Tamrac TR406 ZipShot Compact Ultra-Light Instant Tripod
- The ZipShot tripod is the perfect ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight tripod, weighing only 11 oz. and measuring only 15" when folded.
- Just release the red shock cords and the legs of the ZipShot tripod spring open in seconds to a height of 44" tall.
- Designed for DSL cameras with lens attached up to 3 lbs., point & shoot cameras, and compact camcorders.
- Camera can be positioned at any angle so vertical and horizontal shots are easy.
- Easily attaches to the handle of a camera bag, backpack, travel bag, or can be slipped into a purse or luggage.
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|Item Dimensions||2.25 x 15 x 2.25 in||—||3.15 x 16.73 x 3.15 in||1 x 1 x 1 in||4.33 x 24.21 x 4.52 in||1.37 x 5.07 x 0.55 in|
|Item Weight||0.69 lb||—||1.19 lbs||4 ounces||2.77 lbs||3.76 ounces|
|Maximum Height||112 cm||—||127 cm||—||158 cm||19 cm|
|Minimum Height||38 cm||—||42 cm||—||60.5 cm||12 cm|
|Style Name||—||—||50-Inch Tripod||II||1-Pack||—|
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With the ZipShot tripod, you can travel light, set up fast and take pictures that require a tripod. Most tripods are heavy, difficult to carry, and slow to set up. This causes many missed photo opportunities. The ZipShot tripod is the answer. At only 11 oz (312g) and 15" (38cm) when folded, it is ultra-lightweight and ultra-compact. Easily carried, it attaches to the handle of a camera bag, backpack, or travel bag, and is also compact enough to be slipped into a purse or luggage. Release the shock cords and the ZipShot's™ legs spring open in seconds to a height of 44" (112cm). The camera can be positioned at any angle so vertical and horizontal shots are easy. Designed for a DSLR camera and lens up to 3 lbs. (1361g), all point-and-shoot cameras, and compact camcorders. The ZipShot is constructed of sturdy, high-quality aluminum.
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I used it with a Canon 70D/17-55 2.8 lens, and that's as big as I'd feel comfortable in no-wind, level softish terrain. I tried it briefly with a Canon 7DmkII with a Sigma 50-500 OS lens to shoot a quick video while supporting it, and it wasn't really up to the task. That being said, the lens alone is over 4lbs, which is over the rated capacity for the tripod, so no foul. Absolutely perfect with my Canon EOS-M with 22mm/F2 lens.
This tripod is suitable for point and shoot and smaller micro 4/3 cameras. Definitely not suitable for DSLR.
A good companion for traveller who does not want to carry heavy tripod but wanted better quality photo than mobile phone camera.
With a remote control attached to the camera, you will be able to shoot group photo and selfie easily with this tripod.
Yes, it folds up nicely... yes, it magically unfolds as claimed.
But after purchasing it, I am still skeptical about its use with a DSLR.
My D90 with my small, lightweight primary (50mm) lens weighs about 32oz, which is perhaps 60% of the capacity rating of the tripod.
But I am not trusting it. There is no way I will use this tripod with a full-sized camera even with a lightweight lens.
I really didn't expect to use the tripod a lot with my D90 anyway, but with the claimed capacity, I had hoped it would work on an occasional basis. I travel a lot, and I wanted something that was not a chore to lug all over creation.
But for a small point-and-shoot camera or modern camcorder, it would work fine. Or if you were a wedding photographer and needed a couple of remote flash units, a couple of these would work great as they could be easily lugged on-site.
One thing that bothers me though, even for use with a light camera, is the tripod is only stable if you put some "bend" into the legs. What I mean by that is when you set it up, for it to be stable and not flop all around, you need to tension the legs a bit so that they have a bit of bow to them.
Also you pretty much have to use the tripod on a level surface as there is no way to compensate for uneven terrain. It does have a ball head so you can keep the camera level on a non-level surface, that only goes so far.
I usually have a high regard for Tamrac products, and own several of their bags. But this product doesn't live up to my expectation of their products.
I have the carbon fiber tripod and the compact one, too.
But I can't beat the convenience of a Mini Tripod that stay stashed in my jack and is ready to use in seconds.
Add a little parachute cord to weigh it down and you have a very steady base for photos.
Very versatile. It's well made, durable, compact and IT WORKS GREAT.
My son will travel next year with limited space / resources and this will be in his photo bag. It works!
The Tamrac TR406 ZipShot Compact Ultra-Light Instant Tripod is the perfect balance of convenience, weight and compact size. It unfolds within seconds and is sturdy enough (with the legs spread fully apart) to support my small point-and-shoot digital cameras up to my DSLR without worry of it tipping over. Storage is snap, it takes just a few seconds to "disassemble" and store the Zipshot. If you're concerned with having to twist your camera onto the mount screw I suggest you also purchase the Tamrac ZipShot Tripod Quick-Release Accessory Kit which allows you to quickly switch out your cameras without having to screw them into place.
I'm definitely pleased with this purchase and have retired my old travel tripod, I'm even considering picking up the smaller Tamrac TR404 ZipShot® Mini Tripod - Black for additional shooting flexibility or if we come across a situation where a second tripod is needed. Highly recommended!