By February 22, 2013 6 Comments

A Real Life MeFoto Tripod Audition and Review

The new small, light, low cost “travel” tripods that fit inside your camera bag are made to ride along with you everywhere and spring to life when you need them for photo and video. MeFoto is leading the way with two models, each in a variety of bright fun colors with matching small ball heads and priced right. Do they meet up to photo technology expert Will Crockett’s expectations? Can you use them with a pro DSLR, a pro mirrorless, or just a point and shoot?

Will Crockett has tested the MeFoto tripods in a variety of conditions to see if they are as sturdy and as portable as claimed, how big of a camera can be used under Real Life conditions, and what do pro photo clients think when a photographer shows up with a bright blue tripod?

Decide for yourself, in this Real Life Audition video from
DiscoverMirrorless’s “Coach” Will Crockett, if the popular MeFoto tripods are just a fad or if they are a break-thru solution for hybrid photographers to never again miss a shot because they forgot to bring a tripod.

Interested in learning more about HYBRID PHOTOGRAPHY? Join Will Crockett, Suzette Allen, Rick Ferro, Peter Friedman, Carol Schlintz and 18 others as they blog and vlog about the skillful blend of shooting photo + video + audio for clients and for fun too. reaches tens of thousands each month with real info from real photographers that use DSLRs and a wide selection of mirror less cameras every day.

About the Author:

Will Crockett, commercial hybrid photographer, photo technology developer, and webTV personality is focused on learning how to master hybrid imaging. The skillful blend of photo+video+audio is clearly the future of photography, but how do we shoot and shape and share and sell these hybrid "eProducts"? Dunno, but with Will Crockett as the technical genius and unstoppable force behind this transition from shooting still photos into creating pictures with depth and dimension we will surely figure it out! : ) Will is an open, honest, bright guy that shares what he learns here on this website about hybrid, eProducts, mirrorless cameras, and all the wonderful software tools that allow us to make better, smarter images for share or the sell. For years, non-pro photographers and pros alike have seen Will's videos, gone to his fun live events, and learned how to be a smarter photographer. Take a look at Will's current (and classic) images at, his consulting work for clients big and small at, and the great info on hybrid eProducts and mirrorless cameras on, and of course his premium videos at Will is credited with the construction of the Lumix Luminary talent team, and the Fujifilm Elite Talent team, and is our "coach" of the Hybrid Heroes.

6 Comments on "A Real Life MeFoto Tripod Audition and Review"

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  1. Kiwimac says:

    I have yet to see these for sale in New Zealand but from the video, if I was Gitzo’s patent lawyer I’d be looking really closely – looks very like the Gitzo Traveller concept in how it works.
    I do love the monopod conversion though – that is a genius idea.

  2. Kiwimac says:

    I have to say that the independence of this review is somewhat compromised by the fact that MeFoto are now sponsoring vlog posts here..!

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