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Surprisingly well made mini tripod
on 12 June 2014
The Manfrotto Pixi is a super compact tripod that's best suited to compacts, small video cameras and bridge cameras. Even lighter DSLR's are stable enough on this.
Build is excellent it feels nicely made with rubber tips on the 3 legs to prevent movement on a table or other surface, the button is pressed to move the ball around to adjust the angles/tilt. Simply push it in to make any angle adjustments you want. The button auto locks the head when not pressed, and it isn't easy to move it (ie it won't slip)
Standard screw thread will fit all cameras. It's also very light at just under 200g and folded up it's about 19cm long just under. Unfolded it's just over 13cm tall, the height is fixed so you can't change that, but you can put in on top of books or objects to raise it up.
Manfrotto say the max load is 1KG, that's enough to take entry level DSLR's and bridge cameras too, but don't put a beefy lens on there as it will unbalance the tripod (my XS-1 is almost on the limit at over 900g weight) They also don't suggest using a lens over 85mm focal length. Higher end lenses be heavy so make sure you don't exceed the limits here. Don't use a longer zoom lens or prime it will just fall over but if you position the leg in line with the lens it should hold normal ones fine.
It's a handy little tripod to have, and esp useful for video shooting or a quick and compact tripod to take out with you. It's small size means it's very portable. Quite impressed with this, it's a vast improvement on some of those super cheap mini aluminium mini tripods many of which are not that strong, and are of little use bar small compacts. There is only one drawback and that is there isn't a vertical position as the stem is in the middle you can get a bit of an angle but not 90 degrees for many uses this might not be a problem. Other than that though it's a neat little portable mini tripod and recommended
A fair price for a good quality product.