MeFOTO Air

If you remember Toby’s review of the MeFOTO Backpacker he was quite the fan of the lightweight travel tripod. This week MeFOTO has announced a new version of their popular line of travel tripods that are lighter, faster, and easier-to-use. The biggest new change, MeFOTO switched from the previous monopod alternative setup to a new capability of turning into a selfie stick.

MeFOTO HyperLock Setup and breakdown times have been significantly reduced with a new HyperLock Design. HyperLock reduces weight, size, ease of use, and setup time with a new twist to lock foot setup to extend the legs. In total almost a 30% reduction in weight compared to the previous models MeFOTO Air is a great choice for a travel or hiking photographer.

With the switch to HyperLock specs have changed a bit since last year. Out of the line on average their load capacity is 25% less but still plenty to hold anything you would need. A bit less rugged as well as they’ve also removed the spiked feet; in the case of the WalkAbout it has lost its weather and dust resistance. In terms of packed size the WalkAbout is 5 inches smaller while for the most part tripods receive a small size reduction, the best being the BackPacker at 2.2 inches. With the redesign the minimum and maximum heights have been nicely improved giving the tripods a bit more range for height or getting low to the ground. A better Intuitive design, with the change Mefoto has added icons on the legs for ease of use to those not familiar with the HyperLock design. Keeping the setup from the previous generation ball heads are arca-type compatible for the industry standard quick release plate.

MeFOTO BluetoothOne feature missing from the tripods for this generation is the ability to be used as a monopod. In it’s place you now have the option to pull the central column out for use as a extending selfie stick. With the central column out you can connect a cell phone adapter plate to attach your phone (see video). MeFoto has even added a Bluetooth remote that stays with the tripod to fire the phone. As with Toby traveling with McKay Photography, having a selfie stick on hand during a trip to use is a nice touch without having to carry any extra gear.

You can pre-order through the links below, the MeFOTO air line will start to ship November, 1st of this year.

untitled-1Pre-order your tripod or monopod in a variety of colors from B&H. The MeFOTO Air line will be available and start shipping November 1st, 2016.

MeFOTO WalkAbout Air Aluminum Monopod $65MeFOTO WalkAbout Air

Load Capacity: 22.1 lb Max Height: 59.1″ Closed Length: 13.4″
Sections: 6 Weight: 0.9 lb Translucent Silicon Hand Grip
1/4″-20 Mounting Screw Adjustable Wrist Strap Anodized-Aluminum Finish

MeFOTO BackPacker Air MeFOTO BackPacker Air Travel Tripod $125

Load Capacity: 8.8 lb Max Height: 59.5″ Min Height: 11.2″
Folded Length: 14.4″ Leg Sections: 5 Weight: 1.98 lb
Carrying Case Included Built-In Selfie Stick Smartphone Adapter & Bluetooth Remote

MeFOTO RoadTrip Air MeFOTO RoadTrip Air Travel Tripod $175

Load Capacity: 13.2 lb Max Height: 61″ Min Height: 11.4″
Folded Length: 15″ Leg Sections: 5 Weight: 2.5 lb
Carrying Case Included Built-In Selfie Stick Smartphone Adapter & Bluetooth Remote

MeFOTO GlobeTrotter AirMeFOTO GlobeTrotter Air Travel Tripod $225

Load Capacity: 17.6 lb Max Height: 68.1″ Min Height: 12″
Folded Length: 16.7″ Leg Sections: 5 Weight: 3.2 lb
Carrying Case Included Built-In Selfie Stick Smartphone Adapter & Bluetooth Remote

 


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 I love traveling with other photographers on #mckaylive trips. Kari, a trip participant, noticed this line of trees and shared her perspective with me. I had glanced at them but hadn't noticed how nicely they lined up when standing at a certain spot #teacherbecomesthestudent :) We had a great day leaving behind the cherry blossom crowds for a much quieter walk around #HarpersFerryWV. And a visit to #BolivarHeights a much fought over hilltop during the civil war and the site of the largest surrender of Union troops - over 12,000 men surrendered to Stonewall Jackson. *  Captured with the #Panasonic #GH4 and #1235mm lens
 "Such a blunder sometimes it makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder" * The Jefferson Memorial might be my favorite. Jefferson's quotes inside, the circular structure surrounded by the columns, the fact that it is perched on a more organic, curving body of water. There is much to love here! Inside I chose to go wide with the 12mm Laowa to capture that awesome dome and offer a different perspective. * Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and @venuslaowa #12mm f/2.8 lens
 Up early and rewarded with another fantastic sunrise. The colors were brief but beautiful. There were literally thousands of photographers lined up along the tidal basin. The reflections were beautiful but those can be captured anytime of the year, it was important to include some of the blossoms. *  Captured with the #Sony #A7RII and #Canon 24-70 lens


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