Ulanzi F38 Quick Release Travel Tripod review

Weighing just 1.1kg, the Ulanzi F38 travel tripod is perfect for mirrorless cameras and more besides

Ulanzi F38 Quick Release Travel Tripod review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

A high-end travel tripod boasting an excellent design and build quality, the Ulanzi F38 can be used either with its all-in-one ball head and center column, or with an alternative center column that takes any ball head.


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    Easy to use

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    360º panoramic ball head


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    Lacks ultimate height

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    Smaller payload than rivals

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The Ulanzi F38 Quick Release Travel Tripod is easily one of the best travel tripods available, though whether it suits your style and set up will depend upon which camera you use. Very clearly built and designed to challenge the popular Peak Design Travel Tripod, the Ulanzi F38 weighs just 1.1 kg thanks to a clever combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. It also has some innovative features that in some ways make it better than its competitor. However, there are some things you need to know about the Ulanzi F38 before you buy.


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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for www.WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.