Trekpod Go! Pro 123 Travel Monopod-Tripod-Hiking Staff

Trekpod Go! Pro 123 Travel Monopod-Tripod-Hiking Staff – Product Description:

Trekpod Go! Pro 123 Travel Monopod-Tripod-Hiking Staff The TrekPod Go! PRO is a unique, versatile multi-tool for active photographers. It quickly converts from a hiking staff, to a monopod, to a tripod. Use the TrekPod Go! PRO in places ordinary tripods can’t go, such as in zoos and stadiums where space is limited and tripods are prohibited. It provides stabilization to get the toughest shots.TrekPod Go! PRO comes complete with the MagMount PRO quick release ball head – a $100 value. Attach and detach your equipment easily with one hand. Cameras lock securely to the ball head with our TrekLock rotating safety clip. The included Square Tooth Anti Rotation (STAR) MagAdapter keeps your camera from rotating or sagging while in portrait mode. It breaks down to 22” so as to fit into carry-on luggage and a padded nylon travel case is included.The TrekPod Go! PRO is a unique, versatile multi-tool for active photographers. It quickly converts from a hiking staff, to a monopod, to a tripod. Use the TrekPod Go! PRO in places ordinary tripods can’t go, such as in zoos and stadiums where space is limited and tripods are prohibited. It provides stabilization to get the toughest shots.TrekPod Go! PRO comes complete with the MagMount PRO quick release ball head – a $100 value. Attach and detach your equipment easily with one hand. Cameras lock securely to the ball head with our TrekLock rotating safety clip. The included Square Tooth Anti Rotation (STAR) MagAdapter keeps your camera from rotating or sagging while in portrait mode. It breaks down to 22” so as to fit into carry-on luggage and a padded nylon travel case is included.

Product Features :

  • Portable Stabilization For The Photographer On The Go
  • Weighs 30 Ounces
  • Perfect for Outdoor and Travel Photographers, Family and Sporting Events
  • Perfect Anytime a Full Sized Tripod isn’t Convenient or Allowed

Trekpod Go! Pro 123 Travel Monopod-Tripod-Hiking Staff – Review:

GOOD COMPACT TRAVEL TRIPOD!

I just returned from a 2 week trip to Italy in which I used the Trekpod several times. At least where I was allowed to use it, many of the churches and museums unofficially allow cameras, but for some reason draw the line at a monopod or tripod. Overall it’s a great product, easy to put together, and easy to use. I have two problems with the product, however. The first, the carrying case, is not that major. 3 of the 4 sections go into their slots fairly easily. The top piece that has the ball head on it, however, does not go in as easily as the others. The screw that tightens the ball head keeps getting caught up on the sleeve, causing it to stickup making it a little cumbersome to zip up the carrying case. I would suggest that they cut that particular sleeve a little shorter so that it doesn’t hang up.

My major complaint is the heavy force MagAdapter, which Trekpod calls the “star” adapter. I use a BlackRapid camera strap, which I highly recommend and also uses the tripod mount to attach to the camera, which meant that I had to swap the adapters when I wanted to use the Trekpod. The MagAdapter screws into the camera with a hex screw, which is a pain in itself, but the main problem is that the screw is held on to the MagAdapter by a small clip. If you don’t completely tighten the adapter on the camera, the camera WILL spin. This caused the clip to come loose on mine. It eventually fall off and got lost. The reason this is a problem, I found out, is that the clip is what provides the necessary gap for the the safety clip to lock the camera to the tripod. Without the gap, it’s almost impossible to use the safety clip. This was not a problem for the smooth MagAdapter, which has a raised center knob and the screw molded into the adapter itself. Why the star adapter is not made the same way, makes no sense to me. Because of this, I could not use my camera, a Canon DSLR, in the vertical position because the star adapter is required to keep heavier cameras from moving.

Don’t get me wrong, I really like this tripod. It fits easily in my carry on luggage, puts together and comes apart quickly and easily, and the ball head works really well. It’s fairly easy to carry and walk with. I would have been nice to have some type of strap to carry it over my shoulders, however, when I didn’t want to walk with it or have to take it apart to put back in the case. It won’t replace your standard tripod, but if you need something that is easy to carry, can work as a hiking staff, mono-pod, or tripod, for hiking or vacation, this is a good choice.

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