 16.1" when folded yet 64.2" extended and can support 26.4 lbs. Available in both aluminum and black.
|The GlobeTrotter tripod converts into a full size, 64.2" monopod by screwing together the removeable center column and tripod leg.||The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180° giving it a compact size of 16.1".||Five extendable leg sections give you a height range of 16.1"-64.2".||The GlobeTrotter only weighs |
4.6 lbs, but can support up to
26.4 lbs. making it perfect for your DSLR cameras and larger lenses.
|Two leg angle posititions provide flexibility and enable shooting in cramped quarters or on irregular surface areas.||Twist lock legs with anti-rotation system, paired with rubberized locking grips enable fast and fumble-free set-up plus weather and dust resistance.||Comes with a precision matched Q series ballhead, Arca-Swiss style compatibility quick release plate and integral bubble level to prevent uneven pans and head movements.||Separate head and pan lock secure your camera at any desired angle and obtain accurate panoramas with 360-degree panning.|
| Choose from 2 colors: black or titanium || Comes with a carry case for transport and protection. || |
Backed by MeFOTO's 5 year warranty: 2 years at purchase + 3 years after registration.
|Maximum Load||26.4 lbs (12 kg)|
|Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/ Column Extended||64.2 in (163 cm)|
|Minimum Height||16.1 in (41 cm)|
|Folded Length||16.1 in (41 cm)|
|Max Height Converted to Monopod||64.2 in (163 cm)|
|Number of Leg Sections||5|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist lock|
|Center Column||Yes. Attaches to leg section to convert to full size monopod.|
|Tilt Range||-45° / +90°|
|Separate Panning Lock||Yes|
|Quick Release (QR) Plate||60mm Arca Swiss QR Plate|
|Head Mount Thread Size||1/4”-20|
|Weight||4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)|
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- More substantial build quality than the RoadTrip
- Bigger ball head for larger cameras
- Ball head is very smooth and strong
- Slightly taller than the RoadTrip
- Stronger legs
- Reliable leg locking mechanisms
- Compact design
- Comes with a carrying case
- Comes with attachable ground spikes
- Heavy for it's overall size (but they do offer a Carbon Fiber option)
- Locking mechanisms don't have the best weather sealing (allows sand and other elements to get inside)
- Not the cheapest option (but it's worth it really)
Overall, I love this tripod. It's very compact for how big it can get and fits right on the side of my LowePro Whistler 450 AW. I abuse my tripods quite a bit as an outdoor/adventure photographer, and it's not the most common thing where you get a very reliable tripod to work with. I've dropped it on rocks, in water and stuck it in sand, and it still continues to perform. Since the Globetrotter doesn't have much in the way of weather sealing around the locking mechanisms, I do have to take it apart every once in a while to clean the sand out, but most tripods require that anyways. For the $246 I paid for the Globetrotter, I feel as though it's money well spent. Would definitely continue to purchase MeFOTO products and recommend to friends.
When I bought a new Tamron 70-300mm VC lens, the Dolica could no longer hold the setup. When shooting pictures of the moon, I could see the image dropping from the center of the viewfinder. No matter how tight I turned the knobs.
So I went back to the camera store and compared various tripods. Originally I wanted a Manfrotto that was $280. But then Amazon offered a promotion. With the purchase of selected Mefoto tripods, there would be a $50 voucher for a future camera/lens purchase. So that cinched the deal for me to buy this tripod.
I am very pleased with it. It is much heavier than the Dolica I had. It is also taller. I am short, 5'2" so generally, I don't even have to unlock the last set of legs on the tripod. It's plenty tall with the center column raised up. So if you are a tall person, this could be a good tripod for you.
It has an extra dial that allows you to tighten the head while still being able to move it some and then you tighten down the position with the main dial. My other tripod did not have that feature.
When I mounted my lens to this tripod, it did a great job of holding the position. I did not withness my image slipping in the viewfinder.
For the life of me, I cannot seem to get it to fold up completely and sit in the bag properly. What is the trick???
The GT folds up pretty small considering its extended height and I've carried it on a photo backpack. It weighs a bit more than my last hiking tripod but, though I use it that way, I know it's not meant to be a backpacker. The change over to the monopod is a breeze and, with the ball head on it, you can shoot supported portrait mode on a monopod. Pretty cool. To demonstrate how well I like it, I'm going to also get the Mefoto hiking version as well. Besides all the great features and quality build, in the Titanium that I got, it just plain looks good too.
The main apprehension was how it performs with a D750/D500 and the Nikkor 200-500mm attached, and I'm very pleased. Granted, I used it on flat ground so far, and would be cautious on uneven or sloped terrain. Even in those situations I think with just some extra care it should not be too problematic. It's less confident than the Manfrotto but a very reasonable compromise.
Using the 200-500mm with the monopod was a true joy. Rock solid, confident handling. Highly recommended if considering this tripod with similar gear.