How can a travel tripod cost over $500/£500… (and it’s not even a Gitzo)

Peak Design Travel Tripod
(Image credit: Peak Design)

Peak Design is known for its attention to detail. We’ve seen it in its camera straps, its capture clip camera holder, in its backpacks, messenger bags and slings. So what happens when you bring this attention to detail to a tripod?

If you've got half an hour, watch this Peak Design video. It's almost certainly better than what's on TV right now.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at