Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution Max - the versatile all-round travel tripod
A good all-round travel tripod should be a real all-rounder for many purposes in photography. The Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 with its very compact dimensions, low weight and full equipment is an excellent all-round solution for both travel and everyday photography.
With a pack size of just 38.5 cm, a maximum height of 173 cm, a strong 10 kg payload, a high-quality Arca-Swiss compatible panorama ball head and the monopod function, the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 photo tripod is a compact all-rounder. This tripod becomes a true specialist for macro photography thanks to its separate, short center column and the reverse function thanks to the reversible center column.
Beautifully designed in high-quality black/grey optics and equipped with particularly pleasant controls, the Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 is the affordable all-round photo tripod recommendation for all photographers.
A bestseller, consequently being improved
With the Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution series you can benefit from our many years of experience with photo tripods. The DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 is a further development of the highly successful Mantona DSLM Travel photo tripod series. During the further development of this tripod, numerous innovations and improvements have been implemented for you. This has made the Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 tripod an exceptionally interesting travel tripod with special qualities.
Compact, versatile and high quality
The DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 tripod weighs only 1.69 kg including ball head. It has a very small packing size of only 38.5 cm for a fully-fledged all-round tripod. The 3 tripod legs made of a high-strength aluminium alloy can be folded by 180°. So it fits in every bag or backpack and is ideally suited for city trips or longer hikes. As a real all-rounder, it is also well suited for landscape photography or studio use due to its large working height and its stability.
The leg angles can be easily and comfortably adjusted in three steps thanks to the pleasant feel of the leg angle fasteners and have a smooth-running spring mechanism. The modern ring-lock fasteners ensure high stability, compact dimensions, low weight and easy operation when setting up the tripod.
Extremely high working height, high load capacity and stability
The DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 can be extended to a height of up to 173 cm, offering even tall people a comfortable working height when photographing or filming. The system (tripod and ball head) has a load capacity of 10 kg and is therefore also ideally suited for medium to heavier equipment such as full format, DSLR, mirrorless DSLM and CSC system cameras.
Despite its compact dimensions, the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 attaches particular importance to high stability. Both the materials used and the well thought-out construction of the individual components form the basis for the excellent stability of this travel tripod. Tripod legs with a maximum diameter of 25 mm ensure a safe and low-vibration stand. In adverse weather conditions you can additionally stabilize the tripod thanks to the built-in load hook. The foam handles on all three tripod legs help against clammy fingers. If required, the rubber feet can be unscrewed and equipped with optionally available spikes. Thus the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 tripod is also optimally prepared for use in difficult external conditions.
Versatile and richly equipped all-round tripod
A good all-round photo tripod must be an all-rounder with many talents. The DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 wants to inspire you as a photographer in every situation. This allows you to unscrew one tripod leg and convert it into a monopod with a very generous 177 cm height without tools. Ideal, for example, for use in sports photography or if the location does not permit use as a tripod.
Thanks to the separate, second centre column, the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 becomes a true macro professional. The working height can be reduced to 8 cm with and 16.5 cm without ball head. Of course, the centre column can also be removed and brought into the reverse position. So you are optimally equipped for macro photography close to the ground.
Panorama ball head with Arca-Swiss compatible quick-change system
With the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 we placed great emphasis on the stability and features of the tripod head. A tripod with an inadequate ball head is often the cause of restlessness and annoying camera shake in your shots. Thanks to the built-in 36 mm ball and the solid ball head housing, the built-in ball head offers a very high payload of 10 kg maximum. The Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release plate allows your equipment to be mounted quickly and easily on the ball head. The vertical format notch and a total of three spirit levels on the ball head are very helpful when aligning your camera. The Quick-Lock locking system also ensures particularly fast operation.
The ball head of the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 has a separate control knob for the panorama function. This allows you to pan the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 without loosening the main lock of the ball head to rotate the ball head. This makes clean panorama shots a pleasure.
Full scope of delivery as standard
In addition to the tripod including the ball head and quick-release plate, the scope of delivery includes the separate, short centre column, several hexagon socket wrenches and a padded carrying bag. The high-quality carrying bag has a pleasantly thick padding, a shoulder strap and a specially padded bag bottom to protect your tripod.
Details of the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 Tripod:
- Very variable working height from 8 to 173 cm
- 3 tripod legs made of a high-strength aluminium alloy with max. 25 mm diameter
- Only 38.5 cm minimum packing size thanks to 180° foldable tripod legs
- 5 leg segments for compact transport dimensions
- Ergonomically shaped locking clips with spring mechanism
- Easy-to-use ringlock screw caps
- Monopod function, one leg can be converted without tools, max. height 177 cm
- Three foam rubber grips for protection against coldness
- Load hook for stabilization
- Head mounting screw with 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch connection
Equipment details of the DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 Ball head
- Panorama ball head with panorama scale and separate control button for the panorama function
- 10 kg S.W.L.
- 36 mm ball and 50 mm ball head housing
- Arca-Swiss quick-release plate with anti-slip rubbers and safety catch
- Two spirit levels and a circular bubble on the ball head
- Drop notch
| Product Type
|| Photo Tripod
|| Aluminum, synthetic material, foam material, synthetic fiber (bag)
| Product Color
| Max. Working Height
| Min. Working Height
| Max. Capacity
| Max. Load Tripod
| Weight Tripod without Head
| Weight Tripod incl. Head
| Pack Measure
| Material Tripod Legs
| Number Tripod Legs
| Leg Locking
| Number of Leg Segemts
| min. work height reserve
| Max. Height Tripod with ball head
| Max. Height Tripod without ball head
| Max. Height tripod including ball head
| Height Tripod without head
| Height tripod inserted central column with head
| Max. working height one leg function without head
| Max. working height one leg function with head
| Diameter 1st Leg Segment
| Diameter 2nd Leg Segment
| Diameter 3rd Leg Segment
| Diameter 4th Leg Segment
| Diameter 5th Leg Segment
| Number of Gummed Leg Segments
| Diameter Stand Area max.
| Length middle column
|| 48cm, Packedcm, 28cm
| Number of Spirit Levels on Ballhead
|| No, upgradeable with 1/4 thread
| Tripod Head
|| Ball head
| Max. Load Tripod Head
| Height Ball Head
| Weight Ball Head
| Camera connection
|| 1/4 inch
| Number of Spirit Levels on Ballhead
| Diameter Ball in Ball Head
| Outside Diameter Spherical Head Housing
| Length quick change plate
| Width Quick Change Plate
| Height quick release plate
| Weight quick change plate
| Compatible quick change systems
|| Arca Swiss
| Removable with fall arrest
| Tripod-head replaceable
| Tripod Connection
|| 3/8 inch
| Height of Packaging
| Length of Packaging
| Packaging Material
| Packaging with Euro Hole
| Weight incl. Packaging
| Width of Packaging
Included in delivery
- 1x Mantona DSLM Travel Evolution Max 255 tripod
- 1x Ball head with quick-release plate
- 1x Separate, short center column
- 1x Tool set
- 1x Shoulder bag, padded