Velbon CX Mini: More than a match for any full sized tripod.
8 July 2013
Summary: I always like to take my camera with me when I'm on holiday, or out and about hiking and walking with the dogs. In truth, I suppose I'm a bit of a camera buff and like to try and get some good shots, especially wildlife. To get these sorts of shots close in to wildlife, you first need some sort of remote control (got that for my Nikon D80), and a steady base to put your camera on to get it pointing in the right place.
Summary: I got this before a trip to Australia last Christmas as I didn't really relish the thought of taking my full size tripod all that way and then having to lug it around the various places we visited. I have been very impressed with just how capable and versatile this is. Despite only having a maximum height of 64cm it is well suited to most shots while out and about.
Summary: Whilst out looking for a tripod for my camcorder , I found this. The Velbon CX Mini tri-pod. A small compact tri pod that is easily made bigger and easily compacted back down into its tiny size. It cost me £15 from my local camera shop. Bargain! The tri pod has three legs which are all black aluminium with plastic clips for easy adjustment. I think all black looks great. Black goes with every thing!
Summary: When looking for a tripod I was recording some of my younger brothers shows that he use to do at his afterschool classes and I always found that where ever the sound/lighting guy sat (which always seemed to be center of the room) was perfect to set up my video camera, before the tripod I would balance it on some books and just leave it to record without it getting in the sound/lighting guys way.
Summary: I use one of these handy tripods for college work, and it's been an absolute god send for those simple tasks when you need to quicky shoot on location then get away again. If you are looking for something which is easy to carry, easy to use, easy to store and bascially has easy written all over it, then the Velbon CX Mini is what you need. Despite the use of the word mini, I still found it useful enough for what I was doing.
Pros: Light, compact and easy.
Cons: Not big enough for some shots, lack of grip on wet surface.
Summary: In the hobby part of my photography, I particularly like to take close up pictures of flowers, and also still life images. For this reason, I wanted a mini tripod, and my husband bought me the Velbon CX. **What is it?** As the name suggests, this is a smaller version of a tripod, intended for use either close to the ground (eg for photographing flowers, insects etc) or on a table in a studio. I have used it for both.
Pros: Lightweight and easily portable; sturdily built for its size
Cons: Not suitable for a camera with a very heavy lens on