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MeFOTO DayTrip - the Best Tripod for your Messenger Bag

  by Rachel       Category Tidbits       Tags What's In My Bag, iPhoneographer, Mirrorless, mirrorless kit, small DSLR kit, messenger bag, tenba mini messenger

We designed our DayTrip to be the perfect 'day-out' companion for a photographer out on a hike, bike ride, or stroll around town. You may not be 100% sure whether you need to pack along a tripod, but this baby is so small and light it pretty much makes no difference if you bring it or not. Then if you come across a photo-op where you do need the extra stability...voila, DayTrip at your service! When out and about, chances are you're carrying your gear in some sort of camera bag, a messenger bag perhaps. The DayTrip is the perfect tripod to put in your messenger bag because it fits inside without taking up much room at all since it can be inserted vertically. The MeFOTO team went out shooting with our Tenba Mini Messengers and DayTrips and it was a huge success. 

We complied three kits, one for a DSLR shooter, a mirror-less shooter, and an iPhoneographer and found that all kits could fit comfortably, with the DayTrip included, in our messenger bags. 

I took some photos on my iPhone with the Ollo Clip and gold DayTrip. I used the Joby 'GripTight' mount for smart phones to attach my iPhone to the DayTrip for extra stabilization since I find my hand isn't always the steadiest, especially when shooting from an awkward position. This way I can rest my phone on the tripod and swivel it around to see what the best shot will be rather than firing a bunch and having to sort through endless photos once I'm home.

The iPhoneographer kit.

Brian found his titanium DayTrip came in handy since to get such a low angled shot he didn't need to lay on the ground or stay crouched for an extended period of time.

The mirrorless kit. 

Peter used his Nikon D5000 and blue DayTrip to take some photos of a stream in North White Plains. Once again, having a tripod on hand prevented Peter from having to couch or lie on the muddy ground around the stream to get a lower angle shot.

The small DSLR kit.

How’s Your BackPacker, Matthew Stoeckle?

  by M. Gertz       Category Giveaway       Tags Matthew Stoeckle, MeFOTO RoadTrip, giveaway, Mirrorless

 ©  Matthew Stoeckle

Matthew Stoeckle won our BackPacker giveaway back in March with a photo of his daughter Chloe. How’s he getting along with his new MeFOTO BackPacker in titanium? Glad you asked!

“My MeFOTO tripod is treating me well,” he writes, “ and living up to it’s BackPacker name.  It is durable, sturdy, and comes out on top in most situations.” Matthew has been using it with his Olympus OM-D mirrorless system and has found that the tripod travels easily wherever his camera goes. He’s found a way to attach his tablet as well - bonus points! He looks forward to upgrading to a RoadTrip  or GlobeTrotter sometime in the future.

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Year of the Toy

  by M. Gertz       Category Featured Photographer       Tags David Puffer, MeFOTO RoadTrip, Mirrorless

© David Puffer

Get ready. This one’s epic.

David Puffer was a professional portrait photographer working out of Salt Lake City until one day a bad car accident left him seriously injured. After that, he found it difficult to walk and carry all his heavy camera gear. He ended up selling most of it to pay the bills and photography took a backseat in his life.

That is, until last year. After seeing an ad for mirrorless cameras, David couldn’t resist the siren’s call and bought himself an Olympus OMD E-M5. Finding himself newly inspired, David has tackled a new photography project every year, going from taking just a few shots a week to thousands. 2013 was declared to be the Year of the Toy.

That’s when David met MeFOTO. He says, “the last of my big equipment was my tripod, and when I saw the MeFOTO pod, and tested it, it was love at first sight, I have no regrets.” He’s got the MeFOTO RoadTrip in metallic purple, to match his purple Tenba Messenger camera bag.

© David Puffer

Looking to the future, David hopes to start bringing in paying gigs once again, although he is fully enjoying shooting for himself and plans to put his toy photos together into a book.

We’re only 4 months into 2013 and David’s already posted a ton of work on his blog, Puffer Photography. This dude has some seriously awesome toys. He’s got superheroes, super villains, 11 different Dr. Who’s (and the Tardis), and fighting robots galore, all arranged in various silly and/or super dramatic scenes. I picked out a couple of my favorites to post here, check out the blog to see the rest!

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