I have written about tripods before. In my opinion, they are an unfortunate, heavy, cumbersome, necessity. If you want to do any form of low light photography or video, a tripod is a must-have item. For traveling photographers though, they can be a very heavy burden!
Recently I was looking for a mini tripod to support my Zhiyun Crane, a 3 axis gimbal. There were lots of very cheap looking contraptions around. Most looked as if they would crumple under the weight of a mirrorless camera, let alone one attached to a gimbal.
It was then that I came across the Cullman Magnesit Copter CB2.7. If you think that catchy model name has a slightly Teutonic feel to it, you would be right. Cullman is a German manufacturer and the quality and engineering of this tiny tripod show its roots. Let's have a look at it in more detail.
Here Are My First Impressions
It really is tiny. Its maximum height folded up is 22cm and it weighs in at a mere 250g. The package actually contains two parts. The tripod legs themselves plus a ball and socket head that screws directly to the top of the legs.
The legs are made of sturdy high-quality aluminium, with solid rubber stops at the ends. Folding the legs out shows just how sturdy this tiny tripod is. Even if you push quite hard directly down on the tripod top, there is very little bowing or flexing of the legs.