I love to take panorama shots, so having a tripod that I can travel with that allows me to do just that is an important part of my decision to purchase one. The MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit features a smoothly maneuvering panning scale that is graduated. It provides an ultra smooth, non-choppy motion that allows me to take in as much light as possible at once with perfect results every time. This also means that I do not have to situate the legs of the MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit every time that I want to access a new angle or simply take a shot that is to the right or left of me; I just turn the panning scale to the correct angle and shoot. This is perhaps the best travel tripod in terms of versatility.
Flexible and Versatile
Another great aspect of the MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit is its versatility overall. The legs of this tripod are able to be locked into place independently and in two different angles entirely. Not only does this allow for unique shots in general, it gives me the mobility to take pictures in tight, cramped areas that other, more bulky and rigid tripods simply will not allow. This also allows me to shoot on irregular surfaces such as a gravelly, dirt road, on the incline of a hill or on uneven patches of soil and grass. I can also shoot entirely at ground level–the shot is totally in my control with this incredibly diverse travel tripod.
The MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit is also incredibly stable and has never given me a shaky shot. It does not wobble in the slightest once I have grounded it. Another point of interest is the fact that this tripod comes with a spring-loaded, recessed hook that can be found in the bottom of the tripod’s center column. This hook allows me to hang extra weight on it which in turn helps stabilize the tripod’s center of gravity, giving me even more stability that before. The MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit also comes with a separate head and pan lock that allows me to adjust both the head tension and the lock knob individually. The included pan lock also comes in handy with securing the perfect angle for each individual photograph that I take.
I want to touch on the unique features and parts that come included with the MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit briefly as well. It has a precision matched Q Series ball head that is heavy duty and dual action with its Arca-Swiss style quick release plate. A bubble level is included for even pans and perfect movements of the head. The tripod legs themselves can even be folded and inverted up to 180 degrees, making this tripod incredibly portable.
Perfect Height Adjustments
Finally, the MeFOTO Aluminum Roadtrip Travel Tripod/Monopod Kit comes with five leg sections that allow me to get the perfect height, no matter what. When I find that height, the twist locking legs and unique anti-rotation system ensures that these rubberized grips lock the legs quickly and easily to let me get set up quickly. These legs are also resistant to both weather and rust, perfect for when I want to take nature shots.