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Peak Design has just announced their 9th kickstarter campaign. They have been planning and working on this product for more than 4 years. This is a new category of camera gear for them as they make bags, straps, slings, and clips.
I am happy to help them announce the Peak Design Travel Tripod is now on pre-release on Kickstarter.
August 2nd, 2019 Update: You can preorder the Travel Tripod on their website.
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I have been a fan of Peak Design since I bought the Capture a few years back. Eventually I went on to purchase other products like the Everyday Sling, Everyday Backpack 20L, and Travelline Backpack + Pouches (Tech Pouch, Wash Pouch, Packing Cube, Camera Cube, Shoe Pouch, Rain Fly). When I heard they are making their 9th kickstarter campaign, I couldn’t wait to find out what it was. Some of my purchases have been from their kickstarter and I never had an issue with a pre-release of their products. They are outstanding. Learn more about my photography gear.
I am excited for this Tripod.
The travel tripod is quick to deploy, lightweight, and has a low-profile design. It is half the size of a traditional travel tripod, fairly close to the size of a water bottle. The campaign starts today May 21st at 7am PST and ends 60 days later on July 18th at 5pm PST.
It is available in aluminum and carbon fiber. You will save about 20% off retail if you purchase on kickstarter. I trust this company with everything you do, so I would get it on pre-sale to save with this link here.
The tripod can handle a full frame DSLR camera with a 70-200mm lens and still be stable. It has a weight capacity of 20lbs, a max height of 58.5″, packs down to 15.25″ and has a diameter of 3.25″. It features 5 leg sections. The aluminum weighs 3.44lbs while the carbon fiber weighs 2.81lbs.
It has a stowable phone mount so you can mount your phone on the tripod at any point in time. The tripod features a secure and immediate camera installation. You can deploy the legs without having to flip the tripod over.
Need to add weight to the tripod or keep your bag off the ground? Well there’s a nice handy hook in the center to do just that. The bag in the photo is the Everyday Backpack.
Want to learn more, the Peak Design team will answer any questions you may have as well as update the FAQ and Update section on the kickstarter.