Professional tripod review – Zomei Z818C

Zomei Z818C

When traveling or simply shooting around, a good tripod will do the difference. Holding your digital camera steady will result in more clear pictures with higher quality details.

It does matter a lot before you decide which type of tripod is best for you, to think about the way you’ll use it and where. For example, you may need to take pictures close to the ground level, in which case a tripod with the center axis inverted function will be very useful. Or you know you’ll be shooting in the mountains in difficult weather conditions, in which case you will need a much stronger one with a weight hanging hook and legs adaptable to uneven terrain.

If you can afford you better buy one with all these features included, so you’ll never be surprised by unexpected situations in your adventure. It may cost more, but it will do the best job for a long time.

This is why, for today review, I chose a heavy-duty professional tripod which can face the most difficult situations and serve as a trusted companion in time.

Professional tripod review


Zomei Z818C


Product: Zomei Z818C

My rating: 5 out of 5



Product overview

Zomei Z818C is a professional tripod made of  carbon fiber (using eight layer different angles carbon fiber staggered laminated), is super lightweight and compact, which allows you to easily carry it anywhere, is high temperature and water resistant.

The three leg angle positions provide flexibility and enable shooting in difficult terrains. The tripod legs can be adjusted to 23°, 68° and 88°, and hopefully this can meet your needs at different heights.
Zomei Z818C heights

The panoramic panning dial allows you to set up precision shots to capture the panoramic beauty and with the two built-in bubble levels you can be sure that you’re on target.

The tripod leg can be inverted 180° and folded to 18” length, which makes the whole kit easier to fit into your bag.

The tripod can be converted into a monopod, if needed.

The ball head (with secured clip, double securing your camera from accidental dropping) is bigger than normal ones. With the thickness of the ball head wall about 5 mm, it is more steady and supports up to 15 kg.

Zomei Z818C headWith the additional short center column, it goes to maximum height up to 174.5 cm ; also you can revert the center column for macro or ground level pictures, it can perfectly reach near the ground.

Zomei Z818C for ground level shoots


The stability hook is very useful, especially in windy weather. Hang some weight in there for greater stability.

Product specifications

Product material: high-density carbon fiber tube
Maximum load capacity: 15 kg/ 33 lbs
Max height: 165 cm/ 65″
Max height with additional column: 174.5 cm/ 68″
Min height: 56 cm/ 22″
Folded length: 46 cm/ 18″
Leg sections: 4
Head type: Ball head
Leg lock type: Twist lock
Panning range: 360°
Separate panning lock: Yes
Quick release plate: Yes
Bubble level: two built-in bubble levels
Weight: 1.5 kg/ 3.3 lbs

Package weight: 2.14 kg/ 4.7 lbs

What’s in the box

  • 1 x Zomei Z818C tripod with ball head
  • 1 x quick release plate
  • 1 x ball head bag
  • 1 x Allen wrench
  • 1 x additional center collumn
  • 1 x international standard screw
  • 1 x tripod carrying case
  • 1 x instruction manual


Zomei Z818C is a heavy-duty gear that will do the job in the most difficult situations. I could find nothing against this product, which I gladly recommend as being as described.

If this is not what you’re looking for, I still can help by inviting you to read my post about tripod types. There you can find out information about a wider range of models.

Hoping I was helpful enough, I would like to thank you for reading so far and to invite you to comment bellow with any question you may have. Or, if you want to add something, please feel free to do so. As this might be useful and we’ll all be able to learn from that.

Good luck in your adventures!


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