After a long search and decision process in the purchase of a folding tripod that I felt was going to be strong enough and versatile enough for some long term use as a vlogging handle with the ability to stand on a desk or table while I talked to a camera (my iPhone 5 camera), I finally settled on this one.
I just needed a handle and tripod for my vlogging channel due to a few minor factors starting with the basic ergonomics of holding my iPhone 5 while keeping clear of the lens and microphone without having to constantly think about it.
But into the bargain with this particular tripod you get quite a bit more in the way of it’s capabilities and strength. Very solid in build and construction and able to carry
**Maximum body weight of 650g/ 1.4lb
Maximum 85mm Focal length
Maximum total payload 1kg/ 2.2lb
So as you can see from these statistics it is able to carry a fair weight. For the serious photographer or anyone who intends to use it a fair bit, the price is pretty good right now from Amazon stores (Affiliate links below). If you won’t use it much, maybe just for the odd Phone shot then maybe a cheaper option would suit better.
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US Amazon http://amzn.to/RNuF3U
This tripod in some stores subject to availability can also be bought in other colours, for the more expressive of you out there. So hit the links above, at the time of this post going live the price is much lower than I paid.