With photography becoming ever the more popular across people of all ages, tripods are gaining lots of attention too. This website alone has seen quite a few interesting takes on tripods that are light weight, supportive, and gets you all those selfies. The thing about these tripods is that while they are great for on-the-go photography, they aren’t made for all terrains. The Pakpod tripod, on the other hand, is designed by a travel photographer who often takes photos in remote locations. This is something made to conquer the soft sands and uneven rocks and slippery rivers. Stakes and all.
Stakes? What Stakes?
The first thing I noticed when I was looking at the photos is that there are built-in stakes at the bottom of each leg. This is pretty much the same idea as jamming stakes into the ground to hold your camping tent down so it isn’t gone with the wind in the middle of the night. Because the Pakpod tripod is made to conquer, it obviously can’t do it all with the same ‘equipment’. So the stakes are interchangeable between 3 models. There’s of course the standard plastic stake that comes with the tripod. For soft surfaces like sand and snow, use the Green ABS plastic stakes, which are also rounded and safe for children. Now for some heavy duty work, you can go for the Quarter-20 stakes made of aluminum with 2 ‘1/4-20’ threaded holes that allow users to attach camera and other accessories.
How the Pakpod Tripod Works
The great thing about these stakes is that they allow the tripod to go as low as you want without losing stability. Each leg can also be fixed as a different angle to allow impossible angles to happen. I’m talking about dangling it on the ceiling fan for top shots and other crazy feats like that. For nature photographers, this is perfect! You can hardly ever find any stable ground in the wild, and with this you can easily take steady photos and time-lapses without limits. And I do mean without limits, because this baby can be used in water with no hiccups.
The Pakpod Tripod’s Specs
Since this is made to be brought out into remote places, it’s quite light and totally portable. When packed down, it’s only 12.8 inches long and weighs a mere 440g. But wouldn’t this light af Pakpod tripod fall over when you attach a super heavy DSLR to it? Nope, don’t worry. It can support up to 5kg, and when it’s legs are all stretched out, it can still carry up to 2.4kg. Not too bad, to be honest. There are a total of 2 mounting spots, so you can set up a camera and an accessory at the same time. Be inventive!
For those who are interested in getting a Pakpod tripod, head over to their website! At USD89, you can get the tripod itself. But for USD124, you can get the whole bundle including all 3 sets of stakes and a carry bag.
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