Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod with Ball Head Review

Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod with Ball Head:

I’ve been very busy these past few days as I am packing for my trip.  As always, I’m online looking for any last minute accessories or deals to buy like every time that I go away, and I ran into the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod with Ball Head.  It looked pretty cool, and the price was right, so I decided to order it.  I am bringing my main tripod with me but I figured that this little Table Top Tripod from Manfrotto would great to just throw in my bag for the times when I don’t want to bring my big tripod.

Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod Quality:

For under $30, the build quality of the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 is great.  The whole tripod is made out of metal (Aluminum I believe), and it’s pretty sturdy.  It has cork padding for its footing, and it has a real functional ball head that’s actually pretty decent for the price.  It would be great if the legs could be extended but again, for under $30, it’s a great deal.  This was designed for someone who wants to carry the least amount of equipment possible.  It’s small so it will fit into almost any camera bag pretty easily, and it’s a great product for people who don’t always want to be weighed down by their photo equipment but at the same time, maybe need a little more stability, and support for their camera at times.

↑ The packaging to the Manfrotto MTT2-P02.

↑ The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 with its legs folded closed.

↑ The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 with its legs fully extended.

↑ A close up of the ball head.

↑ The cork footing.

Manfrotto MTT2-P02 in Use:

The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 can support up to 4.41 lbs., and I see no reason for that fact to be false.  As you can see, my Fuji X100 is perfectly stable on the Manfrotto MTT2-P02.  I heard others have used their DSLR’s with great success as well.  I bought the Manfrotto MP1 Pocket Series Tripod last year for my X100 (you can check out my MP1 Pocket Series review), and it was good but I wanted something a bit bigger this time.  This table top tripod fits perfectly, and I won’t have to lug my main tripod around all day.  I’ll use my main tripod when I really want the flexibility that it offers, and I can use the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 when I need quick support.  I definitely want to take photos on vacation but I also want to enjoy it a bit as well :).

↑ The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 had no problem supporting my Fuji X100.

↑ The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 can even support my Fuji X100 vertically.

The Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Negatives:

There really aren’t any major negatives from the Manfrotto MTT2-P02, especially since it costs under $30.  I guess the only two things that I would mention is that first off, the height is not adjustable.  The legs fold out, and what you see in the photos is pretty much what you get.  The other negative would be that if you’re camera is too big, it might have a problem sitting vertically because the tripod sits low as you can see in the photo above..  But having the inability to adjust height will only strengthen its structure, and while the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 can support pretty big cameras, it was designed for lightweight cameras.  Again, it’s under $30 dollars so I’m happy :).  So within it’s price, and purpose, the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 is great in my book.

Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod Final Thoughts:

For under $30, the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 Table Top Tripod with Ball Head is a great deal, and should serve anyone well for quite some time.  It’s small, it’s light, and it will make a perfect travel companion for anyone who is on the move quite frequently, and who does not want to lug around a lot of equipment.  It’s also fast, and easy to fold out the Manfrotto MTT2-P02 so people don’t get impatient waiting for you to take a photo.  All those photos that you would have missed like taking a picture with your girlfriend or taking a self portrait so you’re actually in some of the vacation photos are now even more possible, and for only around $30.  I think that it is totally worth it.  Yes, I am bring my big tripod with me but I look at it this way: I am most likely not going to lug my main tripod everywhere that I go, which means that I will leave it in the room.  At least this way, if I need some more stability, I have a cool little tripod that I can pull out of my bag any time :).

 

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