Compact yet versatile is what this Zomei Q222 is known for. It is a 2-in-1 tripod, which is a full-fledged 58-inch long. It is an ideal travel tripod because it weighs less than 3 pounds and can be conveniently carried as it folds to a compact 18.5 inches.
It is durable as it is made from high-quality aluminum. It also incorporates a removable center column, which transforms it into a convenient monopod within seconds. Then it also sports a removable 3-way pan-tilt video head and a quick release plate.
Its legs are also sturdy as they are 4-section aluminum tripod legs with additional foam cushioning for better grip and comfort.
Then each leg features flip-lock release levers, which help in setting it up tripod quickly. The feet are made of non-slip rubber for added stability on all sorts of surfaces. The head it features is a removable 3-Way Pan-Tilt video head complemented by a quick-release plate receiver platform for perfect camera orientation.
Additionally, it has a center column, a smartphone holder, a ballast hook, and carrying case, and a reasonable price tag!
Now let us look into the features of this Q222 in detail to understand what makes it so unique:
ZOMEi Q222 Review
Starting from its construction, this tripod weighs 2.82 lbs, which is a bit heavy but is a solid piece of equipment that can support a maximum of 6.6 lbs. Then it is designed to fold upwards into a 14-inch package, which is easy to carry around.
It comes with a comfortable nylon bag for carrying and storage purposes. You can easily fit your tripod in this bag and take it with you everywhere without any luggage footprints!
The material used to create is the highest quality aluminum, which is the reason behind its less weight and sturdiness.
Along with aluminum alloy tubes, it also uses ABS environmental plastic for some components.
Its Height Range is also versatile from 17.7″-57.8″. Thus, you can shoot at various angles! As its legs can also bend to the floor, it is also excellent for low angle shootings, especially for macro photography.
Another perk of this tripod is that it can be converted into a 6-Section monopod via its adjustable center column.
This column can be secured on any of its legs for 2 in 1 play. The height Range of the monopod is also impressive from 14.9″-59.8″.
Coming on to its legs, it has 4-Section legs, and each leg has lever-lock legs. These help to effortlessly custom set-ups on uneven terrain.
The center is gear driven to extend, and rubber feet help ensure stability on different surfaces.
Another great feature that impresses is the turn knobs on the legs instead of the standard knobs. This leads to a more manageable set up gives security as well.
Next is the lovely ball mount, which is a 3-Way Flexible Pan Head. It features tilt and swivel motion and delivers 360-degree rotation panoramas.
The ball head is not as good as rivals but does the job. It is excellent for still shots. The best thing about it is that the ball head can come off to be used with different head mounts adding to its versatility.
Other features that make this Zomei Q222 standout is an in-built bubble view level and a Quick-Release Plate with a standard 1/4″ screw mount.
This makes it compatible with all sorts of cameras, lenses, and equipment, including most camcorders, binocular, GoPro devices, and telescopes, and even smartphones, as it comes with a smartphone holder as well!
So getting a compact and super light tripod is perfect for travel. Other than that, this tripod is also ideal for low angle shooting as the legs can necessarily go flat.
They can go against the floor for ground-level shooting as well. Thus, the verdict is that Zomei Q222 is indeed a high-quality tripod for its price.
Everything from the small design decisions that went into building it to its ability to turn into a monopod and removable ball head is appreciable.
ZOMEi Q222 Specifications:
- Head Type: Pan and Tilt Head
- Camera Mounting Screw: 1/4 “-20 Male
- Independent Pan Lock: Yes
- Lateral Tilt: 90°
- Vertical Tilt: 180°
- Panning Range: 360°
- Load Capacity: 2.99 kg / 6.6 lb
- Maximum Working Height: 57.8 inches / 146.8 cm
- Max Height without Center Column: 120.90 cm / 47.6 inches
- Minimum Working Height: 45 cm / 17.7 inches
- Folded Length: 47 cm / 18.50 inches
- Materials: Aluminum Alloy
- Weight: 1.28 kg / 2.82 lb.
- Leg Lock Type: Flip Lock
- Independent Leg Spread: No
- Leg Sections: 4
- Maximum Leg Diameter: 25 mm /0.98 inches
- Feet Features: Rubber
- Detachable Monopod: Yes
- Maximum Working Height: 151.89 cm / 59.8 inches
- Leg Sections: 6
- Monopod Foot Features: Rubber
- Center Column Features: Ballast Hook, Removable
- Center Column Shape: Round
- Center Column Extension Type: Geared
- Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column: No
What’s in the box?
- ZOMEi Q222 2-In-1 Aluminum Travel Tripod
- Smartphone Holder
- Carrying Case
- Limited 2-Year Warranty
- The included phone holder is handy for cellphone holding
- Versatile height range from 17.32 to 55 inches
- 3-way video head which is removable
- 360-degree panning for multiple angle shooting
- Can be converted into a monopod
- Manufactured from high-quality aluminum
- Three flip-up locks for security
- Rubber feet for enhanced stability
- A little heavy
- Little difficult to get level at times
- The ball head is not very good
All in all, it is a great portable tripod that should be a part of your kit by your next adventure. From solid construction, convertible monopod, durable, and reasonable cost, you won’t get everything in one tripod except for this Zomei.
It can support even the bulkiest camera and doesn’t even drift with a large 200mm lens. So far, it is a noteworthy lens with only a few minor lackings and half the price. You will be pleased with your purchase.