MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Classic 64.2" Aluminum Travel Tripod/Monopod w/Case, Twist Locks, Triple Action Ballhead w/Arca Swiss Plate for Mirrorless/DSLR Sony Nikon Canon Fuji - Black (A2350Q2K)
|Tripod Head Type||Ball Heads|
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- The MeFOTO GlobeTrotter is a compact travel camera tripod that folds up inversely and turns into a monopod. When incorporated with the MeFOTO SideKick iPhone tripod mount (not included), the GlobeTrotter makes the perfect choice. Available in several colors.
- 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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From the manufacturer
We were tired of the all black tripod, so we came up with something that's smaller, lighter, and doesn't weigh you down, topped off with a spritz of color.
Accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment.
Supports up to 26.4 lb
Weighs just 4.6 lb yet strong enough to support a full DSLR and telefoto lens
This little number folds down to a quarter of its extended size, making it small enough to fit in your carry-on, shoulder bag, or backpack
The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180° making it small enough to carry just about anywhere
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.
Also a Monopod
Who says you can't teach a tripod new tricks? The BackPacker tripod converts into a monopod. The removable leg and center column combine to make a full size monopod without tools.
Carry Case Included
Each MeFOTO comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection.
|MeFOTO BackPacker Classic||MeFOTO BackPacker S||MeFOTO RoadTripper Classic||MeFOTO RoadTripper S||MeFOTO GlobeTrotter Classic||MeFOTO GlobeTrotter S|
|Product Weight (lb)||Aluminum: 2.6 lb||Aluminum: 2.5 lb Carbon Fiber: 2.2 lb||Aluminum: 3.6 lb Carbon Fiber: 3.1 lb||Aluminum: 3.4 lb Carbon Fiber: 2.9 lb||Aluminum: 4.6 lb Carbon Fiber: 3.7 lb||Carbon Fiber: 3.5 lb|
|Leg Material||Aluminum||Aluminum or Carbon Fiber||Aluminum or Carbon Fiber||Aluminum or Carbon Fiber||Aluminum or Carbon Fiber||Carbon Fiber|
|Maximum Load (lb)||8.8 lb||13.2 lb||17.6 lb||17.6 lb||26.4 lb||26.5 lb|
|Folded Length (in)||12.2 in||13.19 in||15.4 in||13.98 in||16.1 in||15.75 in|
|Minimum Height (in)||16.5 in||13.2 in||15.4 in||14 in||16.1 in||15.7 in|
|Maximum Height (in)||51.6 in||54.7 in||61.6 in||59.4 in||64.2 in||61.6 in|
|Head Type||Ball Head||Ball Head||Ball Head||Ball Head||Ball Head||Ball Head|
|Quick Release Type||Arca-Swiss Style||Arca-Swiss Style||Arca-Swiss Style||Arca-Swiss Style||Arca-Swiss Style||Arca-Swiss Style|
|Colors||Black, Titanium, Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple||Black, Titanium, Blue, Red, Green||Black, Titanium, Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple||Black, Titanium, Blue, Red, Green||Black, Titanium, Blue, Red, Green||Black, Titanium|
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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)|
Top reviews from the United States
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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.
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.
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???
Additionally, the carbon fiber tripod actually weighs 3lbs 15 oz (3.9 pounds) out of the carrying case, without the metal feet attached. This is 4oz more than the claimed weight for a carbon fiber unit of 3.7lbs. So, instead of saving 0.9 pounds over the aluminum ($166/lb), you are only saving 0.7 pounds over the aluminum ($214/lb). This is weighed on a digital baker's scale that I just calibrated to verify that 4 cups of water weighs just slightly over 2lbs.
Top reviews from other countries
Did my homework before buying. I really wanted a Gitzo, but couldn't afford one. I'm not saying that the MeFOTO is up to the quality of a Gitzo but amazingly it's not that far behind.
Folds up small and is fairly light. Comes with a nice carry bag.
The ball head is okay, a little fiddly, but can take a lot of weight compared to similar priced competition.
If it's not stable, there's no point to a tripod. The MeFOTO is a rock.
Really nice quality tripod. I've had cheap tripods before, when I first go interested in photography. They are a waste of money.
For the money, the MeFOTO Globetrotter seems to be the best tripod out there.
If you're rich, get a Gitzo.
6 years since purchase. Used a lot. Still going strong
It's been over 3 years since I bought this tripod, and so I thought I would add some additional comments having used it all this time.
First of all, it is still working perfectly. This is a durable, hard-wearing and long-lasting product, make no mistake about that! It is quality.
Next, despite my reservations below, I have not dropped my camera and so the lack of a failsafe hasn't caused me any issues - I would still like one though...
Finally, I have used it with the Pentax 55mm-300mm WR lens, and more recently the excellent (and very heavy) Pentax HD FA 150-450mm lens. It holds both with no problems.
Would I buy again? Yes. Simple.
As always with Amazon, product arrived quickly and as described.
This is a nice tripod. I'm using it with a Pentax K-3 with 50mm lens (have just ordered a 55-300mm lens so will see how it copes with that when it arrives - I know it will be fine, I'll still be well under the max. weight allowance)
I have to remember this is a travel tripod, it folds down very small - almost, very almost, fitting inside a Lowepro 400 AW backpack, and even strapped to the outside of a bag it is very portable.
It's sturdy for what it is - I've had no movement from the wind or anything - easy to use and straightforward to set up. The aluminium one I bought is light enough, don't bother with the carbon fibre unless you've got money to throw away it's really not necessary. and the easy monopod conversion is a big plus with this tripod.
It's not perfect however. The head is a little fiddly to set to just the right amount of resistance, but that's definitely not a deal breaker, and once done doesn't need changing again for a while. The biggest issue I have with this product is the plate you mount your camera on, one quick turn of the screw and your camera could drop to the floor, there's no failsafe to stop your camera just falling. This hasn't happened to me yet, but ask me again in a year and we'll see...
Would I buy this again? Probably, but not definitely. I would do loads of research again, and most likely would still end up with this. It is a quality product after all - 5 stars if it had a catch or something on the plate to stop potential accidents
The ball-head is "OK", but for the price you can't really complain. Would perhaps have been nice if they offered it without a head so that you could fit your own.
The main reason I don't give it 5 stars is the leg locking mechanism. They're a friction, twist to lock, which you have to make sure you've tightened fully. I would have preferred some form of snap to lock mechanism. There are also only two angle positions for the legs, three would have been nice and it wouldn't even have needed to add to the price.