December 11, 2017

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II Mini Aluminium Tabletop Tripod Preview

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II Mini Aluminium Tabletop Tripod

Superseding the Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminum Table Top Tripod released only a few months ago, Sunwayfoto introduced an updated Mk II version of the T1A11 aluminum tabletop mini tripod adding some very interesting and versatile features after public demand.

The T1A11 successor is almost identical at first sight but at closer look you may see the differentiation on the legs tubes and their hings on the spider.
As requested by many users, now the legs lock in upper and lower positions with a simple twist of ring on the mounting platform perimeter.

The Pod

Manufacturer Specification:
Model:T1A11 II
Number of Leg Sections:1
Leg Diameter:12 mm
Mounting Platform Diameter:40 mm
Mounting Stud Thread:3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 UNC
Weight:181.7 gr 
Minimum Height:45 mm
Folded Length:155 mm
Max Load:20 Kg
Material:Aluminum T6061

Oherwise, the design has inherited most from the previous model. The mounting platform remains more massive and rounded, while the legs aluminum tubes are straight up until the spider missing the  diamond pattern rings of T1A11 legs on the uppermost section.
The bell-shaped rubber feet on the legs are the same too and the maximum load remains at 20 kg.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II in high and low position
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II in high position and splayed out low position


Nonetheless, there is a small change quite invisible but very convenient in use. The top platform stud is dual. There is a spring loaded outer sleeve with a 3/8"-16 thread, which when pressed reveals a thinner 1/4"-20 stud inside. It is far more convenient to have both threads without a separate reducer bushing, minimizing the chances of removing it and loosing it accidentally.

Following illustrations indicate detailed height dimensions and area requirements in both positions.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II height dimensions
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II height dimensions in folded as well as in high and low positions.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II area covered dimensions
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II area covered in low and high positions.

Should it be mentioned once again that according to the Sunwayfoto quality standards, the T1A11 II is made of Aircraft grade Aluminium is hard coat anodized with improved abrasion and corrosion resistance.



Available Packages

According to Sunwayfoto, the T1A11 II is offered as a stand alone unit, but also bundled as a combo firstly with the CPC-01 mobile phone bracket and secondly combined with the XB-28 Low Profile ball head.
Somehow, not all of these configurations will be introduced in the US and EU markets.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II Mini Aluminium Tabletop Tripod II
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II Mini Aluminium Tabletop Tripod stand alone

Namely the T1A11 II - T1 Kit shown below includes the T1A11 II and the CPC-01 mobile phone bracket making it ideal for use with smartphones which are the hot trend in photography and have displaced small compact cameras absolutely.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II - T1 Kit supporting Phone
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II - T1 Kit w/ CPC-01 mobile bracket supporting an iPhone

The illustration below shows the T1A11 II - T2 Kit which is a combination of the T1A11 II with the Sunwayfoto XB-28 Low Profile ball head accompanied by the DP-37 Quick Release plate plus an extra CPC-02 mobile bracket.

Sunwayfoto T1A11 II T-2 Kit  + CPC-02 supporting Phone
Sunwayfoto T1A11 II - T2 kit w/ XB-28 low profile ball head plus CPC-02 bracket supporting an iPhone
Nevertheless, the T1A11 II load capacity can as well make it a good candidate for supporting even large DSLRs with a heavier telephoto lens.

I hope you found the information useful, thank you for viewing.
All Photos by courtesy of Sunwayfoto ©2017

Price & Availability:
Recommended retail price for the T1A11 II Tripod alone is US$ 24.95, while for the T1A11 II - T1 Kit is US $ 53.90 and for the T1A11 II -T2 Kit is 61.90.
Most configurations are available from Amazon or from eBay

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Referenced Articles:

Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminum Table Top Tripod Preview
Sunwayfoto T1A11 Aluminum Table Top Tripod Preview
Sunwayfoto CPC-01 Mobile Phone Bracket Review
Sunwayfoto CPC-01 Mobile Phone Bracket Review
Sunwayfoto XB-28 Low Profile and Lightweight Ball Head Preview
Sunwayfoto XB-28 Low Profile and Lightweight Ball Head Preview







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