At 41cm the iTrip FIT19AIH0 is the largest tripod in the test when packed down, but it’s still far from bulky, and has some great standout features.
Top of that list is the second tallest working height at 148cm, making it ideal for comfortable standing use. The height comes courtesy of its five-section aluminium legs that can be set to one of three angle positions using their magnesium speed release, and locked in length with plastic non-adjustable flip locks. One of these three legs features padding, and can even be unscrewed and used as a monopod with a maximum height of 115cm. The FIT19AIHO’s minimum working height is 39.5cm, but it does benefit from a reversible centre column that can be used to suspend a mounted camera at ground level if needed. With the bundled head it weighs in at 1251g, and can be carried over the shoulder in a padded bag that’s included.
The single-action I0H ball head has a friction lock than can be tightened securely for minimal movement. This head takes Arca-Swiss style quick-release plates that can be fitted without tools, and benefits from a pull-and-twist safety system for peace-of-mind.
A single bubble level helps to ensure your horizons are flat.
Able to hold a load of up to 4kg safely, this tripod provides excellent stability for most gear combinations that don’t include really heavy telephotos. For under £100, it’s a well-rounded tripod kit that offers great value for money.
- Street price: £99 (As of July 2016)
- Max load: 4kg
- Max height: 147.5cm
- Minimum height: 39.5cm
- Leg sections: 4
- Weight: 1.26kg
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This review was first published in the Spring 2016 issue of Digital Photo - download back issues here.