- Incredibly strong construction
- Portable enough to fit inside a pocket
- Universal screw mount for any DSLR camera
- Very expensive for what it is
As a budding photographer myself, I know how annoying it can be to get to a location, only to discover that you should have brought a tripod. Or even a night time snapping session. But, for most of us, lugging a tripod around with us isn’t very practical, especially as you may not even need it. Yes there are bags you can sling on your back, but I think Manfrotto has a better solution.
I want to share with you the Manfrotto PIXI Evo 2 tripod, which yes, is tiny, but very practical indeed. As long as there is some kind of flat surfaced wall around. It only stands at 13 inches tall once you have the legs open, but it’s as sturdy as hell. It’s also quite heavy too giving it a nice centre of gravity.
The ball head on top is fully adjustable up to around 45° angle. The button you need to press in to get the head moving is pretty strong too, and I can’t see it wearing down very easily. Overall, a really well built little tripod that could easily get you out of a jam.
I also paired it with the Twist Grip Clamp that Manfrotto make for mobile phones. This is the ideal solution and setup for any photographers not wanting to carry round a bulky DSLR. And as mobile phone cameras are getting better and better all the time, it’s no doubt that some photographers use these as their choice of snappers.
What more, with the added length of the tripod, you’ve got yourself a quirky little selfie stick to either take photos with, or film a vlog if that’s your thing. I know this setup could come in quite useful for me when I’m travelling to the various events we visit. If I need to quickly record a news segment, then I can set this up on a side and away I go. Or carry it around vlog style. Beats the Joby Gorilla Pod trend I suppose.
These products however are not cheap. They both come in at just under £50 on the Manfrotto website, so make sure that these are essential bits of kit for you before sinking near enough £100 on them. They are however extremely well built and also made from metal, so durability is on form here. For more information, please visit the Manfrotto website.