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Manfrotto Element Big Traveller Tripod with Ball Head - Grey
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- Lightweight and sturdy in the field
- Three independent leg angles adapt to the worst terrain
- Detachable leg becomes a full size monopod
- Aluminium ball head features an independent 360 degree pan
- 1 x Element Traveller Tripod Big with Ball Head
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Manfrotto’s Element Traveller Big Grey is the ideal choice for enthusiast photographers looking for a travel tripod that is reliable, lightweight and easy to carry. The Manfrotto Element Traveller is an affordable, compact, sturdy aluminium alloy tripod kit that is also highly versatile. It extends up to a height of 164 cm, folds down to just 41 cm and is easy to pack in most bags. The tripod’s legs spread independently and feature three leg-angle stops allowing versatile positioning on almost any surface. The twist lock mechanism enables photographers to get into the ideal position with smooth, rapid movements, giving them the freedom to focus on their shots. Manfrotto’s Element Traveller Big takes travelling smart to a whole new level: this smart and small lightweight tripod is designed with a full-size monopod integrated in it. To use the monopod, just remove the tripod leg with the padded leg-warmer and attach the centre column. Since lightness is a travel tripod must, photographers can rely on the spring-loaded hook located at the bottom of the centre column to add additional weight for extra stability when needed. Manfrotto Element Big is ideal for CSCs, mirror less and DLSR cameras and easily holds lenses up to 200 mm and payloads up to 8 kg. The aluminium ball head is engineered to deliver the smoothest movements when framing a desired shot and firmly locks equipment exactly where you need it. If you’re into landscape photography, you’ll love the separate head’s pan lock that allows photographers to take good panorama shots easily and precisely thanks to its 360 degree pan index. The ball head mounts an Arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4-inch-20 camera screw on top that ensures equipment is balanced when using zoom lenses. The Manfrotto Element Big comes in four colours (Black, Red, Blue and Grey), in its own padded bag for easy storage and transport.
1 x Element Traveller Tripod Big with Ball Head, Grey
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Manfrotto Element Tripod - Big
Manfrotto’s Element Traveller Big is the perfect choice for enthusiast photographers looking for a travel tripod that is reliable, lightweight and easy to carry.
Compact, sturdy tripod kit that is also highly versatile. It extends up to a height of 164 cm, folds down to just 41 cm and is easy to pack in most bags.
Manfrotto’s Element Traveller Big takes travelling smart to a whole new level: this smart and small lightweight tripod is designed with a full-size mono-pod integrated in it. To use the mono-pod, just remove the tripod leg with the padded leg-warmer and attach the centre column.
Available in Aluminium and Carbon Fibre
Manfrotto Element Features
Compact and lightweight
Easy to carry everywhere
Aluminium Ball head w/ independent pan lock
Greater control of the camera position
Leg to Monopod
Removeable Leg that converts to Monopod
Twist lock mechanism and central column
Ensures quick set up and compactness when folded
|Manfrotto Element - Aluminium Big (Black)||Manfrotto Element - Aluminium Big (Blue)||Manfrotto Element - Aluminium Big (Grey)||Manfrotto Element - Aluminium Big (Red)||Manfrotto Element Carbon Fibre - Big|
|Manufacturer Item Code||MKELEB5BK-BH||MKELEB5BL-BH||MKELEB5GY-BH||MKELEB5RD-BH||MKELEB5CF-BH|
|Colour||Black||Black and Blue||Black and Grey||Black and Red||Carbon|
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I use a Canon 5D Mk IV and an assortment of lenses, so the 8 kg carry capability again is perfect.
In the case of photographing the Northern Lights, I was using an f2.8 14mm Samyang Lense.
Out in the field (and the dark) I utilised the bag hook underneath to further weight stabilise the tripod, as there was a light wind blowing. This worked perfectly, though it was a little fiddly pulling down the hook whilst wearing gloves.
To avoid hunching over (not easily done wearing multiple layers and jackets)- I ended up fully extending all the tripod leg sections, due to the high tilt angle towards the sky and again, this proved fine and worked perfectly.
The only negative (which was entirely my responsibility) was that I failed to check that the rubber feet were screwed in tightly (as they are interchangeable with supplied stainless spikes) ... and consequently I lost one of the rubber feet that fell off in the dark.
A replacement part has been ordered (£13.18 after p&p and 20% tax added) so a very expensive small piece of rubber and metal screw thread) ... so, I would advise to regularly check the tightness of the rubber feet, to avoid expensive replacement parts, but at least the replacement parts are readily available, which is worth something in itself !
I did find I have to be a little more diligent with ensuring the twist-lock was fully 'locked' on the legs, unlike the clip system of my previous tripod, but again, this isn't a problem for me, rather an observation for anyone considering purchasing this tripod.
The lightly padded carry bag with a drawstring was perfect whilst out and about and I was still able to carry across my body whilst also carrying a sling backpack.
This also ensures that it takes up minimum space when packing in your hold luggage suitcase.
All in all, I am delighted with this tripod and I am looking forward to many years of use and at this stage, don't see the need for anything heavier or larger.
I hope this review has been helpful for those considering purchasing this tripod?
It is nowhere as quick to put in place or remove - the security of your camera depends on how tightly you do up the thumb screw - and all screws will eventually come loose ! The "old" Manfrotto plate clicked securely into place and require two distinct actions to "unclick" it - VERY secure. This ball head has a protruding screw in the centre which fouls my Black Rapid adapter plate (I had to buy a new one anyway !!) so that the plate does not fit completely inside the universal fitting. If you use a Black Rapid style of strap would suggest you have a good look at this tripod to see if you would be happy with the security of your camera on top of it. I would be very wary of trusting my £5K Nikon or Canon (which I don't have) to this "quick release" mechanism.
I am considering some way of fitting a "belt and braces" lanyard to the camera and tripod when it is in use to prevent a very expensive noise when the camera falls off the tripod.
Summary: good tripod, good head - poor choice of quick release plate !!!
If I was not moving house I would have returned the item – my solution was to get a friend with a lathe to machine down screw so it was flush.
Look round a bit and there are loads more firms selling very similar units. The Neewer is £70 less. You may find better but that’s best at the moment. Good case.