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


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 heart column is a detachable mini tripod. Between the principle 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 internal tripod inside seconds. Heipi additionally argues that utilizing a 3-pillar heart column improves total stability when utilizing the bigger tripod. You possibly can even flip the sub-tripod the other way up and have your digicam inverted between the principle tripod’s legs.

The Heipi tripod weighs 1.35kg (3 lbs) with its sub-tripod. If you wish to scale back the burden and intend to make use of solely the bigger principal 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″). In the event you’re curious, that is 5.4cm (2.1″) longer than Peak Design’s Journey Tripod (carbon fiber). Max top is comparable 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 similar, too, at round 15cm (underneath 6″).

The specialised detachable Heipi ball head contains a quick-release plate, retractable telephone clamp, bubble spirit stage and 360-degree pan. It could actually deal with as much as 25kg (55 lbs) of digicam 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 out there to ‘tremendous early hen’ backers for $299, which is $100 off the deliberate MSRP. The tripod is predicted to ship to backers in January 2023. Backers will even obtain a Heipi quick-release plate, water repellant delicate case and three steel spikes for the toes. For extra info, take a look at the Heipi journey tripod on Kickstarter. It’s also possible to take a look at some hands-on evaluations from photographers Jay P. Morgan, Attilio Ruffo, Espen Helland and Kim Grant beneath.

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