Fotonica F150B30 2 in 1 Tripod: As Light as a Feather

 
Fotonica F150B30 2 in 1 Tripod

Fotonica F150B30 2 in 1 Tripod

Sakshi Parikh tests the stability of the not so heavy Fotonica F-150B30 2 in 1 tripod.

The Fotonica F-150B30 2 in 1 is a lightweight and a compact combination of tripod and monopod in one. It weighs only 700g and comes with a detachable monopod that can be easily removed by loosening the double lock in the centre column. Surprisingly, it includes two adjustable quick release camera plates instead of one. The three-way pan head makes it easy to tilt the camera as per your need.

It has a rapid lever locking system that firmly secures the legs at their position. I tested this tripod with my Nikon D800 and Nikkor AF 80–200mm f/2.8 ED (total weight-2.3kg). It claims to have a load capacity of 5kg, but the tripod became slightly unstable as I mounted my gear on it. Keeping the ergonomics in mind, this tripod cum monopod has been designed for enthusiasts who do not operate heavy DSLRs and video gear.

You might achieve some stability by hanging a sandbag on its multipurpose hook, but the narrow leg space creates balance issues. The 2 in 1 tripod stand does not live up to its specifications. It is priced at Rs. 8990, which is strangely steep as the same stand is available for one-fifth the price on Indian ecommerce websites.

Product Name Fotonica F150B30 2 in 1 Tripod
MRP Rs. 8990
Load Capacity 5kg
Max Height 150cm
Min Height 54cm
Weight 700g
Leg Sections 3
Tags: Fotonica F150B30 2 in 1 Tripod, Microtest, monopod, Photography accessory, Review