Peak Design unveils ‘world’s most portable and easy to set up tripod’
Peak Design is finest recognized for its digital camera luggage, straps and modern clips that simplify carrying your equipment, however the firm has now determined to tackle a much less specialised accent class: tripods.
The Peak Design Journey Tripod has been 4 years in growth, and is described by its maker because the product of a whole reexamination of conventional tripod design. The thought was to remove the useless house inside the typical tripod, and the result’s billed because the “world’s most portable, packable, and easy to set up tripod”.
Whereas it is marketed as a journey tripod, and has a most extension of 152.4cm with the middle column raised, the legs do not invert in the identical manner as on most journey tripods, however comply with the extra typical design for fast arrange.
The tripod can help 9.1kg in whole, which satisfies the overwhelming majority of DSLR/mirrorless digital camera and lens combos, and collapses down to only 39.4cm. Peak Design additionally says that by remodeling the middle column and nest, the diameter of the tripod has been decreased to eight.3cm – about the identical as a water bottle.
The ball head that is included within the setup can also be mentioned to work extra fluidly than conventional ball heads, with a single adjustment ring permitting for a full 360-degree rotation, whereas compatibility with all Peak Design plates and most Arca-type plates can also be assured.
Different options embody a bubble degree, a hook to allow the person to weigh the tripod down for stability, and even a common cellphone mount. The tripod can also be set to reach with its personal gentle carry case as commonplace.
A Kickstarter campaign for the Journey Tripod has been launched, and potential purchasers are in a position to choose both carbon fiber or aluminum alloy leg constructions. The carbon fiber choice carries an RRP of $599, whereas the aluminum alloy choice is a extra inexpensive $349; pricing for different territories hasn’t been made out there but. These keen to pledge cash in the direction of the marketing campaign can presently seize themselves a reduction on both mannequin, at roughly $289 / £227 for the aluminum mannequin and round $479 / £376 for the carbon fibre model.
That is Peak Design’s ninth Kickstarter marketing campaign, with the corporate claiming that earlier campaigns have netted a mixed whole of $20.2m. As with every crowdfunding marketing campaign, it is advisable to familiarize your self with the method earlier than pledging any cash.