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Review 3LeggedThing Vyv tiny review

Discussion in 'Reviews, Tests, & Shootouts' started by Kees de Bruin, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. During my trip to the Falklands I took my newly acquired 3LT Vyv tripod with me. This is a small travel tripod with the following specs:
    • Tripod with ballhead weighs: 1.3kg
    • Minimum height: 12cm
    • Maximum height: 98cm (no centre column), 103cm (centre column down), 135cm (centre column up)
    • Folded: 32cm
    • Supported weight: 10kg
    • Leg sections: 5
    • Includes ballhead: AH0
    I had planned to do some long exposures along the shores and some normal landscape photography.

    The former was made impossible due to the extreme winds we had during our stay. I tried to set up the Fuji X-T1 with 10-24 lens and Hitech ND filter and the combo was just rocking in the wind. Even with my bag hanging from the hook underneath the centre column the wind was tugging at the filter. But even people with much sturdier tripods had difficulty getting any long exposure shots so I wasn't feeling too bad.

    General landscape shots was no problem although I didn't use the tripod that often. Setting up was a breeze but took a bit more time courtesy of the 5 leg sections but the tripod and ballhead proved capable of supporting both the Fuji X-T1 and also the D7100 with 80-400VR. Handling was smooth but not as precise as my Markins M10 head. But when locked the camera didn't move, even when positioned at odd angles. For the D7100/80-400VR combo I found that extending the fourth and fifth leg section reduced stability considerably but when weighted down with e.g. my camera bag it was no problem.

    All in all I'm happy with the tripod and would recommend it to everybody looking for a small travel tripod at an affordable (for me) price.
     
  2. Kees would this fit into a backpack ?
     
  3. Looks sweet, but OUT OF STOCK !

    :-(
    J-P.
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks for the review! It's always nice to hear about "real world" experiences with the lightweight travel tripods.
     
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