PeakDesign 峰值设计 三脚架 旅行杖
【国内正規品】PeakDesign ピークデザイン 三脚 トラベル トライポッド アルミニウム TT-CB-5-150-AL-1
- 包装重量:2268 千克。
- 包装尺寸:8.89长x 41.91高x 8.89瓦(Zm)
彻底省去了三脚架主体的多余空间,并采用了削减了水壶大小的粗的设计,同时不会影响高度、稳定性和功能,是一款划时代的三脚架。具备比以往的三脚架更快展开的杆锁,便于使用的各部分调节机构、内置智能手机支架等功能。这款Tranbelt Repod系列护目镜经过4年岁月制作而成,虽然轻便小巧,但考虑到全尺寸单反相机使用望远变焦镜头。全伸高:H152.4cm 伸高:H130.2cm 低高:高14厘米 重量:1.56千克 段数:5 承重:9.1千克 收缩长度:39.1厘米 材质:铝 收纳尺寸:高39.1×直径7.9厘米 同捆商品:防水软壳 × 1、标准板 × 1、工具套件 × 1、手机支架 × 1、刷子 × 1
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But I will stress, if you aren't really a backpacker then you don't really need the sleek design nor the limited height. For a traveler it's perfect, for a studio photographer you may have issues taking portraits of tall people at eye level.
Before you buy, ask yourself if you take more photos traveling/backpacking, or in a studio?
If you're a traveler like me, it will be worth the hefty price tag. If you just need a general tripod, buy cheaper!!!!!
Here's what I love about this tripod:
- It's extremely compact, and when used with the UL Conversion Kit (whereby you remove all but the uppermost leg sections and replace them with little plastic feet), it's lightweight and compact enough to be excellent for backpacking, and indeed I've used it in that capacity a number of times.
- It's very quick to deploy.
- It looks very slick.
- When everything is locked down, it's quite stable. I've had a Pentax 645 on top of mine and have felt confident that the tripod had it in hand.
- The plate and release mechanisms work well once you get used to them, and I feel the attachment to the head is very secure; the ability to dial in the lock under the release button is terrific, and you can see that it's locked in.
Here's where I'm not so satisfied:
- The clips that hold the leg sections on (which you unlatch to remove the leg sections in using the aforementioned UL Conversion Kit) are very stupidly made. It's brittle, thin plastic, that's under quite a good deal of tension--which is GREAT for keeping the leg sections securely attached (a benefit, I would imagine, for any tripod), but AWFUL for removing it. Indeed, one of these latches broke right off the second time I was trying to remove a leg section.
- PD customer support is excellent, and of course they replaced the clip right away--except they replaced the whole entire section of legs. For a single, removable, plastic clip? This seems excessive.
- The included ball head is different in that with most ball heads, the ball is gripped from the bottom, giving you the freedom to swivel / tilt / do whatever adjustment you need to do; this has always seemed like the point of a ball head to begin with, if you ask me. PD has mounted the ball right under the attachment plate, and the tension comes from above the ball--this means that there are little fingers reaching down from under the plate, which limits its mobility. In other words, you might be able to tilt the camera up to grab a shot of the sky, however you won't be able to if one of these little grip-finger-mechanisms happens to be in the way--it'll hit the post. If this happens, the only way you can get it to go any further is by removing the camera and remounting at either 90 or 180 degrees, until you find the orientation that allows the angle you're going for. It's frustrating to say the least. A hornbill flying above the pond over yonder? You better hope she shows up at least 6 minutes after the lion in the bushes over there, because you're not going to just swivel your camera up and around if it's mounted on this tripod. (YES, you CAN buy another head! But... why buy a $350 (or $600!) tripod if you have to buy another head?)
- I cannot get the replacement leg tensioned correctly--I've watched all the great and extremely fun PD videos, too. This leg will start to retract in a lower section, when locked, when a little too much pressure is applied, where the other legs are still fine. Tightening it up with the (awesome) included tool seems to solve that issue, but then the leg section is too tight and I have to pull it out--it doesn't fall smoothly down and deploy like the other legs, which is a major selling point here.
- Speaking of the awesome tool that's included right on the leg--it's wonderful, until the thing falls off when you brush it the wrong way and it lands on the other side of a fence in a national park. (Yes, autobiographical.)
This is another piece of Peak Design kit that I'm just having a hard time getting my head around. It's got so many great ideas that maybe it has TOO MANY great ideas. The ball head, to me, seems to be different just for the sake of being different, and I for one would rather have one more inch on a tripod to have a more versatile head. They've thoughtfully designed a rare, solid backpacking tripod option--except exercising that option will likely break the tripod. They've included a tool for field maintenance that's likely to get lost in the field. They've included a ball head that doesn't conveniently offer you the principal benefits of a ball head. This is an "almost" for me. It's a fine tripod. Is it my last tripod? Not by a long shot.
I really do love PD on the whole but I think sometimes there seems to be a habit of over-engineering while overlooking obvious things. Another example is the Sling. I *really* wanted to carry two bodies in my 6L sling (an old K1000 and a newer APS-C dslr), and I managed to make them fit functionally. But, being greedy, I figured I might want a *little* extra gear and thought I'd "upgrade" to the 10L. The thing is... the 10L doesn't open as far as the 6L so it didn't fit the two bodies like my 6L did. The Capture and all the straps, and the Anchor Links system, are amazing. I'd love to see the same basic-function-first mentality in the rest of their lineup. I own at least 8 PD products across their lines, and I'm learning to pick and choose.
The second issue may be forgivable considering it is a compact travel tripod after all... that is if it weren't for the fact that their video promised how sturdy it is... if you extend the legs fully BUT NOT the center-post... the bottom leg segments are quite flimsy and it shows in its usage. If I used a long lens I use it with the lower leg segments retracted. Although this may be a sturdier travel tripod than some others it is not THAT much sturdier.
The PLUS is that it's cool lookin'. :-/