Whereas we’ve seen fairly a number of versatile journey tripods over time, with probably the most modern most likely being the unique Peak Design Journey Tripod (article right here), there’s nonetheless room for sensible and helpful enchancment. HEIPI is at the moment operating a fairly profitable Kickstarter marketing campaign for its thought of what a great tripod ought to seem like: meet the HEIPI Journey Tripod.
If you’re on the street rather a lot, what it’s prefer to lug round an enormous bag of drugs. Subsequently, an honest tripod for such a job needs to be moderately light-weight plus it needs to be tremendous versatile in addition to straightforward and fast to make use of, proper?
HEIPI goals to just do that, as their new HEIPI Journey Tripod is mainly a modular tripod that consists of three completely different components that can be utilized individually or collectively to create a fairly cool tripod with plenty of options. Try the marketing campaign video beneath:
HEIPI Journey Tripod
Though it appears to be like fairly just like the aforementioned Peak Design Journey Tripod in addition to the Ulanzi & Coman (article right here), this new HEIPI Journey Tripod additionally has a number of additional methods up its sleeve.
Principally, the HEIPI tripod consists of three components, the bottom tripod, a so-called interior tripod (aka 3-pillar middle column), and the ball head. Collectively they make an entire tripod, however you may also use simply the small interior tripod and the ball head for a minimalist setup. Or you possibly can merely use the ball head together with your current slider or different tools.
As well as, the interior tripod can be utilized as an extension of the bottom tripod, however with three legs as a substitute of only one column (for improved rigidity) or in under-slung mode for taking pictures near the bottom.
An included cellphone holder permits you to connect an everyday smartphone to the tripod (or to the smaller interior tripod, in fact). If you wish to overwhelm the entire setup, the built-in hook can be utilized to hold your tools bag on it, for instance.
With the ball head, you may also align your digital camera vertically if wanted. A pleasant characteristic is the click-pan operate. On this mode, the ball head clicks each 10º (however you may also mute it) for excellent panoramic photographs.
The entire HEIPI Journey Tripod is product of carbon fiber and steel, so it’s seemingly fairly sturdy whereas being comparatively light-weight on the similar time (3 lbs / 1.35 kg – w/o interior tripod: 2.6 lbs / 1.2 kg). Its dimension is 17.5″ / 44.5 cm in its packed type, with a diameter of two.7″ / 6.9 cm.
In keeping with HEIPI, the utmost top is 59″ / 150 cm and the burden capability is 24.95 kg / 55 lbs.
The accompanying Kickstarter marketing campaign runs via November 16, and to date, the aim is properly within the rearview mirror. On the time of writing, $366,000 has been funded, which interprets to 3660% of the unique aim of $10,000.
The Tremendous Early Chook worth is simply $299, which appears fairly affordable, and the common worth for the HEIPI journey tripod bought after the marketing campaign ends shall be $399. If this tripod lives as much as expectations, it’ll definitely be a pleasant addition to any filmmaker’s gear bag.
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