Tripods for beginners in photography cheap to buy online
At Rollei, we want to offer our products not only to absolute professionals, but also to those customers who have just started photography. That's why we also offer tripods for beginners, which are priced a bit lower. Despite the low price, the tripods do not lack functionality or quality. They offer exactly what you need as a beginner in DSLR & DSLM photography. From the material to the smooth-running leg locks for quick adjustment of the tripod height in dynamic motif situations.
What can entry-level tripods do for DSLM, DSLR and video cameras?
First of all you don't have to worry about the necessary equipment when buying one of our beginner tripods. The tripods are compatible with all common DSLR cameras, DSLM cameras and video cameras. The basic requirement is the standardized 1/4" thread, as for example with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax, Panasonic and Samsung. But that's not the only thing the flexible and inexpensive tripods have in common.
All our beginner models include a bag for transport and a tripod head in the scope of supply. This is a ball head with panorama function and integrated spirit level. So you can start immediately after receiving the goods. The included quick-change plate also makes it easy to switch between different cameras.
All tripods of the series can also be easily converted into monopods. The 180-degree folding mechanism of the legs additionally ensures the small packing size, so that the beginner tripods fit comfortably into the supplied bag or a photo backpack. The reversible centre column also allows the tripods to be used for macro photography, especially for ground photographs. With only one tripod you can cover all applications from street photography, travel photography to landscape photography or use in a photo studio.
Award-winning tripods C5i and C6i
Our C5i and C6i tripods have received several awards - now we have improved them even further. The C5i now weighs only about one kilogram, the C6i about one and a half. The C5i and C6i behave like their big and little brothers. Both tripods can be converted into a monopod in no time at all and in just a few steps, and with eight layers of carbon they are extremely robust and stable.
They differ only in load capacity and height. The centre column was further developed according to the wishes of passionate macro photographers. With a few hand movements you can turn the central column around and get close to the ground. Both also have a central column hook that holds a camera bag or photo backpack. This also increases the stability even further.
Tripod Compact Traveler No. 1 Carbon
Lightness and stability are combined in our tripod Compact Traveler No. 1 which is also made of carbon. Our Compact Traveler is a real traveler's tripod with an amazingly small packing size of just 33 centimeters and a weight of less than 1 kilogram.
Anyone who thinks that such a low weight and such a pack size is accompanied by a low load capacity is mistaken. Despite these impressive features, the Compact Traveler is capable of carrying 8 kilograms.
In addition, it has spikes for a firm stand, but also gentle end caps. Like the C5i and C6i, this tripod is also equipped with a hook to which you can attach your equipment.
Tripod "Macro" made of aluminium or carbon
In addition to the features already mentioned, the Macro Tripod made of aluminum or carbon, for example, offers another decisive function: the center column can not only be reversed and pulled out, but it can also be tilted 90 degrees. This makes it particularly easy to photograph over railings or take pictures of plants and animals. The vertically insertable upper centre column is also ideal for product photography. By the way: we also recommend the Easy-Cap mode of our studio flashes for this.
The maximum height of the Macro Tripod is 141.5 centimeters, whereby it can be screwed down to 21 centimeters. And this with a compact packing size of only 49 centimeters. The photo tripod's smooth-running but reliable leg locks also make height adjustment child's play.
The question of aluminium or carbon is above all a question of the range of application and equipment. The carbon version weighs 1407 grams without tripod head (1792 grams with tripod head) and is therefore easier to transport. For comparison: The aluminium tripod has a net weight of 1631 grams without tripod head (2018 grams with tripod head). Both tripods offer a maximum payload of 8 kilograms, which is sufficient for common cameras and normal lenses. If you convert the tripod into a monopod, the payload drops to a maximum of 6 kilograms. If you travel a lot with your tripod, carbon is more suitable as the material for the travel tripod. If you prefer a little more weight in terms of robustness and stability, for example if you primarily work in a photo studio, we recommend aluminium.
The main advantages & features of tripods for beginners:
- Flexible centre column - the reversible and partly vertically insertable centre column is a real advantage for beginners, but also for professionals. The reversible centre column enables macro photography and a height of over 20 centimetres. In spite of the greater height, there is no need to do without high stability. And in macro or still life photography in particular, the extension length of the legs does not have to be adjusted every time you want to adjust the camera in the centimetre or millimetre range.
- Pack size - the more drawers a tripod has, the longer the fumbling. However, these pull-outs also require a smaller pack size, which is very important for transport, especially for travel and landscape photography. Thus, the tripod can be attached to almost any backpack and it can also be easily stored at home in the closet, without taking up much space.
- Weight - This is the only way to achieve loads of 8 kilograms with a maximum dead weight of about 1.5 kilograms for the largest entry-level tripods. In addition, nobody wants to transport a tripod that is too heavy - especially when travelling. Carbon is the first choice in terms of weight reduction and vibration behaviour. Another factor is the size of the tripod. Think about how much height you really need. Because often more height is at the expense of stability, so that your photo may become blurred.
- Stability - The stability of the tripod is largely determined by the interaction of the thickness of the tripod legs, the reliability of the closures and the number of pull-outs. Equally important, however, is the quality of the finish of the tripod and tripod head. Here Rollei meets the highest quality demands despite the favourable price. The included Arca-Swiss quick-change plates are also important. They allow a fast and stable mounting of the camera on the tripod. So you can easily mount or remove the camera even in the dark. For this purpose, the plate is simply mounted on the tripod mount of the camera and can also be left there.