If you are searching for a carbon fiber tripod within a budget section, then the Zomei Z669c is one of the best options for you. It is not only inexpensive, but is also lightweight, compact, and sturdy. From being well built to precisely designed, it performs smoothly and is a durable piece of equipment.
It has made its place in the hearts of many photography enthusiasts because this Zomei offers sophisticated gear with a reasonable price and a plethora of features. From a sturdy magnesium alloy body to flexible legs and smooth ball head, it has it all. The Z669c is indeed a much better deal given the major difference in price as compared to rivals.
Let’s look at the features of this Zomei Z669c in detail to understand what makes it so special:
Let us talk about its build first. It is constructed from carbon fiber and its legs are 3-Segment Interlocking tube Type Legs which are manufactured from an updated generation of high-density carbon fiber tubes.
The carbon fiber used has eight layers which are staggered laminated and are further strengthened by high-temperature curing and high-pressure polymeric structure. The legs are also designed in such a way to bear a fair amount of abuse.
There are push button-locks on the legs which help in adjusting legs at various angles independently. There are 5-section twist-lock legs, which enables it to effortlessly adapt to even on uneven terrain. The feet are made of rubber and have a metal nail to provide stability on different surfaces.
The only drawback is that they do not have retractable spikes. Moreover, the quality is so good that you can easily set it up within minutes as locking and unlocking action is surprisingly smooth. Then it so strong that the tubes didn’t even flex under pressure when fully extended. Another thing that speaks of quality is that the construction is heat as well as corrosion-resistant.
Then all this construction doesn’t make it heavy. With a weight of only 3 lbs. or 1.3 Kg, this Zomei Z669c is feather-light thanks to carbon fiber. Not only that it is compact as well as it can be folded to just 350 mm or 13 inches. These features make it easy to carry around.
Then it comes with a convenient carry bag as well in which it fits into nicely in collapsed form. So it makes it portable and safe to store thus leaving no significant footprint on your luggage. This makes it an ideal travel companion. Then its surprising 2 years of warranty against manufacturing defects also makes it a risk-free delight
It can carry all sorts of DSLR and lens combination. This is because it can support up to 33 lbs. or 15 kg. The solid construction and legs along with the secure head enable it to hold a least of 15-16 kg of bulk.
Then another important thing to discuss its ball head. As the ball head is an essential part of the tripod, it features a really capable QZSD-06 Ball Head. Even though its working s are not extremely smooth, but overall it does the job really well. It locks securely in place and also features bubble levels for accurate alignment in any desired position.
There is a separate ball head and pan lock that secures your camera at all possible angles but as it is not a video head thus smooth pan and tilt cannot be expected. Then it also sports a quick-release plate for easier attaching and detaching of the camera in seconds.
Another exemplary feature of this ZOMEi is its maximum height of 1560 mm or 61.4 inches. This is fairly sufficient for all photographers. Moreover, the solid composition of this tripod allows it to be stable even fully extended.
You will have to make no sacrifices on stability as there is an option to add extra weight through hooks under the center post. Then it also has a Center Column which can be inverted by 180 degrees to gain low shooting angles, especially for macro shooting and ground photography.
Certainly, this tripod is a professional-grade carbon fiber tripod and also has a very appealing price tag. So basically no reason why you shouldn’t pick this over all other expensive competition.
- Head Type: Ball Head
- Material: Carbon Fiber
- Net Weight: 1.5Kg / 3.3lbs
- Load Capacity: 13Kg / 30lbs
- Folded Length: 15 inches / 38cm
- Max height: 60 inches / 152cm
- Panning Range: 360°
- Leg Sections: 5 Leg
- Quick Release Plate: Yes
- Lock Type: Twist Lock
- Stiffness About Vertical Axis: 3661 +/- 25 Nm/rad
- Stiffness About Radial Axis: 2414 +/- 15 Nm/rad
- Ball Diameter: 36 mm
- Base Diameter: 2.0 inches / 5.1 cm
- Tension Control: no
- Panning Lock: yes
- Quick Release: Arca Clamp
What’s in the box:
- 1 × Zomei Z669C Tripod With Ball Head
- 1 × Ball Head Pouch
- 1 × Tripod Carrying Case
- It is very Sturdy and well-built
- It is made of durable Carbon Fiber.
- It is lightweight as well as compact.
- Its legs are independently adjustable
- It features a twist-lock mechanism that is smooth.
- It converts into a monopod.
- It can support heavyweights.
- It is convenient to carry in the provided nylon bag.
- Ball-head is okayish
- Pan is not smooth.
- Feet do not have retractable spikes
All in all this tripod successfully maintains Zomei’s top-notch quality. When it comes to tripod performance, it has proven itself to be a market leader. You can take it anywhere with you and photograph like a pro without any shakes or movements.
It adds smoothness like no other gear and is perfect for your kit!