Tripodception: The Heipi journey tripod features a second mini tripod constructed into its legs: Digital Images Assessment

Heipi has launched a 3-in-1 compact journey tripod on Kickstarter. Whereas the inspiration from Peak Design’s Journey Tripod is straight away evident, the Heipi 3-in-1 journey tripod units itself aside with a definite tripod inside a tripod design.

The tripod’s middle column is a detachable mini tripod. Between the primary tripod and the included pro-grade ball head is a ‘3-pillar’ central column sub-tripod. The mini tripod is virtually invisible when tucked away, as the 2 tripods are seamlessly coupled. Nevertheless, you possibly can lengthen the tripod and take away the miniature, compact interior tripod inside seconds. Heipi additionally argues that utilizing a 3-pillar middle column improves general stability when utilizing the bigger tripod. You may even flip the sub-tripod the wrong way up and have your digital camera inverted between the primary tripod’s legs.

The Heipi tripod weighs 1.35kg (3 lbs) with its sub-tripod. If you wish to cut back the burden and intend to make use of solely the bigger essential tripod, you possibly can take away the sub-tripod, lowering the tripod’s weight to 1.2kg (2.6 lbs). The tripod’s packed size is 44.5cm (17.5″) and its packed diameter is 6.9cm (2.7″). Should you’re curious, that is 5.4cm (2.1″) longer than Peak Design’s Journey Tripod (carbon fiber). Max top is analogous between the 2 tripods, with Heipi going to 150cm (59″) and the Peak Design tripod going about an inch taller. The minimal top is nearly equivalent, too, at round 15cm (underneath 6″).

The specialised detachable Heipi ball head encompasses a quick-release plate, retractable telephone clamp, bubble spirit stage and 360-degree pan. It will probably deal with as much as 25kg (55 lbs) of digital camera tools. Peak Design’s tripod is rated for 9.1kg (20 lbs) of substances. Heipi is appropriate with most Arca-Swiss plates.

The Heipi journey tripod is offered to ‘tremendous early fowl’ backers for $299, which is $100 off the deliberate MSRP. The tripod is predicted to ship to backers in January 2023. Backers may even obtain a Heipi quick-release plate, water repellant mushy case and three steel spikes for the toes. For extra data, try the Heipi journey tripod on Kickstarter. You can too try some hands-on evaluations from photographers Jay P. Morgan, Attilio Ruffo, Espen Helland and Kim Grant beneath.

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