Rollei Compact Traveler No.1 Carbon
Small, ultra-light and stable: The ultimate travel tripod made of carbon.
A close match to professional tripods, yet very affordable.
At a weight of only 980g (2.2 lbs), including the 360° panoramic ball head, this carbon tripod is about 20% lighter than its aluminium counterpart. What's more, with a packed length of only 33cm (13″) (instead of generally 40cm (15.7″) it shoulders comfortably and stows away easily. Yet thanks to the 7-layer carbon construction, rather than the conventional 5 layers, the Rollei Compact Traveler No. 1 Carbon is extremely resistant and can carry up to 8kg (17.6 lbs). It also comes at a really affordable price, bearing in mind that less well equipped models can easily set you back £350.
Professionals swear by carbon.
Compared to aluminium, carbon fibre is less sensitive to vibration and oscillation. Therefore it’s ideal to obtain pin sharp images when you’re travelling or wildlife photographs to be proud of as it copes well with slower shutter speeds.
Stable, even in strong wind and on loose ground.
Wind tunnel tests* resulted in a stability rating of 98% when the centre leg (18cm/7″) was retracted. When the centre leg was extended this resulted in a rating of 87%, which is an almost unbeatable result in relation to its low weight. Spikes under the removable rubber feet enables it to stand firmly, even on sand.
Professionally equipped. Can be turned into a monopod in an instant.
It features a 360° panorama ball head made from magnesium, quick-release plate (Arca Swiss compatible) and spirit level. Quick-clamping screws enable easy assembly and dismantling. Includes shoulder strap, tripod bag and set of tools. Minimum/maximum height: 34/142cm (1.1ft/4.7ft). Weight including ball head 980g (2.2 lbs).
Rollei, German photography pioneer with a worldwide reputation and more than 100 years of experience.Rollei was founded in Braunschweig in 1920. During the 1950s, almost every press photographer used the popular Rolleiflex. In 1966, Rollei introduced the smallest miniature camera in the world. In 1976 they introduced the first microprocessor controlled medium format camera. Today, this traditional company produces innovative digital cameras, lenses and projectors as well as photographic accessories, all used by professionals who recognise quality.