Whereas we’ve seen fairly a couple of versatile journey tripods through the years, with essentially 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 presently operating a fairly profitable Kickstarter marketing campaign for its concept of what a superb tripod ought to seem like: meet the HEIPI Journey Tripod.
If you’re on the street lots, you realize what it’s prefer to lug round an enormous bag of drugs. Due to this fact, an honest tripod for such a job ought to be moderately light-weight plus it ought to be tremendous versatile in addition to simple and fast to make use of, proper?
HEIPI goals to do exactly that, as their new HEIPI Journey Tripod is principally a modular tripod that consists of three completely different components that can be utilized individually or collectively to create a fairly cool tripod with quite a lot of options. Try the marketing campaign video beneath:
HEIPI Journey Tripod
Though it appears to be like fairly much like the aforementioned Peak Design Journey Tripod in addition to the Ulanzi & Coman (article right here), this new HEIPI Journey Tripod additionally has a couple of additional methods up its sleeve.
Principally, the HEIPI tripod consists of three components, the bottom tripod, a so-called internal tripod (aka 3-pillar heart column), and the ball head. Collectively they make an entire tripod, however you may as well use simply the small internal tripod and the ball head for a minimalist setup. Or you possibly can merely use the ball head along with your current slider or different tools.
As well as, the internal 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 lets you connect an everyday smartphone to the tripod (or to the smaller internal tripod, after all). 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 as well align your digicam vertically if wanted. A pleasant characteristic is the click-pan operate. On this mode, the ball head clicks each 10º (however you may as well mute it) for good panoramic pictures.
The entire HEIPI Journey Tripod is manufactured from carbon fiber and metallic, so it’s seemingly fairly sturdy whereas being comparatively light-weight on the identical time (3 lbs / 1.35 kg – w/o internal tripod: 2.6 lbs / 1.2 kg). Its dimension is 17.5″ / 44.5 cm in its packed kind, with a diameter of two.7″ / 6.9 cm.
In keeping with HEIPI, the utmost peak is 59″ / 150 cm and the burden capability is 24.95 kg / 55 lbs.
The accompanying Kickstarter marketing campaign runs by means of November 16, and to date, the aim is nicely 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 Hen worth is barely $299, which appears fairly cheap, and the common worth for the HEIPI journey tripod offered after the marketing campaign ends will probably be $399. If this tripod lives as much as expectations, it’ll definitely be a pleasant addition to any filmmaker’s gear bag.
We’re saying this on the finish of each crowdfunding-related article: please concentrate on the dangers when backing a venture on a crowdfunding platform. Please learn the platform’s phrases of use and needless to say there will be vital delays when delivering the product. Some tasks don’t even get delivered in any respect.
For full transparency: The Kickstarter HEIPI marketing campaign hyperlink has a CineD Affiliate fee embedded in it.
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