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This has got to be one of the cutest things I have reviewed... When I opened the box, I was almost blown away by how cute the MeFOTO DayTrip tripod is. But of course, I cannot just gush about the appearance of this tripod. This tripod is actually very useful and very useable. And you can take it with you wherever you go.
But of course, the very first thing that I would like to talk about is the size of this thing. It is quite small. Basically, the folded length of the tripod is equivalent to the longest dimension of the full-size iPad. So, if you have a bag where you can put an iPad in, as long as the bag is deep enough, then you can put the DayTrip in. Oh, and at 1.8 pounds, then you have no more excuse in not bringing a tripod.
As with all MeFOTO tripods, the DayTrip Mini arrives in and is packed with the legs reversed and the center column extended. The legs are extended or retracted by loosening the twist locks. And don't be fooled by this small tripod. The twist locks are actually weather resistant!
The legs of the tripod can be set at three different angles. At the widest setting, the tripod can get really low. But if you really, really want to go low, the center column is actually reversible, so, at that setting, you can get really close to your subject, something that is a boon for macro or foodie photographers.
The center column can actually be extended further. With all the legs extended and the center column extended, the DayTrip can go as high as 24 inches, something that other portable tripods cannot boast about. Also, there are not a lot of portable tripods that can handle a load of 8.8 pounds!
The positioning the ballhead is adjusted via a single knob. The ballhead moves smoothly and you can achieve the desired camera position easily. The camera is attached via a Mini-Arca Swiss plate. There is a bubble level which makes leveling the head easy, though the level gets blocked by the quick-release plate. So, I recommend leveling the ballhead first before you actually put the camera in place.
The DayTrip comes with a very nice bag. I got the orange colored tripod, so the tripod bag has a very nice orange accent on it. Yes, I love the color orange!
So, if you want to improve your selfies and your macro photography, or if you simply want to be included in the picture, then I suggest you get this tripod. It is portable and has a huge capacity for its size. You cannot go wrong with this tripod.
Check out the video the wife and I prepared one unusually cold mid-November Chicago day:
The MeFOTO DayTrip Mini Tripod is Highly Recommended!
So get yours here:
Special thanks to Brian Hynes of MACGroup for providing the tripod.
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