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|Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.|
The Traveller Mini Pro was announced in February as part of Hama's new tripod range. The Mini Pro is a smaller version of the Hama Compact Pro, yet promises to be just as robust and lightweight despite its smaller size.
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Features
The Traveller Mini Pro tripod has four section legs which are quickly and easily extended. It's made of light aluminium, weighs just 720g and at its shortest is just 39.5cm, which makes it extremely easy to carry. Snap open the quick-action leg locks and the tripod extends to 117cm.
Also featured on the Hama Mini Pro is a 3D ball head with a corkscrew base, along with rubber feet to help with secure positioning.
|Hama Traveller Mini Pro features: Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.|
|Undo this screw and the height of the tripod is easily extended to its maximum height.||The 3D ball head with corkscrew base is great for secure yet versatile positioning.|
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Performance
Having carried a much bigger, heavier tripod around with me in the past it was good to find just how small and lightweight the Hama Traveller Mini Pro is. When extended to its full length, the tripod certainly feels extremely secure and able to carry my camera's 10kg load.
All of the tripod's screws and clips are easily undone, so changing the height or angle of the tripod is an easy task. When switching to portrait, the groove on the ball head supports the head at 90 degrees making the transition from landscape to portrait even easier.
I personally found attaching and detaching a camera could be a bit fiddly, but overall using the Hama Traveller Mini Pro was an easy experience.
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Verdict
At this price range, there aren't many travel tripods on the market with the ability to carry 10kg. The Velbon V-Pod Lightweight Travel Tripod is £10 cheaper and a third the weight of the Hama Traveller Mini Pro, but it can only carry 2kg and has a maximum size is 101cm.
Overall, I found using the Traveller Mini Pro a pleasant experience and I was confident that the tripod could handle my fairly heavy camera equipment. The RRP of £39.99 is certainly competitive. If you have trouble with your back or you struggle to get down to a lower level, you may want to look at the bigger Hama Compact Pro tripod, but if you are looking to buy a small and light tripod, the Hama Traveller Mini Pro is certainly worth consideration.
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Pros
Easy to use
Small and light
Impressive maximum weight load
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Cons
Could be too short for some users
Hama Traveller Mini Pro: Specification
|Leg sections||4, 3 extendable|