Another product coming out in August from Sunwayfoto to prove that summer is not a dead period. This is their T1A11 aluminum tabletop mini tripod that is smaller and lighter than an iPhone® 7 plus.
I can speculate that the T1A11 as the successor of Sunwayfoto T1A10 Tabletop Tripod which was their first tripod released ever, will actually replace it. The new design is more original, since the T1A10 design had borrowed quite some characteristics. Now that even more manufacturers have cloned the design, I guess it was time for Sunwayfoto engineers come out with something more original.
T1A11 is introduced with a Leonardo Da Vinci moto to describe its design concept.
|Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminium Tabletop Tripod highest and lowest position|
|Number of Leg Sections:||1|
|Leg Diameter:||15 mm|
|Mounting Platform Diameter:||40 mm|
|Mounting Stud Thread:||1/4"-20 UNC|
|Minimum Height:||66 mm|
|Folded Length:||150 mm|
|Max Load:||20 Kg|
Nonetheless, the design has inherited nothing from the previous model. The mounting platform looks more massive and rounded, while the legs are made of aluminum tubes instead of a CNC rectangular cross section and are screwed on the spider.
Same goes for the bell-shaped rubber feet on the legs that are completely new.
|Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminium Tabletop Tripod at minimum height|
|Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminium Tabletop Tripod top down view|
Besides the changes, which cut on production costs a lot, the T1A11, is still very compact and lightweight with an increased max load by 10 kg compared to its predecessor, thus reaching a total max load of 20 kg and an even more competitive price.
Following the Sunwayfoto quality standards, the T1A11 is made of Aircraft grade Aluminium is hard coat anodized with improved abrasion and corrosion resistance.
Using the Pod
Such a small pod like the T1A11 is ideal for use with smartphones which have almost made small compact cameras obsolete.
The first illustration shows a combination of the T1A11 with the Sunwayfoto XB-28 Low Profile ball head and the CPC-02 Professional Phone Clamp supporting an iPhone® 7 plus smartphone.
Nevertheless, the T1A11 load lifting abilities can make it a good candidate for supporting even large DSLRs with an 70-200 mm tlephoto lens like the Nikon® combo in the picture below.
Here, the tabletop tripod is combined with the Sunwayfoto XB-28 Low Profile ball head, which besides its low max load rating is holding very well the quite heavy combo, balanced on the lens collar foot.
I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2017
Price & Availability:
According to Sunwayfoto site, the T1A11 is offered in quite a few bundled configurations, firstly with Sunwayfoto mobile phone stands and then combined also with the forementioned XB-28 Low Profile ball head and /or mobile phone brackets and column extension.
Somehow, it is not clear of how many of these configurations will be introduced in the US and EU markets.
Current price for the T1A11 Tabletop Tripod alone is US$
Most configurations are available from Amazon or from eBay
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