Manfrotto TRIPOD Element Travel Kit - Small Black MKELES5BK-BH

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Featuring a "fold up" 5-section traveler design, the Element Small is capable of collapsing down to just 12.6", making it ideal for storage in a suitcase or backpack. But don't let its compact size fool you, this tripod is capable of reaching a maximum height of 52.8", a minimum working height of 14.2", and can support up to 8.8 lb while weighing just 2.5 lb.

With a focus on special features and ease-of-use, the Element Small series features a few special design features that make it a versatile accessory for any image maker. First, the tripod utilizes rubber-coated twist locks which help to maintain an overall slim profile and allow for quick set-up and break-down. Secondly, the Element features a two section center column which gives the user versatility when choosing a working height, especially when vibration is a major concern. Third, each leg features three independent leg positions which are engaged by a spring loaded lock, allowing the user to position each leg separately on uneven terrain.

Additionally, the Element Small includes a dual-lock, Arca-type compatible ball head with quick release plate. The dual-lock design utilizes a large, primary knob for controlling the movement of the ball and a second smaller knob for engaging the 360° independent pan. The head also features a vertical notch for 90° tilts, a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw, and degree markings on the panning base.

Arca-Compatible Ball Head Included ball head features an independent 360° pan and an Arca-type compatible quick release Independent Leg Spread Each leg can be set to three separate positions Includes Carrying Case A custom fitted case is provided to make transport and storage quick and easy



  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb

  • Max Height: 52.8"

  • Min Height: 14.2"

  • Folded Length: 12.6"

  • Leg Sections: 5

  • Weight: 2.5 lb

  • Dual Lock Ball Head

  • 2-Section Center Column

  • Arca-Type Compatible

  • 3 Independent Leg Angles



Tripod Head
Head Type Ball Head
Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
Quick Release Plate Type Arca-type
Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Load Capacity 8.8 lb / 4 kg
Maximum Working Height 52.8" / 134 cm
Max Height without Center Column 50.2" / 128 cm
Minimum Working Height 14.2" / 36 cm
Folded Length 12.6" / 32 cm
Materials Aluminum Alloy
Weight 2.5 lb / 1.2 kg
Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
Leg Positions 3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Sections 5
Bubble Level No
Center Column
Center Column Sections 2
Center Column Extension Type Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.1 x 4.3 x 4.2"