This time, we are going to be taking a look at what we feel are the best Zomei tripods for Panasonic Lumix lx100 cameras on the market right now. After years of Manfrotto dominating the market, Zomei have managed to start competing in the high-quality, budget-friendly tripod niche while quickly earning a great reputation for their brand amongst the community.
We will be focusing on two Zomei tripods in this article that both have their strengths and dominate their niche. The first is a great general purpose tripod that has proven very popular over the years since it came onto the market. The second is a specialist tripod designed for travel photographs and is very lightweight and small while offering excellent performance.
The Zomei Z818 Tripod
That said, if you are looking to use the tripod for any kind of panoramic photograph or slow panning video footage then we would highly recommend that you also pick up a decent cheap panhandle head (Click here to check for product prices and availability) for the tripod. This is the best workaround for the main weakness of the z818, its regular ball head, by adding the panning functionality of the pan head.
As you would expect from any self-respecting tripod, the quick release plate on the Zomei Z818 is easy to use and very easy to attach to your camera. This saves you precious time during your photography session by allowing you to quickly and easily mount and unmount your Panasonic Lumix LX100 with your Zomei Z818 on the fly. If you are planning on using more cameras with the Zomei Z818 then additional quick release plates are available (Click here to check for product prices and availability) very cheaply.
The Zomei Z818 has a maximum upper height limit of sixty-five inches and a minimum usable height of eighteen inches allowing you to use it is a massive number of situations without issue. The high-quality build and Magnesium Aluminium alloy allow the tripod to stay stable while supporting a payload of up to 33 pounds too. As your lx100 comes in under a pound this means that you can easily support your camera with the heaviest lenses available as well as a number of other accessories too.
The twist lock legs on the Zomei Z818 ensure that the legs will stay in place once you have set the tripod up preventing it from giving way and causing your lx100 to fall to the ground potentially breaking parts of your camera rig. On top of this, the leg locks work so well that the counterweight hook at the base of the tripod can be loaded up with plenty of counterweights to help increase its stability in windy conditions while outdoors without risk.
If you are looking for a great source of image stabilization for your Panasonic Lumix LX100 then we would highly recommend that you check out the Zomei Z818 tripod. It has a great reputation amongst the community that is well deserved in our opinion and it is very budget friendly too making it a great addition to your camera accessories.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei Z818 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Zomei Q555 Tripod
Again the tripod can be upgraded with a decent but cheap pan head (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to help increase the functionality that it provides you while still keeping the overall cost of the tripod rig very low compared to the competition.
Although the Zomei Q555 Tripod is much smaller and lighter than the Zomei Z818 covered above it still offers some very respectable functionality. With a maximum height of just over sixty-two inches and an upper payload of just under eighteen pounds, it can definitely hold its own within the travel tripod niche.
This Q555 uses the flip lock leg system rather than twist locks but in all honesty, once set up, the legs are firmly in place and will easily support the weight of your camera. The rubber feed mats on the end of each leg also further increase the stability as they reduce the chance of the legs accidentally slipping.
If you are wanting to pick up a high-quality travel tripod for your Panasonic Lumix LX100 then we would highly recommend that you seriously consider the Zomei Q555 Tripod. Its exponential growth in the market, as well as its excellent reputation, have resulted in it becoming one of the main challengers in the travel tripod niche while only being a fraction of the cost of some of the competition.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Zomei Q555 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.